Drill Guide Patents (Class 408/241G)
  • Patent number: 6102633
    Abstract: A feed system for a drill press. The drill press comprises a base for supporting the drill press on a surface, a housing supported on the base and defining an opening, a telescoping spindle assembly positioned for movement relative to the housing along an axis and for rotation about the axis, a motor operable to rotatably drive the spindle assembly, a drive system connected between the motor and the spindle assembly, and a feed system for moving the spindle assembly between a lowered position and a raised position. The feed system is supported by the housing so that a portion of the feed system is exposed through the opening. The drill press also comprises a flexible barrier member to cover the exposed portion of the feed system. The feed system includes a sprocket rotatably supported by the housing and a flexible member movably engaging the sprocket and connected to the spindle assembly such that rotation of the sprocket moves the spindle assembly between the lowered position and the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2000
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Nancy Uehlein-Proctor
  • Patent number: 6012879
    Abstract: A feed system for a drill press. The drill press comprises a base for supporting the drill press on a surface, a housing supported on the base and defining an opening, a telescoping spindle assembly positioned for movement relative to the housing along an axis and for rotation about the axis, a motor operable to rotatably drive the spindle assembly, a drive system connected between the motor and the spindle assembly, and a feed system for moving the spindle assembly between a lowered position and a raised position. The feed system is supported by the housing so that a portion of the feed system is exposed through the opening. The drill press also comprises a flexible barrier member to cover the exposed portion of the feed system. The feed system includes a sprocket rotatably supported by the housing and a flexible member movably engaging the sprocket and connected to the spindle assembly such that rotation of the sprocket moves the spindle assembly between the lowered position and the raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Nancy Uehlein-Proctor
  • Patent number: 5971679
    Abstract: A splash guard device is utilized in a machine tool to prevent chips and coolant from flying to the outside of a cutting compartment, while permitting smooth pallet changing operation. The splash guard device includes a splash guard door capable of up/down movement and swivellable about a vertical swivel axis in the course of pallet changing operation and an elevationally movable top sealing member having a lowered position in which it remains in contact with the top edge of the splash guard door and a raised position in which it is spaced apart from the top edge of the splash guard door. Responsive to the upward movement of the splash guard door, a linkage mechanism is adapted to cause the top sealing member to move from the lowered position into the raised position. A pair of fixed side splash guard walls extend in a spaced-apart parallel relationship with respect to the corresponding side edge of the splash guard door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Assignee: Daewoo Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Ik Kim
  • Patent number: 5908272
    Abstract: A guard apparatus for a rotational tool prevents direct contact of the cutting regions by an operator of the tool. The rotational cutting tool to which this invention is particularly applicable is the type having at least a shank portion and a toothed region, with the shank portion attachable to a holding attachment device to hold the tool, particularly during operation. The guard apparatus comprises a compressible guard housing for defining a guard circumferential area following a circular path parallel to but greater than a cutting circumferential area defined by the toothed region of the rotational cutting tool; and a first securement device having a first periphery at a first end for abutting the holding attachment device and a flared and tapered periphery at a second end for associating with the compressible guard housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 1, 1999
    Assignee: Honda of America, Mfg., Inc.
    Inventors: Donald C. Hoag, Kevin R. Chapman, Angela A. Harmon
  • Patent number: 5846036
    Abstract: A protective cover comprising a tool covering portion and a pressure contact tube portion. The pressure contact tube portion is formed on its periphery with a multiplicity of resilient pieces. When the pressure contact tube portion is fitted over a front end portion of a tool holder, the resilient pieces come into pressure contact with a cylindrical case and a chucking nut, both of the tool holder, whereby the protective cover is securely attached to the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: MST Corporation
    Inventor: Haruki Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 5791834
    Abstract: A door drilling fixture for drilling a long straight longitudinal hole in a door. The fixture includes an elongated frame having a U-shaped cross-section for mounting about the hinged edge of a door and an arm projecting from and pivotally engaged to the frame for guiding a long drill bit. The door is placed between the right and left sections and the door edge flat against the center section of the U-shaped frame. Two hold-down bolts thread through upper and lower portions of the left section of the U-shaped frame to press the door against the right section of the U-shaped frame. Slots in the frame mechanically isolate the upper and lower portions of the left section from the middle portion of the center section. The arm houses two spaced apart drill bushings having a center line for rotationally engaging and guiding the drill bit through the drill bit aperture and into the edge of a door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Inventor: Raymond E. Zehrung
  • Patent number: 5658105
    Abstract: Two opposing and parallel resilient wipers contact and wipe a top surface of a panel rotating about an axis perpendicular to the length of the wipers. The panel separates exchanger platforms of a rotatable turntable for exchanging workpieces between a loading station and a machining station. Each wiper is split near the center to follow the top surface of the panel as it rotates, and the splits are offset from each other along the lengthwise direction such that debris or fluid entering one of the slits will be stopped by an opposing face of the remaining wiper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5492160
    Abstract: A mortise and tenon generating system 10 having a removable tenon template 12 that attaches to the work piece. A router 26 utilizing a router bit 18 with a bearing collar 30 is guided so that the bearing collar 30 circumferentially contacts a guide edge 54 on the tenon template 12 and machines the tenon 36 out of the work piece 18. A router jig 16 with a tilting table 100 having a machining opening 118 is provided for supporting the router 26 and receiving the router bit 28. The router jig 16 also includes a clamp assembly 98 with a rotatable guide member 168 for receiving the work piece. The tilting table 100 and rotatable guide member 168 allow the work piece to be oriented at a variety of angles with respect to the router bit 28, for the creation of angled and compound angled tenons and/or mortises.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: February 20, 1996
    Inventor: James L. McCracken
  • Patent number: 5364210
    Abstract: A machine tool comprises a workpiece table that can rotate about a vertical axis. A first spray shielding panel is rigidly attached to the workpiece table substantially along one diameter thereof. It divides the workpiece table into a placement side and a machining side. A second spray shielding panel is stationary and is arranged above the first spray shielding panel, and runs substantially parallel thereto. An articulated third spray shielding panel connects the first and second spray shielding panel to one another. It is connected at its top in a hinged manner to the second spray shielding panel and is provided with a channel at its bottom that encloses an upper edge of the first spray shielding panel over a finite length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eugen Rutschle, Rudolf Haninger
  • Patent number: 5361504
    Abstract: A universal guide for an electric drill includes a transparent elongated L-shaped member with two mutually perpendicular faces. Each face has two parallel long edges and two short edges, and they share a common long edge. For each face, one of the two short edges is a perpendicular edge and the other of the two short edges is an angled edge in which the perpendicular edges are perpendicular to the long edges, and the common edge is formed such that the perpendicular edges are mutually adjacent to each other and the angled edges are mutually adjacent to each other. Magnetic areas are formed on surfaces of each of the faces. Level indicators are attached to each face perpendicular to the common long edge and to the common long edge in a direction perpendicular to the perpendicular level indicators. At least one long edge is ruled and guide lines are marked on the faces in a direction parallel to the long edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 8, 1994
    Inventor: Hung C. Huang
  • Patent number: 5360072
    Abstract: A drill rig which is equipped with one or more safety mechanisms designed to prevent injuries to rig operators. In a first embodiment, the safety mechanism includes a barrier which is shiftably mounted to the rig and surrounds the drilling tool when the barrier is in the closed position. The barrier includes a key member which must be fitted into a sensor-equipped keyhole in the rig for the drilling tools to operate. A brake may also be connected to the drill spindle to stop rotation until the barrier is closed. In a second embodiment, a sensor is connected to a delay timer. The sensor is also connected to the clutch and transmission and alerts the operator that the clutch is disengaged but the transmission is not in neutral by sounding a warning buzzer after a predetermined time. If the operator fails to actuate a disconnect switch by shifting to a neutral position within a second predetermined time, a second delay timer activates to shut off the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Inventor: James E. Lange
  • Patent number: 5306278
    Abstract: A drill guide for use in corticotomy procedures includes a head having a first end forming tines for penetrating and gripping the bone, a second end generally opposite the first end, and a plurality of drill guide passages extending between the first and second ends. The drill guide passages are arranged at different angles to permit a drill bit to bore into the cortex at different angles and different depths to form a circumferential region of weakened cortex. In use, the drill guide is positioned on the bone at a selected fracture site and a drill bit is operated through selected guide passages to bore into the cortex at the fracture site, thereby weakening a circumferential region of the cortex. Any remaining cortex is broken to complete the corticotomy procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Assignee: Ace Medical Company
    Inventors: Mark T. Dahl, Richard H. Clewett
  • Patent number: 5295771
    Abstract: A device for preventing contamination of a clean room during a drilling or cutting operation. A box-like chamber is provided for containing a power driven tool such as a drill. One wall of the chamber includes an opening for access to the workpiece (e.g. a wall to be cut or drilled). Another wall includes an access port with a rubber glove for operating the power tool. A pigtail electrical outlet within the chamber provides electrical power to the tool. A similar chamber may be used on an opposite side of the wall being drilled in the event it must be kept clean also. Both chambers include a port for attachment to a vacuum source such as a conventional vacuum cleaner and a port for entry of air to divert debris away from the workpiece and into the vacuum cleaner. In another embodiment, a small enclosure is clamped to the body of a drill or similar tool. The enclosure includes a vacuum port for removal of the debris.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1994
    Assignee: Sony Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Wehrmann, Henry J. Thomas, James Perrin, Ernest H. Sierra, Jr., Robert C. Wegmann
  • Patent number: 5263800
    Abstract: An improvement for the work table of tooling machine comprises a base, a saddle and work table, and a single-bevel or double-bevel telescopic protection at respective side of saddle and work table. The base is located at the lowest position of machine and has horizontal (X axial) slide rails. The saddle is mounted at the base for X axial moving with the help of drive mechanism, and the saddle has longitudinal (Y axial) slide rails. The work table is mounted at the saddle for the drive mechanism sliding longitudinally along the slide rails. The saddle may slide laterally on the base and the work table may slide longitudinally on the saddle, and cutting waste produced during the process is automatically discharged into the collection tank with the help of bevel side of telescopic plate at respective sides of saddle and work table, mutual thrust force and high pressure fluid flush along the bevel side of the plate in order to reach the purpose of automatic disposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1993
    Inventor: Chih-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 5218887
    Abstract: A drill chuck and revolving spindle guard for protecting a person operating machine with a revolving spindle comprising: a mounting bracket for attachment about a machine part having a revolving spindle; a pawl adapted to fall into a slot in a block attached to the mounting bracket; a locking block through which a threaded shaft is disposed to permit pivoting for swinging the guard in and out of working position in relation to a work-piece; a threaded shaft around which a compression spring is spirally wound to permit height adjustment of the guard; a compression spring for holding the guard in a locked position; a locking nut disposed at a base of the threaded shaft around which the compression spring is wound to hold the guard fast after height or position adjustments; a guard bracket upon which a base portion of the nut rests; a guard having a semi-circular configuration; whereby the guard bracket is attached to an arc of the semi-circular guard so that when the guard is moved to a drill change position by
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventor: Norbert M. Ziobro
  • Patent number: 5147162
    Abstract: A self-guidable portable electric drill having as an integral appendage of the motor housing a V-grooved channel which is instrumental in guiding the drill on an axis perpendicular to the work surface when the trough of the V-groove is butted against, and slidably moved downwardly along the blade of the common try or combination square standing perpendicularly on the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Inventors: Rosario Capotosto, Michael Capotosto
  • Patent number: 5123149
    Abstract: A turret tool post for a machine tool has a turret having a plurality of turret faces each equipped with a tool for machining, a turret shaft for rotating the turret, a cam follower provided on the turret shaft, a cam having a cam surface engaged with the cam follower to cause the cam follower to rotate, and an indexing motor for driving the cam to index the turret faces. A straight raceway portion is formed on the cam surface of the cam so that the cam follower is not driven to rotate through a predetermined angle. Also disclosed is an apparatus for controlling indexing of the turret tool post which has a turret controller for controlling the rotation of the indexing motor. The speed of the indexing motor is controlled in accordance with whether a door attached to a cover covering the turret and other elements is open or closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi Seiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Togawa, Mikio Kobayashi, Takanobu Sato, Takayuki Nagasawa, Akira Koshio, Thuneo Orui
  • Patent number: 5056969
    Abstract: A shield device for attachment to a machine tool is disclosed. Provision for a slotted member that receives a sheet of shield material is made. Bracket arm means mount the shield for adjustable pivotable movement, and clamping means or magnetic means allow attachment of the shield device to a machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1991
    Inventors: Norman Nerland, Dale Stephenson
  • Patent number: 5017058
    Abstract: Mechanical fine adjust boring head including an adjustment drive train through a worm wheel drive of an eccentric cam orbiting a drive key engaging a slide to effect linear radial adjustment. Anti-friction bearings for the cam and orbital drive connection between the cam and drive key provide for smooth nonbinding adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: GTE Valenite Corporation
    Inventors: Wayne Robinson, Kenneth Noggle
  • Patent number: 5001826
    Abstract: A nose piece for use with an airfeed drill includes a cylindrical portion which has on one end a truncated cone for mounting a drill support bearing and on the other end a flange. Formed within the flange are a plurality of slots. These slots correspond to an array of rotatable fasteners and locking pieces mounted on the front of the housing. Attachment of the nose piece to the housing is accomplished by placing the slots over the fasteners and locking pieces and tightening the fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Cooper Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Stewart, Joseph F. Carter, James A. Maas
  • Patent number: 4986703
    Abstract: A dust collecting assembly for use with a machine tool having a rotating tool bit, which includes means for applying a plurality of parallel jets of air in the direction of particles as they are removed from a workpiece by the tooling operation. The jets of air are directed to slow down the particles so that they may be removed by a vacuum exhaust system. In applying the method to multi-directional tooling operations a plurality of jets surround the entire work area and selected subgroups of the jets are activated which oppose the trajectory of removed particles as the direction of the tooling operation changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services
    Inventors: Vladimir Hampl, Ova E. Johnston
  • Patent number: 4966505
    Abstract: A machine tool comprises a spindle stock and a worktable having an upper surface thereon for mounting and machining workpieces. The worktable and the spindle stock are alternatively displaceable relative to each other in a plane parallel to the upper surface from a first position at which a first portion of the upper surface is disposed proximate the spindle stock and serves as a processing area and a second portion of said upper surface is disposed distal to said spindle stock and serves as a mounting area, to a second position at which the upper surface second portion is disposed proximate the spindle stock and serves as a processing area and the upper surface first portion is disposed distal to the spindle stock and serves as a mounting area. A splash guard wall is provided for separating the processing in the mounting areas. The splash guard wall is attached to the table upper surface by means of a hinge defining a first pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Henning Winkler, Eugen Rutschle, Rudolf Haninger
  • Patent number: 4964475
    Abstract: A drilling device for producing drill holes with undercuts comprises a drill having a drill shaft with extending drill blades, a shoulder projecting from the drill shaft, and a guiding sleeve surrounding the drill shaft between the shoulder and the drill blades, the guiding sleeve having two ends provided with openings of different sizes, the guiding sleeve having a sleeve edge which forms a support for the shoulder and a wall abutment for the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: fischerwerke Artur Fischer GmbH & Co KG
    Inventor: Arthur Fischer
  • Patent number: 4884927
    Abstract: A shield unit which is removably attachable to a machine tool having a cutting member. A rigid transparent sheet is attached to an elongate stem. Also attached to the elongate stem is a clamp. The clamp is adapted to be removably attached to a portion of the machine tool. With the clamp attached to a portion of the machine tool, the transparent sheet is positioned adjacent a cutting member of the machine tool to protect the operator of the machine tool. Preferably, the machine tool is provided with a threaded rod such as a spindle adjustment rod, and the clamp has a threaded portion which threadedly engages the threaded rod to secure the position of the clamp with respect to the threaded rod and to secure the position of the transparent sheet with respect to the cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1989
    Inventor: Robert L. Menker
  • Patent number: 4863320
    Abstract: A machine tool is provided with an enclosure with a charging door (10) arranged therein. In a first end position, the charging door closes the enclosure against the outside while in a second end position it occupies a position in which it is pivoted substantially about a horizontal axis in its upper portion. In this latter position, the lower rim of the charging door (10) is displaced into the interior of the enclosure. The charging door (10) is guided during its movement in such a manner that its lower edge is located at a higher level between the two end positions than in the said end positions.In order to facilitate opening and closing of the door for an operator, a power-operated drive (95, 100, 101) is arranged in a lateral bay (90) in the enclosure for opening and closing the charging door (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Eugen Rutschle, Hans-Henning Winkler, Rudolf Haninger
  • Patent number: 4863319
    Abstract: A machine tool comprises a spindle stock and a worktable having an upper surface thereon for mounting and machining workpieces. The worktable and the spindle stock are alternatively displaceable relative to each other in a plane parallel to the upper surface from a first position at which a first portion of the upper surface is disposed proximate the spindle stock and serves as a processing area and a second portion of said upper surface is disposed distal to said spindle stock and serves as a mounting area, to a second postion at which the upper surface second portion is disposed proximate the spindle stock and serves as a processing area and the upper surface first portion is disposed to the spindle stock and serves as a mounting area. A splash guard wall is provided for separating the processing in the mounting areas. The splash guard wall is attached to the table upper surface by means of a hinge defining a first pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 5, 1989
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Henning Winkler, Eugen Rutschle, Rudolf Haninger
  • Patent number: 4842455
    Abstract: A protective covering for a machine tool where work pieces can be mounted on a worktable comprises a loading door which can be pivoted between two end positions and which in a first end position closes the protective covering while in the second end position it clears an opening in the protective covering providing access to the work piece. The bottom of the loading door describes during this movement an upwardly curved locus extending above and across the work piece. It is proposed for this arrangement that the loading door be provided on its inside with a device for diverting liquid flowing down its inside towards the lateral edges and that the said loading door does not project beyond the outer contour of the said protective covering during its movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1989
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Henning Winkler, Eugen Rutschle
  • Patent number: 4768902
    Abstract: A machine tool comprises a displaceable work table (12) having a first area which in a first position in which it serves as the processing side carries workpieces for being processed by means of a tool of the machine tool, and a second area which in a second position in which it serves as the mounting side can receive another workpiece, the two positions of the said areas being exchangeable by displacement of the table (12), and at least one splash guard (28) which can be moved relative to the work table being arranged between the said table areas.In order to ensure that one always has a larger working space available on the processing side to permit the spindle stock to be moved over the full area and to permit bulky and/or heavy workpieces to be loaded on the surface of the work table (12) from the mounting side, the splash guard (28) subdivides the working space defined by the areas asymmetrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1988
    Assignee: CHIRON-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Eugen Rutschle, Rudolf Haninger, Hans-Henning Winkler
  • Patent number: 4677718
    Abstract: In a machine tool having a palette change-over device protected by a movable U-shaped hood, to prevent injury to the operator or accidental damage during movement of the hood the hood is provided with a probe and an automatic circuit breaker arranged to shut down at least the driving mechanism of the hood on contact with the operator or another foreign body in the path of movement of the hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1987
    Assignee: MAHO Werkzeugmaschinenbau Babel & Co.
    Inventor: Werner Babel
  • Patent number: 4676127
    Abstract: The invention has as an object to provide a reliable, failure-free tool holding apparatus which allows digitization of a tool holding apparatus having a tool moving function, is free from various problems encountered upon digitization, and does not cause an erroneous operation upon scattering and attachment of chips or cutting oil. In order to achieve this object, a scale member and a moving amount detecting means are arranged to oppose each other. The scale member is arranged at the side of a slide movable in a predetermined direction, and is moved following the movement of the slide. The moving amount detecting means is arranged at the side of the main body and supplies a predetermined number of oscillation pulses to a display in accordance with the moving amount of the scale member. The scale member is enclosed with stretchable members such as bellows members, and is moved in the enclosed, sealed space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1987
    Assignee: Kuroda Precision Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuji Watanabe
  • Patent number: 4674927
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nose piece for a power drill and hand drill with certain modifications made to nose piece and using telescopic bushing having a drill motor, a drill spindle and a drill bit attached to the spindle, the nose piece being capable of macro longitudinal adjustment with respect to the length of the drill bit and rotational adjustment of its position with respect to the drill motor and the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Lockhead Corporation
    Inventor: Sudershan K. Khurana
  • Patent number: 4664394
    Abstract: A dust guard cap for the tool holder in a hand-held drilling device is formed of a casing secured on the tool holder and a cover member mounted on and extending across one end of the casing. The cover member forms an opening through which a tool can be inserted into the tool holder. Attached to the cover member and extending inwardly from the through opening is a resilient sleeve-like torus which forms a seal around the tool. An outwardly projecting bead is formed on the inner end of the torus and bears against the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Werner Theissig, Gerhard Rumpp
  • Patent number: 4588334
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nose piece for a power drill and hand drill with certain modifications made to nose piece and using telescopic bushing, having a drill motor, a drill spindle and a drill bit attached to the spindle, the nose piece being capable of longitudinal adjustment with respect to the length of the drill bit and radial adjustment of its position with respect to the drill motor and the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Lockheed Corporation
    Inventor: Sudershan K. Khurana
  • Patent number: 4586846
    Abstract: A method for avoiding rebar, a fixture useful to that end, a particular fastener for use with the method and fixture, and objects to be fastened adapted for rebar avoidance. Where rebar is encountered drilling directly into a concrete surface, a fixture is moved into place over the hole. The fixture has an angled bit guide that guides the drill bit at an angle into the concrete, away from the rebar and to the appropriate depth. The fixture is removed, the object to be secured is replaced, the original and the inclined hole are filled with a hardening securing agent, and a special bent-shaft fastener is introduced into the inclined hole. The bend of the fastener is such that its upper end projects substantially perpendicular to the surface just as would have been the case had no rebar been encountered and a conventional fastener used. A road barrier or the like has several alternate routes for a fastener at its connection location. The routes may be separate holes or an inclined path through a conical hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Inventor: Roger C. Kellison
  • Patent number: 4563115
    Abstract: A unit case having the shape of a hollow cylinder is demountably mounted in a tapered hole of a spindle by use of a unit holding member and a stock suction nozzle is demountably mounted on the tip end portion of said unit case through a cover member. An end of a suction pipe led to the inside of the hollow of said unit case is fixed on the rear end portion of said unit case, and a stock suction means such as a vacuum pump is provided on the other end portion of said suction pipe through a cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1986
    Assignee: Kyoritsu Seiki Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Abe, Sadao Kojima
  • Patent number: 4552494
    Abstract: This safety shield is collapsible and for use with a vertical drill press to protect the press operator from injury. The shield includes a pair of interconnected telescoping hollow cylinders, with the top cylinder of elongated shape that is mounted to a non-rotating, vertically movable drill housing member, while the lower cylinder is also of elongated shape and it is suspended from the top cylinder and is capable of telescoping with respect to the top cylinder. The top end of the top cylinder has a novel adjustable clamping collar so the collar may expand and contract, and fastening means are used for tightening and loosening the collar with respect to the drill housing member. The lower cylinder of the shield is also fitted with an enlarged collar adjacent its top end of about the same size as the adjustable collar of the top cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Inventor: Douglas R. Wix
  • Patent number: 4543021
    Abstract: A safety shield, adapted for securement to a milling machine, drill press, and the like, is rotatable to permit easy access to a workpiece, and is provided with a drag resistance to such rotation to prevent inadvertent return of the safety shield to the original workpiece area when not so desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1985
    Inventor: David T. Adler
  • Patent number: 4541759
    Abstract: The invention concerns a portable electromagnetic pneumatic power drill. It may be used to make rivet or bolt holes in structural steel girders in guilding and bridge construction. The base of the drill stand is secured to the steel workpiece by electromagnetism. Exhaust air from the drill head cools the electromagnetic base as well as the bit and workpiece. Drill chips are diverted by the exhaust stream and deflected from the rack slide mechanism by a shield. This allows the slide to approach the base and workpiece very closely to improve steadiness and accuracy of drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1985
    Assignee: Sankyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Akio Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 4514936
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for collecting dust and shavings produced by a drum and disc lathe. The apparatus comprises a sealed housing which is adapted to enclose the entire grinding or cutting area of the lathe and trap airborne particles suspended therein. A brake drum or disc is attached to the lathe arbor within the housing through a housing access door prior to the machining operation. The cutting tool extends from the lathe into the housing through an orifice which is covered by a plurality of sealing strips. As the drum or disc is machined, the suspended asbestos and metal dust is removed from the housing to a collection receptacle by the directional air flow from a fan and the heavier metal shavings are collected in a tray located on the housing floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Inventor: Ruben G. Hurtado
  • Patent number: 4507026
    Abstract: The depth control assembly for attachment at one end to a machine tool and at the other end to a drill plate of a jig having selected guide holes positioned over points to be drilled in a production part. The depth control assembly is a spring-loaded adaptor which spaces the drill a constant distance from the production part, regardless of differences in distance between the face of the drill plate and the production part. Through the use of the depth control assembly, an operator can drill holes of a constant depth in the production part without taking separate measurements and making new depth adjustments at each hole location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: Boeing Aerospace Company
    Inventor: Wesley C. Lund
  • Patent number: 4499969
    Abstract: A block assembly is adapted to be removably fixed to a vertically disposed way of a machine having systems for automatically supplying lubricating oil to the way and for supplying a dissimilar liquid coolant to a workpiece; the block assembly serving to collect lubricating oil flowing downwardly along the machine way and prevent its contaminating the coolant. The block assembly comprises a multi-sectional block shaped to provide an oil collection reservoir adapted to be placed in flow communication with a separate oil collection tank or sump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Inventor: Chauncey E. Toombs
  • Patent number: 4492420
    Abstract: To connect electrical supply leads (19) to an electrical distribution track (1-6) a hole (16) is formed in a rear wall (2) by drilling a series of intersecting holes using a guide block (7) engageable in the track channel and including a locking plate (19) to secure it therein, inserting an insulating bushing (8) into the hole (16) and feeding the supply connectors (19) through the bushing for connection to a supply connector (21) which is inserted into the track through the channel mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1985
    Assignee: Rotaflex plc
    Inventor: Robert A. Stuart
  • Patent number: 4484845
    Abstract: By providing a removable and repositionable panel member cooperatively mountable to a support panel in a plurality of alternate positions, which support panel is mountable to a machine tool, a unique, universally applicable safety shield is achieved. Preferably, the safety shield also incorporates a front panel pivotally mounted to the support panel, and constructed of cooperative mounted engagement of the removable and repositionable panel in a plurality of alternate positions therewith. If desired, a plurality of removable and repositionable panel members are employed to further enhance the alternate configurations obtainable using the safety shield of this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1982
    Date of Patent: November 27, 1984
    Assignee: Textron, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Pennella, Jr., Lawrence S. Benjamin, Adolph G. Bergman, William R. Jahnke
  • Patent number: 4388028
    Abstract: A splash guard for use in combination with a rotary oil hole type of cutting tool. The guard comprises an inducer ring rotatably mounted upon the rotary tool or the tool spindle, and having a shielding sleeve axially slideable over the inducer. Liquid coolant is flowed through the inducer to the tool spindle and subsequently to the tool cutting edge where it is ejected at relatively high pressures. The presence of the shielding sleeve surrounding the tool prevents that coolant from splashing the operator and the operator work station. The sleeve is spring biased into contact with a workpiece, but is free to move axially on the inducer as the tool cuts into the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Inventor: Michael L. Bodin
  • Patent number: 4384432
    Abstract: A device for automatically limiting the steplessly adjustable speed of a drive motor for the spindle of a grinding machine to a speed which is the maximum permissible motor speed for the grinding wheel currently being used has a motor-driven speed regulator which, upon a stopping of the spindle, returns automatically to an initial position corresponding to the lowest permissible motor speed and has exchangeable protective hoods associated with respective grinding wheel diameters and types which can be releasably secured on the grinding spindle housing. Each protective hood, with the exception of the protective hood for the grinding wheel with the lowest maximum permissible speed, has associated with it a receptacle with several contacts which, depending on the maximum permissible speed for the associated grinding wheel, has two contacts connected by an electrical bridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1983
    Assignee: Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik Adolf Waldrich Coburg GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Heinz Gerner
  • Patent number: 4290717
    Abstract: An easily removable safety guard for application to the barrel of a vertical drilling machine so as to overlie the drill bit comprises a coaxially arranged telescopingly connected, guard body and guard sleeve. The guard body is yieldably and resiliently retained in a mounting ring which is in turn clamped on the barrel of the drilling machine. The guard sleeve, or skirt, depends from the guard body to engage at its underside the workpiece or machine bed plate. The guard body moves progressively downwardly relative to the sleeve during progressive downward motion of the barrel. The sleeve is provided with clear-view panels therein and the guard body includes breaker bars to break off slivers of metal cut from the workpiece. Spring pressed ball catches enable the guard body with its sleeve, to be readily removed from the mounting ring with a downward extraction force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1981
    Inventor: Douglas E. Aslen
  • Patent number: 4200417
    Abstract: An arrangement for withdrawing particles of material removed by a working tool of a machine tool during a machining process, comprises a working frame adapted to support a machine tool, casing forming an at least partially closed chamber adapted to surround the working tool so as to accommodate the particles of material removed during machining process, port elements communicating with the chamber and adapted to be connected to a suction source so as to aspirate the particles from the chamber, and mounting elements for mounting the casing on the working frame so that the chamber surrounds the working tool when the machine tool is supported by the working frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1980
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Hager, Klaus Voss
  • Patent number: 4162647
    Abstract: A guard for a milling machine comprises a combination of rods and blocks for supporting guard panels relative to the milling tool to provide for an adjustment of the panels relative to the tool axially of such tool. A plurality of mounting bars extend away from the tool area in a plane, each supporting one of a set of mounting blocks. A pair of support rods extend in that plane each from an opposite side of a mounting block, and each transverse to its mounting bar. A pair of support blocks each support one of a pair of guard panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1977
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1979
    Inventor: Douglas E. Aslen
  • Patent number: 4147036
    Abstract: A scissored sea-floor well template for positioning spacing of subsea wells or piling in the sea floor. Two arms, each having a pontoon template at each end thereof, are pivotally connected. The two arms are rotated about the pivot to a closed position for transportation to the marine site at which they are to be used. Inasmuch as the template is provided with pontoons, it can be towed and does not have to be loaded on a barge although it could be. Upon reaching the well site the arms are opened so that the pontoon templates assume the desired shape. The arms are then locked in this extended position and the scissor well template is then lowered to the ocean floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1977
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1979
    Assignee: Standard Oil Company (Indiana)
    Inventors: J. Robert Worrell, Mark Y. Berman
  • Patent number: 4132497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guard for protecting a drilling machine operator from a drill bit mounted in a vertical drilling machine. The guard comprises a multi-part shield which when operative at least substantially surrounds the drill bit, a tubular protecting member adapted to be attached to the quill of the drilling machine and extending downwardly beneath the quill and within the shield, and means for connecting the shield to the protecting member whereby the shield is suspended therefrom, the shield extending upwardly to a height at least equal to the lower end of the protecting member, and at least one part of the shield being movable between its operative position and an inoperative position which allows access to the drill bit. The protecting member is preferably a split ring which is clamped around the quill and the shield is preferably formed of two half-shields of transparent plastics material attached by a slide to the protecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1979
    Inventors: Stanley T. Weller, Peter K. Weller, Michael A. Weller