With Means To Regulate Operation By Use Of Templet, Tape, Card, Or Other Replaceable Information Supply Patents (Class 408/3)
  • Patent number: 10005165
    Abstract: A controller for controlling a synchronized operation of spindle and feed axes. A spindle-axis control section includes an initial-motion control section for making a spindle axis perform an accelerated rotation at maximum capacity from a process start position; a maximum-acceleration detecting section for detecting a maximum acceleration of the spindle axis; a residual rotation-amount detecting section for detecting a residual rotation amount of the spindle axis; a current-speed detecting section for detecting a current speed of the spindle axis; a decelerating-motion control section for making the spindle axis perform a decelerated rotation at a gradually increasing deceleration so as to reach an intermediate rotation speed after the accelerated rotation; and a positioning-motion control section for making the spindle axis perform a decelerated rotation at maximum capacity so as to reach the target thread depth after reaching the intermediate rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuki Morita, Daisuke Tajima, Tadashi Okita
  • Patent number: 9504163
    Abstract: A positioning system for a gantry adapted to move in the horizontal, X-Y plane that utilizes up to 80% less energy to operate than commercial machines, while at the same time decreasing the position settling times by 50%, and achieving this with an “in position window” of 2-3 microns, (a settling window) beating the current industry in position window of 7-12 microns. It accomplishes this through a novel synergistic overall design that utilizes a much lighter and much stiffer moving mass resulting in the moving components having an increased natural frequency. With this system on any style of PCB drilling machine, the drill bit life is extended in two ways: they do not dull as fast and they do not break as often.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Wojciech B. Kosmowski
  • Patent number: 9308592
    Abstract: A quill style drilling/milling end effector with high tool positioning accuracy, a pressure foot with fast response in force and displacement feedback, and with automatic mounting and dismounting, normality sensing, and through the tool coolant delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: ZAGAR INC.
    Inventor: Brian Zagar
  • Patent number: 9259792
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that accepts portable power feed drilling equipment and enables the mechanical determination of an existing hole vector and duplication of the hole on the same vector in a new production part. The system allows for extremely accurate match drilling of parts with multiple, variable hole vectors. In addition, the system is adjustable in the Z-axis, which allows infinite and precise drill tip positioning prior to drilling to increase accuracy and manage chip exit. Interchangeable drill adaptors internal to the quill sleeve allow for a wide size range of drills to be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Paul R Gehlsen
  • Patent number: 9238287
    Abstract: Multiple fluid nozzles are mounted in a machine tool such that the cutting tool in the spindle is targeted with liquid or gas cutting fluid from multiple directions, providing better coverage and thereby more effectiveness. This provides more efficient and safer use of a machine tool by automating the aiming of fluids at a desired location. Multiple nozzles at respective multiple physical locations are preferably controlled by a single control unit, so they can be synchronized to maintain a common target point on a cutting tool, even if the nozzles are located asymmetrically or non-uniformly with respect to the spindle axis or target point. Preferably, modular nozzle assemblies can be configured for flexibility in mounting on the machine tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: Dimensional Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Gardner, Gary L. Gardner, Marc R. Warren
  • Patent number: 9107334
    Abstract: A ceramic substrate includes: a substrate body formed by laminating a plurality of ceramic layers and including a first and second opposing principal surfaces and a peripheral portion having a positioning portion; a first conductor pad formed on the first principal surface; a second conductor pad formed on the second principal surface and having a diameter smaller than that of the first conductor pad. The positioning portion includes first and second through holes that individually pass through respective ceramic layers and are connected to each other in an axial direction. The first through hole passes through the first principal surface. The second through hole passes through the second principal surface and has a cross-sectional area that is smaller than that of the first through hole. At least apart of a peripheral edge of a ceramic layer defining the second through hole is visible through the first through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Suzuki, Yuma Otsuka, Takakuni Nasu
  • Publication number: 20150056031
    Abstract: A system is disclosed that accepts portable power feed drilling equipment and enables the mechanical determination of an existing hole vector and duplication of the hole on the same vector in a new production part. The system allows for extremely accurate match drilling of parts with multiple, variable hole vectors. In addition, the system is adjustable in the Z-axis, which allows infinite and precise drill tip positioning prior to drilling to increase accuracy and manage chip exit. Interchangeable drill adaptors internal to the quill sleeve allow for a wide size range of drills to be used.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul R. Gehlsen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150016903
    Abstract: A drill that exhibits improved drill-hole depth precision is provided. Said drill, which uses a tool (T) mounted to a main shaft (16) to drill a countersunk hole (Wh) into a workpiece (W), is provided with the following: a pressure foot (17) that presses on the surface of the workpiece (W) and suppresses vibration thereof; and a displacement sensor (18) that measures the distance (L), in the axial direction of the main shaft (16), between the pressure foot (17) pressing on the workpiece (W) and the end face (16a) of the main shaft (16), which is set to a prescribed reference distance (Lo). The axial position of the main shaft (16) is corrected using a correction distance (?L), i.e. the difference between the distance (L) measured by the displacement sensor (18) and the reference distance (Lo).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Fujita, Mikio Nakamura, Hirofumi Ienaga
  • 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: 8463421
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of drilling a hole in a workpiece in order to control breakthrough of the workpiece comprising the steps of: a) initiating contact between a drill bit of a drill unit and the workpiece; b) operating the drill unit to rotate the drill bit to drill the workpiece; c) during drilling of the workpiece measuring the force, F and torque, T, experienced by the drill bit; d) calculating a variable F?, based on the measured force, F, representing the rate of change of F; e) calculating a variable, T? based on the measured torque, T, representing the rate of change of T; f) calculating a variable F? representing the rate of change of F?; g) calculating a variable T? representing the rate of change of T?; h) detecting the onset of breakout of the workpiece by use of the variables F?, F?, T? and T?; i) thereby controlling the speed of rotation of the drill bit during breakthrough of the workpiece to control the degree of breakout of the drill bit from the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Aston University
    Inventors: Peter Brett, Robin Taylor, David Proops, Chris Coulson, Mansel V. Griffiths
  • Patent number: 8313271
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for machining a part from a workpiece. The workpiece is divided into a plurality of sectors and a plurality of fiducials are disposed within each sector. The separation distance between each fiducial is then calibrated to a workpiece distance unit. The present invention then includes the steps of a) positioning the workpiece into the desired position relative to a cutting machine; b) calibrating the cutting machine to the workpiece distance units of one sector; c) cutting one sector with the calibrated cutting machine; d) repeating steps a-c until the part is completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Inventor: Kevin Scott Smith
  • Publication number: 20120282052
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for drilling and/or boring large complex panels. Said device comprises: a template positioned and fixed with respect to said panel; an effector (40) able to communicate to a tool a rotary cutting movement and an advance movement, which can be described according to at least 3 linear axes and 2 rotary axes relative to a reference point attached to the effector, referred to as the effector origin; means able to position the effector origin relative to the panel comprising relative locking of the template and the effector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S)
    Inventor: Sebastien Boria
  • Patent number: 8215880
    Abstract: An apparatus for extruding helical teeth in a gear blank includes a press including a die plate and a die base, the die plate being movable along an axis relative to the die base, the die base supporting the gear blank. A mandrel, aligned with the axis and moveable with the die plate along the axis, includes a surface that includes helical die teeth. A servo motor drives the mandrel in rotation about the axis to the required helix angle as the mandrel moves axially relative to the gear blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Szuba, Emilo A. Tonello, Michael A. Cook, Rodney G. Whitbeck
  • Publication number: 20120148354
    Abstract: A device for drilling or boring openings, primarily deep openings, comprises a cutter head with guides, said head being equipped with a device for displacing the cutter in the radial direction from the drive. The input of the drive is connected via a control signal transmission circuit and a transducer to the output of a system for digital programming control (DPC). A sensor for checking variations in the wall thickness of the component, a sensor of the angle of rotation of the component, a sensor of the angle of rotation of the cutter head and a sensor for checking the wobbling of the component are connected to the DPC system. The drive of the device for displacing the cutter in the radial direction is in the form of a linear drive and is mounted on the cutter head The technical result is expressed in an increase in the accuracy of machining deep openings while ensuring that openings can be corrected during the process of machining the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Mikhail Vladimirovich Vedel
  • Publication number: 20110280674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machining device, especially for producing a drilling jig for dental implants. The tool can be displaced along three translational axes and can be swiveled about two swiveling axes. The displacement device for the tool comprises a C frame which can be displaced along two horizontal translational axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Ady Palti, Herbert Hatzlhoffer
  • Patent number: 8005396
    Abstract: A device for supporting printer cartridge re-manufacturing work, the device comprising at least one printer cartridge mount, the mount comprising an abutting portion configured to abut to a portion of a printer cartridge cylinder positioned on the mount, the device further comprising a drill hole template connected to the printer cartridge mount, the drill hole template defining a drill hole configured to accommodate a cutting device and to create a printer cartridge cutting pattern for the cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Kagaku Imaging Corporation
    Inventors: Tigran Ohanyan, Denny Holmes
  • Publication number: 20110116880
    Abstract: A boring holder in a tool radius adjusting system is provided with a cutting blade and fine and coarse motion adjusting mechanisms each capable of adjusting the position of the cutting blade relative to a rotational axis of the boring holder. The tool radius adjusting system is provided with a tool radius measuring device for measuring the tool radius of the boring holder and a controller configured to calculate a compensation amount based on a tool radius measured by the tool radius measuring device and a target tool radius and to operate the fine and coarse motion adjusting mechanisms based on the compensation amount so that the tool radius is brought into agreement with the target tool radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: JTEKT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eiji NAKAMURA, Norikazu Sawaki, Akihiko Kadota, Takashi Yokoyama
  • Publication number: 20110056066
    Abstract: A method is provided for connecting two fuselage sections. A less complicated and time consuming method was found by using High-Speed-Drilling (HSD) for a group of final bore holes through the outer skin of at least one fuselage section and/or the coupling using one drilling template preferably without any pilot drilling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventor: Pierre ALVEZ
  • Patent number: 7891917
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are provided for automatically drilling work pieces, including drilling of rivet holes in standard and heavy-duty brake shoe linings for the truck, bus, overhead crane, wheel drum and heavy machinery industries. Apparatus and method are customizable to accommodate various sizes of work pieces, and programmable for drilling of multiple holes and handling of multiple work pieces, as required by manufacturers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventors: Gregory Nulman, August Eskler
  • Publication number: 20110023667
    Abstract: A non-round hole boring device capable of machining a work in a desired cross sectional shape by a simple configuration. The non-round hole boring device (1) comprises cylindrical arbors (11, 21), shafts (12, 22) stored in the arbors (11, 21), respectively, a cutting tool (13) attached to the outer peripheral surface of the arbor (11), a cam (121) formed on the shaft (12) and pressing the cutting tool (13), a first rotary encoder (252), a second rotary encoder (241), an arbor motor (23) for rotatingly driving the arbors (11, 21), a shaft motor (24) for rotatingly driving the shafts (12, 22), and a controller (40). The controller (40) advances or retards the phases of the rotating angles of the shafts (12, 22) relative to the phases of the rotating angles of the arbors (11, 21), respectively, while rotating the arbors (11, 21) and the shafts (12, 22) in synchronism with each other, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masao Kume, Jin Fukumitsu, Naoya Matsunaga, Keisuke Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20110020084
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of drilling a hole in a workpiece in order to control breakthrough of the workpiece comprising the steps of: a) initiating contact between a drill bit of a drill unit and the workpiece; b) operating the drill unit to rotate the drill bit to drill the workpiece; c) during drilling of the workpiece measuring the force, F and torque, T, experienced by the drill bit; d) calculating a variable F?, based on the measured force, F, representing the rate of change of F; e) calculating a variable, T? based on the measured torque, T, representing the rate of change of T; f) calculating a variable F? representing the rate of change of F?; g) calculating a variable T? representing the rate of change of T?; h) detecting the onset of breakout of the workpiece by use of the variables F?, F?, T? and T?; i) thereby controlling the speed of rotation of the drill bit during breakthrough of the workpiece to control the degree of breakout of the drill bit from the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventors: Peter Brett, Robin Taylor, David Proops, Chris Coulson, Mansel V. Griffiths
  • Publication number: 20100247253
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens processing apparatus includes: a mode selector for selecting an auxiliary lens processing mode; an eyeglass data input unit for inputting a first target lens shape of the eyeglass lens and a right target lens shape-to-left target lens shape distance; a first hole data input unit for inputting a position of a first hole, to which a first magnet is attached; a determination unit which determines second target lens shape of the auxiliary lens, a position of a second hole to which a second magnet is attached, positions of third holes to which a bridge is attached; and a processing controller which processes the auxiliary lenses based on the second target lens shape data, and drills the auxiliary lenses based on the second and third hole positions in the auxiliary lens processing mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: NIDEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoji SHIBATA, Shinji KOIKE
  • Publication number: 20100202841
    Abstract: A boring machine including a rotatable boring bar carrying a tool holder that is movable radially of the boring bar, wherein a sensor is provided on the tool holder to sense the proximity thereof to a work piece having a variable radius of curvature in a plane perpendicular to the boring bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: SELF LEVELING MACHINE INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Edward Backhouse
  • Patent number: 7726004
    Abstract: A processing cell of automatic machining system configured in that it is easy to decide or change the number of steps and to design, and to reduce the installation cost. The control unit of the processing cell comprises an operation data storing means for storing every position necessary data for operation at each position of the processing cell installed in the machining section of the automatic machining system, and a position designating means for designating the after-installation position. The control unit reads necessary data for operation out of the operation data storing means in accordance with the position designated by the position designating means. Thus, the operation of each cell can be switched in accordance with the position, and the processing cells can be easily changed in position and adjusted in quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Nissin Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ooe, Toru Fujimura, Kazuhiko Tsuji, Yasuo Tomita
  • Patent number: 7640074
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiments provide a method, apparatus, and computer usable program product for generating datamatrix barcodes on parts. A digital datamatrix code associated with a machined part on a numerically controlled machine tool is converted into an x-y drilling pattern contained in a numerically controlled program. A drill cycle associated with a numerically controlled program defines a pattern of dots to be drilled in the machined part to form a dot pattern. A dot pattern is drilled as a series of partially drilled holes on a surface of the machined part to form a datamatrix barcode mark.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Albert M. Bajocich, David J. Baer, Kent A. Hall
  • Publication number: 20090297284
    Abstract: A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for performing a drilling operation. The drilling apparatus comprises a housing, a spindle, a spindle motor, a thrust motor, a load sensor, and a controller. The spindle may be capable of receiving a drill bit. The spindle motor may be capable of turning the spindle at a set of different speeds during the drilling operation. The thrust motor may be capable of moving the spindle in an axial direction. The load sensor may be capable of detecting a reaction thrust force during the drilling operation to form a detected reaction thrust force. The controller may be capable of controlling the spindle motor and the thrust motor to change a drilling speed in response to changes in the detected reaction thrust force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Allen Brown, Lance O. McCann, Paul R. Arntson
  • Patent number: 7617579
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens processing apparatus includes a lens holding unit for holding an eyeglass lens, a roughing tool, a finishing tool, a drilling tool, a processing water supply unit for applying processing water to a processed part of the lens held by the lens holding unit, and a controller for controlling driving operations of each of the processing tools and the processing water supply unit in order to execute roughing for the lens by the roughing tool without application of the processing water, drilling for the lens by the drilling tool without the application of the processing water after the roughing and finishing for the lens by the finishing tool with the application of the processing water after the drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuhiro Natsume
  • Publication number: 20090214308
    Abstract: An entry sheet comprising polymer material for drilling printed circuit boards is provided. The entry sheet is suitable for use with a broad range of diameters, including commonly available drill diameters. The entry sheet comprises an adhesive epoxy configured to, among others, resist drill deflection, resist mechanical damage, and reduce to dust such that the entry sheet may increase drilling accuracy, protect printed circuit board from damage, minimize entry burrs, and may addresses other issues such as fliers, bird nesting, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventors: Sean Matthew Redfern, James Joseph Miller, Paul Ronald St John
  • Publication number: 20090196699
    Abstract: A method for drilling holes in a component according to an optimized sequence is provided. The sequence is determined so as to minimize a total displacement of all axes of a hole drilling machine that is required for moving between each hole in the sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Amr Elfizy
  • Patent number: 7533453
    Abstract: A method and system design and manufacture of the monogrammed faceted and stone adorned eyeglass lenses via a computer program allowing a design, intricate facet cuts and stone placement on a computer lens model. Software may utilize a touch probe or laser scanner to gather point data from a previously designed lens, converting the data to a computer model. The data is then used to send signals to an articulated robotic arm holding a lens shape. The robotic arm receives the commands from the computer, moving and rotating the lens shape against an abrasive wheel, rotating cutter blade or rotating drill thereby duplicating the facet cuts, slots notches or depressions or other designs contained in the computer lens model. Varying pressure is applied by the articulated arm and various degrees of abrasiveness of the abrasive wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Inventor: Virgil T. Yancy
  • Patent number: 7507142
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens processing apparatus includes; a drilling tool for forming a hole in an eyeglass lens; a first movement mechanism part that relatively moves the drilling tool relative to the lens; a target lens shape input section that inputs data of a two-dimensional target lens shape of the lens; a hole-position input section that inputs data of a position of a hole to be formed in a refractive surface of the lens, which is designated on a two-dimensional coordinate system of the input target lens shape; a measurement part that measures a shape of the refractive surface of the lens; a calculation section that corrects at least part of the input hole-position data into hole-position data along the measured refractive surface shape of the lens and determines hole processing data based on the corrected hole-position data; and a control section that controls the first movement mechanism part based on the determined hole-processing data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2009
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20080183325
    Abstract: A method of producing holes in a component, in particular of turbomachines, wherein each hole extends from a first, outer surface to a second, inner surface of the component and wherein the method has, for example, the following steps: producing a 3D model of the actual geometry of the component, at least for the region of the holes; adopting each hole on the basis of the actual geometry of the component; generating a production program for each individual hole. In this way, the process quality and with it the quality of the holes increases, because the offset of holes caused by component tolerances is avoided and the drilling funnels are formed according to specification. Furthermore, drilling defects on account of the offset of holes and/or cores can be avoided. Overlapping holes caused by component tolerances are likewise avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Josef Kriegmair
  • Patent number: 7346973
    Abstract: A processing cell of automatic machining system configured in that it is easy to decide or change the number of steps and to design, and to reduce the installation cost. The control unit of the processing cell comprises an operation data storing means for storing every position necessary data for operation at each position of the processing cell installed in the machining section of the automatic machining system, and a position designating means for designating the after-installation position. The control unit reads necessary data for operation out of the operation data storing means in accordance with the position designated by the position designating means. Thus, the operation of each cell can be switched in accordance with the position, and the processing cells can be easily changed in position and adjusted in quantity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Nissin Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ooe, Toru Fujimura, Kazuhiko Tsuji, Yasuo Tomita
  • Patent number: 7252463
    Abstract: A square channel shaped template of ultra-thin rigid plastic, metal or other material has one or more mating configurations of pencil-point-size marking holes in the two opposing faces of the channel. Each configuration of marking holes matches a configuration of screw holes on a door fixture or door hardware to be mounted on a door. Each configuration of holes may be distinguished by a visible line through the marking holes of each configuration. The template straddles an edge of a door at a measured distance along the edge and fits on the edge with the door closed in a door frame for marking either one or both sides of the door with a mating configuration of marks on the door for drilling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Inventor: Andrew Valdez
  • Patent number: 7097394
    Abstract: In the process of forming a through-hole or blind-hole at desired positions of a the substrate material, the present invention sets a drilling target position for each hole and a plurality of auxiliary drilling positions at a periphery of the drilling target position, and performs a plurality of drillings at the drilling target position and the plurality of auxiliary drilling positions. In another preferred embodiment of the present invention, a plurality of drillings are performed only at the auxiliary drilling positions per one hole at the desired position. According to the present invention, through-holes or blind-holes having several sizes of diameters can be formed by using one drilling jig under a single drilling condition. Accordingly, it is possible to efficiently produce circuit boards at low costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Nishii, Hiroshi Yamaji, Tadao Kimura
  • Patent number: 7083368
    Abstract: A machine having X- and Y-axis linear moving axes and a pivot axis B for rotationally pivoting a pivot member having a tool arranged at a distal end thereof about an axis parallel to a Z axis is controlled. A moving command obtained by a command program commanded by a position expressed by X, Y, and Z in a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system is subjected to an interpolation process to calculate amounts of interpolation movement (?X, ?Y, and ?Z) of the respective orthogonal axes. An amount of rotation ?? of the pivot axis required for moving the tool by the amount of movement ?Y in the Y-axis direction is calculated. An amount of correction movement ?x for canceling the movement in the X-axis direction caused by the rotation ?? of the pivot axis B is calculated. Values (?X+?x), ??, and ?Z are outputted to the X axis, the pivot axis B, and the Z axis, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2006
    Assignee: Fanuc LTD
    Inventors: Tomomi Nakazato, Hitoshi Matsuura
  • Patent number: 7065856
    Abstract: A machine tool apparatus is provided employing a plurality of tool heads which may be sequentially or simultaneously automatically controlled to perform preprogrammed operations on either the same or different workpieces. In one form, a plurality of tool heads are supported on the same frame, guideway or track and may be separate prepositioned or driven under remote or automatic control to perform preprogrammed operations wither in sequence or simultaneously on the same workpiece or simultaneously on separate workpieces spaced apart on a common conveyor such as a flight conveyor while the conveyor is either in motion or stationary. In another form, the conveyor is automatically stopped with units of work thereon, each disposed so as to be predeterminately located with respect to a respective machine tool which has been prepositioned adjacent the work-holding conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Jerome H. Lemelson
  • Patent number: 6971824
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming features in a workpiece is provided. The apparatus includes a nosepiece that engages a boss of a template and guides a tool member therethrough. The nosepiece includes a housing and an adjustable member positioned at least partially in an interior space of the housing. The adjustable member defines radial apertures that hold locking members such as spherical bearings. The locking members are configured to contact a tapered portion of the inner surface of the housing so that as the adjustable member is adjusted from an unlocked position to a locked position, the locking members contact the tapered portion of the housing and are urged radially inward to retain the boss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas O. Blankenship, Kenneth D. Harper, Brian J. Martinek, James L. Morrison
  • Patent number: 6908265
    Abstract: In a method of machining a first and a second surface recess in a workpiece, the workpiece has a longitudinal axis and a first local Cartesian coordinate system. The machine tool has a longitudinal axis and a second local Cartesian coordinate system, the first and second surface recess are associated with a first and second recess longitudinal axis and a non-circular cross-section. The recesses are separated on the surface of the workpiece such that they are mirror images of each other about a plane along the longitudinal workpiece axis. A skew angle is defined between the first recess longitudinal axis and the workpiece axis in the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Assignee: Werkxeugmaschinenfabrik Zerbst GmbH
    Inventor: Jürgen Walz
  • Patent number: 6830216
    Abstract: A method and kit for retrofitting an inertia reel door onto the seat back of a pre-constructed ejection seat. The method includes removing existing rivets from the seat back exposing rivet holes. Alignment holes are then drilled into the seat back. An aperture is cut into the seat back along flanges of an upper support bracket and a drogue chute bracket. A doubler is aligned with the rivet holes and alignment holes in the seat back and then attached to the seat back. A track is attached to a wall of the aperture and an inertia reel is mounted to the track. An inertia reel door is attached to the doubler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Assignee: East/West Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominic Spinosa, Frank Knoll, Jeffrey F. Walsh
  • Patent number: 6796073
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a method for producing a barrel marking on the inner side (4) of the barrel (2) of a firearm. Barrel markings on firearms are used for marking projectiles fired from the respective firearm and to thusly allow a largely definitive allocation of a projectile to the weapon from which it was fired. The invention is characterized by the fact that at least one groove which follows the rifling (5) of the barrel is mechanically produced in the barrel wall by means of a finger-like tool (1) that can be displaced relative to the longitudinal axis (6) of the barrel and turned about the longitudinal axis of the barrel, namely after the inner side of the barrel (2) is finished, preferably during the manufacture of the barrel. The invention also pertains to thusly manufactured barrels and to a device for carrying out said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Inventor: Gaston Glock
  • Patent number: 6793447
    Abstract: Method and device to make holes for components of wings for doors or windows comprising a frame consisting of uprights (14) on which blinds (16) oscillating with respect to an axis are mounted. The method provides to calculate the number of blinds (16) which can be applied in the wing and the interaxis “p” of the assembly holes (17) by dividing the height of the wing gap by the height of said blinds (16), rounding up the result of the division to obtain a whole number, calculating the overlap value between each blind (16) relation to the number of blinds (16) to be applied and comparing the overlap value obtained from this calculation with a pre-defined minimum value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Inventor: Emilio Antonini
  • Publication number: 20040109734
    Abstract: A processing cell of automatic machining system configured in that it is easy to decide or change the number of steps and to design, and to reduce the installation cost. The control unit of the processing cell comprises an operation data storing means for storing every position necessary data for operation at each position of the processing cell installed in the machining section of the automatic machining system, and a position designating means for designating the after-installation position. The control unit reads necessary data for operation out of the operation data storing means in accordance with the position designated by the position designating means. Thus, the operation of each cell can be switched in accordance with the position, and the processing cells can be easily changed in position and adjusted in quantity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Ooe, Toru Fujimura, Kazuhiko Tsuji, Yasuo Tomita
  • Patent number: 6688352
    Abstract: The invention relates to a work center for wood working including: a support base (1) for the pieces to be worked; a structure (6), mobile along said base in the direction of a first numerically controlled axis (X); a support (12) of a tool group (13) mounted on said structure and mobile, under numeric control, along a second axis orthogonal the first two, wherein a second tool group (15) is provided, mounted on said support (12), said second tool group (15) being mobile between a first position in which it fits completely within said support (12) and a second position in which said second tool group protrudes from the said support (12). According to a second preferred embodiment, the machine includes, mounted onto the same structure (6), a second carriage mobile along said second axis and supporting a second tool group mobile along said third axis (Z) orthogonal to the first two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Uniteam S.p.A.
    Inventors: Sante Marchioro, Valentino Borriero
  • Patent number: 6640676
    Abstract: A tool presetter and a tool offset amount calculation method are provided which ensure easy and accurate determination of reference tool offset amounts in a machine tool having a pivotal tool spindle stock. The tool presetter is mounted in a composite lathe having a pivotal tool spindle stock 17. The tool presetter calculates tool offset amounts Oz (=A−Zm), Ox (=B−Xm) on the basis of machine coordinate values Zm, Xm of the tool spindle stock detected when a nose of a tool T is in contact with Z-axis and X-axis detection points of a presetter sensor 18 with the tool spindle stock 17 pivoted by a pivot angle &agr;, and machine coordinate values A, B of the Z-axis and X-axis detection points of the presetter sensor 18, and calculates reference tool offset amounts Lz, Lx from predetermined expressions on the basis of the tool offset amounts Ox, Oz and the pivot angle &agr; of the tool spindle stock 17.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Assignee: Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsuaki Ono
  • Publication number: 20030156911
    Abstract: A system including a bench, selection template and drilling template registerable to the bench. The drilling template including apertures which can receive a guide bushing for guiding a plunge router into a panel for drilling an aperture pattern in the panel. The aperture pattern can be a system 32 pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: Edward Sykes
  • Patent number: 6550129
    Abstract: A workpiece is assembled by removably mounting an alignment tool to a conventional wing structure so that the alignment tool holds multiple conventional strut fittings to the wing structure. A frame of a CNC manufacturing machine is moved to and removably mounted to the workpiece. The orientation of the workpiece with respect to the frame mounted thereto is quantified. A predetermined pattern of operations to be performed by the CNC manufacturing machine to form attachment holes for use in attaching the strut fittings to the wing structure is adjusted to compensate for the orientation of the workpiece relative to the frame. Thereafter, the CNC manufacturing machine automatically forms the attachment holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James N. Buttrick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6551033
    Abstract: A CNC tapping machine includes a spindle to which a tap is attached and a spindle motor for rotating the spindle. The load torque acting on the spindle motor that is detected when performing a tapping procedure without a workpiece is stored in a memory as referential, torque data. During a tapping procedure, a detection device detects the load torque acting on the spindle motor. A computer computes the difference between the load torque defected by the detection device and the referential load torque and uses the difference as the cutting load acting on the tap. As a result, the cutting load torque acting on the tap is accurately detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Kakino, Makoto Fujishima, Hisashi Otsubo, Hideo Nakagawa, Torao Takeshita, Yoshinori Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 6524033
    Abstract: A system including a bench, selection template and drilling template registerable to the bench. The drilling template including apertures which can receive a guide bushing for guiding a plunge router into a panel for drilling an aperture pattern in the panel. The aperture pattern can be a system 32 pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Inventor: Edward Sykes