Machine Frame Patents (Class 409/235)
  • Patent number: 9382135
    Abstract: In a desalination system, water is treated, for example by reverse osmosis, to produce desalinated product water and a reject stream. Salt from the reject stream is transferred to a flow of low salinity wastewater, such as effluent from a municipal wastewater treatment plant. For example, the reject stream may be fed to the high salinity cell in an electrodialysis (ED) unit. The adjacent low salinity cell receives the low salinity wastewater. The high salinity and low salinity cells are separated by ion exchange membranes. The salty wastewater is discharged, for example to the ocean. The salt-reduced reject stream is treated to extract more product water from it, for example by recycling it to the feed water. Less feed water is needed to produce a given volume of product water. If a thermal desalination unit is combined with divalent ion selective ion exchange membranes, then scaling is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neil Edwin Moe, John Barber
  • Patent number: 9061189
    Abstract: A training device for rugby players, notably for a phase of the game known as the scrum, comprises: a simulation platform of the Stewart platform type, onto which a training yoke is mounted; an electronic device for closed-loop control of said simulation platform; a computer device for controlling the training device. The present invention is mainly applicable to the training, the development and the improvement of rugby players at a high level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Serge Couvet, Didier Retieres, Pierre Paul Vidal, Julien Piscione
  • Patent number: 9011053
    Abstract: A ram guiding apparatus 1 of a machine tool is incorporated in a portal type machine tool 2 and provided with a cross saddle 5 that is cross-like in shape, as seen in a side view of the machine tool 2, provided so as to be freely movable in the horizontal direction along a horizontal cross beam 4. The cross saddle 5 has a box 18, both upper and lower faces thereof being open, in a front side of a horizontal part, wherein a first linear guide 21, a second linear guide 22, and a third linear guide 23, respectively serving as linear guides in the box 18 for a ram vertical movement, guide the ram 9 so as to be freely movable only in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Akira Sugiyama
  • Publication number: 20150098771
    Abstract: The desktop milling machine with an ovate-shaped bridge is a desktop milling machine of the computer numerical control (CNC) type having a portion of the bridge or frame structure configured to alleviate bridge deflections and deformations that are caused during the high-speed milling processes. Preferably, the bridge has an ovate arch, or has a rear face having an ovate contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventor: SAMIR MEKID
  • Patent number: 8991288
    Abstract: The machine tool system includes a machine tool, a loader and a support frame structure. The machine tool includes a bed and a processing equipment disposed above the bed to process a work. The loader includes a guide unit disposed above the machine tool and a movable body movable along the guide unit to load and unload the work relative to the processing equipment. The support frame structure includes left and right stands installed on a floor surface at left and right sides of the bed to support the guide unit from below and a reinforcement member inserted in a throughhole, which is provided in the bed so as to extend in a leftward and rightward direction, in a non-contact fashion without contacting an inner face of the throughhole, with left and right ends thereof connected to vertically halfway portions of the associated stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayuki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 8967927
    Abstract: The table on which a workpiece is put can travel on a guide rail mechanism relative to a working head with a cutting tool mounted thereon. The table is connected through a nut to a ball screw part to move in an axial direction thereof as the ball screw part rotates. One end of the ball screw part is supported by a bearing and the other end is connected to a servomotor to be rotationally driven. A hollow part is provided in the table to receive therein a damper mechanism part, which comprises a spring, a damper, and a weight, the table and the weight being arranged to enable traveling separately on guide rails. Thereby, even when the workpiece is heavy, the weight can move relative to the table to effectively damp vibrations of the table in a feed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Onozuka, Koji Utsumi, Toshio Yamanaka, Masayuki Kyoi
  • Patent number: 8961081
    Abstract: Gear processing machine (4), such as a gear cutting or grinding machine, wherein a chamfering and/or deburring apparatus (2) and auxiliary spindle (10) are included on the same machine. A transfer mechanism (8) loads, unloads and transfers workpieces between a machining spindle (6) and the auxiliary spindle (10) thereby enabling simultaneous cutting and chamfering and/or deburring processes to be carried out. Via the auxiliary spindle, completed workpieces may be removed from the machine and blank workpieces may be loaded into the machine while another gear is being processed on the machine spindle thereby enhancing machine output and creating a more efficient operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Gleason Works
    Inventors: Craig R. Ronald, Alan S. Metelsky
  • Patent number: 8951175
    Abstract: A section member drilling or milling machine comprises a machine bed for supporting a workpiece to be drilled, the machine bed including guides for controllably sliding thereon a support comprising precision vertical guides thereon a platform is engaged, the platform comprising parallel horizontal guides slidably supporting a carriage, in turn supporting a cantilever arm, including a driving motor for controllably driving a drilling and milling tool along parallel guides of the cantilever arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Ficep S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Pirovano
  • Patent number: 8926241
    Abstract: A machine tool 1 has a support body 11, moving bodies 12, 13, 14, 15 with an engagement member 12a having an engagement hole 12b, a guide mechanism 20 for guiding the movement of the moving bodies 12, 13, 14, 15, a guide rail 31 provided along the moving direction of the moving bodies 12, 13, 14, 15 on the support body 11, a moving member 32 having a moving member body 33 engaged with the guide rail 31 and an engagement shaft 34 provided on the moving member body 33 and engaged with the engagement hole 12b and a collar member 35 provided on the tip portion of the engagement shaft 34, and a compressing spring 38 in which the engagement shaft 34 is inserted and which energizes the engagement member 12a. The engagement member 12a is provided on the opposite side to the moving body 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: DMG Mori Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigetsugu Sakai, Toshio Ueda
  • Patent number: 8914957
    Abstract: A capsule type reconfigurable multifunctional machining apparatus is disclosed. A capsule type reconfigurable multifunctional machining apparatus includes a rotating frame in which a plurality of processing modules may be installed to face an object to be machined disposed in a capsule type body and whose machining position and pose are controlled by rotation, a top frame for rotatably supporting the rotating frame, a bottom frame that is combined with the top frame under the top frame to support the top frame and in which vibration proof members are installed in positions where the bottom frame contacts the top frame, and a stage unit fixedly inserted into the internal center of the top frame to settle the object to be machined so that the height of the settled object to be machined may be controlled and in which an X-Y stage or a rotary stage may be selectively mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials
    Inventors: Jong-Kweon Park, Sung Cheul Lee, Byung-Sub Kim, Seung Kook Ro, Sung Kwon Jang
  • Patent number: 8864427
    Abstract: A processing machine for cutting a workpiece with a tool is presented. The processing machine includes a base member configured to support a table for receiving the workpiece, and a tool support disposed on the base member for rotation between a vertical position and a horizontal position and configured to support the tool, wherein the tool support is formed from a right leg portion, a left leg portion, and a main portion, such that the main portion connects upper ends of the right leg portion and the left leg portion, wherein the main portion is located above the table when the tool support is in the vertical position, and wherein a space above the table is not covered by the main portion when the tool support is in the horizontal position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Roland DG Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Tomioka, Yoshihiro Sakurai
  • Patent number: 8864426
    Abstract: A machine tool is provided, comprising a machine frame, at least one carrier device for a tool or a workpiece by means of which a tool acting on a workpiece or a workpiece being acted upon by a tool is held during the machining of a workpiece, and a holding device holding the at least one carrier device in a non-movable or movable manner relative to the machine frame, wherein a bearing device is provided by means of which the at least one carrier device is mounted in a floating manner on the holding device with displaceability in a direction of displacement along a displacement path, and wherein an adjusting device is provided by means of which the position of the at least one carrier device along the displacement path can be adjusted and fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: MAG IAS GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich Winckler
  • Patent number: 8845246
    Abstract: A machine tool comprising a machine frame having dimensionally rigid side walls, each including top-side horizontal guide rails. A compound slide is displaceable in or on the guide rails. On the front of the compound slide is a machining unit comprising a spindle head which is vertically displaceable. A workpiece mounting unit is disposed in the space between the side walls. The workpiece mounting unit may have a workpiece table or a workpiece chucking device. In order to form an enlarged access to the work area of the machine tool, one side wall is shorter at the front than the other side wall. Further, the linear guides or guide rails mounted to the side walls of the machine frame may be aligned at an acute angle ? to the vertical center plane of the machine frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Deckel Maho Seebach GmbH
    Inventors: Udo Tüllmann, Matthias Brand
  • Publication number: 20140238206
    Abstract: The machining space of a machine tool is covered by a cover. A wall section is arranged on the bottom section of the cover of a machine tool, in such a manner that there is a slight gap between the telescopic cover and the side faces of the wall section. Since the gaps between the side faces of the wall section and the side faces of the telescopic cover are small, then it is possible to prevent cutting chips from going into a space beneath the telescopic cover and accumulating under the telescopic cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: FANUC Corporation
    Inventor: Naoki SATO
  • Patent number: 8714892
    Abstract: A spindle head structure rotatable in A/B axes is provided, comprising: a spindle support, an intermediate support, a base support, an upper telescopic strut and a lower telescopic strut. The spindle support may be adapted to be fixed with a spindle. The intermediate support may be connected with the spindle support via two coaxial upper revolute pairs. The base support may be connected with the intermediate support via two coaxial lower revolute pairs. The upper telescopic strut may be connected between the spindle support and the intermediate support. And the lower telescopic strut may be connected between the intermediate support and the base support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Tsinghua University
    Inventors: Xiaoqiang Tang, Liping Wang, Zhufeng Shao, Dianjun Wang, Rui Yao, Lin Qu
  • Patent number: 8694150
    Abstract: A machining installation for workpieces comprises a workpiece positioning device comprising a workpiece holder pivot unit as well as a tool positioning device comprising a tool holder pivot unit. The workpiece holder pivot unit is designed such that a workpiece holder is pivotable about at least three and no more than four workpiece holder pivot axes. Moreover, the tool holder pivot unit is designed such that a tool holder is pivotable about no more than two tool holder pivot axes. The machining installation has a simple design and ensures flexible and accurate machining of workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: MAG IAS GmbH
    Inventors: Moshe Israel Meidar, Wolfgang Horn, Siegfried Schmalzried, Waldemar Haus
  • Patent number: 8677583
    Abstract: Machine tool (11) comprises spindle supporting side structure (13) erected on a floor surface for supporting spindle (15) having tool (T) mounted thereon and work supporting side structure (17) erected on the floor surface in opposition to spindle supporting side structure (13) for supporting work (W), and is used to machine the work by relative motion of tool (T) and work (W). An upper end of spindle supporting side structure (13) and an upper end of work supporting side structure (17) are connected to interconnection member (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaaki Miyazaki, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8662802
    Abstract: A rigid design for a machine tool having perpendicular X, Y, and Z axes includes fixed X-axis frame members at the back of the machine, fixed Z-axis vertical frame members at the front of the machine, and fixed upper and lower Z-axis frame members rigidly attached to the fixed X-axis frame members and the fixed Z-axis vertical frame members. The frame members form a fixed, rigid, closed force loop design. A movable Y-axis column is bifurcated and a headstock is mounted in the center opening of the column. The headstock is advanced and retracted relative to the workpiece by moving the Y-axis column and the headstock relative to the workpiece. Because the headstock is fixed relative to the Y-axis column, the unsupported portion of the headstock relative to the Y-axis column does not change as the Z-axis position of the headstock changes relative to the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Fives Machining Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter L. Mischler
  • Publication number: 20140037397
    Abstract: In a manufacturing method of a machine tool including: a table having a workpiece mount face on which a workpiece is placed; a spindle head; and a relative movement mechanism for moving the spindle head relative to the table, the spindle head including: a spindle head body; a spindle rotatably supported by the spindle head body via a bearing mechanism and having a tool at an end thereof; and a rotary drive source for rotating the spindle, a plurality of types of structural members of different shapes being made of a carbon fiber reinforced plastic are prepared in advance and the structural members of the different shapes are combined to provide the spindle head body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Katutoshi TANAKA, Norio YAMANISHI, Wataru OHSONE
  • Patent number: 8632283
    Abstract: In a machine tool, a support member to which a headstock is mounted movably in an upward-downward direction is movable so as to change a position thereof in a horizontal direction relative to that of a bed. A guide member is provided on the bed and configured to guide the support member. An engageable portion at which the support member is supported by the guide member is located in the support member at a level within a range of upward-downward movement of the headstock along the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Okuma Corporation
    Inventor: Makoto Yoshida
  • Patent number: 8573908
    Abstract: A machining center wherein improved workability of a control board, a widened movable zone of a column and a reduced installation space are achieved. The machining center includes a column movably supported on a column sliding portion in an X-axis direction, a work table movably supported on a table sliding portion in a Z-axis direction, a main spindle head slidably supported on the column in a Y-axis direction, and an automatic tool changer disposed at an inner side of the column sliding portion. The control board is arranged at an opposite side of the automatic tool changer and is provided in parallel with a side surface of a front portion of a table sliding portion and is arranged side by side with an openable/closable door for an operator provided on a side surface of a cover in a vicinity of a rear end portion of the side surface of the table sliding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignees: JTEKT Corporation, Mitsui Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kozo Imanishi, Yasukazu Yamaguchi, Yasutaka Uchimura, Masanao Kato
  • 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: 8562497
    Abstract: A machine tool including a base frame, a workpiece table, a machining unit, and a connection portion is disclosed. The base frame has a machining area. The base frame includes two left and right side frames and a connection frame connecting the two side frames. The workpiece table is arranged on the base frame in the machining area. The machining unit is arranged on an upper portion of the base frame and includes a spindle device. A connection portion connects the machining unit and the base frame in a detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Komatsu NTC Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Tanizaki, Akira Takase, Yukio Kawasaki, Shiro Murai, Kinya Nakamura, Fumihiro Kamikonya, Yasuo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8529420
    Abstract: A machine tool for achieving a high degree of flexibility during workpiece processing comprises a machine bed with side walls arranged thereon, which respectively comprise a basic body with a front overhanging projection arranged thereon. On the side walls a tool spindle is arranged to be linearly movable by means of slides. Underneath the front overhanging projections a processing space is formed for the workpiece processing, in which a workpiece positioning unit is arranged. The processing space underneath the front overhanging projections is freely accessible, whereby depending on the processing task different workpiece positioning units can be arranged therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: MAG IAS GmbH
    Inventors: Moshe Israel Meidar, Wolfgang Horn, Bernhard Pause, Waldemar Haus, Joachim Krischke, Heiner Lang
  • Patent number: 8523500
    Abstract: A machine tool has a Z table sliding in the Z direction in a horizontal plane, a support body provided on the Z table and sliding in the vertical direction, a rotation arm supported at the support body and endlessly rotatable in a vertical plane facing work, an arm motor for rotating the rotation arm, a processing spindle rotatably supported and placed at a position of a distance R from the center C of rotation of the rotation arm, and a spindle motor for rotating the processing spindle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Yamaura, Tatsuya Koizumi, Taro Nakamura, Katsumune Inaki, Motoki Uchikawa, Kouichi Tanizaki, Shugo Arakawa, Tatsuhiko Tanaka, Tomoyoshi Miyagi, Takayuki Motojima
  • Patent number: 8517901
    Abstract: Provided is a horizontal machine tool with a base frame including a base part and a saddle supporting part vertically standing on the base part; an X-axis saddle mounted on the back face of the saddle supporting part and capable of sliding in the left-right direction via an X-axis translation mechanism; a Y-axis saddle mounted on the X-axis saddle and capable of sliding in the up-down direction via a Y-axis translation mechanism; and a spindle device mounted on the Y-axis saddle and capable of sliding in the front-rear direction via a Z-axis translation mechanism. The horizontal machine tool is adapted such that a workpiece supporting member is installed on the base part in front of the saddle supporting part. This configuration can reduce the size and weight of the entire construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Komatsu NTC Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hiroshima, Shiro Murai, Akira Takase, Nobuhito Takeshima, Muneyoshi Horii
  • Patent number: 8506216
    Abstract: A horizontal machine tool (1) includes a base frame (10) where workpiece support faces (11c) for supporting a workpiece are formed at front portions; an X-axis saddle (20) attached to a back-face portion (12b) of the base frame (10) through an X-axis movement mechanism (50) universally slidably in a left-right direction; a Y-axis saddle (30) attached to the X-axis saddle (20) through a Y-axis movement mechanism (60) universally slidably in an up-down direction; and a spindle device (40) attached to the Y-axis saddle (30) through a Z-axis movement mechanism (70) universally slidably in a front-rear direction. According to this configuration, it is possible to make a whole of the horizontal machine tool a small size and lightweight and to enhance machining accuracy of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Komatsu NTC Ltd.
    Inventors: Koji Hiroshima, Muneyoshi Horii, Shiro Murai
  • Patent number: 8475094
    Abstract: A fixing structure of a spindle balancer for a machine tool is described as having a flange member having a supported surface and provided fixedly to a cylinder body of a gas spring, a supporting member having a flange receiving surface and a fixing hole, and secured to the spindle head of a machine tool, and a plurality of fastening members for fastening the flange member to the supporting member so as to allow the supported surface of the flange member to abut against the flange receiving surface of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Pascal Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: Ichiro Kitaura
  • Patent number: 8409062
    Abstract: A machine tool has, on a machine bed, two stands which can be moved in the horizontal x- and z-direction, on which y-slides carrying tool spindles can be vertically moved. Arranged on one of the stands directly above a bridge projecting over its upper side is at least one tool magazine, with which a tool changer is associated for each stand. The drives for the y-slides are attached below the upper side of the stands to the stands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Licon MT GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Winfried Benz, Stefan Niethammer, Bernd Schröter, Gerald Stengele, Thomas Weinbuch
  • Patent number: 8393836
    Abstract: An exemplary machine tool includes a main body, a transmission, a spindle, a fixture, a cutter, a driving device, and a camera. The transmission is coupled to the main body. The spindle is coupled to the transmission. The fixture is coupled to the spindle and holds a workpiece. The cutter and the driving device are coupled to the main body. The cutter is opposite to the spindle and configured for processing the workpiece. The camera is coupled to the driving device and is configured for capturing images of the cutter and the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Kai Wang
  • Patent number: 8333683
    Abstract: A machine tool, wherein the front face of a base of the machine tool is formed in a single plane and a jig for fixing a workpiece to be machined with a tool is installed extending forwardly from a vertical intermediate front part of the base that defines an area between right and left lateral end front parts of the base having the vertical overall length portions or the vertical roughly overall length portions at right and left end parts of the front face formed in the single plane is formed detachably from the other portions of the base. The jig for fixing the work machined with the tool may be installed in the state of being extended from the vertical intermediate position of the front face in a forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Horkos Corp.
    Inventor: Hisahiro Kai
  • Patent number: 8333536
    Abstract: A multi-spindle machining machine comprises a base including a working room to move a tool and a workpiece; a working head including a driving spindle disposed on a lower end thereof to clamp the tool; a carrier including a seat fixed on one side of the working room, a rotary shaft mounted on the seat laterally to drive the seat to rotate in an axial direction, a fixing holder connected to the rotary shaft to fix the workpiece to the fixing holder; a lateral driving device disposed on the base and located on one side of the working room in a horizontal direction to drive the working head to move in X and Y axes; a vertical driving device disposed on the base and located on another side of the working room in a lateral direction to drive the seat to move in Z axis direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Shenq Fang Yuan Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng Hsiu Shih
  • Patent number: 8297892
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a base frame, a pair of holder assemblies, an overhead frame, a cutter assembly and a controller. The pair of holder assemblies are operably connected to the base frame with one holder assembly holding the first workpiece and the other holding the second workpiece. The pair of holder assemblies independently move relative to one another along a transverse axis. The overhead frame is connected to the base frame. The cutter assembly is connected to the overhead frame and moves along a vertical axis and a horizontal axis. The cutter assembly includes a rotary cutter mechanism with a rotating cutting tool. The controller controls and moves of the pair of holders and the cutter assembly so that the rotating cutting tool cuts the first workpiece in a first desired configuration then moves to the second workpiece to cut the second workpiece in a second desired configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Sony Corportion, Sony Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Esteban Arturo Alvarez Serrano
  • Patent number: 8245997
    Abstract: Drill stand (1) including a base plate (2), a carriage (3) arranged to be able to carry a drill motor and a drill column (4) which is pivotally mounted to a front part (5) of the base plate. The drill column is supported by a back support (7) located in a longitudinal direction rear of the drill column and is pivotally mounted to a back part (8) of the base plate, and a back side of the drill column facing the back support (7) is arranged as a track (10) having lateral wings (11, 11?), a right side wing (11) and a left side wing (11?). A clamping arrangement fastened to both of the back support and the track (10) enabling them to be fixed to each other in different positions along the track by clamping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Husqvarana Professional Outdoor Products Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony Baratta
  • Patent number: 8210781
    Abstract: A processing machine includes a machine bed, a spindle seat, a sliding rail unit, and a driving unit. The sliding rail unit is disposed between the machine bed and the spindle seat. The driving unit is used for driving the spindle seat to move within a slot in the machine bed, and includes a threaded rod journalled on a junction between a bottom wall surface and a lateral wall surface of the machine bed, and a nut member disposed fixedly on a junction between a bottom surface and a lateral side surface of the spindle seat and engaging the threaded rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignees: Buffalo Machinery Company Limited, The Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chang-Hua University of Education
    Inventors: Paul Chang, Tsair-Rong Chen, Jeen-Sheen Row, Yuan-Fu Tsai
  • Patent number: 8210782
    Abstract: A machine tool, wherein the front face of a base of the machine tool is formed in a single plane and a jig for fixing a workpiece to be machined with a tool is installed extending forwardly from a vertical intermediate front part of the base that defines an area between right and left lateral end front parts of the base having the vertical overall length portions or the vertical roughly overall length portions at right and left end parts of the front face formed in the single plane is formed detachably from the other portions of the base. The jig for fixing the work machined with the tool may be installed in the state of being extended from the vertical intermediate position of the front face in a forward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Horkos Corp.
    Inventor: Hisahiro Kai
  • Patent number: 8192115
    Abstract: A machine tool is provided. The machine tool can comprise a machine frame, at least one tool holder device which is held for movement on the machine frame, a work space in which workpieces are machinable, a work space cladding, at least one workpiece carriage which is displaceable on a path guiding device relative to the machine frame, the path guiding device being arranged alongside the work space, and at least one sliding door for access to the work space. The sliding door particularly can be arranged on the path guiding device of the at least one workpiece carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Ex-Cell-O GmbH
    Inventors: Moshe Israel Meidar, Wolfgang Horn, Gerhard Hommel, Markus Gunzenhauser
  • Patent number: 8181321
    Abstract: A machine tool having a carrier device for workpieces or tools or tool spindles. A console supports the carrier and can be pivoted about a first axis (X) from the horizontal into the vertical position and beyond. The console is pivotably housed on carriages guided in the machine body. The carrier for a workpiece, a tool, or a tool spindle is arranged on the console, and a drive device is provided for the synchronous displacement of the carriages on guide rails fixed on the machine tool. The console is hinged via two crank-like arms to the stationary machine body in addition to being supported on both carriages to form a kniematic coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Deckel Maho Seebach GmbH
    Inventor: Udo Tüllmann
  • Publication number: 20120027533
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention, a motorized machine comprises at least one rotary assembly supported by a frame of the machine. A rotary drive device is disposed within an inner diameter of the rotary assembly. The rotary drive device is configured to rotate the rotary assembly with respect to the frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventor: David R. Hall
  • Publication number: 20120020753
    Abstract: A machine tool comprising a machine frame having dimensionally rigid side walls, each including top-side horizontal guide rails. A compound slide is displaceable in or on the guide rails. On the front of the compound slide is a machining unit comprising a spindle head which is vertically displaceable. A workpiece mounting unit is disposed in the space between the side walls. The workpiece mounting unit may have a workpiece table or a workpiece chucking device. In order to form an enlarged access to the work area of the machine tool, one side wall is shorter at the front than the other side wall. Further, the linear guides or guide rails mounted to the side walls of the machine frame may be aligned at an acute angle ? to the vertical center plane of the machine frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: DECKEL MAHO SEEBACH GMBH
    Inventors: Udo Tüllmann, Matthias Brand
  • Patent number: 7950883
    Abstract: An engraving machine includes a base with two side panels extending upward from two sides of the base, and a top board is driven horizontally by a motor in the base. A horizontal frame is movably mounted on two rods connected between the two side panels by a motor. A vertical frame is located on a front side of the horizontal frame and is movable along two rods in vertical direction by another motor. The horizontal frame, the vertical frame and the top board are movable along X, Y and Z directions by three independent motors. A chuck is connected to the vertical frame and secures an engraving tool which is driven by a main motor connected between the two side panels. The object to be engraved is secured on the top board and engraved by the engraving tool in X, Y and Z directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Inventor: Yuehting Chen
  • Patent number: 7938602
    Abstract: In a three degrees of freedom parallel mechanism, a spindle head is carried by first and second movable support members to be movable along a Z-axis and to be pivotable along each of A and B-axes. The spindle head is jointed through three rods to drive sliders which are movable along three parallel linear guides secured stationarily. For jointing, there are employed spherical joints and universal joints. Kinematic parameters used in converting each command position of the movable body to target operational positions for three actuators of the Z, A and B-axes are compensated based on inversely converted command positions and inversely converted actually measured positions which have been gathered with the spindle head being located at positions of a suitable number, so that the kinematic parameters can be updated to those newest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventor: Hiromichi Ota
  • Patent number: 7886415
    Abstract: In a machine tool with at least two axes of movement (2, 7) defining, respectively, the mobility of a first function-supporting unit (1) and of a second function-supporting unit (5), only the first function-supporting unit (1) is provided with its own servo drive, while the second function-supporting unit (5) is driven by the movement of the first function-supporting unit (1) through a coupler unit (13) that can be switched between an engaged and a disengaged state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Gleason Works
    Inventor: Johann Mall
  • Patent number: 7871225
    Abstract: A machine tool has a work space (17) in which a device (15) for accommodating workpieces (16) to be machined is arranged. The machine tool further has a work spindle (18) for machining the workpieces (16) and a slide (34) which carries the work spindle (18) and is traversable in a longitudinal direction relative to the device (15), a respective cover (25), variable in length in the longitudinal direction (x), for the work space (17) being provided on the slide (34) on each of its sides, said cover (25) being connected with its respective first end to the slide (34) and with its respective second end to a side wall (21, 22; 51) of the work space (17). Each cover (25) variable in length has a respective rear wall (26) and a respective top (27), whereby the top (27) is connected to the rear wall (26) in a detachable, push-in, manner. A further flexible cover (31) is arranged in front of the slide (34) to protect the work space (17) at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Chiron-Werke GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dirk Prust, Hans-Henning Winkler
  • Publication number: 20110008120
    Abstract: The invention relates to a milling machine (1) for milling at least one surface (2) of a slab (3), wherein the milling machine (1) is preferably a component of a device for producing a metal strip by continuous casting, wherein the milling machine (1) comprises a machine base (4) on which a spindle holder (5) is disposed and from which a spindle holder (5) is formed, in which at least one bearing (7) holding at least one milling cutter (6) is disposed. In order to achieve improved vibration damping during the milling of hot slabs, the invention makes provision such that the machine base (4) is formed at least in sections, preferably completely, from a number of metal walls (8) which enclose a volume, the volume being filled with concrete (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventors: Matthias Kipping, Juergen Merz, Juergen Seidel, Peter Sudau, Frank Benfer
  • Patent number: 7861627
    Abstract: A bed for machine tool includes a fluid channel crossing the bed and at least one reinforcement bridging the fluid channel. Thus the machining accuracy of a workpiece becomes higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Saito, Teruhiro Nakamura, Masahiro Ido, Naoki Makino, Ikuya Kato, Shinji Deguchi
  • Patent number: 7856700
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for repeatedly machining workpieces (1), especially bar-shaped or tubular workpieces, which are located next to each other. Said device comprises a bottom part (2) for supporting the workpieces (1), a top part (3) that can be drivingly moved relative to the bottom part (2) in order to mount the workpiece on the bottom part (2), and a tool support (24) for receiving several tools. In order to be able to universally use the device, the tool support (24) is equipped with a support plate (29) which can be drivingly displaced relative to the bottom part (2) and encompasses several tool receptacles (30) for axial tools (25), said tool receptacles (30) being arranged next to and underneath each other. A drive unit (26) is allocated to the tool support (24) in order to actuate the axial tools (25).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Inventor: Manuel Burger
  • Publication number: 20100260570
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine, especially a machine tool, e.g. a milling machine (1), comprising a machine frame (2) and machine modules that are arranged thereon. According to the invention, the machine frame (2) and/or at least one of the machine modifies is/are made at least in part of high-strength or ultra-high-strength concrete.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: MAX BOGL BAUUNTERNEHMUNG GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Bogl
  • Publication number: 20100260569
    Abstract: A mill bed for use in association with a mill includes a base frame, an outer frame and an inner frame. The outer frame is moveably attached to the base frame whereby it is at least partially rotatable around an outer axis. The inner frame is rotatably attached to the outer frame and at least partially rotatable around an inner axis. A control system is operably attached to the outer frame and the inner frame to control movement of the outer and inner frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Marnie Elizabeth Jean Ham, Matthew Christopher Heilandt
  • Patent number: 7778724
    Abstract: A device for estimating machining dimensions of a machine tool which employs tool members each being rotatably driven by a driving unit includes: a vibration sensor; a characteristics extracting unit for extracting amounts of characteristics from an output of the vibration sensor; a neural network for classifying the amounts of characteristics into categories; and a conversion unit. Amounts of characteristics of generated output by racing the tool member are used for training the neural network, and inputted again to the trained competitive learning neural network to excite neurons so that the relationships between Euclidean distances and machining dimensions of workpieces are registered in the conversion unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazutaka Ikeda