Gauging Device Patents (Class 451/369)
  • Patent number: 9074948
    Abstract: A system and method for the preparation of food, but without the requirement of weight, time and/or temperature probe usage to determine the point at which the food has completed preparation. The exemplary embodiments provide a process where the food can be cooked without the requirements of calculation or temperature probes. The described process allows the process operator to be informed when the cooking process has completed, without regard to the size, shape, weight, density, or amount of materials to be prepared. The energy required to maintain the temperature of a water bath is compared to the energy required to maintain the temperature once a food item has been placed within the water bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Connectivity Systems Incorporated
    Inventor: John Rankin
  • Publication number: 20140342644
    Abstract: A blade sharpening stand including a support base body comprised of a pair of supporting stands spacedly provided, a blade set plate swingably attached at its rear side to the rear end of the support base body, a blade holder provided in the blade set plate for holding a blade of a knife on the blade set plate, and a guide roller provided on the front end of the support base body in a manner bridging the pair of supporting stands. A blade is held by the blade holder on the blade set plate after the blade set plate is set at desired inclined angle, and a grind stone set on the cutting edge of the blade and on the guide roller is moved back and forth to sharpen the cutting edge of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Tom Hiroshi Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20140335765
    Abstract: An apparatus for sharpening a cutting implement has a base, a first clamping member and a second clamping member extending above the base. The clamping members have opposite top portions, bottom portions, and vertical inside surfaces substantially parallel to a vertical plane of the cutting implement. At least one guide rod is pivotably attached to the base. The guide rod distal end extends above the base at an angle to the vertical plane. An abrasive implement holder is configured to slidably move along the at least one guide rod. The abrasive implement holder has a body and holder aperture therethrough that extends along a guide rod axis and that is sized and configured to receive the guide rod. An adjustable face plate is pivotably connected to the body and defines a second angle with the guide rod axis. Pivoting the adjustable face plate changes the second angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Clay A. Allison
  • Publication number: 20140162538
    Abstract: The present invention is a blade sharpening fixture, tool and kit for use with logging equipment with a rotary drum that has dozens of staggered blades mounted thereupon. The sharpening tool clamps onto a single blade of the logging equipment while the blade is still mounted on the rotary drum, so that the blade may be sharpened in the field. The sharpening tool includes a sharpening fixture and a grinder The sharpening fixture includes a blade clamp for clamping onto the blade; a track attached to an sloped surface that can be positioned parallel or perpendicular to the blade; and a grinder connector assembly for securing grinder securely and slibably to the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen A. Montgomery, Paul Terry
  • Publication number: 20100248594
    Abstract: A tool for setting the grind angle for sharpening jigs accurately and repeatably positions a movable support arm so that a consistent angle is ground into chisels regardless of the grinding wheel diameter and particular chisel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Darrel Nish
  • Publication number: 20100203808
    Abstract: A sharpening guide for use with a chisel and a grinding wheel comprising a rod having a first end and a second end, a pivot assembly carried by the first end, a tool clamp attached to the pivot assembly and movable relative to the rod and adapted to retain the chisel, a base, and a base pivot for movably mounting the rod relative to the base whereby the base pivot is adapted to be mounted adjacent the grinding wheel. A method of sharpening a tool comprising the steps of locating a tool within a tool clamp, rotating the tool clamp toward a grinding wheel about a first axis until the tool is in contact with a grinding wheel, and rotating the tool clamp about a second axis to move the tool across the grinding wheel rotationally.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicant: TMI Products Inc.
    Inventors: David Ralph Hout, Joseph Matwick, JR., John Emerson Matwick
  • Publication number: 20090318066
    Abstract: A blade holding jig arrangement for either grinding or honing a blade including a mounting bracket assembly with an elongate guide bar and a device for rigidly supporting the guide bar. A support arm can be pivotally mounted on the guide bar by means of a tubular support mounted on one end of the arm and extending perpendicular thereto. The guide bar extends through a passageway in the tubular support. The support arm can be moved along the guide bar for grinding. A clamp unit for clamping a blade includes a U-bracket with two legs and two clamping jaws adjustably mounted on the U-bracket between the legs. The clamp unit is attached to an end section of the arm remote from the one end of the arm. The clamping jaws can be moved towards one another in order to clamp the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Publication date: December 24, 2009
    Inventor: Tymen Clay
  • Patent number: 7591716
    Abstract: A notch-locating fixture for forming notches at predetermined locations along a needle wire used in a surgical suturing apparatus includes a base having at least one semi-circular recess shaped and dimensioned for receiving the needle wire. The fixture also includes a cover member including at least one aligned slot formed therein in a manner providing a grinding wheel with access to needle wire held between the base and the cover member. The fixture further includes a securing structure selectively coupling the base to the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Crawford, Kenneth V. Moran, Terry A. McFarland
  • Publication number: 20090209177
    Abstract: A motorized knife sharpener includes means of for sharpening heavy, medium, and fine blades at angles appropriate to the cutting edges of such blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventor: Shane R. Walker
  • Patent number: 6935937
    Abstract: A hand tool grinding jig is described for use in co-operation with a grinding wheel. The jig has a tool clamp for clamping a hand tool and a leg is pivotally connected to the clamp to allow the angle between the leg and the clamp to be adjusted. An end of the leg remote from the clamp provides a pivot point for engagement in a pivot receiver of a pivot support member that is located adjacent to the grinding wheel. The pivot receiver is disposed so that, when a tool is in the tool clamp and the pivot point is provided in the pivot receiver, the pivotal axis between the leg and the clamp is further from the grinding wheel than the pivot receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Kenneth Leslie Port
  • Patent number: 6764383
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for processing microfeature workpiece samples are disclosed herein. An apparatus in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a support body, a first contact surface portion, a second contact surface portion, and a sample holder configured to releasably carry the microfeature workpiece sample. The sample holder can be movable relative to the support body between a first position and a second position, wherein the sample holder has a first orientation relative to the first and second contact surface portions when in the first position and a second orientation when in the second position. At least one of the first and second contact surface portions can also be movable relative to the support body. Accordingly, an operator can move the first and/or second contact surface portions to make minor adjustments to an angle at which material is removed from the workpiece, and can move the sample holder to make more substantial adjustments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip L. Chandler, Mark J. Fiechter, Colin A. Green
  • Patent number: 6524174
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a semiconductor device includes a rotatable spindle, a head detachably connected to the spindle, and a clamp for clamping outer circumferential surfaces of the spindle and the head to one another so that the head may be driven by the spindle. The clamp has an annular clamping frame sized to encircle the outer circumferential surfaces of the spindle and the head, a projection disposed on one end of the clamping frame, a lever pivotally connected to the other end of the clamping frame, and a fastener pivotally connected to the lever and configured to hook over the projection. Once the fastener is hooked over the projection, the lever is pivoted to force the ends of the annular clamping frame together and thereby produce a clamping force that secures the spindle and head to one another. The clamp can be manipulated easily and with a simple motion to clamp the head to the spindle. Also, the parts of the clamp generate little mechanical friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2003
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gi-Sung Bae, Min-Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 6447384
    Abstract: Jig for grinding sharp-edged tools. The jig consists of a housing in the form of a casing designed with a passage running through it whose at least one end is flat, plus a seat, also in the form of a casing designed with a passage running through it, located in the passage of the housing and lockable in this housing in an inclined position in relation to the passage in the housing, whereby the seat is provided with a clamping device (4) for firmly holding a tool that is to be ground so that it extends through the passage of the seat, and that the seat has such a length that one end of it extends out beyond the housing at the flat end of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Tormek AB
    Inventor: Torgny Jansson
  • Patent number: 6227958
    Abstract: A sharpening holder and a knife are uniquely configured for use with each other, the holder and the knife having permanent elements that mate when the holder is installed on the knife so that the holder is installed on the knife in exactly the same position on the knife every time that the knife is sharpened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Inventor: William Neuberg
  • Patent number: 6062951
    Abstract: A method includes the steps of providing fixed and movable cutting jaws for a surgical instrument, the fixed jaw having an opening in which the movable jaw is receivable; providing a fixture; placing the fixed jaw on the fixture; supporting the movable jaw on the fixture for pivotal movement relative to the fixture at a location spaced apart from the fixed jaw; pivoting the movable jaw relative to the fixture to a stop position; and grinding the movable jaw to reduce the length of the movable jaw so that the movable jaw fits within the opening in the fixed jaw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Assignee: Endius Incorporated
    Inventor: Christopher T. Zirps
  • Patent number: 5545081
    Abstract: An apparatus for holding a tool having a cutting edge in a predetermined abrading orientation with respect to a tool abrading apparatus. The apparatus comprises a base member supportable on the tool abrading apparatus and adapted to support a tool thereon. A positioning member is movably attached to the base member for selective abutting contact with the tool. An adjustment assembly is attached to the base member for selectively advancing and retracting the positioning member relative to the base member to position the tool into the predetermined abrading orientation. A tool retaining member is removably attached to the base to selectively retain the tool on the base member in the predetermined abrading orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1996
    Assignee: Delta International Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Haffely, Xun Lei, Louis C. Brickner
  • Patent number: 5531638
    Abstract: A device for supporting a workpiece for being ground to size by the use of a grinding means, comprising a base member having a work-supporting means operably associated therewith. The base member supports the work-supporting means by a hinge member, with the base member and the work-supporting means normally being in an aligned relationship, but with the hinge member enabling the relationship of the work-supporting means to the base member to be angularly modified on occasion. The work-supporting means has thereon a work-clamping device constructed and arranged to hold a workpiece in a selected position, such that a portion of the workpiece held in the work-clamping device can be brought into direct contact with the grinding means. A depth-controlling member operably mounted upon the base member is positioned to normally contact a workpiece held in the work-clamping device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1994
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1996
    Inventors: Stewart C. Duncan, Ambers H. Capps
  • Patent number: 5426999
    Abstract: A sharpener is disclosed which consists of a platform with formed grooves to accommodate instrument handles at specific angles to direct the blade of the instrument to a sharpening stone which slides in a groove on the platform. The sharpener will be sterilizable to prevent cross contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1995
    Inventors: Victoria Seiler, Dave L. Goodwin