Including Taper Or Wedge Tool Holding Member Patents (Class 451/512)
  • Patent number: 9572634
    Abstract: A dental instrument includes a head (2) having cutting edges (1) and made of a ceramic material, and a shaft (3) which can be clamped into a driving member and is made of a metal material. The head (2) includes a mounting plug (4) having an external thread (5) and the shaft (3) includes a front-side threaded recess (6) into which the mounting plug (4) can be screwed. At least one locking recess is formed between the mounting plug (4) and the threaded recess (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Gebr. Brasseler GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Krumsiek
  • Patent number: 8894471
    Abstract: An optical-grade surfacing tool (101) is provided with a resilient return element (115) including a plurality of resiliently flexible strips (118) that transversely project from a rigid central mounting (104), each strip (118) having a distal portion (144) that engages by bearing directly upon a petal (134) of a flexible flange (131) that surrounds the rigid mounting (104). The distal portion is curved along a round loop such that the end (145) of each the strip (118) is rotated toward the rigid mounting (104).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Alain Batard, Jean-Etienne Lepage
  • Publication number: 20140073229
    Abstract: The disclosed polishing devices include an adaptor including a conical body including a first body end and a second body end, wherein a diameter of the second body end is greater than a diameter of the first body end. The adaptor also includes a drill bit including a shank configured to engage with a chuck of an electrical drill, wherein the drill bit extends from the second body end of the conical body. The polishing device also includes a first polishing pad surrounding an outer surface of the conical body. The first polishing pad includes an outer surface of the first polishing pad and an inner surface of the first polishing pad, wherein the inner surface of the first polishing pad is in contact with an outer surface of the conical body of the adaptor. The first polishing pad also includes an elastic strap extending from one portion of the second body end to another portion of the second body end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: SSDB, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Quinn
  • Patent number: 8668557
    Abstract: Optical grade surfacing tool, including: a rigid support (60); an elastically compressible interface (12) attached to the rigid support (60); a flexible pad (13) adapted to be pressed against a surface (71) to be worked, attached to the interface (12) on the opposite side to the rigid support (60); and return spring elements (14) disposed between the rigid support (60) and a peripheral part (12b) of the interface (12); characterized in that the return spring elements (14) include a plurality of pairs of superposed elastically flexible blades (65, 66) that project transversely from the rigid support (60), respectively a first blade (65) having a distal portion cooperating in bearing engagement, through a first face, exclusively with the peripheral part (12b) of the interface (12), and a second blade (66) cooperating in bearing engagement with the first blade (65) via a second face opposite its first face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Alain Batard, Jean-Etienne LePage
  • Patent number: 8528913
    Abstract: A dressing roll mounting device for mounting a dressing roll to a dresser shaft of a grinding wheel dressing unit is provided. The dressing roll mounting device includes a mounting sleeve to be positioned at a free end of the dresser shaft, the outer face of the mounting sleeve being provided with a conical mounting region serving as a centering and pushing-on aid during mounting of the dressing roll to the dresser shaft. The maximum outside diameter of the conical mounting region is smaller than or corresponding to a dressing roll reception diameter of the dresser shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Dirk Eggert, Jan-Marc Lischka
  • Patent number: 8469775
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to conversion assemblages adapted for use in converting a surface modifying apparatus, such as a pole sander, whereby the conversion assemblage includes a generally rigid body assembly including first and second major surfaces opposing each other, the first major surface is adapted for receiving the supporting member, and the second major surface is attachable to a surface modifying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: David R. Dow, Allen J. Rivard, John G. Petersen, Galen A. Fitzel
  • Patent number: 8408976
    Abstract: A surface device includes a rigid holder (11), an elastically compressible interface (12) connected to the rigid holder, a flexible pad (13) adapted to be applied onto the surface to be machined (30) and a flexible belt (14) applied against and partially covering the side surface (18) of the interface (12), an annular portion (21) of the side surface (18) of the interface (12) being free between the belt (14) and the holder (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Jean Stephane
  • Patent number: 8100744
    Abstract: A corner sander base including a sanding surface, the corner sander base for sanding proximate interior wallboard corners, the corner sander base including a first member and a second member connected together at a longitudinally oriented juncture where they form a tip, one side of the members defining a sanding surface. Each member further includes a planar forward section which in the radial direction originates at the juncture and terminates at a longitudinally oriented transition wherein a forward angle is the angle subtended between the planar forward sections in the radial plane. Each member further includes a planar rear section originating at the transition and connected to the forward section at the transition wherein a rear angle is the angle subtended between the planar rear sections in the radial plane and wherein the forward and rear angles selected to more aggressively sand the areas at the rear sections and less aggressively sand the area at the tip and forward section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Inventor: John Lamers
  • Publication number: 20110195644
    Abstract: A tool holder for a grinding machine, where the tool holder is mounted to a grinding platform of the grinding machine. The tool holder includes a plate member having a tapered slot where opposing stop elements are provided within the slot at a central location. The tool includes a pair of circular elements that are positioned on either side of the stop elements in the slot and are forced into the tapered shape of the slot so that the tool is held to the tool holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Inventors: Eric Gallup, Tchavdar V. Tchakarov
  • Patent number: 7559829
    Abstract: This tool includes: a rigid support (104) having a transverse end surface (113); an elastically compressible interface that is pressed against and covers the end surface; a flexible pad adapted to be pressed against the optical surface, itself pressed against and covering the interface on the opposite side of and in line with the end surface (113); spring return element (115) connecting the support (104) to a peripheral portion of the flexible pad situated transversely beyond the end surface (113); and a flexible flange (131) that is part of a base (130) to which the rigid support (104), which is surrounded by the flange (131), also belongs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventors: Jean Stephane, Laurent Marcepoil, Patrick Herbin, Jean-Marc Padiou
  • Publication number: 20080171502
    Abstract: This tool includes: a rigid support (104) having a transverse end surface (113); an elastically compressible interface that is pressed against and covers the end surface; a flexible pad adapted to be pressed against the optical surface, itself pressed against and covering the interface on the opposite side of and in line with the end surface (113); spring return element (115) connecting the support (104) to a peripheral portion of the flexible pad situated transversely beyond the end surface (113); and a flexible flange (131) that is part of a base (130) to which the rigid support (104), which is surrounded by the flange (131), also belongs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL(COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventors: Jean Stephane, Laurent Marcepoil, Patrick Herbin, Jean-Marc Padiou
  • Patent number: 7223164
    Abstract: An optical surface-finishing tool includes a rigid support (4) having a transverse end surface (13); an elastically-compressible interface (5) which is applied against the end surface (13) such as to cover same; and a flexible buffer (6) which can be applied against the optical surface (2), which is applied against the interface (5) and which covers the interface at least partially, opposite and in line with the end surface (13). The buffer includes a central part (6a) which is in line with the end surface (13) and a peripheral part (14) which extends transversely beyond the end surface (13). There is also an elastic return element (15) having a collar (18) which is used to connect the peripheral part (14) to the support (4). Moreover, the collar (18) includes a continuous peripheral part (22) which rests on the peripheral part (14) of the buffer (6) such as to co-operate therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2007
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale D'Optique)
    Inventors: Joël Bernard, Mathieu Meynen
  • Patent number: 7220172
    Abstract: A hand-held, manually-operated, sanding tool that can be used with conventional rectangular or square shaped sheet-like abrasive media to sand corners or other confined areas includes a base member having at least one tapered end and includes means for securing the sheet-like abrasive media to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jon A. Kirschhoffer, Eric R. Cybulski, Ryan Patrick Simmers, Jonathan M. Lise, Bernard A. Gonzalez, Ian R. Owen, Jenny L. Hicks
  • Patent number: 7033261
    Abstract: A tool for surface treatment of an optical surface, includes a rigid support having a transverse end surface, an elastically compressible interface which is applied against and overlaps the end surface, and a soft buffer designed to be applied against the optical surface and which is pressed against and overlaps at least partly the interface opposite and perpendicular to the end surface. The buffer includes a so-called central part which is located between the end surface and a so-called peripheral part which is located transversely beyond the end surface, elastic return elements connecting the peripheral part to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale D'Optique)
    Inventor: Joël Huguet
  • Patent number: 7014550
    Abstract: The invention provides a sanding system comprising a detachable sanding pad with a plurality of sides adapted for different degrees of sanding retained in contact with a backing plate by teeth penetrating into opposed sides of the sanding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Technology Company
    Inventors: David J. Mansfield, Paul A. Krupa
  • Patent number: 7011573
    Abstract: The drywall sanding apparatus provides a tool assembly for finishing drywall preparation for paint or wallpaper. The apparatus comprises an attachment device for attachment of an abrasive sponge and at least one fastening member for holding the abrasive sponge to the attachment device. The fastening member includes an insertion portion for penetrating into an abrasive sponge to hold the attachment device adjacent the sponge during operation of the sanding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Inventors: Richard C. McArthur, Dennis G. Holmes, Ronald J. McArthur
  • Patent number: 6960125
    Abstract: A sanding block for hand held use has a main body with a bottom side providing a surface for pressing a portion of a circular sheet of sandpaper against an article to be sanded. A first hook and loop-type fastener is secured to the top side of the main body for coupling with a corresponding material covering a backside of the sandpaper. A flap member is secured to the main body and is swingable between first and second positions. A second hook and loop-type fastener is secured to the flap member for coupling with the material covering the backside of the sandpaper. The flap member and the second fastener are arranged to pull the sheet of sandpaper taut across the bottom side when the flap member is moved from its first position to its second position. A closure system is provided for holding the flap member in its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Jerry Mick
  • Patent number: 6945862
    Abstract: A power tool having a receptacle for securing a tool to a drive shaft thereof is disclosed. The receptacle comprises a receiving opening, preferably being arranged on the tool. The receiving opening engages a securing section preferably being provided in a raised fashion on the drive shaft of the power tool, thereby effecting a positive fit. The securing section comprises a plurality of rounded tips arranged at even radial distances from said longitudinal axis, at angular intervals between each other, each rounded tip having a pair of lateral flanks extending from a common apex toward an intermediate section connecting lateral flanks of a pair of adjacent rounded tips. Preferably the receiving opening comprises a number of rounded tips which is twice the number of rounded tips provided on the raised section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: C. & E. Fein GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Jasch, Joerg Bortz
  • Patent number: 6905290
    Abstract: An improved hand rasp comprises a planar plate with an anterior surface and an opposing posterior surface. An ergonomic handle is affixed to the anterior surface of the plate. A groove blade is removably affixed to the posterior surface of the plate by attachment means. The groove blade may have a variety of geometric configurations and varying in width and depth to accommodate the imagination of the user or designer. The groove blade includes an abrasive surface on the exterior surface of the groove blade. A guide is also removably affixed to the posterior surface of the plate by attachment means, positioned parallel to the groove blade. The guide is adjustable about apertures formed in the plate to position the guide closer to or farther away from the groove blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2005
    Inventor: Andrew Casciato, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6796888
    Abstract: A power tool having a receptacle for securing a tool to a drive shaft thereof is diclosed. The receptacle comprises a receiving opening, preferably being arranged on the tool. The receiving opening engages a securing section preferably being provided in a raised fashion on the drive shaft of the power tool, thereby effecting a positive fit therebetween. The receiving opening has a cross section comprising a plurality of bulges displaced outwardly from a center axis of the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2004
    Assignee: C. & E. Fein GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael Jasch
  • Patent number: 6682400
    Abstract: A sanding device for use with abrasive sheet material. The device has a body with a rounded side for sanding concave recesses, sharp corner edges for use in sanding ninety-degree corners, and flat surfaces for sanding planar areas. Abrasive sheet material is attached to the body by an anchor strip which fits into a groove in the body to cause a friction fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Zhaun Draper
  • Patent number: 6663479
    Abstract: A hand held tool using continuous sanding belts for sanding and smoothing flat surfaces with the additional capability to produce more uniformly rounded edges and corners of various work pieces. Its two piece construction comprises a flat base plate rotationally attached to the bottom side of a housing. The housing has along the length of its top side a deep channel into which a portion of a mounted sanding belt may be wedged, creating a concave sanding surface, that can then be used to produce more uniformly rounded edges and corners. The housing is made of a resilient, compressible material, while the base plate is of a rigid structure. The tool incorporates a way for placing and tensioning continuous sanding belts on it by simply swiveling the base plate that is attached to the bottom of the housing, which by such rotational positioning compresses the compressible material of the housing, or releases it, thus applying or releasing tension on a mounted belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Lee Sendelbeck
  • Patent number: 6616519
    Abstract: The invention provides a sanding system comprising a detachable sanding pad with a plurality of sides adapted for different degrees of sanding retained in contact with a backing plate by teeth penetrating into opposed sides of the sanding pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Abrasives Technology Company
    Inventor: David J. Mansfield
  • Patent number: 6561888
    Abstract: A tool for sizing an O.D. surface of a cylindrical workpiece includes a rotatable substantially cylindrical member having an inner work-engaging surface adapted for finishing the O.D. surface of the cylindrical workpiece. The inner work-engaging surface includes abrasive particles thereon and defines a bore to receive the workpiece. The substantially cylindrical member includes at least one longitudinal split permitting radial expansion and contraction of at least part of the cylindrical portion for workpiece O.D. size adjustment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: Accu-Cut Diamond Tool Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley K. Domanski, Stephen C. Ball
  • Publication number: 20030054744
    Abstract: The invention provides a sanding system comprising a detachable sanding pad with a plurality of sides adapted for different degrees of sanding retained in contact with a backing plate by teeth penetrating into opposed sides of the sanding pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventor: David J. Mansfield
  • Patent number: 6500060
    Abstract: A rotary polishing disc for dental grinding and polishing includes a disc-shaped piece of sheet of abrasive material fixed to a hub. In one embodiment, the hub is a hollow cylinder which is received onto a rotatable arbor. In another embodiment, the hub has a first end fixed to the sheet material, and has a second end that is received by a socketed end of the arbor. To fix the disc-shaped piece of sheet material more securely to the hub, a retainer plug may pass through a central aperture in the sheet material and enter into the hub. The retainer plug has a flat cap which becomes juxtaposed with the sheet material furthest from the hub. In another aspect, an improved arbor for the first type of hub includes protruding barbs which spear the hub when its hollow interior is disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2002
    Inventor: Alan L. Hanosh
  • Publication number: 20020137449
    Abstract: a tool for sizing an O.D. surface of a cylindrical workpiece includes a rotatable substantially cylindrical member having an inner work-engaging surface adapted for finishing the O.D. surface of the cylindrical workpiece. The inner work-engaging surface includes abrasive particles thereon and defines a bore to receive the workpiece. The substantially cylindrical member includes at least one longitudinal split permitting radial expansion and contraction of at least part of the cylindrical portion for workpiece O.D. size adjustment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Applicant: Accu-Cut Diamond Tool Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Stanley K. Domanski, Stephen C. Ball
  • Patent number: 6322435
    Abstract: A rotary polishing disc for dental grinding and polishing includes a disc-shaped piece of sheet of abrasive material fixed to a hub. In one embodiment, the hub is a hollow cylinder which is received onto a rotatable arbor. In another embodiment, the hub has a first end fixed to the sheet material, and has a second end that is received by a socketed end of the arbor. To fix the disc-shaped piece of sheet material more securely to the hub, a retainer plug may pass through a central aperture in the sheet material and enter into the hub. The retainer plug has a flat cap which becomes juxtaposed with the sheet material furthest from the hub. In another aspect, an improved arbor for the first type of hub includes protruding barbs which spear the hub when its hollow interior is disposed on the arbor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2001
    Inventor: Alan L. Hanosh
  • Patent number: 6319104
    Abstract: A tool for use in an abrading or resurfacing machine includes a head portion, a shank portion and a base portion, the shank portion joining the head and base portions and having a shape that tapers outwardly from a narrow neck where it joins the head portion to the base portion. The tool is inserted into a pocket in an abrading wheel having the same shape as the tool. Because of the irregular shape, centrifugal force will not cause the tool to become dislodged. The tapered neck serves to distribute torsional forces imparted by an adjustment screw which alleviates metal fatigue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Inventor: James Emter
  • Patent number: 5707279
    Abstract: An abrasive tool includes in combination a tubular sleeve of exteriorly coated abrasive which has an axial length and an inside diameter. A drive arbor for the sleeve includes a mandrel adapted to be rotated by a power tool and the like. An elastomeric generally cylindrical arbor is mounted on one end of the mandrel and has an outer and inner axial end. The arbor includes a radially projecting stop flange at its inner end and has a tapered configuration between the stop flange and its outer end to receive the abrasive tubular section, but which creates an interference fit as the tubular section is telescoped on the arbor until one axial end of the tubular section engages the stop flange. The arbor body is provided with non-radial slots which make the body more pliable in a static condition, but which improve the grip of the arbor on the sleeve at speed. The slots also improve heat dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1998
    Assignee: Even Cut Abrasive Company
    Inventors: William A. Mitchell, Arthur E. Ellison
  • Patent number: 5588904
    Abstract: A finishing tool useful in sanding, abrading and like activities. The tool comprises a block having slots of a predetermined size and shape disposed in opposite ends of the block. The slots are adapted to receive matching holding elements so that a predetermined length of finishing material, such as sandpaper, may be placed across the support surface of the block, the ends of sandpaper being inserted and securely held between the surfaces of the holding elements and the slots. The holding elements are pulled inwardly by retraction elements such as one or more lengths of an elastic material such as a rubber hose interconnecting the holding elements. Passages are provided in the block for housing such elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Anthony Allport
  • Patent number: 5529529
    Abstract: An apparatus for microfinishing an interior cylindrical surface. The apparatus includes a mechanism which holds and rotates the workpiece about an axis. A tool, having radially directed work areas, is positioned within the workpiece and causes a strip of abrasive sheet material, positioned over the work areas, to engage the rotating workpiece. With the abrasive sheet material engaging the rotating workpiece, the tool is axially oscillated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 25, 1996
    Assignee: Industrial Metal Products, Corporation
    Inventors: Norman R. Judge, Edward E. Judge
  • Patent number: 5474490
    Abstract: A finishing tool useful in sanding, abrading and like activities. The tool comprises a block having slots of a predetermined size and shape disposed in opposite ends of the block. The slots are adapted to receive matching holding elements so that a predetermined length of finishing material, such as sandpaper, may be placed across the support surface of the block, the ends of sandpaper being inserted and securely held between the surfaces of the holding elements and the slots. The holding elements are pulled inwardly by retraction elements such as one or more lengths of an elastic material such as a rubber hose interconnecting the holding elements. Passages are provided in the block for housing such elastic members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1995
    Inventor: Anthony Allport
  • Patent number: 5371978
    Abstract: The invention relates to a honing tool for carrying out honing working of a work with high accuracy and super precision finishing method using the honing tool. The honing tool is mainly constituted by a pilot section (5), a rough grinding section (7), a finish grinding section (10) and a correction section (13). The honing tool is sent at rapid speed while being reciprocated little, and the machining working and correction finishing of the straightness are carried out thereby the honing working is carried out. According to the invention, the machining working efficiency and the working accuracy can be improved, and the honing finishing with high straightness becomes possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1994
    Assignee: Toyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Katsutoshi Higashikawa
  • Patent number: 5359818
    Abstract: A hand tool for the use in sanding, polishing or finishing of articles of manufacture including wood, plastic and metal articles. A length of abrasive material, such as sandpaper or emery cloth, is secured to the tool with a portion of the length of abrasive material retained in a storage area. The abrasive material is secured to an extended blade which may be sized and shaped as required. The blade may include ridges or nodules to retain the abrasive material in position on the blade while the tool is being used. A securing member slides over the blade and the abrasive material to frictionally secure the abrasive material to the tool. As required, new abrasive material may be pulled from the storage portion and secured to the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1994
    Assignee: Covil Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean L. Costa