Plural, Selectively Usable Fixed Tools Patents (Class 72/116)
  • Patent number: 10421110
    Abstract: A mold tool generally includes a base, a die assembly, a tightening element, a threaded element, and at least one shaping cap. The base defines a cutout, a first threaded hole opposite to the cutout, and a second threaded hole. The die assembly, composed of a first module and a second module, can be inserted into a receiving space of the base. The tightening element can be screwed into the second threaded hole of the base to fix the die assembly in place. The threaded element can be screwed into the first threaded hole of the base. The shaping cap can be fitted at one end of the threaded element. The die assembly defines channels of various diameters each for holding a tube of a specific diameter. The shaping cap can urge one end of a tube held in the die assembly to form a specific type of flare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Shu-Hui Chen, Oliver Sir
  • Patent number: 10124392
    Abstract: The present invention includes a mold set, a deformation generating element, and an engaging element. The mold set has a pipe storing channel, a deformation portion, and a positioning recess. The deformation generating element has a deformation generating portion and a pushing portion with an outer working thread. The engaging element has an axial positioning portion and a working channel with an inner working thread. Therefore, the deformation generating portion can move toward the deformation portion for pipe flare processing work and a view hole is provided for viewing. So, no threaded hole is required for the mold set. The view hole allows the user to inspect the pipe end's position being correct or not. The manufacturing for the engaging element is easy. The engaging element has a guiding function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Tai-Hung Lee
  • Patent number: 9981301
    Abstract: A tube jig device for clamping a tube to be expanded by a tube flaring tool includes a base and a height gauge. The base has a plurality of gripping holes, and each of the gripping holes has a round hole and an expanding hole. The height gauge, which has a plurality of stop portions, is movably connected to the base with the stop portions on the first surface and parallel to the first surface. The height gauge is moved to a position where the stop portions are above the expanding holes respectively for the tube clamped in the gripping hole to abut against and waiting to be expanded by the tube flaring tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Yung Chi Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu-Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9886813
    Abstract: Described embodiments relate to providing a multimedia contents service to user equipment associated with an electric vehicle located in an electric vehicle charging station through a wireless access point. The wireless access point may allocate an Internet Protocol (IP) address to user equipment associated with an electric vehicle located in an electric vehicle charging station in response to a connection request message received from the user equipment. Then, the wireless access point may transmit a request message to a service server with user identification information of the user equipment and the assigned IP address. In response to the request message, the wireless access point may receive predetermined multimedia contents and deliver the received predetermined multimedia contents to the user equipment based on the assigned IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong-Hoon Han, Ki-Jung Kim
  • Patent number: 9327391
    Abstract: A tool for crimping a ring member on a pipe is provided. The tool includes a first arm having a plurality of slots on a first side and a second slot on a second side. Each slot of the plurality of slots is a different size diameter, and the at least one second slot has a different size. The tool further includes a second arm operably coupled to rotate. The second arm having a plurality of slots on a third side and at least one fourth slot on a fourth side. Each of the plurality of slots are sized and positioned to cooperate with each other when in the first position to crimp the ring member. The at least one fourth slot is sized and positioned to cooperate with the at least one second slot when in the second position to crimp the ring member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Inventors: Richard A. Steiner, Joseph Krzyzanski
  • Patent number: 8171517
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to wirelessly download media content to a media device of a vehicle from a point in the media content where a gateway previously stopped downloading the media content to the vehicle media device, where the server is in a reconfigurable master-slave relationship with the gateway, where the server and the gateway are remote from each other and remote from the vehicle, and where the gateway is associated with the vehicle. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: John Alson Hicks, III, Randy Zimler
  • Patent number: 7216521
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a combined machining equipment for steel tubes, and a machining method is of a small size, can easily be moved, and is capable of not only flaring a steel tube, but also grinding a flared surface, forming a groove, and peeling off a lining. A main shaft (121) is rotatably mounted on a slide frame (141) slidable with respect to a common mount (103), and a second machining head (124) is mounted on a flange on the distal end of the main shaft (121). An auxiliary shaft (131) is slidably disposed in the main shaft (121) for rotation therewith. A first machining head (134) is mounted on a mount base (132) on the distal end of the auxiliary shaft (131).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 7096725
    Abstract: A multilayer metal gasket for an internal combustion engine having an integrated sensor or sensors, such as a pressure sensor. The sensor is located within a combustion cylinder opening in the gasket. Preferably, a sensor is located within each combustion cylinder opening of the gasket. The gasket may also include an integrated sensor signal conditioning module. The gasket is made by a method which includes forming the necessary sensor housings and signal line channels within the spacing layers of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2006
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul World Wide, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel J. Vialard
  • Patent number: 7059162
    Abstract: A flaring tool for flaring the outer conductors of two different sizes of coaxial cable includes a dome-shaped body and a reversible tool head. The tool head has first and second shafts and first and second flaring heads on opposite sides. Reversing the tool head exposes the shaft and flaring head for the corresponding size coaxial cable. The shafts match the inner diameter of the inner conductor of the coaxial cable to be flared. The flaring heads are shaped as half cones, which allow the outer conductor to be flared without deforming the insulation between the inner and outer conductors of the coaxial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2006
    Assignee: Capewell Components, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Tarpill, Orelvis Migenes, Tadeusz Zagula
  • Patent number: 6055834
    Abstract: A method to control the drawing of rolled stock in a segment of the rolling line includes measuring the section of the rolled stock passing through is made by a first detector located at the outlet of the semi-finishing block and by a second detector located at the inlet to the finishing block. The method also carries out at least a measurement of the section of the rolled stock with a third detector located at the outlet of the finishing block, the drawing action being controlled and regulated by a control unit by comparing the measurements of the section at the outlet of the semi-finishing block, at the inlet to the finishing block and at the outlet thereof with the corresponding values memorized in tables in the control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2000
    Assignee: Centro Automation SpA
    Inventors: Ferruccio Della Vedova, Lorenzo Ciani, Paolo Chiaruttini
  • Patent number: 6047578
    Abstract: A roll pass of a roll set having three rolls for a multi-stand mandrel-free stretch reducing mill has a roll pass shape that deviates from the circular. A tube is passed in its longitudinal direction through the non-circular roll pass shape enabling modification of a shape of a cross-section of the tube, so as to counteract the non-circular external diameter deviations of the tube. A final roll pass (finishing pass) of the stretch reducing mill is locally enlarged at peripheral points where the tube diameter of the entering tube would otherwise deviate downward from a target size and locally reduced in size at the peripheral points where the tube diameter would otherwise deviate upward from the target size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Mannesmann AG
    Inventor: Peter Thieven
  • Patent number: 6047584
    Abstract: A multipurpose head forming and finishing apparatus includes a support frame (3) forming, on a horizontal plane, an arc holding a pair of arms (3a, 3b) symmetrical with respect to a median vertical plane. The frame (3) has a clamp (4), operated in a horizontal direction, for gripping a pipe (2) in proximity of a head (2a) to be worked. The clamp (4) includes a stationary jaw (5) and a mobile jaw (6), slidably supported on the arms (3a, 3b) of the support frame (3) by respective coupling guides and members, the jaws closable on the median symmetry plane. A tool (26) is operated in a direction axial with respect to the pipe (2) held by the clamp (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Inventor: Amadio Filippo
  • Patent number: 5794473
    Abstract: A method of regulating the cross-section of rolling stock through a looper for the rolling stock, particularly between roll stands in section rolling mills. In accordance with the method, the horizontal forces in the rolling stock are varied by varying the loop height, and width increases or width adjustments of the rolling stock are purposefully influenced through the horizontal forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Otmar Palzer
  • Patent number: 5791182
    Abstract: Method and device to control between rolling stands the drawing of the rolled stock (14) in a segment (10) of a rolling line, the segment (10) possibly comprising two conventional rolling stands with or without an interposed drawing unit (19), a conventional rolling stand and a drawing unit (19), a rolling stand and a fast rolling block (11a), two fast rolling blocks (11a, 11b) with an intermediate thermomechanical treatment or another type of combination of rolling units, there being included a possible intake drawing unit (12) and a possible discharge drawing unit (13) associated with a shears (20), the method including the measuring of the drawing action applied to the rolled stock (14) in the segment between stands comprised between two rolling units, one upstream (11a) and the other downstream (11b) and/or between a rolling unit and the relative drawing unit (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Ceda SpA Costruzioni Elettromeccaniche e Dispositivi d'Automazione
    Inventor: Lorenzo Ciani
  • Patent number: 5740686
    Abstract: In rolling a metal strip in a roughing line and a finishing line, the rolling process in the roughing line is adjusted as a function of a predicted value for the change in width of the metal strip in the finishing line such that the metal strip has a given specified finished strip width on leaving the finishing line. In order to permit a reliable prediction of the change in width despite the lack of accurate information regarding the dependence of the change in width on influencing parameters that affect the process, this dependence is simulated in a neural network whose network parameters are adapted after each passage of a metal strip through the finishing line as a function of the influencing parameters measured or calculated during the passage and the measured actual change in width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Martinetz, Thomas Poppe, Guenter Soergel, Otto Gramckow
  • Patent number: 5228323
    Abstract: An improved flaring tool includes the usual plurality of expandable die blocks retained by a U-shaped frame. A clamping screw is treaded through a clamp block which is rotatably mounted between the legs of the frame at its open end. The screw is movable toward and away from the die blocks to clamp or unclamp tubing between adjacent die blocks. A conical flaring tip is movable against the end of a clamped tubing for flaring same. The clamp block's axis of rotation is perpendicular to the direction of movement of the die blocks and the screw. The improvement comprises a facility which locks the clamp block against rotation when the screw is aligned with the die block and their direction of movement. The locking facility prevents unintentional rotation of the clamp block as the screw is rotated to clamp or unclamp the tubing, but may be manually overcome to intentionally rotate the clamp block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 20, 1993
    Assignee: The Pullman Company
    Inventors: Miles Dubinsky, Rinart Joseph
  • Patent number: 4535616
    Abstract: A flaring tool for conduit utilizing a yoke adapted to support a holder capable of selectively accommodating various sizes of tubes and employing a threaded actuator having a torque producing handle at one end, and a flaring head at the other. The flaring head comprises an adapter removably mounted upon the actuator inner end wherein various sizes of flaring tool heads may be selectively used with the actuator permitting the tool to accommodate a plurality of flaring heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1985
    Assignee: Dowley Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Lloyd R. Eason
  • Patent number: 4526023
    Abstract: A tube flaring tool flare bar assembly is disclosed comprising a pair of elongate parallel flare bars having opposite ends and laterally opposed inner sides provided with cooperable tube supporting recesses. The flare bars are laterally pivotal relative to one another about an axis at a common one of the opposite ends, and resilient retaining spring arrangements interengage the flare bars at the one end for pivotal movement of the flare bars about the axis. The flare bar assembly is adapted to be clampingly supported in a yoke component provided with a displaceable flaring cone by which the end of a tube engaged between the flare bars is flared.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1985
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Company
    Inventor: Larry F. Babb