To Control Different Operating Assemblages Patents (Class 72/21.6)
  • Patent number: 10821650
    Abstract: A separating device for separating individual container products from a frame assembly of plastic material, particularly polypropylene, has at least one stamping device (36) that at least partially separates the respective container product from a frame waste. By the stamping device (36) including a free fall body (52) separating the respective frame waste from the associated container product from an initial position during free fall, the separation can be carried out with very high speed (free fall) and additional mechanical components for applying a constraint force on the stamping body during the creating of the separating line can be omitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 9314831
    Abstract: In one aspect, a manufacturing system is provided having lobe clamps configured to secure lobes of a spider, drive assemblies configured to pivot the lobe clamps, sensors for detecting the position of the lobe clamps, and a control system operably coupled to the drive assemblies and configured to cause the drive assemblies to pivot the lobe clamps and impart a twist to lobes of the spider. In another aspect, a method is provided that includes twisting lobes of a spider in a first direction toward initial target positions using a machine, permitting the lobes to twist in a second direction toward free state positions, and twisting one or more of the lobes using the machine in response to the one or more lobes having free state positions different than final target positions of the lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Revcor, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard R. Shelby
  • Patent number: 9084525
    Abstract: A device or tool for removing snow and other debris from vehicles, and other surfaces including a handle having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, a scraper portion coupled to the first end, and a head coupled to the second end. The head may be a laterally extended foam head that is non-abrasive, freeze resistant, and durable. The handle may include a telescopic extension to allow a reach of a user to be increased or decreased allowing the user to clear away snow and other debris from various sizes of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: SNOW JOE, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph S Cohen
  • Patent number: 8534110
    Abstract: A method is provided for setting up a tube bender having a bend die, a clamp die, a pressure die and a wiper die. The method includes providing a test-piece having an outer surface defined by a length and a substantially round cross-section. The method also includes arranging the pressure die, the clamp die, and the wiper die relative to each other in the tube bender, and arranging the test-piece relative to the pressure die, the clamp die, and the wiper die. The method further includes applying a force by the tube bender to clamp the test-piece, and determining whether the applied force is within a predetermined range of forces. Additionally, the method includes adjusting the arrangement of at least one of the pressure die, the clamp die, and the wiper die to apply a force to the test-piece that is within the predetermined range of forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mike M. Ghiran, Spyros P. Mellas, William M. Crantas, Kevin R. Marks, Douglas T. Wohlenhaus
  • Patent number: 8136379
    Abstract: This invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing a helical part by feeding a wire W toward a pointing tool 21 and pushing the wire W against the pointing tool 21 to forcibly wind the wire. The apparatus comprises: a feed roller 12 for feeding the wire W toward the pointing tool 21; a wire feeding motor 111 for rotatably driving the feed roller; a grindstone tool unit 30, which holds a discoid grindstone 31 rotatable and movable, for cutting the wire W by the rotating discoid-grindstone 31; and a CPU 100 for controlling the wire feeding motor 111 and grindstone tool unit 30 to move the discoid grindstone 31 on a plane which is substantially perpendicular to a coil growing direction of the helical part and to cut the wire W in a direction which is substantially perpendicular to the coil growing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Itaya Seisaku Sho
    Inventor: Ichiro Itaya
  • Publication number: 20110174035
    Abstract: A method is provided for setting up a tube bender having a bend die, a clamp die, a pressure die and a wiper die. The method includes providing a test-piece having an outer surface defined by a length and a substantially round cross-section. The method also includes arranging the pressure die, the clamp die, and the wiper die relative to each other in the tube bender, and arranging the test-piece relative to the pressure die, the clamp die, and the wiper die. The method further includes applying a force by the tube bender to clamp the test-piece, and determining whether the applied force is within a predetermined range of forces. Additionally, the method includes adjusting the arrangement of at least one of the pressure die, the clamp die, and the wiper die to apply a force to the test-piece that is within the predetermined range of forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Mike M. Ghiran, Spyros P. Mellas, William M. Crantas, Kevin R. Marks, Douglas T. Wohlenhaus
  • Publication number: 20090266126
    Abstract: Systems and methods are employed for monitoring and controlling a can necking process in a multi-stage can necking machine. Sensors are employed that communicate with local controllers. A local controller is used at each stage of the multi-stage can necking machine. The local controllers are used to perform fast processing of information from the sensors located in the stage associated with the local controller. A main controller is then used to determine drop rates. Predefined threshold rates may be used to compare with calculated drop rates. A multi-stage can necking machine may be controlled in part based on drop rates crossing threshold rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: CROWN PACKAGING TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Benjamin Lee Saville
  • Patent number: 7487654
    Abstract: A hydraulic tool including a frame having a hydraulic fluid conduit system; a hydraulic pump coupled to the conduit system; and a tactile feedback system. The tactile feedback system is coupled to the conduit system and is adapted to signal a user of an occurrence of a predetermined event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: FCI Americas Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: John D. Lefavour, Armand T. Montminy
  • Patent number: 7360391
    Abstract: A control device, for a servo die cushion, for precisely performing force control without using a force detector. The control device includes a slide position detecting part for detecting the position of the slide, a storing part for storing information representing a relation between the position of the slide and the speed of the die cushion, the information being predetermined such that the force between the slide and the die cushion is set to a desired force and a die cushion speed commanding part for generating a speed command of the die cushion based on the information and the position of the slide detected by the slide position detecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd
    Inventors: Yasusuke Iwashita, Tadashi Okita, Hiroyuki Kawamura, Satoshi Ikai