With Cutting Patents (Class 72/324)
  • Patent number: 11308983
    Abstract: A plate material has a first portion, a second portion, and a fracture portion connecting the first portion and the second portion, and is separated into the first portion and the second portion by tearing the fracture portion. The first portion and the second portion are arranged in a first direction. The fracture portion has thin portions arranged in a second direction crossing the first direction. Widths in the second direction of the thin portions are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Inoue
  • Patent number: 11028586
    Abstract: A universal structural support member that includes multiple holes formed therethrough is provided to attach to multiple sized horizontal beams of a storage rack, built strong enough to support multiple pallets of goods. Pre-formed holes through the structural member and/or horizontal beam can be formed in the shape of a polygon, e.g., a square hole. A bolt to attach the structural support to the horizontal beam can be formed with a key structure to interlock with the hole and prevent rotation of the nut and/or structural member. The member can be configured with multiple holes in multiple arrangements to allow the structural support member to be used with differently sized storage racks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: FRAZIER INDUSTRIAL COMPANY
    Inventor: Domenick Iellimo
  • Patent number: 10639698
    Abstract: Provided is a steel material shearing method that enables highly productive and low-cost production of a steel material with a sheared surface having excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance, fatigue strength, and stretch flangeability. The shearing method comprises making a clearance between a die and a punch 5 to 80% of a sheet thickness of a workpiece, shearing the workpiece using the punch, and, by utilizing a punched material punched out by the punch, pressing an end face of the punched out material against the sheared surface of the worked material on the die to produce a steel sheet with a sheared edge having excellent hydrogen embrittlement resistance and fatigue strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Yasutomi, Takashi Matsuno, Shigeru Yonemura, Tohru Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10576557
    Abstract: A shearing apparatus in accordance with some example embodiments includes a housing forming a stationary die pocket and a movable die pocket into which dies can be positioned. A force transmitting apparatus moves the movable die relative to the stationary die to shear a workpiece. The dies can be removed from the housing by disengaging a die engaging mechanism and an end stop assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GREENLEE TOOLS, INC.
    Inventor: John Russell Fenske
  • Patent number: 10566756
    Abstract: A crimping tool exchange device for exchanging crimping tools in a process position in a cable crimp contact crimping press has at least two exchange spots that each retain a crimping tool. When the exchange spots are in a first exchange position, a first tool is displaced from the process position to a first exchange spot along a first direction of movement, the exchange spots are linearly moved from the first exchange position into a second exchange position wherein the first tool and a second tool located on a second exchange spot move in a second direction of movement that differs from the first direction of movement, and in the second exchange position the second tool is displaced from the second exchange spot into the process position in a third direction of movement that is opposite to the first direction of movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: KOMAX HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Peter Imgrüt, Beat Wicki
  • Patent number: 10486211
    Abstract: The present invention provides a blank water blowing device, which is mainly composed of a frame, a lift cylinder, an auxiliary board, guide shafts, linear bearings, bearing seats, a mounting rack, a lifting frame, a thrust cylinder, a linear guide rail, slide rail seats, sliding seats, a sprocket A, chains, sprockets B, a motor, bases, rotating shafts, glands, bearings, powered rollers, conveyor chains, an air supply pipe, air amplifiers, a support, driven rollers, flanges, a ball screw and the like. The blank water blowing device provided by the present invention can meet the requirement of blank water blowing and also has the characteristics of simple structure, convenience in manufacturing, stable performances, and capability of meeting the precision machining requirement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD
    Inventors: Weidong Liu, Jiandong Guo, Bowen Xue
  • Patent number: 10099870
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a handling device for handling a metal component part between a furnace device and a further processing device. The handling device comprises a temperature-control chamber, in which the metal component part can be inserted, and a conveying device. The temperature-control chamber comprises a temperature-control unit that adjusts a temperature in the temperature-control chamber. The temperature-control chamber can be conveyed between a receiving position, in which the metal component part can be conveyed from the furnace device into the temperature-control chamber, and a dispensing position, in which the metal component part can be conveyed from the temperature control chamber to the further processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ebner Industrieofenbau GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Ebner, Fritz Josef Ebner, Rudolf Steinheimer
  • Patent number: 9661950
    Abstract: A machine (1) for preparing a beverage comprises: a handle (10, 12) having a drive portion (12) arranged to be contacted and driven by a human hand to move the handle into a beverage preparation position; and a user-interface (20a) for initiating beverage preparation. This drive portion comprises this user-interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventor: Fabien Ludovic Agon
  • Patent number: 9446874
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to processes for manufacturing internally pierced shaped articles for unit-dose packaging with at least one formed recess (e.g., a blister), in particular for unit-dose packaging of pharmaceutical dosage forms. In certain embodiments, the first step of the process is directed to drawing the film material (e.g., metal-plastic foil) with one or more plungers to form a primary contour, the contour having a depth of at least 100% and up to 150% of the depth of the formed recess. The second stage involves shaping the primary contour with one or more plunger(s) to the desired formed recess, with a depth that is less than the depth of the primary contour, while substantially maintaining the surface area of the primary contour formed in the first stage. The formed recess may be formed using warm-forming or cold-forming techniques. The third stage involves the automatic placing of an internal piercing device stably into the shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Mystic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Nelson
  • Patent number: 9440275
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for working sheet-like material, such as a press brake for bending steel sheet. The device includes: a frame; two, relative to each other movable, substantially parallel beams for working the sheet-like material, which beams are connected to the frame; driving means for driving the substantially parallel beams away or towards each other; at least one spring means, connected at a horizontal position along said beams for urging the beams away from each other; wherein the spring means have a spring constant that is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Nivora IP B.V.
    Inventor: Ronald Bruntink
  • Patent number: 9337166
    Abstract: Provided is a wire bonding apparatus capable of performing high-speed wedge wire bonding, the apparatus including: a bonding tool having a through hole and a pressing surface for pressing a wire; a clamper for holding the wire; and a control unit. The control unit includes: wire tail extension unit that moves the bonding tool, after wedge bonding of the wire to a first lead, upward and along a second straight line connecting a second pad and a second lead, and causes the wire to extend from the through hole in a direction along the second straight line from the second pad to the second lead; and tail cut unit that, after causing the wire tail to extend, cuts the wire tail by moving the bonding tool in the direction along the second straight line connecting the second pad and the second lead while the clamper is closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SHINKAWA LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Hagiwara, Naoki Sekine, Koichi Takahashi, Yasuo Nagashima, Motoki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9108240
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a container for absorbing fluid shock or mechanical shock. The method includes preparing a raw material pipe, forming a coupling pipe by reducing a diameter of at least one side of the raw material pipe, and forming an inner circumference of the coupling pipe and bending it. Accordingly, a container body and a coupling pipe coupled to at least one side of the container body are integrated together, so that an additional process for coupling the container body with the coupling pipe is not required, and thus the cost of production is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Tae-Seung Yoo
  • Publication number: 20150143865
    Abstract: A device and a method of using the device for construction of baffles that may be used in suppressors or solvent traps for firearms out of metal cups sold as engine block freeze plugs. The device has a bottom die, a top die and an alignment cylinder. The metal cup is transformed into a baffle by placing the metal cup on the bottom die, placing the bottom die inside the alignment cylinder, placing the top die inside the alignment cylinder, and applying compressive forces to the bottom die and top die. A hole may be drilled in the center of the baffle by placing a drill bit into a top die center hole completely penetrating through the top die and coaxial thereto, and drilling through the baffle, the drill bit passing into a bottom die center hole penetrating at least partially into the bottom die and coaxial thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Jim Griffin, Jim Griffin
  • Publication number: 20150121985
    Abstract: An opening radial dimension is set as a radial direction permissible dimension K of the metal coil as expressed by the following equation or lower. K = Yp × Z 2 ? EI ? R 2 ? ( ? - sin ? ? ? ? ? cos ? ? ? ) Wherein: K is a radial direction permissible dimension at the load action point position in mm; Yp is a yield stress of the metal sheet, in kgf/mm2; Z is a section modulus of the metal sheet, in mm3; R=(a metal coil radius r)?½(the plate thickness t of the metal sheet), in mm; E is a Young's modulus of the metal sheet, in kgf/mm2; I is a second moment of area of the metal sheet in mm4; and ? is an angle in radians about the axis of the metal coil from the load action point to the nearest restraining roll along a rewind direction of the metal coil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiaki NUNOTA, Takahiro FUJIOKA
  • Patent number: 9022411
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Patent number: 9003856
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flange structure includes: forming a primary product by extending a columnar material in an axial direction by cold or warm forging such that first shaft portion and a second shaft portion are formed at a first axial end of the material and a second axial end of the material, respectively; forming a secondary product by making a middle portion of the primary product overhang outwardly by cold or warm forging such that a first overhang having a thickness greater than that of the flange is formed; forming a tertiary product by squeezing the first overhang by cold or warm forging such that a second overhang having an outline greater than that of the flange is formed; and defining an outer edge of the flange by cutting off an excessive portion of the second overhang. The second overhang without the excessive portion is the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Matec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takehiko Masuyama
  • Publication number: 20150086750
    Abstract: A process is provided for making bulk textured material sheeting. As a continuous supply of flat material sheeting is fed, the sheeting is repeatedly impacted with toothed knives, each knife creating a row of raised and generally pointed structures on the sheeting to texture the sheeting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Ray ARBESMAN, Nghi PHAM, Winston MACKELVIE
  • Patent number: 8985614
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Patent number: 8985615
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20150076771
    Abstract: A metal gasket for establishing a gas and fluid-tight seal between two members and which is resistant to temperatures of greater than 430° C. and even up to 540° C. is provided. The metal gasket is made of a 200 series stainless steel which includes, by weight percentage: up to 1.0% Silicon, 3.5-5.5% Manganese, up to 0.060% Phosphorus, up to 0.030% Sulfur, 17.5-19.5% Chromium, 0.50-2.00% Molybdenum, 4.0-6.0% Nickel, 0.10-1.00% Niobium, 0.08-0.30% Nitrogen and the remainder of Iron. This particular alloy has been found to provide the gasket with very high mechanical strength, even at temperatures of up to 540° C. Additionally, due to the low nickel content of the 200 series stainless steel, the metal gasket may be made more cost-effectively than other known metal gaskets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: James Stout, Jonathan Youngman
  • Publication number: 20150069663
    Abstract: A packing element (1) for use in mass and/or heat transfer processes through which at least one liquid may flow, wherein the packing element (1): has an outer surface (2) comprising three or more outer arched rib elements (21) and two outer connecting edge elements (22), optionally has an inner surface (3) comprising optional inner arched rib elements (31), wherein the element 1 is substantially spherical or substantially ellipsoidal, and wherein the outer connecting edge elements (22) and the outer arched rib elements (21) and optional inner arched rib elements (31) are embodied such that the total projected area (4) of the packing element (1) when viewed in any direction (7), preferably a radial direction (5) or optional axial direction (6), is partially open due to the presence of an open projected area (41), wherein it is open to an extent that ranges from about 15 to about 50, preferably about 17 to about 40, more preferably about 18 to about 35, most preferably about 20 to about 30% of the total project
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Ilja Ausner, Florian Kehrer
  • Publication number: 20150069720
    Abstract: Provided is a metal gasket, which is capable of limiting localized decreases in contact pressure of the seal bead and of securing superior sealing over long periods. In order to achieve said purpose, the invention is a metal gasket, in which an opening that is open in the shape of the opening of the space to be sealed and a seal bead that extends along the perimeter of the opening are formed in a metal plate. The seal bead is one in which two or more portions from among half bead portions, fold-up bead portions and full bead portions are continuous with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Yuji Nakamura, Nobutake Matsuki
  • Patent number: 8950231
    Abstract: A floor support for a grain bin floor made from a sheet of galvanized steel having a top surface, a bottom surface and flat ends. The floor support has a plurality of flanges and notches disposed within the top surface and a plurality of openings disposed through the sheet of galvanized steel. Positioned between each opening is a first bend. Positioned on either side of selected first bends is a second bend thereby forming a z-shaped floor support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sukup Manfucaturing Co.
    Inventors: Steven E. Sukup, Tun Ge, William C. Shepherd, Charles E. Sukup
  • Publication number: 20150037092
    Abstract: A web component suitable for use with a snap-fit assembly is disclosed herein. The web component includes, but is not limited to, a sheet metal member that has a periphery and a first side and a second side. The sheet metal member also includes a plurality of protrusions that extend from a first surface of the first side and from a second surface of the second side. The plurality of protrusions are disposed proximate a portion of the periphery and are configured to engage a female receiver associated with the snap-fit assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Grieco
  • Publication number: 20150013854
    Abstract: A high strength and high toughness magnesium alloy, characterized in that it is a plastically worked product produced by a method comprising preparing a magnesium cast product containing a atomic % of Zn, b atomic % in total of at least one element selected from the group consisting of Dy, Ho and Er, a and b satisfying the following formulae (1) to (3), and the balance amount of Mg, subjecting the magnesium alloy cast product to a plastic working to form a plastically worked product, and it has a hcp structure magnesium phase and a long period stacking structure phase at an ordinary temperature; 0.2?a?5.0??(1) 0.2?b?5.0??(2) 0.5a?0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshihito KAWAMURA, Michiaki YAMASAKI
  • Publication number: 20150002008
    Abstract: A carcass rail for a guiding device, by way of which a movable furniture part during opening and/or closing is guidable on a furniture carcass of an item of furniture. The carcass rail has a cross sectional profile including several even profile portions extending along a longitudinal axis of the carcass rail, wherein at least two of the profile portions are connected by means of a bending edge which extends along the longitudinal axis. A side profile portion of the cross sectional profile is mounted on a side wall portion in the furniture carcass. At least one free-standing mounting strap for connecting to the side wall portion of the furniture carcass is connected integrally and continuously to the side profile portion and extends over a portion of the longitudinal axis of the carcass rail. In addition, a method for producing the carcass rail is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: GRASS GMBH
    Inventors: Georg DOMENIG, Manfred PEER, Cheng JIANG
  • Publication number: 20140335373
    Abstract: Joining process, joined article, and process of fabricating a joined article are disclosed. The joining process includes providing a consumable electrode comprising a first material and a second material, melting the consumable electrode by a current-induced melting or remelting, and re-solidifying the first material and the second material to form a dissimilar ingot having a first region being a re-solidification of the first material and a second region being a re-solidification of the second material. The joined article includes the first region and the second region; the dissimilar ingot at least partially defines the joined article. The process of fabricating includes providing the dissimilar ingot, positioning the dissimilar ingot within a die, and applying force from the die to compress the dissimilar ingot, thereby forming the joined article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yan CUI, Srikanth Chandrudu KOTTILINGAM, John R. WOOD, Dechao LIN
  • Publication number: 20140335371
    Abstract: A hard disk drive with a multiple disk stack normally utilizes disk separator plates near the disk surfaces to reduce wind induced vibrations in the disks and the read/write heads. The manufacturing methods currently used to make these separator plates, metal casting and machining, or injection molded plastic, or extruding and machining, or cold forging tends to be expensive and creates unwanted weight and bulk without the desired precision. Stamping disk separator plates from metal provides exceptional dimensional control at reduced cost, but cannot readily provide the thicknesses required. Stamping and extruding the offsets, or stamping and folding the offsets, is a manufacturing process that provides the required dimensions for the offsets, and dimensional control and reduced cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Intri-Plex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Leong Weng How, Ryan John Schmidt, Michael John Stromberg, Damon Douglas Brink
  • Publication number: 20140296961
    Abstract: A medical implant has a compressed and expanded state with an open-worked, preferably hollow-cylindrical main structure composed of a plurality of crosspieces, of which at least two are interconnected in each case at node elements. In the compressed state, even with complicated movements of the implant, for example when inserted into a vessel, at least one first barrier element is provided at each of a plurality of first node elements and at least one second barrier element is provided at each of a plurality of second node elements in each case adjacent to a respective first node element, such that a first barrier element and a respective adjacent second barrier element in each case lock together as the implant transitions from the expanded state into the compressed state, preferably during crimping, and thus inhibit the transition back in to the expanded state, so the barrier opposes a force in the circumferential direction and opposes a force in the radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Adrian Blaser, Raimund Moehl, Martin Kiekbusch
  • Publication number: 20140283645
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a sufficiently strong, box-shaped protective cover for a vibrating compactor inexpensively using a small number of processes and only simple processes, and provides a protective cover for a vibrating compactor. A box-shaped protective cover that covers an upper structural portion of a body of a vibrating compactor is manufactured by executing a cutting process for fashioning a single metal plate into a shape including a first planar portion 1, a second planar portion 2, an intermediate portion 3, and a plurality of side flaps 5 (5a to 5d), a bending process for bending or curving the side flaps 5 and the intermediate portion 3, and a welding process for welding a side flap 5a (or 5b) of the first planar portion 1 to a side flap 5c (or 5d) of the second planar portion 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: MIKASA SANGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisaharu Sunaga, Hideki Mochiki, Kenichi Nagasawa, Kenichi Muramoto, Yoshinori Miura, Yoshio Iguchi
  • Publication number: 20140276205
    Abstract: Intraosseous needle sets (e.g., cannulas and stylets) and kits comprising the same, such as those, for example, having a non-circular bore and configured to receive a sample from a target area (e.g., a cortex, a sternum, a humerus, and/or the like).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Larry J. Miller, Robert W. Titkemeyer, John Morgan, Chris Kilcoin
  • Patent number: 8834337
    Abstract: One embodiment described herein is a sheet of material 200 formed into accurate and high value structures by implementing a plurality of elongated slots 202 that are obliquely placed along a fold line 204 which create one or more strips 206 consisting of a length w, a width s and an angle f to said fold line 204. The strips 206 are put into a state of plastic deformation through torsion which is controlled via the combination of said length w, width s, and angle f elements to create accurate, unique, complex and high value products or forms. The embodiments described allow for a greater degree of freedom of sheet material types, a greater degree of sheet material thicknesses, while simplifying implementation. This and other embodiments are also enclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Joseph Hannum, Andrew Scott Davies, Mark Theodore Walsh, Michael Shay Binion, Mario Greco
  • Publication number: 20140251933
    Abstract: A shelving system includes a retaining wall having a panel of integrally formed flanges extending therefrom in spaced columns and rows, with each flange defining a pocket with the panel. The system includes one or more shelves, with each shelf including a support platform, opposing side panels, and a back panel extending from the support platform. A portion of the back panel forms a hook configured for engagement with one of the pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventors: Robert S. Old, Steven C. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20140257451
    Abstract: Medical devices that include a Ni—Ti ternary alloy and methods for their manufacture. The medical devices described herein include at least one part fabricated from the Ni—Ti ternary alloy. In the Ni—Ti alloys, the ternary alloying element is selected to be compatible with Ni—Ti. Example Ni—Ti ternary alloys include nickel (Ni), titanium (Ti), and one or more of tantalum (Ta), hafnium (Hf), vanadium (V), zirconium (Zr), scandium (Sc), or yttrium (Y). By virtue of their compatibility with Ni—Ti, additions of the ternary alloying element(s) may substitute for titanium in the Ni—Ti phase up to the solubility of the ternary element and the remainder can exist as a second phase whose mechanical properties resemble that of the pure ternary element and whose elastic modulus exceeds that of the Ni—Ti matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT LABORATORIES
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, John F. Boylan
  • Patent number: 8806911
    Abstract: A keyboard cover fabrication method for making a keyboard cover by processing a metal sheet material into a shaped metal component having protrusions and then cutting off a top part of each protrusion of the shaped metal component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Chi-Jui Huang
  • Patent number: 8801026
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a single piece base portion (10) for a locking mechanism (30) for a ski binding (1), in particular a cross country or touring ski binding. The base portion (10) comprising: a planar resting portion (11); one or more, preferably two, support sections (12) extending out of the plane of the planar resting portion (11). In particular, each of the support sections (12) comprises an axle pin hole (13) for receiving an axle (21) of a part associated with the locking mechanism (30). Further, the lowest section (14) of the axle pin hole (13) is aligned with the upper surface (15) of the planar resting portion (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Rottefella AS
    Inventors: Even Wollo, Aksel Pettersen, Thomas Holm, Oyvar Svendsen
  • Publication number: 20140178192
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a stator including positioning a cutting device, with a diameter equal to a desired pocket diameter, with respect to pockets in a side of a housing. Each pocket has an end wall with an indentation. The method axially displaces the device to remove material from side and end walls for the pockets to form desired diameters and lengths for the pockets, while leaving a portion of the respective indentation in place. The housing includes a plurality of blades. Each pocket is arranged to receive an engagement assembly for a one-way clutch. Each pocket includes a first opening facing in a second axial direction and a second opening in communication with the first opening and at least partially facing in a circumferential direction. The first side faces the second axial direction and the side walls are in communication with the first and second openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Patrick M. Lindemann, Markus Steinberger, Jacob Rufener, Nigel Gurney
  • Publication number: 20140150366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for producing rectangular or square wall elements from flat sheet metal, including determining a length and width of a wall element, providing a flat sheet metal piece incising two longitudinal edge portions to form two incisions to form two tabs for each longitudinal edge portion separated by a respective incision from the remaining longitudinal edge portion, right-angled folding of a respective strip, formed by the incisions, right-angled folding of the tabs parallel to the longitudinal edge at the level of the base of the associated incision, right-angled folding of the longitudinal edge portions along the longitudinal edge, right-angled folding of the transverse edge portions parallel to the transverse edge to form a strip having a width corresponding to the transverse dimension of the tabs, and right-angled folding of the transverse edge portions along the transverse edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: C E S CONTROL ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Igor Harry Schaaf, Paul Mazura, Walter Nicolai, Simon Jocham
  • Publication number: 20140123720
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing tailored sheet-metal strips, in which at least one sheet-metal strip having a substantially planar surface is integrally connected along its longitudinal edge to at least one further web-shaped semifinished product made of metal, wherein the at least one further web-shaped semifinished product differs from the at least one sheet-metal strip in terms of at least one of its properties, and wherein the at least one sheet-metal strip and the at least one further web-shaped semifinished product are fed continuously to at least one joining station, characterized in that a web-shaped semifinished product having a three-dimensional structure, a hollow profile and/or a multiplicity of recesses and/or holes in succession along its longitudinal edge is used as the at least one further web-shaped semifinished product which is fed to the joining station. An apparatus for carrying out the method is furthermore claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: WISCO LASERTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Gerhard ALBER, Martin RETZBACH
  • Publication number: 20140116105
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus and a method for forming an ultrahigh tensile steel. The method may include: (a) preparing a blank from a steel plate sheet; (b) cold-forming the blank into a shape corresponding to a desired end-product; (c) fixing the cold-formed materials to a plurality of pallets; (d) moving the pallets into a heating chamber, and heating the materials to a set temperature in the heating chamber; (e) moving the pallets into a cooling chamber, and cooling the materials in the cooling chamber; and (f) straightening dimensions of the materials which have been transformed in the heat treatment process and cooling process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Youn Soo Han, Young-Hoon Jang, Byung Hun Kim, Heongjoo Park
  • Publication number: 20140112668
    Abstract: A stamped metal optic is provided that is a unitary, or integrally formed, part that includes at least a bench for holding at least one optoelectronic component and a reflector for folding an optical pathway. The stamped metal optic is formed of a piece of metal that is shaped using known metal stamping techniques. The stamped metal optic preferably has at least one fiducial mark formed therein that is used for placement of the optoelectronic device on the bench to ensure that the optoelectronic device is precisely aligned with the reflector. Because metal objects can be formed relatively inexpensively with high precision using known stamping techniques, the stamped metal optics can be manufactured with high precision at relatively low cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd .
    Inventor: Laurence R. McColloch
  • Patent number: 8702359
    Abstract: A method of forming a recess in a work, a work in which the recess is to be formed is a material that can be cut. A cutting tool for forming the recess is held by a moving apparatus at a prescribed angle relative to the work. The cutting tool is moved in a carving direction for carving the work at the prescribed angle, and a thin cutting fin is vertically formed. Then, the cutting tool is moved in the horizontal direction, and the cutting fin is cut and separated from the work. The fin-forming step and the cutting step are repeatedly performed in sequence, whereby a recess having a prescribed depth d and area is formed in the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Nakamura Seisakusho Kabushikigaisha
    Inventor: Hideyuki Miyahara
  • Publication number: 20140102162
    Abstract: Examples of tooling fixtures and methods for manufacturing computing devices are described. According to some examples, a computer component may be shaped using successive steps of forging after deep drawing. In some examples, certain components may be assembled to form sub-assemblies of computer components and the sub-assembly may then be machined to drive closer tolerances. According to other examples, a work holding tool is described which may include a first plurality of individually movable pins for supporting a first surface of a work piece, the tool also having a second plurality of individually movable pins for applying a restraining force over a second opposite surface of the work piece to retain the work piece in position while maintaining it in its natural state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Morgenstern, Laura M. DeForest, Michelle R. Goldberg, Nicholas Alan Rundle, Yuna Hu, Michael K. Morishita, Jacek M. Kolodziejski
  • Publication number: 20140096400
    Abstract: A smoothing tool includes a grip part and a blade part accommodated therein. The grip part is formed as a light metal hollow profile and has two brackets clasping the blade part, and the blade part has at least one support rib and one or two clamping ribs at least partially clasping a respective one of the brackets of the grip part. A process for manufacturing the composite smoothing tool includes providing the blade part as a tailored cold drawn steel part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Azer Babaev
  • Publication number: 20140091608
    Abstract: A chair and method of construction with the chair being comprised of a single flat sheet of a bendable material capable of supporting a human body. A longitudinal slit extends between the upper and lower edges and is spaced from the upper edge. The slit is offset from an adjacent side edge wherein the slit separates portions of the sheet into a large area portion and a small area portion. The large area portion is bent with alternating bends, to provide a chair configuration with support of a back, hips, thighs, and knees of a person seated thereon. The small area portion of the sheet is bent with alternating bends to provide an armrest support for the person seated on the chair. The chair is directly supported on the ground at the bend configured for supporting the hips and at the lower edge of the sheet, without any separate leg elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: Barbara SCHOENENBERGER
  • Patent number: 8683841
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cutting HVAC round duct and spiral duct and all attendant-attaching structures comprising a computer controlled machine able to cut round and spiral HVAC ducts and also the ability to send attendant-attaching structures that are then cut on a flat X and Y cutting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Walsh Atkinson Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140085747
    Abstract: There is provided a base plate including: a base body; and a component receiving part penetrating through the base body so as to receive a circuit component mounted on a substrate therein at the time of coupling the substrate and the base body, wherein the component receiving part includes a step part formed in an outer edge thereof so that a sealing member is seated on the step part to seal the component receiving part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyun Chul LEE
  • Publication number: 20140083154
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a transmission bearing retainer. The method includes a step of forming a bolt hole at the bearing retainer, wherein the bolt is inserted into the bolt hole. The step of forming the bolt hole includes: a step of forming a holt base hole of the bolt hole through piercing of a press working method; a step of forming an expanded hole through a first cold forging of the press working method, wherein a bolt head of the bolt being in contact with the expanded hole; and a step of forming anti-rotation grooves on a surface of the expanded hole through a second cold forging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Young Je SEONG
  • Publication number: 20140072825
    Abstract: An insulation carrier is comprised of a generally planar piece of material having a center section with one or more openings and two outer sections on either side of the center section each having tines extending outwardly from the inner section. The tines may have spaces therebetween. The spaces include bottleneck shaped portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Huehoco USA, LP
    Inventor: Mark T. Tober
  • Publication number: 20140069161
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flange structure includes: forming a primary product by extending a columnar material in an axial direction by cold or warm forging such that each of the shaft portions is formed at each axial end of the material; forming a secondary product by making a middle portion of the primary product overhang outward by cold or warm forging such that a first overhang having a thickness greater than that of the flange is formed; forming a tertiary product by squeezing the first overhang by cold or warm forging such that a second overhang having an outline greater than that of the flange is formed; and defining an outer edge of the flange by cutting off an excessive portion of the second overhang. The second overhang without the excessive portion is the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: Takehiko MASUYAMA