Severing A Discrete Piece From Stock, Work, Or Product Patents (Class 72/338)
  • Patent number: 10384256
    Abstract: Tooling used in a punching process which uses a die and projecting punch to form a worked material of steel sheet into a predetermined outer shape, in which tooling for punching, a radius of curvature Rd of a die cutting edge is from 0.03 mm to 0.2 mm and an angle (?) formed by a tangent drawn from a punch cutting edge to a projection shoulder and a direction perpendicular to a direction of movement of the punch is from 12° to 72°, and a punching method and shaping method using the same, are provided. Further, when making the die cutting edge (shoulder R part) a two-stage R of radii of curvature R1 and R2 and making a slant of a line passing through the centers of R1 and R2 ?, by making 0.03 mm?R1?0.2 mm, 1?R2/R1?5, 0?R2(1?sin ?1)?0.3t, and 30°???90°, punching hole expandability can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuzo Takahashi, Osamu Kawano, Tatsuo Yokoi, Junji Haji, Satoshi Horioka
  • Patent number: 9377723
    Abstract: Provided is a stainless-steel seamless belt formed by subjecting a stainless-steel plate to a plastic forming process and having a thickness of 50 ?m or less. The seamless belt has a bending durability of 100,000 or more times in a specific bending test and has a Vickers hardness of 450 (Hv) or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hirotomo Tamiya
  • Publication number: 20150096344
    Abstract: A method of forming a shaft for transferring force from a driving element to a driven element makes use of a tube. The tube is deformed to define distal ends of said shaft. At least one of the distal ends of the tube is trimmed to define a yoke for engaging one of the driving element or the driven element, with the yoke being integrally formed with the shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Szuba, Henry E. Fradkin
  • Publication number: 20150068267
    Abstract: A computer numerical control (cnc) bending machine used to bend and then cut a specific programmed profile from a long length of cable comprising: a base, a carriage, a bend head and a saw; the carriage includes a spindle to rotate the cable, the carriage is also able to transport the cable in a linear fashion; the bend head comprises a clamp and a wiper roller and a bend die; after a last bend is formed, the clamp and wiper roller are retracted away from the bend die; the carriage is then able to then transport the cable forward away from the saw, the spindle is then able to rotate the cable out of the plane of the bend, the carriage is then able to transport the cable back toward the saw; the saw is then able to sever the cable such that a last leg length adjacent to the last bend which is shorter than the fixed distance between the saw and the bend die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: WINTON MACHINE COMPANY
    Inventor: George R. Winton, III
  • Publication number: 20150047406
    Abstract: A method of forming a sheet metal component includes the steps of initially forming a profiled blank from a metal sheet and then identifying on a surface of the blank, one or more wrinkle lines across which a buckling stress exceeds a critical buckling stress limit. Then at least one slot is cut into in the profiled blank, with the or each slot extending entirely through a thickness of the profiled blank and being coincident with one of the wrinkle lines, and a hole is cut at one end of the slot with the hole having a diameter greater than a lateral width of the slot. The profiled blank is then processed in a pressing operation to form a shaped blank with one or more welding operations being carried out on the shaped blank along each slot to produce a finished sheet metal component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Barnsdale COOPER, Paul Robert HAYTON, Joe ROWLANDS-CONWAY
  • Publication number: 20150040398
    Abstract: A method of forming a flat bar is provided. A tube is provided having an inside surface and an outside surface. The outside surface of the tube can be clad with a nickel or stainless alloy material. A helix shaped strip can be cut from the tube. The helix shaped strip can be uncoiled to form an uncoiled strip, and the uncoiled strip can be straightened and flattened to meet mill standards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: MARK STOUTAMIRE, Pat Dimaggio, Lewis Fair
  • Patent number: 8950056
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing an element for a CVT belt, comprising a body portion (22L, 22R) having right and left sides and a tapered portion with a downwardly reducing width, a neck portion extending upward from the body portion, and a head portion extending upward from the neck portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naruhiko Okubo, Kazuyuki Sanda, Shinsuke Ohnishi, Shintaro Nakamura
  • Publication number: 20150033814
    Abstract: The present invention is about the design and manufacturing method of constructing nano-structured lattices. The design of the four periodic two-dimensional lattices (hexagonal, triangulated, square and Kagome) is described; and the process of making nano-structured lattices is outlined in the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jian LU, Phu Son MAI, Chun Sheng WEN
  • Publication number: 20150020364
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to manufacturing metallic closures from a continuous coil of a pre-coated sheet metal material. More specifically, the present invention relates to manufacturing closures adapted for interconnection to a threaded neck of a container using a continuous coil of pre-coated aluminum sheet material. In one embodiment, marketing indicia or product information may be applied to the closures after formation of the closures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Ball Corporation
    Inventor: David J. Bonfoey
  • Patent number: 8919169
    Abstract: A sheet metal component includes a three dimensionally shaped first surface, a three dimensionally shaped second surface opposite and extending substantially parallel to the first surface and an edge interconnecting and extending about the perimeter of the first and second shaped surfaced. The edge includes a sheared portion formed during a trimming operation and an indented portion formed during a forming operation prior to the trimming operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome Carson Smith
  • Publication number: 20140366603
    Abstract: A can body (II) having a can base (13) and a can wall (14) is shaped by a wall ironing process starting with a blank (12). A drawing punch (15) moves the blank (12) through a wall ironing container (34) from an opening (35) to an exit (36). The edge (R) of the can body (II) opposite the can base (13) is separated using a cutting device (45), which has a force generating unit (46) arranged adjacent to the exit (36) and at least one cutting edge (26, 27) which can be arranged on the drawing punch (15). The force generating unit (46) generates a force (F) onto the can wall (14) edge (R) to be separated, whereby the edge is sheared off on the at least one cutting edge (26, 27). The can body (II) is located on the drawing punch (15) while the edge (R) is being separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Schuler Pressen GMBH
    Inventor: Klaus Blei
  • Patent number: 8898882
    Abstract: Described is a press-in element for pressing into a non-pierced or pre-pierced component. The press-in element has a head part having a ring surface confronting the component and a neck part which projects away from the ring surface, i.e. from the component contact side. The head part further has a ring-like projection surrounding the neck part with a radial spacing and projecting away from the ring surface. The neck part has a radially outwardly projecting ring bead, which can be formed as a continuous ring bead or as a ring bead interrupted at points. The apex of the ring bead has an axial spacing from the ring surface which is larger than the axial spacing of the apex of the ring-like projection from the ring surface, which lies radially within this projection and together with it and the ring bead forms a pocket which receives material of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Profil Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventor: Jiri Babej
  • Publication number: 20140345754
    Abstract: A method to form and to separate bulk solidifying amorphous alloy or composite containing amorphous alloy where the forming and separating takes place at a temperature around the glass transition temperature or within the super cooled liquid region are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Tran Quoc Pham, Theodore Andrew Waniuk, Michael Blaine Deming, Sean Timothy O'Keeffe
  • Publication number: 20140345356
    Abstract: The system comprises pressing means provided with a power actuator (1) associated with a pusher (11) and an anvil (12), the one opposing to the other, for pressing empty capsules (C) and containers and their transformation into a disk (D) and means for die-cutting the disk (D), which comprise a punch (21) and a matrix (22) connected by guiding means. The punch (21) and the matrix (22) are placeable between the pusher (11) and the anvil (12) for die-cutting the disk (D), thus forming the figure (F). The forming method comprising the steps of: —crushing the empty capsule (C) or container to obtain a disc (D) and, —die-cutting the disk (D) into a figure (F).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Nesss Entertainment, S.L.
    Inventors: Alan Piqueras Nadal, Ignacio Portabella de Villalonga, Pedro José García Montes
  • Publication number: 20140319830
    Abstract: A multipart gas pipe flange for connecting to a counter-flange of an internal combustion engine, having at least one flange plate designed as an outer flange, and having a flange inner part that can be received in said flange plate and is used for attaching a gas pipe which is connected downstream of the inner part in the flow direction and which is fluidically connected. The flange plate has at least one recess for the flange inner part, said recess having at least one inner surface and an inner diameter Di, and a mounting surface which can be placed at least indirectly on the counter-flange. The flange inner part has an outer surface which corresponds to the inner surface and which has an outer diameter Da.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Weidner, Andreas Steigert, Bernd Fuhrmann, Rolf Engel, Adrien Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20140317908
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated iron core by press punching a thin strip material to manufacture a motor core, comprising, before punching out a scrap 10 of an iron core piece 11 for the motor core, forming a plurality of partition holes 15 in the scrap 10 to divide the scrap 10 into areas 20, each of the partition holes 15 being connected at one end thereof with a peripheral portion 14 of the scrap 10 through a first connecting portion 17. The method further comprises forming a central hole 12, which is connected with the partition holes 15 through second connecting portions 18, at a central portion of the scrap 10. Accordingly, provided are the method for manufacturing a laminated iron core without causing scrap pulling when punching out and laminating the thin iron core pieces 11 and the shape of the scraps formed thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUI HIGH-TEC INC.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Umeda, Masahiro Izumi
  • Publication number: 20140260491
    Abstract: Method and Apparatus for fabricating a spacer frame for use in an insulating glass unit. One of a multiple number of possible spacer frame materials is chosen for the spacer frame. An elongated strip of the material is moved to a notching station where notches are formed at corner locations. The character of the notches is adjusted based on the selection of the metal strip material and more particularly to achieve bending of the material in an repeatable, straightforward manner. Downstream from the notching station the metal strip is bent into a channel shaped elongated frame member having side walls. Further downstream a leading strip of channel shaped material is severed or separated front succeeding material still passing through the notching and bending station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, John Grismer, Paul A. Hofener
  • Publication number: 20140260490
    Abstract: A system and method forming a ground bonding strap. A length of cable is measured to determine a segment of cable to stamp to form a pair of connectors. The segment is heated. The segment is stamped to form the pair of connectors. The pair of connectors defining an indentation and a pair of receptacles disposed through the cable. The pair of receptacles being each adjacent to and separated by an indentation. The indentations being positioned to allow a user to cut between the pair of connectors to form a ground bonding strap of a length selected by the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Munn, Doug Klamm
  • Publication number: 20140212683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a cup-shaped body (1), the edge (2) of which has a flange (3) and extends in a plane (E) which is inclined to a plane (F) which is perpendicular to the direction of the axial extension (L) of the cup-shaped body (1). For a simple, cost-efficient and reliable production, the method comprises the steps: Producing a hollow body (5) by way of a deep-drawing process, and a circumferential shoulder (7) is formed in the shell (6) of the hollow body (5), which shoulder (7) extends between two shell sections (8, 9) and extends in a plane which is inclined to a plane which is perpendicular to the deep-drawing direction (R) of the deep-drawing process, and cutting the hollow body (5) along the shoulder (7) in order to obtain the cup-shaped body (1), with the flange (3) of the cup-shaped body (1) being formed by at least one part of the shoulder (7).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: HENN GMBH & CO KG
    Inventor: Harald HARTMANN
  • Publication number: 20140150216
    Abstract: There is provided a stop for a slide fastener. A top plate and a bottom plate are linked with one another at a transversely intermediate position by an integral connecting post. The lower side of the top plate is substantially flat. The bottom plate slopes away from the connecting post to form two leg members provided with a respective end flange pointing towards the top plate, the leg members being adapted to cooperate in use with the top plate to retain fastener tapes therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Fukuyama, Yusuke Meiwa, Hayato Ishii, Futoshi Kozato, Takuro Hayashi, Massimiliano Di Girolami, Masamichi Yamagata
  • Publication number: 20140138192
    Abstract: A noise damping shim for a friction assembly is produced by a pre-slit step and a bend and blank step. The pre-slit step forms pre-slits in a shim material at locations where tabs of a noise damping shim are to be formed. The bend and blank step bends each of the tabs at a bent angle relative to the shim material while simultaneously blanking a shim body from the shim material to produce a noise damping shim having bent tabs extending outwardly from a periphery of the shim body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: UTIL CANADA LIMITED
    Inventors: M. Reza Latifi, Jerzy Kryspin
  • Publication number: 20140117024
    Abstract: A metal can for holding food during cooking is provided. The metal can includes a metal sidewall having an upper end, a lower end and a midpoint. The metal sidewall has an inner surface defining an interior cavity of the can configured to hold food during cooking. The metal can includes a metal can end coupled to the lower end of the sidewall and a metal insert located within the interior cavity of the can. The metal insert includes a planar disc and an upstanding insert sidewall extending from a peripheral edge of the disc portion, and a radially outward facing surface of the insert sidewall engages the inner surface of the metal sidewall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SILGAN CONTAINERS LLC
    Inventors: Alvin Widitora, Gerald J. Baker, Rowdy H. Holstine, Donald Gust
  • Publication number: 20140099050
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to bushings produced with adapted dovetails for production on a carrying web of a progressive stamping machine at a plurality of stations. The bushing includes a regular shape male dovetail inserted into an irregular shape crenellated female opening at the conclusion of a plurality of operations at stations on a progressive stamping machine. Once the bushing is bent in shape, in a subsequent step, the regular shape male dovetail is punched to lock in place into the irregular shape crenellated female opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Karel Hauk, Mario Pagliuzza
  • Publication number: 20140083319
    Abstract: An improved cartridge case completely produced net shape on a progressive cold former that includes a trim to lengthy station with an internal shearing tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL MACHINERY LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Hay, Jeffrey W. Carper, Stanley J. Wasserman
  • Publication number: 20140076019
    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: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: CHI-JUI HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140062050
    Abstract: A sleeve for assembling into a sub-assembly including a control arm of a vehicular suspension assembly prepared by a process is disclosed. The process includes the steps of: providing a tubular segment; firstly shaping a first portion of the tubular segment to include a proximal flange; secondly shaping a second portion of the tubular segment to include a distal flange. A third portion of the tubular segment forms an intermediate body extending between the proximal flange and the distal flange. The length of the tubular segment includes a substantially constant and uniform thickness after the firstly shaping step and the secondly step. A sleeve is also disclosed. A sub-assembly. A portion of a vehicular suspension assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Williams-Bayer Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Wilbert W. Williams, Richard Bayer, Brian Bayer, Adam Bayer, Christopher Bayer, Craig Williams
  • Publication number: 20140060142
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus that manufactures flattened tube fins includes: a press apparatus equipped with a mold apparatus that forms cutaway portions in a thin metal plate to produce a metal strip; an inter-row slit apparatus cutting the metal strip into predetermined widths to form metal strips of a product width; a cutoff apparatus that cuts the metal strips of the product width into predetermined lengths to obtain flattened tube fins; and a metal strip guide which is disposed between the inter-row slit apparatus and the cutoff apparatus and supplies the metal strips of the product width to the cutoff apparatus in a state where the metal strips are separated from one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: HIDAKA SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masanao KARASAWA, Toshiyuki NANAARASHI
  • Publication number: 20140048364
    Abstract: A shock absorber includes a cylinder sealingly containing oil, and a piston coupled with a piston rod and inserted in the cylinder. The shock absorber generates a damping force by controlling the oil flow generated according to movement of the piston with the use of a damping force generation mechanism. A separator tube is externally disposed around the cylinder. The oil is transmitted into the damping force generation mechanism via a branch tube integrally formed on a cylindrical sidewall of the separator tube. Both sides of a proximal portion of the branch tube in a circumferential direction of the sidewall of the separator tube are pressed from an inside to concave an inner circumferential surface radially outwardly, thereby forming recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Makoto NISHIMURA, Takayuki OHNO
  • Publication number: 20140047891
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing flangeless drawn parts from a flat and/or preformed metal blank using a drawing punch, a blank holder and a drawing die, wherein the drawing die has at least one supporting region and at least one wall region, between which rounded run-in portions are provided, and the blank is trimmed during the drawing operation. In addition, the invention relates to a method for producing flangeless drawn parts from a flat and/or preformed metal blank comprising a drawing punch, a blank holder, a drawing die with at least one supporting region, at least one wall region and rounded run-in portions, which are provided between the supporting region and the wall region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Thomas Flehmig, Konstantinos Savvas
  • Publication number: 20140047890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for producing flanged drawn members from a planar and/or pre-shaped plate of metal using a drawing punch having at least one cutting edge or rounded portion, a retention member and a drawing die, wherein the drawing die has a rib region, a flange region and a support region for the plate, the plate being placed on the support region of the drawing die and being shaped into the drawn member by the drawing punch being introduced into the drawing die and at the same time being cut at the flange region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventor: Thomas Flehmig
  • Publication number: 20140033786
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a metallic member includes providing a pre-forging mould. The pre-forging mould comprises an upper mould and a lower mould. The lower mould defines a pre-forging chamber, and a die cavity defined in a bottom surface of the pre-forging chamber. A metallic stock is placed above the die cavity, and the upper mould is moved toward the lower mould to forge the metallic stock, thereby forming a pre-formed body comprising a forging portion and a pre-forged base; annealing the pre-formed body; providing a forging mould to forge the pre-formed body, thereby obtaining a forged-body with a forged base thinner than that of the pre-forged base. Then the forged-body is milled to a desired size, and sandblasted, thereby obtaining the metallic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHENG-HUNG LIN, QING-FENG HUO, YI-MING YOU, LIN-SHENG ZHAO, KE ZHOU, WEN-TAO WANG, MING ZHENG, TAO-MIN LIU
  • Publication number: 20140033785
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot forming tool for hot forming a metal workpiece, having at least two dies which may be moved relative to one another for forming the workpiece, and having a cooling device by means of which the workpiece may be cooled in the hot forming tool from a first, higher temperature to a second, lower temperature. To improve the hot forming tool, it is provided that the hot forming tool is equipped with a separating device by means of which a separating operation may be carried out on a workpiece present in the hot forming tool. The invention further relates to a method for hot forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Xiangfan Fang
  • Publication number: 20140020794
    Abstract: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement bulk metallic glass-based macroscale compliant mechanisms. In one embodiment, a bulk metallic glass-based macroscale compliant mechanism includes: a flexible member that is strained during the normal operation of the compliant mechanism; where the flexible member has a thickness of 0.5 mm; where the flexible member comprises a bulk metallic glass-based material; and where the bulk metallic glass-based material can survive a fatigue test that includes 1000 cycles under a bending loading mode at an applied stress to ultimate strength ratio of 0.25.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Gregory Agnes
  • Patent number: 8621907
    Abstract: A method for making a metallic casing includes providing an apparatus comprising a first mold and a second mold, placing a preform into a rectangular depression of first mold, moving the first mold to the second mold so that each sharp edge is substantially coplanar with a corresponding cutting edge, moving the first mold to the second mold so that the cutting edges are beyond the corresponding sharp edges of the first mold to complete a partial cut procedure, and moving the first mold to the second mold so that the secondary-cutting edge moves beyond the corresponding sharp edge and completely cuts the excess off the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hong Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhi-Da Liu
  • Publication number: 20130319066
    Abstract: A process and system for making a plurality of metal parts is included. The process comprises providing metal from which the metal parts are to be made and providing a press. The press includes a forming die positioned within the press as well as a first cutting laser positioned within the press. The process includes traversing the metal through the press and forming the plurality of metal parts in the metal within the press by concurrently cutting at least a portion of one of the plurality of metal parts with a first cutting laser and forming at least a portion of one of the plurality of metal parts with a forming die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jefferey W. Bennett
  • Patent number: 8578750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hot forming tool (1, 101, 201, 301) for hot forming a metal workpiece (4, 204), having at least two dies (2, 3; 202, 203; 202, 303) which may be moved relative to one another for forming the workpiece (4, 204), and having a cooling device (5) by means of which the workpiece (4, 204) may be cooled in the hot forming tool (1, 101, 201, 301) from a first, higher temperature to a second, lower temperature. To improve the hot forming tool (1, 101, 201, 301), it is provided that the hot forming tool (1, 101, 201, 301) is equipped with a separating device (10, 210, 310) by means of which a separating operation may be carried out on a workpiece (4, 204) present in the hot forming tool (1, 101, 201, 301). The invention further relates to a method for hot forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Magna Automotive Services GmbH
    Inventor: Xiangfan Fang
  • Publication number: 20130276588
    Abstract: A cutting member for a shaving razor includes an elongated blade portion that tapers to a cutting edge, an elongated base portion that is integral with the blade portion, and a bent portion, intermediate the blade portion and the base portion. In some implementations, at least part of the cutting member has a thickness of at least about 0.005 inch (0.127 millimeter).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: William Scott Masek, Matthew Joseph Guay, Michael J. Bond, Joseph Allan DePuydt, Ming Laura Xu
  • Publication number: 20130276503
    Abstract: A method of reshaping a portion of a plate-like workpiece lying on a workpiece support of a machine tool, with the workpiece being movable with respect to the workpiece support. The method comprises folding the portion of the workpiece such that the folded portion of the workpiece has several sides and it is only folded at a side connected to a residual portion of the workpiece lying on the workpiece support, and the folded workpiece portion is raised at a predetermined angle with respect to the residual portion, and reshaping the folded portion of the workpiece to have a segment directed downwardly with respect to the folded portion of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Bronnhuber, Alexander Tatarczyk
  • Publication number: 20130256060
    Abstract: A plank, such as a scaffold plank, is disclosed herein. In accordance with at least some embodiments, the scaffold plank comprising: a structure having a deck portion having surface upon which a worker can be supported, the portion including a plurality of perforations, the structure further having a pair of side portions extending from the surface, the side portions each including a flange with a bottom surface and a closed surface physically contacting the side portions; and a plurality of hook structures configured to receive and be supported by a scaffold system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SAFWAY SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Peter Wiegers, Scott D. Libert
  • Publication number: 20130239642
    Abstract: A production line of large diameter longitudinal welded pipe comprises a material storage table (1), a charging trolley (2), an uncoiler (3), a leveler (4), a shearing and butt welding machine (5), a movable sleeve (6), an edge milling machine (7), a steel plate flaw detector (8), a lifting table (9), a steel pipe forming machine (10), a welding device (11), a pulling device (12), a heat treatment device (13), a cooling device (14), a rigid rolling machine (15), a cut-to-length cutting machine (16) and a discharging rack (17). The production line in the present invention has the advantages including high production efficiency, stable product quality, low manufacturing cost, as well as reliable and convenient operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: DALIAN SAGE GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Ma, Guohong Gao, Zhaokui Lang
  • Publication number: 20130239641
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming a bent sheet of foil, comprising a holder for holding a roll of foil; a motor for horizontally feeding the foil from the roll; a bending station for providing the fed foil with an angled portion; a controller for controlling a desired length of foil to be fed by commanding operation of said motor; and a cutting station for cutting said fed foil at said desired length, whereby to form constant length sheets of said foil. The controller is operable to command operation of the motor to sequentially feed the foil a first distance corresponding to a selected longitudinal dimension of the angled portion and then to feed the foil a second distance corresponding to a selected longitudinal dimension of a foil sheet to be formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventors: Moran BORENSTEIN, Maor GROSS
  • Publication number: 20130205854
    Abstract: An elevated temperature forming system in which a sheet metal workpiece is provided in a first stage position of a multi-stage pre-heater, is heated to a first stage temperature lower than a desired pre-heat temperature, is moved to a final stage position where it is heated to a desired final stage temperature, is transferred to a forming press, and is formed by the forming press. The preheater includes upper and lower platens that transfer heat into workpieces disposed between the platens. A shim spaces the upper platen from the lower platen by a distance greater than a thickness of the workpieces to be heated by the platens and less than a distance at which the upper platen would require an undesirably high input of energy to effectively heat the workpiece without being pressed into contact with the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: USAMP
    Inventor: USAMP
  • Publication number: 20130199034
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide method and apparatus of restoring probes attached to the manipulator in a control environment (e.g. vacuum chamber of an focus ion beam) without a need to open the vacuum chamber. Another embodiment of the present invention teaches construction and application of various shapes of nanoforks from a nanoneedles array inside a FIB vacuum chamber. In another embodiment, the present invention teaches edition and correction of completed and oxide-coated circuit boards by re-nano-wiring using nanoneedles of a nanoneedles array (as nanowire supply), contained in the same controlled space. In this embodiment, individual nanoneedles in a nanoneedle array are manipulated by a manipulator and placed in such a way to make electrical contact between the desired points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2012
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Mehdi M. Yazdanpanah, Romaneh Jalilian
  • Publication number: 20130197610
    Abstract: A titanium alloy metal sheet is provided and heated to a superplastic forming temperature. A die has a plurality of housing forming areas each corresponding to one of the medical device housing portions. The heated titanium alloy metal sheet is forced onto the die and over each one of the plurality of housing forming areas, thereby superplastically forming a workpiece comprising a plurality of integrally formed implantable medical device housing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: GREATBATCH, LTD.
    Inventors: Daniel N. Kelsch, Alexander K. Smith, Francis J. Toal
  • Publication number: 20130160517
    Abstract: A method of forming a metal container comprises: curling outward a top edge of the metal container to form a curl and expanding a diameter of a first section of the metal container to form a first expanded section; wherein at least part of the first expanded section is below the curl. In some embodiments, the steps of curling outward a top edge of the metal container to form a curl and expanding a diameter of a first section of the metal container to form a first expanded section are performed in a single stroke of a single die. In some embodiments, the step of expanding a diameter of a first section of the metal container to form an expanded section is performed after the step of curling outward a top edge of the metal container to form a curl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ALCOA INC.
    Inventor: ALCOA INC.
  • Publication number: 20130160516
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus that manufactures flattened tube fins, in which cutaway portions for inserting flattened tubes for heat exchanging are formed, includes: a press apparatus provided with a mold apparatus that forms the cutaway portions in an unmachined metal thin plate to produce a metal strip; an inter-row slit apparatus cutting the metal strip into predetermined widths to form a plurality of metal strips of a product width; a cutoff apparatus cutting each metal strip of the product width into predetermined lengths; a holding apparatus that holds a plurality of metal strips of the product width that protrude from a downstream side in the conveying direction of the cutoff apparatus; and a stacker apparatus for stacking the flattened tube fins that have been cut into predetermined lengths by the cutoff apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: HIDAKA SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: HIDAKA SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Patent number: 8453486
    Abstract: A system and method forming a ground bonding strap. A length of cable is measured to determine a segment of cable to stamp to form a pair of connectors. The segment is heated. The segment is stamped to form the pair of connectors. The pair of connectors defining an indentation and a pair of receptacles disposed through the cable. The pair of receptacles being each adjacent to and separated by an indentation. The indentations being positioned to allow a user to cut between the pair of connectors to form a ground bonding strap of a length selected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: CenturyLink Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Aaron Munn, Doug Klamm
  • Patent number: 8387432
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing folded sheets (160) of foil comprises first advancement means (119, 121) for controllably advancing a strip (161) of foil in a feed direction (F); folding means (147, 135, 139, 129) for folding a leading edge of said strip of foil (161); cutting means (141, 133) for cutting said strip (161) of foil to form a sheet (160) of foil; second advancement means (123, 125) for flattening the fold formed in the leading edge of said sheet (160) of foil and dispensing said folded sheet (160) of foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Procare UK Limited
    Inventors: Gary Ross, Andrew Nancollis
  • Patent number: 8341999
    Abstract: A method for producing a terminal has the steps of disposing butt surfaces of a pair of forming dies and side surfaces of a linear conductive material having a square shape in cross section parallel to one another, forming cutting recesses on ridge lines of the linear conductive material by first pressing surfaces, each provided on each of the butt surfaces, forming tapered surfaces continuous with the cutting recesses by second pressing surfaces, each formed by cutting at least one side edge portion of the first pressing surface, and cutting the cutting recesses so that a unit-length terminal is cut out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: OMRON Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Hirano
  • Publication number: 20120328898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cold rolled steel beam comprising: a web having two layers of steel, the web having a top end and a bottom end; a pair of bottom flanges extending outwardly from the bottom end of the web; and a pair of top flanges extending outwardly from the top end of the web, each top flange having two layers of steel. Preferably, a portion of each bottom flange has two layers of steel, and the cold rolled steel beam includes a pair of end connectors extending generally orthogonally from the web and positioned generally orthogonally to the bottom flanges and the top flanges. Preferably, the cold rolled steel beam is cold formed from a unitary piece of sheet steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: BEST JOIST INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Strickland, Douglas M. Fox, Richard Wilson Strickland