By Use Of Closed-die And Coacting Work-forcer (e.g., Push-drawing) Patents (Class 72/343)
  • Patent number: 10441991
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a cylindrical container using a metal sheet on at least one surface of which the metal is exposed. The method includes: obtaining a blank having a hexagonal shape from the metal sheet; and processing the blank into a cylindrical shape by pressing a central part of the blank with a punch in a state in which a peripheral part of the blank is clamped between a die for drawing process and a blank holder. The method is characterized by the following features. At least one of the die for drawing process and the blank holder has a groove-formed area at a portion of a surface thereof. The portion corresponds to a side of the blank. The groove-formed area is formed with a plurality of grooves along the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO KOHAN CO., LTD
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Ikeda, Shinichi Taya, Kota Sadaki
  • Patent number: 9982706
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light rotor shaft for eco-friendly vehicles is provided which includes cutting a pipe material in a specified length to provide a pipe blank and forming the pipe blank to provide a first form having the first segment on a first side. The method further includes, forming a second form having the second segment by inserting and rotating a first side of a mandrel into the first side of the first form and concurrently hammer-forging the second side of the first form to form the second segment. The rotor shaft includes a third segment formed by inserting and rotating the second side of the mandrel into the first side of the second form to form the third segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Bong Lae Jo, Hye Min Jo
  • Patent number: 9038270
    Abstract: In a method of making a tubular body, material is pressed through a die of a forming tool into a first mold cavity disposed in downstream relationship to the die to produce a first end piece. A mandrel is then moved in a direction of the die to thereby displace the mold cavity in the same direction and to extrude a tubular center piece to adjoin the first end piece. The mandrel is then replaced by a mold having a second mold cavity to mold a second end piece to adjoin the center piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Ragnar Holthe
  • Publication number: 20150075246
    Abstract: A tool for hot forming and press hardening a steel structure includes an upper tool and a lower tool, each having a base body made of highly heat conductive material and comprised of at least two segments. The base body of at least one of the upper and lower tools has a cooling channel. Arranged on the base body of at least one of the upper and lower tools is a wear protection shield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Dörr, Christoph Nitschke, Friedrich Bohner, Christian Hielscher
  • Publication number: 20140304991
    Abstract: A shaping apparatus of the invention is used for shaping a chassis and includes a machine body, a first die, a second die and a plurality of shaping members. The first die is disposed at a side of the machine body and the chassis is suitable to be placed and positioned at the first die. The second die is disposed at another side of the machine body. The machine body drives the second die to move relatively to the first die so that the second die moves close to or far away from the first die. The shaping members are detachably assembled to at least one of the first die and the second die so that when the first die and the second die approach each other, the shaping members press and deform the chassis thereon. A shaping method for a chassis is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Lung Lin, Ta-Wei Chen
  • Publication number: 20140271336
    Abstract: A nanostructured titanium alloy article is provided. The nanostructured alloy includes a developed structure that has been processed from a combination of severe plastic deformation and non-severe plastic deformation type thermomechanical processing steps, with at least 80% of grains in the developed structure having a grain size?1.0 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CRS HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Gian Colombo, Venkata N. Anumalasetty, Graham McIntosh
  • Publication number: 20140230514
    Abstract: A pneumatic press with high slide acceleration and velocity is equipped with an arrangement trigger mechanism for holding the slide, upper die, and punch in place until air pressure force in tons is exerted against slide opposite the upper die and punch. When the trigger mechanism releases the slide, upper die, and punch in a short travel the velocity is very high. This will permit the punch to enter the part material at the strain rate of the material, thus eliminating burrs, reducing fatigue initiation sites on the part material surface where the punch goes through the material. Also will permit forming parts of uniform thickness, impact powder titanium to form sheet, and stamp parts against flat sheet of polyurethane with punch having the shape of the part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: John B. Bonhorst
  • Patent number: 8801444
    Abstract: A bus bar, which is used with batteries wherein the positive terminal and the negative terminal are each formed from a different metal, and which has excellent mechanical strength and can suppress electrical resistance while preventing galvanic corrosion. The bus bar is bonded in one piece by metallically bonding: a cathode connector that is formed from the same metal as the positive terminal of a battery cell, and that can connect to the positive terminal; and an anode connector that is formed from the same metal as the negative terminal of the battery cell, and that can connect to the negative terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Sakae, Kotaro Toyotake
  • Publication number: 20140158454
    Abstract: A support bracket structure is realized, in which the support bracket is made using a metal plate and sufficient strength and rigidity thereof can be maintained, and the production costs thereof can be kept sufficiently low by improving the yield of material. A support bracket 14a for supporting the front end section of a steering column 6a by way of a housing 9a of an electric power-steering apparatus is manufactured by using a press to punch out and bend a metal plate. By devising the dimensions and bending direction of each part, the yield of material is improved, while at the same time the height dimensions of the first side plate section 19 and the second side plate section 20 required for maintaining the support rigidity under a heavy load is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Tomoyuki Kikuta
  • Publication number: 20140150510
    Abstract: A system includes a frame configured to hold a workpiece and first and second tool positioning assemblies configured to be opposed to each other on opposite sides of the workpiece. The first and second tool positioning assemblies each include a toolholder configured to secure a tool to the tool positioning assembly, a first axis assembly, a second axis assembly, and a third axis assembly. The first, second, and third axis assemblies are each configured to articulate the toolholder along a respective axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second guides extending generally parallel to the corresponding axis and disposed on opposing sides of the toolholder with respect to the corresponding axis. Each axis assembly includes first and second carriages articulable along the first and second guides of the axis assembly, respectively, in the direction of the corresponding axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicants: The Penn State Research Foundation, Northwestern University
    Inventors: Michael Beltran, Jian Cao, John T. Roth
  • Publication number: 20140145491
    Abstract: A fitting for a vehicle seat, in particular for a motor vehicle seat, includes a first fitting part and a second fitting part, which are rotatable relative to one another and which are in geared connection with one another by a ring gear and a gear wheel which meshes with the ring gear. The fitting also includes a cam which is driven by a driver and revolves in the circumferential direction in order to drive a relative rolling movement of the gear wheel and the ring gear. The driver is mounted with a clearance and/or the cam is mounted on a collar of the second fitting part. The collar has a flange on the free end thereof. The end face of the flange forms an axial support surface for the driver. The flange includes a groove in the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Martin Stilleke, Jonni Musian
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8668066
    Abstract: A sintered coupling ring (1) is described, comprising a ring of coupling teeth (2) which comprise relieved flanks (4) extending from wedge-shaped end faces (3) and, on the side opposite the wedge-shaped end faces (3), a stop (5) that protrudes radially beyond the tooth tip (6). In order to provide advantageous constructional conditions it is proposed that the stops (5) have a greater density than the remaining tooth tip (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Miba Sinter Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Kronberger, Horst Roessler, Christian Sandner
  • Publication number: 20140013816
    Abstract: A guide pin assembly for metal forming dies includes a cylindrical guide pin body with an external retainer groove adjacent one end thereof in which a retainer ring is received. An annular guide pin ring with an outside diameter greater than the pin body, has a counterbore adjacent the outside end thereof and a retainer groove in a medial portion thereof which receives the outer portion of the retainer ring to securely interconnect the pin body and the ring and thereby form an enlarged head at one end of the pin body which positively limits reciprocal motion between two associated die members. A circular guide pin head cap covers the outer end of the head ring, and includes a support collar that is closely received in the counterbore of the ring, and engages the retainer ring to securely hold the same in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: STANDARD LIFTERS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott M. Breen, Joel T. Pyper
  • Publication number: 20130186165
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device to produce an at least in part closed hollow profile from a board by means of a U-O-forming with a tool comprising at least a U-stamp and at least an upper cavity in a first tool half. At least two identical at least in part U-shaped die cavities are provided in a second tool half. The U-stamp and the upper cavity of the first tool half are each meshed with an at least in part U-shaped cavity when the tool is shut. The at least one U-stamp and the at least one upper cavity of the first tool half and the at least two at least in part U-shaped die cavities of the second tool half are arranged in a rotationally symmetrical manner to the rotational axis running in the closing direction of the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventor: Thomas Flehmig
  • Publication number: 20130186164
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for producing at least partially closed hollow profiles from a sheet by a U-O-forming with a tool set comprising a U-punch in a first tool half for producing an at least partially U-shaped sheet and an upper die in a second tool half for forming an at least partially U-shaped sheet into an at least partially closed hollow profile. Parts of the tool set run parallel to one another in the axial direction of the at least partially closed hollow profile to be produced and are arranged above one another in the closing direction of the tool halves, wherein a common matrix receiver is provided between the tool halves of the tool set, which receiver comprises at least two identical, partially U-shaped dies for the tool set and can rotate about its axial axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventor: Thomas Flehmig
  • Publication number: 20130174630
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming the profile of deformable materials including tubular sections. The apparatus (1) includes at least two sets (4, 5) of die elements (6), each set (4,5) including a plurality of die elements (6) respectively arranged to travel along corresponding endless path. The paths each include a forming portion (9,10) in which die elements (6) of each set (4. 5) are opposed to define a forming space (11) therebetween. The forming portion (9, 10) of each path is configured so that one or more dimensions of the forming space (11) reduce along the length of the forming portion (9,10) to simultaneously apply lateral forces to material progressing through the forming portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
    Inventor: Shichao Ding
  • Patent number: 8474295
    Abstract: The invention describes a method of compacting the surface of a sintered part (2), whereby a sintered part (2) is moved in a die (1) along an axis (3) in a pressing direction (20) through several die portions (7, 8, 9) from a first die portion (7) at a first die orifice (6) into a last die portion (9), and a wall surface (16) of each die portion (7, 8, 9) forms at least one pressing surface (18) against which a contact surface (17) formed by an external surface (12) of the sintered part (2) is pressed, and an internal contour (25) defined by the pressing surface (18) lying in a cross-section by reference to the axis (3) at least approximately corresponds to an external contour (26) defined by the contact surface (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Miba Sinter Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Schmid, Karl Dickinger, Wolfgang Siessl
  • Publication number: 20130098132
    Abstract: Provided is a micro-drawing device using punch having groove structure. The micro-drawing device includes a first die base assembly, a second die base assembly and a punch. The first die base assembly includes a fixing part; a position of the second die base assembly is corresponding to a position of the first die base assembly, and the second die base assembly includes a die cavity part; and the punch includes a fixing end and a work piece processing end, wherein a position of the work piece processing end is corresponding to a position of the fixing end, the fixing end is used to be disposed at the fixing part, and the work piece processing end faces the die cavity part; wherein, a plurality of grooves is provided at a peripheral surface of the work piece processing end. The present invention also discloses a punch having groove structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Bor-Tsuen Lin
  • Publication number: 20130012079
    Abstract: A bus bar, which is used with batteries wherein the positive terminal and the negative terminal are each formed from a different metal, and which has excellent mechanical strength and can suppress electrical resistance while preventing galvanic corrosion. The bus bar is bonded in one piece by metallically bonding: a cathode connector that is formed from the same metal as the positive terminal of a battery cell, and that can connect to the positive terminal; and an anode connector that is formed from the same metal as the negative terminal of the battery cell, and that can connect to the negative terminal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Akira Sakae, Kotaro Toyotake
  • Publication number: 20130008910
    Abstract: High strength beverage end shells formed in high speed, commercial production of an aluminum alloy having a specific range of constituents, especially magnesium within a specific range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventor: Darin Clark
  • Publication number: 20120324977
    Abstract: A stamping tool for stamping a product having a base plate and a contact arm includes an assistant block, a supporting element assembled in the assistant block, a molding floater slidably mounted to one side of the assistant block and a pressing element driving the molding floater to slide downward to secure the base plate therebetween. A plurality of resisting sections are formed on a top of the supporting element and stretched beyond a top of the assistant block. A top of the molding floater extends to form a bending board suspended over the resisting sections. A molding punch is movably inserted in the pressing element with a bottom end thereof projected out of the pressing element for making the contact arm pass through two corresponding resisting sections to be bent towards a bottom of the bending board, wherein the resisting sections resist against the bottom of the bending board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Yong-Ping Wu, Dong-Hua Tan, Sen-Hsiung Hu
  • Publication number: 20120294757
    Abstract: Provided are a filler metal for welding aluminum alloy materials and a manufacturing method thereof. The filler metal may include an aluminum matrix, and a calcium-based compound existing in the aluminum matrix.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Korea Institute of Industrial Technology
    Inventors: Mun-Jin KANG, Dong-Cheol KIM, Jun-Ki KIM, Cheol-Hee KIM, Se-Kwang KIM, Hoon CHO
  • Publication number: 20120286480
    Abstract: A “negative creep” corrugated gasket of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) for Bolted Flanged Connections (BFCs) operates under temperatures that are within the temperature interval of reverse martensitic phase transformation from martensite to austenite of the SMA. Gasket corrugation is shape-memorized to operating “swelling” at temperature of direct martensitic phase transformation from austenite to martensite of the SMA being compressed to obtain some quantity of residual contraction corresponding to stress-induced martensite formation. A free “swelling” of deformed gasket corrugation at operating temperature defines the “negative creep” effect of the gasket, and it is blocked by rigid flanges with appearance of reactive shape-recovering stresses between the gasket corrugation and flange surfaces. The reactive shape-recovering stresses have direction inverse to the direction of operating creep of the gasket providing leak-tight, multiple, automatic and continuous seal between the flanges of the BFC.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Anatoly Ivanovich Efremov
  • Patent number: 8215880
    Abstract: An apparatus for extruding helical teeth in a gear blank includes a press including a die plate and a die base, the die plate being movable along an axis relative to the die base, the die base supporting the gear blank. A mandrel, aligned with the axis and moveable with the die plate along the axis, includes a surface that includes helical die teeth. A servo motor drives the mandrel in rotation about the axis to the required helix angle as the mandrel moves axially relative to the gear blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Szuba, Emilo A. Tonello, Michael A. Cook, Rodney G. Whitbeck
  • Publication number: 20120137746
    Abstract: A swaging machine comprising an inner die assembly and an outer die assembly. The inner die assembly includes die parts that are configured to fit together to form an adjustable cylindrical die set that contacts an inside surface circumventing a cylindrically-shaped work piece mounted around the adjustable cylindrical die set. The outer die assembly includes one or more moveable dies that are each configured, at any given moment, to contact a single tangential plane passing through an outside surface of the cylindrically-shaped work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Lennox Hearth Products LLC
    Inventors: Eric Brunette, Francois Sauve, Staphane Dufour, Guy Bourrelle
  • Publication number: 20120131979
    Abstract: A process to fabricate a fin for a heat sink includes creating an array of micro diameter holes on a substrate, and then coupling the substrate to a mold. The mold includes angular dimples such that one or more of the micro diameter holes on the substrate come into contact with the angular dimples in the mold, thereby forming an angle between the micro diameter holes and a surface of the substrate. The process further includes placing the substrate onto a plate. The plate includes micro air channels such that the micro air channels are in communication with the micro diameter holes. In another embodiment, two pieces of substrate, each with micro diameter holes and embossed micro air channels are coupled together to form a fin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Leonard Hilton, Yuandong Gu, Jong Park
  • Publication number: 20120067098
    Abstract: The method is performed by a power press machine composed of a concave die, a convex die with two shoulders and two depressors separately beside the convex die, and includes the steps of: a) placing the high-strength steel (HSS) on the convex die and under the concave die; b) moving the depressors to have two opposite side portions of the HSS clamped between the concave die and the depressors; c) moving the convex die to press the HSS and keeping the side portions immovable; d) forming two steps adjacent to the side portions by the shoulders; and e) cutting off the steps with the side portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Yong-Wah Chien
  • Publication number: 20120048390
    Abstract: Aluminum-based alloys for casting or wrought processing having improved combinations of properties, including improved high temperature strength, are provided. The alloys generally comprise copper, magnesium, silver, and titanium, along with scandium and/or cobalt. Zirconium, zinc, and/or vanadium may also optionally be present in the alloy. When cobalt is present in the alloy, nickel may also optionally be present. Cast and wrought products, as well as methods of making the same using the alloys, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Rahbar Nasserrafi, LaVerne L. Waalkes, Gerald E. Hicks, Kevin Obrachta, David E. Jakstis
  • Publication number: 20110314889
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for upsetting an end of a hollow workpiece to increase the wall thickness of that end is taught. A mandrel is inserted into the workpiece within a clamp which holds the workpiece. A die is urged into contact with the end of the workpiece to compress the end, decreasing its length and increasing the wall thickness of the end while the mandrel and clamp prevent deformation of the workpiece held in the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: William K. Comer
  • Publication number: 20110296893
    Abstract: A two-piece guide pin for metal forming dies includes a guide pin body formed from a cut length of an elongate, solid bar of stock having a cylindrical shape and a hard and smooth finished exterior surface with an outside diameter selected for close reception and reciprocal motion in an associated die bore. An alignment member is formed on a first end of the guide pin body. A guide pin head is formed from a cut length of an elongate, solid bar of stock having an outside diameter that is substantially greater than that of the guide pin body, and is rigidly connected with the second end of the guide pin body in a generally concentric relationship to define an enlarged head that positively limits travel between an associated die shoe and die pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Scott M. Breen, Joel T. Pyper
  • Publication number: 20110252919
    Abstract: A pedal arm is provided with an arm main body that is a tubular-shaped member formed by bending a plate member having a first end portion and a second end portion, a pedal pad portion provided on the arm main body, and a shaft portion provided on the arm main body. The arm main body includes a first wall portion and a second wall portion facing each other in a first direction, and a third wall portion and a fourth wall portion facing each other in a second direction that is different from the first direction. One of the first wall portion and the second wall portion includes an abutting portion at which the first end portion and the second end portion of the plate member are brought into contact with each other, and the third wall portion and the fourth wall portion correspondingly include a first curved portion and a second curved portion, which are curved in parallel to each other with a same curvature along an extending direction of the arm main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: F. TECH INCORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsumi Nagahori, Tohru Izu, Shuichi Inoue, Takanori Matsumura
  • Publication number: 20110174409
    Abstract: The number of sub-parts of a closed structure part and the number of steps for manufacturing the closed structure part can be reduced and, therefore, the closed structure part can be efficiently manufactured. In a hemming press step, a punch is further lowered, and a pair of flange portions is inserted into a slit clearance. Hemming prongs are bent and each of the hemming prongs sandwiches the flange portion. The flange portion, which is one of the two flange portions, is joined to the other flange portion. At the same time, a pair of press forming surfaces of the punch presses a metal plate and performs press-forming on a pair of shoulder portions of a blank into a predetermined shape. The flange portion can be fixed to the other flange portion using the hemming prongs. The pair of shoulder portions of the blank can be press-formed into the predetermined shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Higai, Yuji Yamasaki, Takaaki Hira, Katsuhiro Ochi
  • Publication number: 20110121216
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for winding a winding wire onto a winding body, and to an associated magnet assembly. The start of the winding wire is threaded into a first wire-receiving slot of a first electrical connection dome. By a winding operation a predefinable number of turns are then wound onto the winding body, and one end of the winding wire is threaded into a second wire-receiving slot of a second electrical connection dome and cut off. According to the invention, the start of the winding wire which has been threaded into the first wire-receiving slot is placed on a first wire support which is arranged downstream of the first wire-receiving slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: Rafael Gonzalez Romero, Bernd Kellner
  • Publication number: 20110036139
    Abstract: A method is provided for making a composite part layup tool. A surface of a base is shaped and used as a tool to incrementally form a metal sheet. The formed metal sheet is friction plug welded to the shaped surface on the base to form a metal tool surface of the layup tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Kevin T. Slattery
  • Publication number: 20100291435
    Abstract: Battery parts having retaining and sealing features and associated assemblies and methods are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a battery part includes a base portion that is configured to be embedded in battery container material of a corresponding battery container. The battery part and base portion include several torque resisting features and gripping features that resist torsional or twist loads that are applied to the battery part after it has been joined to the battery container. For example, the base portion can include several internal and external torque resisting features and gripping features that are configured to resist twisting or loosening of the battery part with reference to the battery container material, as well as prevent or inhibit fluid leakage from the battery container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: Water Gremlin Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Garin, Kurt T. Gifford
  • Publication number: 20100251526
    Abstract: A needle (15) for a textile machine, in particular a felting needle or fork needle. A working section (17) extends along a longitudinal axis (16) and has a needle point (18). Adjoining the working section (17) are a lower shank section (20) and an upper shank section (25), both said shank sections extending coaxially with respect to each other along the longitudinal axis (16). Adjoining the upper shank section (25), there is provided a needle foot (30) that has a holding means (32) extending in a straight line in a transverse direction (31) transversely to the longitudinal axis (16). The diameter (E) of the upper shank section (25) is both greater than the diameter (D) of the lower shank section (20) and greater than the mean width of the holding means (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: October 7, 2010
    Applicant: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Hans Haussler, Gustav Wizemann, Christian Gerth, Reinhold Eydner
  • Publication number: 20100223973
    Abstract: A method of producing a metallic shell for a spark plug, including steps of preparing a first intermediate article by using a first die including a first large diameter cavity larger in diameter than a metal blank, a first small diameter cavity smaller in diameter than the metal blank, a curved tapered cavity between the first large diameter cavity and the first small diameter cavity, and an oil drain cavity between the first large diameter cavity and the tapered cavity and substantially same in diameter as the metal blank, wherein the metal blank is inserted in the first large diameter cavity and extruded to allow a configuration of the metal blank to conform to the first large diameter cavity, the oil drain cavity, the tapered cavity and the first small diameter cavity while being pressed by a punch, and preparing a second intermediate article by using a second die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 9, 2010
    Applicant: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mitsunari KARIYA
  • Publication number: 20100206037
    Abstract: A press die and a processing method of the press die surface, and a manufacturing method of a vehicle body of an automobile, are capable of maintaining a high non-defective product rate of works after press processing, even in a case in which foreign matter such as iron filings and the like have adhered to a die surface. A press die for sheet metal forming has a multitude of concave portions on a die surface, and has a roughness (Ry) of a die surface on which the multitude of concave portions has been formed of 30 to 38 ?m.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: August 19, 2010
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Yagi, Akihiro Matsuyama, Shinichi Koyama, Masato Fukushima, Kinji Takahashi, Kazumichi Tosa, Masashi Seino, Takeshi Terada, Yuu Yamakawa, Motoo Takano
  • Patent number: 7761995
    Abstract: A gear wheel includes multiple helical toothings, each having a different helical angle. A pressing method for molding a gear wheel involves introducing a compactable material into a chamber of a pressing tool, compacting the material, exposing the helical toothings of the gear wheel, and removing the molded body from the pressing tool. A pressing tool for pressing, as one part, a gear wheel, includes a matrix, cylindrical first and second molding tool parts which can be translated along and then rotated about a longitudinal axis, and a driver coupled to the molding tool parts or driving them. The molding tool parts can be moved towards and away from each other and the inner surface of the matrix delimits the chamber and is shaped to allow a linear axial sliding movement of the compactable material relative to the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Schwaebische Huettenwerke Automotive GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Arlt, Gerhard Subek, Thomas Franz, Christian Reimann, Otto Stock, Anton Eiberger
  • Patent number: 7730755
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process of producing a permanent magnet, which includes extruding a preform to form a plate-shaped permanent magnet, in which the preform is extruded in such a way that a dimension of a cross section of the preform is reduced in an X-direction and enlarged in a Y-direction perpendicular to the X-direction. The present invention also relates to a plate-shaped permanent magnet formed by extruding a preform, in which the preform is extruded in such a way that a dimension of a cross section of the preform is reduced in an X-direction and enlarged in a Y-direction perpendicular to the X-direction, whereby the permanent magnet has a strain ratio ?2/?1 with respect to the preform in a range of 0.2 to 3.5, in which ?1 is a strain in the direction of the extrusion of the preform and ?2 is a strain in the Y-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Daido Tokushuko Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Junichi Esaki, Hiroaki Yoshida, Sachihiro Isogawa
  • Publication number: 20100058826
    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: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Tae-Seung Yoo
  • Patent number: 7601232
    Abstract: Described herein are methods for forming titanium alloy tubes having an ?-? grain structure. The methods include the steps of hot-working a titanium alloy workpiece at a temperature below the ?-transus temperature of the workpiece and above the recrystallization temperature of the workpiece to produce an ?-? titanium alloy preform hollow. Subsequently, the ?-? titanium alloy preform hollow is flowformed, thereby forming a ?-? titanium alloy tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Dynamic Flowform Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew V. Fonte, John F. Heymans, George L. Durfee
  • Publication number: 20090163877
    Abstract: A cannula (100) for an injection device, the cannula defining a tapered end part termination (102) in a distal end for insertion into the tissue of a living being, wherein the hardness of the cannula decreases in the direction of the distal end. A tool (104) for providing a tapered portion of a cannula, the tool defining a tapered cavity (106). A method of manufacturing a cannula defining a tapered end part, by forcing a distal end of an tubular element into a tapered cavity of a tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Applicant: Novo Nordosk A/S
    Inventors: Lasse Wengel Christoffersen, Henrik Sonderskov Klint, Karl Brian Nielsen, Michael Andersen
  • Publication number: 20080210037
    Abstract: A helical gear having helical tooth portions of the helical gear being worked by a punch and a die having a land of a smaller distance between opposed working surfaces formed to be inclined than that of other portion, formed on predetermined portions in tooth directions of respective opposed working surfaces thereon, in which worked surfaces on both side of the helical tooth portions on the helical gear as a work are ironed by the land in response to the helical tooth portions passing through the land when the work is forged by the punch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: O-OKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsushige O-Oka, Yoshiki Kawasaki, Mitsuhiko Shimomura
  • Publication number: 20080202190
    Abstract: A die having various features such as spring pockets and mounting provisions for a lifter bar that can be utilized to make a variety of dies. The dies may include pockets or other mounting features that provide for mounting replaceable plates that can be machined for mounting of die forming and cutting steels and other die components. The die shoe may include an array of pockets or blind holes for mounting nitrogen springs or the like for operation of forming steels and the like. One or more openings may be drilled in the replaceable plates above the pockets selected to receive nitrogen springs, with the remaining unused pockets being covered by the replaceable plate. The replaceable plate and pre-formed spring pockets thereby permit the die to be readily adapted for a particular die. The replaceable plates may be removed, and a replacement plate may be installed as needed for a new die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Drew H. Boersma
  • Publication number: 20080201950
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a toothing on a component 2 of a shaft/hub connection, the component 2 being held permanently in a chucking 3 while it receives an at least two-stage toothing in this chucking. A special draw die 4 for carrying out the method is also proposed, a first toothing-forming region 14 with a first height and at least one following second toothing-forming region 15 with at least one second height being arranged between a first and a second end face 5, 6 and the first height being designed to be lower than the second height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Wolfgang Beigang
  • Publication number: 20080163663
    Abstract: Methods for forming a tube that includes a feature extending from an inner surface of the tube are provided. The methods can include using a die and stamper, single impact extrusion, double impact extrusion, and progressive deep draw process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Apple Inc
    Inventors: M. Evans Hankey, Emery A. Sanford
  • Publication number: 20080156062
    Abstract: A cemented carbide tool containing tungsten carbide, titanium carbide, niobium carbide, possibly TaC, cobalt, chromium and possibly nickel, iron, molybdenum is disclosed. The composition of the materials provides a lighter material than usual, combined with a good resistance to corrosion as well as high hardness and wear resistance. These properties are particularly interesting for the manufacture of punch tools for cold forming operations. Cold forming tools made with these materials will have much better performance, particularly more steady performance and much longer lifetime. A method of cold forming and drawing, particularly deep drawing and ironing process of aluminum and steel beverage can manufacturing, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 3, 2008
    Inventors: Emmanuel Pauty, Henrik Nordenstrom, Victor Rimbau
  • Publication number: 20080115555
    Abstract: A method of forming a support beam is provided. One exemplary method of forming a support beam includes supporting a C-shaped charge upon a first forming tool and placing an additional composite charge upon at least a portion of the C-shaped charge and a second forming tool proximate the first forming tool. The method of forming a support beam further includes positioning a fixed forming tool proximate a first portion of the additional charge and bending the additional charge about the forming tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventors: Edoardo P. Depase, Kurtis Willden, Grant Zenkner