Including Magnet, Solenoid Or Explosive Patents (Class 72/430)
  • Patent number: 9021845
    Abstract: A method for forming a piece of a sheet metal is performed by positioning a consumable body, made of metal, proximate to the piece of the sheet metal. The consumable body is rapidly vaporized, and the gas pressure generated thereby is directed into the piece of the sheet metal. This results in acceleration of the piece of sheet metal, and it is collided into a stationary body at a velocity, generally in excess of 200 m/s. Depending upon the type of stationary body, the piece of sheet metal is deformed into a predetermined shape or is welded onto the stationary body. The vaporization is accomplished by passing a high current of electricity into the consumable body. The effect of the vaporized metal may be augmented by additional components in the consumable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Anupam Vivek, Glenn S. Daehn, Geoffrey A. Taber, Jason R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8959968
    Abstract: A forming method includes using at least one forming tool to form a material of a workpiece and using a lubricant between the material and the at least one forming tool. The lubricant has a viscosity that is modifiable by applying or varying a field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Holger Böse, Christoph Janssen, Johannes Ehrlich, Piet Wölcken
  • Patent number: 8931319
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed whereby a propellant driven water stream is used in the formation of materials made from high tensile strength alloys. High pressure developed in liquid flowing through a tubular work piece is employed to achieve desired forms. The high pressure results from superposition of compression waves generated in the course of the impact of the liquid by products of propellant combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ernest Samuel Geskin, Krzysztof Kluz
  • Patent number: 8899084
    Abstract: A method of welding two workpieces together is described. A conductor in electrical communication with a pulse circuit is provided. A portion of the second workpiece is located adjacent the conductor. The two workpieces are also located together. A portion, or all, of one workpiece is welded to the other by applying a pulse current to one of the workpieces. A method of forming a workpiece is disclosed using a pulse current to move the workpiece into a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Dana Automotive Systems Group, LLC
    Inventors: Boris A. Yablochnikov, Eve S. Steigerwalt, Tom O'Neil, Jack A. Kummerow
  • Patent number: 8776682
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press having a direct electric drive, without any motion transmitting apparatus, such as, for example, gears or gear drives wherein the electric direct drive is located between an eccentric 3 and a connecting rod 6 and brings about a relative movement between the eccentric 3 and the connecting rod 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Jürgen Fahrenbach
  • Patent number: 8713982
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for explosive forming of workpieces, comprising an ignition chamber and an ignition mechanism, wherein an explosive agent can be ignited at an ignition location in the ignition chamber using the ignition mechanism, and an ignition chamber outlet is provided, to be improved such that the ignition mechanism has a longer service life. The aim is achieved by a device wherein an impact breaker is provided in the propagation path (37) of the detonation wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Stranz, Alexander Zak
  • Patent number: 8667823
    Abstract: A tool for modifying a workpiece by either trimming or joining the workpiece. The tool is an electro-hydraulic tool that uses a pulse transmitted through a liquid to trim a workpiece or to join two thicknesses of metal together. A method of trimming the workpiece includes the steps of providing a high voltage discharge in a liquid that drives a workpiece into engagement with a cutting edge of a tool steel insert. A method of joining two or more thicknesses of metal together includes the step of creating a high voltage discharge through an electrode that accelerates one panel or thickness of metal into a second panel that is held stationary by a backing plate while the first thickness of metal is accelerated into the second thickness of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sergey Fedorovich Golovashchenko
  • Patent number: 8522594
    Abstract: A workpiece enlarging method is provided, by which an enlarged portion can stably be formed on a portion of a workpiece such as a shaft member, and a drive force required to form the enlarged portion can be reduced. The workpiece enlarging method forms the enlarged portion on the workpiece (W) by applying, with respect to the workpiece (W), alternating shear energy in a transverse direction thereof so as to suppress deformation of the workpiece (W) within an elastic limit while applying compression energy that produces compressive stress equal to or greater than an initial yield strength to increase internal energy of the workpiece (W), thereby decomposing a portion of the increased internal energy by the alternating shear energy and deforming and enlarging the enlargement intended area of the workpiece (W) with the assistance of the decomposed energy obtained by the decomposition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Neturen Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nagatoshi Okabe, Eiji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 8499599
    Abstract: A laser nanoforming system and method for forming three-dimensional nanostructures from a metallic surface. A laser beam is directed to hit and explode an ablative layer to generate a shockwave that exerts a force on the metallic surface to form an inverse nanostructure of an underlying mold. A dry lubricant can be located between the metallic surface and mold to reduce friction. A confinement layer substantially transparent to the laser beam can confine the shockwave. A cushion layer can protect the mold from damage. A flyer layer between the ablative layer and metallic surface can protect the metallic surface from thermal effects of the exploding ablative layer. The mold can have feature sizes less than 500 nm. The metallic surface can be aluminum film. The dry lubricant can be sputtered Au—Cr film, evaporated Au film or a dip-coated PVP film or other dry lubricant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Gary J. Cheng, Huang Gao, Yingling Yang
  • Patent number: 8459078
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed whereby a propellant driven water stream is used in the formation of materials made from high tensile strength alloys. High pressure developed in liquid flowing through a tubular work piece is employed to achieve desired forms. The high pressure results from superposition of compression waves generated in the course of the impact of the liquid by products of propellant combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Ernest Samuel Geskin, Krzysztof Kluz
  • Patent number: 8453483
    Abstract: A magnetic pulse forming device for a roll forming system includes forward and rearward guide rolling means, a guiding means including guiding rails disposed on the base between the forward and rearward guide rolling means and guide frames movably disposed on the guiding rails, a magnetic forming means including an upper plate connecting the guide frames corresponding to an upper surface of the forming beam, a coil housing assembled to the upper plate and a coil disposed within the coil housing and electrically connected to a pulse generator to generate a magnetic pulse by input current, a movement detector, a synchronizing motor connected to the lead screw to rotate the lead screw and a screw housing engaged with the lead screw and moving the guide frames with the forming beam in the process direction by rotation of the lead screw, and a forming mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Sungwoo Hitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Do-Hoi Koo, Su Jin Heo
  • Patent number: 8333094
    Abstract: In an arrangement for bending tubular workpieces, in which a workpiece is supplied to a bending head for bending and is supported from the inside during the bending process in the bending region by means of a mandrel introduced into the workpiece, with the mandrel comprising a mandrel element and a traveler, sitting movably in the workpiece and the traveler being longitudinally displaceable in the workpiece by means of a feed device (14), the traveler is produced from a magnetizable material and the feed device comprises a magnetic device which is applied to a position corresponding to the position of the traveler outside of the workpiece, with a positive magnetic engagement being formed between the magnetic device and the traveler, with the traveler being displaceable in the workpiece via the magnetic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Wafios Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Jürgen Wolf
  • Patent number: 8322175
    Abstract: It shall be achieved by the invention that a workpiece for an explosion forming process, which can be inserted into a forming tool and which can be deformed from an initial shape by means of explosion forming, and the explosion forming method are improved such that a satisfactory quality of the workpiece with the desired wall thickness is achieved in a simple manner. This object is achieved by a workpiece and a respective explosion forming method in which the initial shape of the workpiece has at least in some portions a supply of material for the explosion forming process, which is pre-formed compared to adjoining portions or which is provided therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Cosma Engineering Europe AG
    Inventors: Philipp Stoeger, Alexander Zak
  • Patent number: 8316678
    Abstract: A method of pre-stressing a component comprises providing an electrically conducting sheet adjacent to a component within a medium. An electrical discharge is supplied from an electrical discharge circuit to the electrically conducting sheet to produce vaporization of the electrically conducting sheet. The vaporization of the electrically conducting sheet produces a planar pressure pulse in the medium adjacent to the component. The planar pressure pulse impacts on a surface of the component to produce a region of residual compressive stress within the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: John Richard Webster
  • Patent number: 8302451
    Abstract: A can manufacturing device in which a tool supporting base has: a plurality of working tool units that support a plurality of working tools; a supporting member that supports a plurality of working tool units; and a linear driving mechanism that reciprocates the working tool units with respect to the supporting member in the axial direction of a workpiece. The linear driving mechanism has: a guide section that is fixed on the supporting member with a base plate therebetween; a slide rail that is fixed on the working tool unit and slides along the guide section; an electromagnetic coil provided on the base plate; a magnet plate that is provided on the working tool unit and generates, between the electromagnetic coil and itself, a thrust force for the guide section; and a supply pipe that is provided at the electromagnetic coil and supplies coolant to the inside of the electromagnetic coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Syouji Matsuo, Kenji Fujimoto, Masahiro Hosoi
  • Patent number: 8297095
    Abstract: A method for improving mechanical properties of a magnetically activatable material for reducing ripples in the magnetically activatable material. The method includes conveying the magnetically activatable material using at least one conveying device through a processing region, and applying a force on the magnetically activatable material in the processing region to deform the magnetically activatable material. The force is contactlessly applied by a plurality of magnet groups that form a plurality of magnetic fields, and which are arranged in a material flow direction side by side or one behind another. The plurality of magnetic fields are applied in or opposite to the material flow direction, and travel along one of the plurality of magnet groups or between two of the plurality of magnet groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: UNGERER GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Roland Wagner
  • Patent number: 8250892
    Abstract: Through the invention, a closure device for explosive forming with a connection unit movable relative to the explosive forming die between a working position on the die and a rest position is to be configured, so that the explosive forming die can be closed in simple and reliable fashion and, at the same time, the explosion forces supported. This task is solved by a closure device, in which a wedge structure is guided to move on a static holding structure and is motion-coupled to the connection unit, the resulting movement of the connection unit being directed across the movement of the wedge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cosma Engineering Europe AG
    Inventors: Alexander Zak, Valentine Flitsch, Andreas Stranz
  • Patent number: 8230712
    Abstract: A punching device includes: a lower part including a die; an upper part including a punch support attached magnetically to the die; a punch supported movably on the punch support; and a separating mechanism including a driving unit mounted rotatably on one of the upper and lower parts and rotatable relative to the upper and lower parts, and a pressing unit mounted movably on the one of the upper and lower parts and associated with the driving unit in such a manner that when an external force is applied to the driving unit for rotating the driving unit relative to the upper and lower parts, the external force can be transferred from the driving unit to the pressing unit to allow the pressing unit to press against the other of the upper and lower parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 8201604
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying labels to products includes a label application station at which the labels are applied to a product and an application head movably mounted relative to a base for movement between a first operative loading position spaced from the label application station and a second operative application position at which the application head applies at least one label to a product positioned at the label application station. An electrically actuated solenoid is operatively connected to the application head to move the application head between the first and second operative positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Green, Joseph M. Fisher, William B. Elliott, Joseph J. Alfieri, Eric K. Spina
  • Patent number: 8166793
    Abstract: An electromechanical knocking activated device and method for working and cold-hardening the surface of tools, machine parts, etc. is disclosed. The electromechanical apparatus may include: an impact head which is secured to a support, wherein at least one part of the support is composed of a ferromagnetic material; and at least one coil which is also secured to the support. A magnetic field holds the impact head in a defined position of rest. The coil is may be positioned in the same magnetic field or a second magnetic field, through which an alternating or pulsed current may flow. As a result, the impact head is made to oscillate with a defined impact frequency, impact altitude and zero crossing. The device may be used in combination with a computer aided manufacturing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Christian Loecker
  • Patent number: 8127582
    Abstract: Methods and devices provide for high velocity forming of medical device casings. The high velocity forming may be produced by creating a pressure wave within a liquid contained by an enclosure. A die and a workpiece adjacent to the die are in the path of the pressure wave within the enclosure and the pressure wave forces the workpiece to conform to the contours of the die. Objects may be adhered to the die to provide for customized contours. Trimming features may be included within the enclosure to trim excess material from a formed workpiece as an integral part of the forming process. Various other features may also be provided within the enclosure including a diffuser to disperse the pressure wave. The workpiece may be of various forms including flat sheet stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda M. Johnson-Morke, Glenn S. Daehn
  • Patent number: 8099989
    Abstract: Articles are often formed from a tubular workpiece in a process which does not usefully shape the ends of the tube. In an embodiment of the invention, tube ends may be mechanically reduced in cross section and then expanded against a secondary forming surface(s) using an electromagnetic force to obtain desired shapes for the tube ends and minimize scrapping of workpiece material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: John R. Bradley, Michael H. Lovell, Kevin R. Marks, Terry A. Kent, Donald W Cotton
  • Publication number: 20110308294
    Abstract: In certain aspects of the invention, punching machines and tools for punching machines are provided that include mechanical devices driven by a driving device of the punching machines and are used to oscillate a tool insert. Such machines and tools can provide an increased frequency of the oscillating movement of the tool insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: TRUMPF WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventor: Werner Erlenmaier
  • Patent number: 7918118
    Abstract: A method of using an electromagnetic forming machine to hem a panel assembly includes providing an inner panel and an outer panel. The outer panel has a plurality of flanges and a plurality of relief areas. An electric forming machine is provided having a coil for discharging electric energy to generate a magnetic field. The inner panel is positioned such that portions of the outer edge of the inner panel are aligned with the flanges of the outer panel to form a loose assembly of panels. The loose assembly of panels is positioned proximate the electromagnetic forming machine such that the coil surrounds the flanges and is disposed substantially coplanar with a plane formed by the relief areas. The electromagnetic forming machine is activated to generate a magnetic field causing the flanges to bend over.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sergey Fedorovich Golovashchenko
  • Publication number: 20110072877
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for marking a metal using magnetism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicant: JEIL MTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hae Ryong KIM
  • Publication number: 20100175449
    Abstract: Through the invention, an ignition device for explosive forming of work pieces in a forming die, which has an ignition mechanism and an ignition tube, and in which the ignition tube guides the explosion ignited by the ignition mechanism into the work piece inserted in the forming die, is to be improved, in that it permits, in practice, an arrangement of the ignition mechanism and forming die that is easier to handle and geared toward the occurring explosion forces. This task is solved by an ignition device, in which a curved guide is provided between the ignition mechanism and the forming die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Andreas Stranz, Alexander Zak, Philipp Stoeger
  • Patent number: 7752880
    Abstract: The present invention provides a linear motor mounted press machine that generate an optimum thrust for a press tonnage to perform different machining operations including one requiring a greater press tonnage and one requiring a high speed and a smaller press tonnage in an energy efficient manner. A linear motor mounted press machine includes a first linear motor 11, a second linear motor 12 that produces a thrust lower than or equivalent to that of the first linear motor 11, and a coupling switching mechanism 13 that releasably couples output shafts 30, 34 of the first and second linear motor 11, 12 together. A press tool 6 is driven forward and backward by the output shaft 34 of the second linear motor 12. Each of first and second linear motors 11, 12 is a unit linear motor assembly having a plurality of unit linear motors 15 arranged around a press working axis center P. The number of the unit linear motors 15 of the second linear motor 12 is the same as or smaller than that of the first linear motor 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroichi Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 7647801
    Abstract: A system for ultrasonically peeing surfaces includes a sonotrode comprising a body material and a vibrating surface, the vibrating surface coated with a coating material having a hardness greater than the body material, a treatment chamber defined at least in part by the vibrating surface, and at least one piece of shot within the treatment chamber to be excited by the vibrating surface of the sonotrode, the at least one piece of shot having a hardness greater than or equal to 800 HV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Patrick Cheppe, Vincent Desfontaine, Jean-Michel Duchazeaubeneix
  • Patent number: 7647800
    Abstract: Shot for use in a peening installation, the shot having: hardness greater than or equal to 800 HV; density greater than or equal to 8 g/cm3; and pieces having a maximum dimension less than or equal to 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Patrick Cheppe, Vincent Desfontaine, Jean-Michel Duchazeaubeneix
  • Patent number: 7607332
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a dent in finished sheet metal heats a steel panel by applying a high frequency induced current thereto and simultaneously cools a clear coat by spraying a coolant to a surface of the sheet metal and a cooling pipe, wherein the finished sheet metal is composed of at least the ferromagnetic steel panel and the non-ferromagnetic clear coat having different thermal expansion coefficient and thermal damage temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Inventors: Beom-Seok Choe, Hoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20090205396
    Abstract: An explosion forming apparatus (10) that preferably utilizes a shock wave (42) directed along a work piece (12) to progressively conform the work piece to a contour die cavity (44).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Inventors: Alexander ZAK, Seetarama S. KOTAGIRI, Frank A. HORTON
  • Patent number: 7540180
    Abstract: There is disclosed herein an apparatus for electromagnetic forming of a workpiece with enhancements that increase the durability and overall efficiency of the solenoid coil. The apparatus includes reinforcement members dispersed through the solenoid coil and a cooling system. The apparatus also includes a shaper that varies in girth effectively acting as a force concentrator. The electromagnetic forming device is also capable of incrementally heat treating the workpiece and reducing residual stresses in the workpiece. The invention further discloses a more efficient way of manufacturing the solenoid coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Golovashchenko, Vladimir Dmitriev, Patrick Canfield, Albert Krause, Clay Maranville
  • Patent number: 7487655
    Abstract: A metal mold is disposed adjacent to the outer circumference of a base ring, and has a molding face in the inner circumference and a plurality of grooves for forming beads on the molding face along the circumferential direction. A coil for electromagnetic forming is disposed adjacent to the inner circumference of the base ring. When a momentary large current is applied to the coil in this arrangement, the diameter of the base ring is expanded by pressing the base ring toward the molding face of the metal mold such that the base ring is molded into a shape corresponding to the molding face by electromagnetic forming. Improvements such as a metal mold capable of degassing, a separable metal mold, roll-correcting after electromagnetic forming, application of momentary large current over several times, a metal mold with a cutting blade, use of a base ring with a large number of holes, and a metal mold with positioning means are then added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2009
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshihaya Imamura, Noritaka Eguchi, Takeo Sakurai, Hiroshi Tanimoto
  • Patent number: 7481088
    Abstract: An apparatus for surface blasting gas turbine blades in the area of their blade roots includes a vibrator with an oscillating surface oriented so that the oscillating surface extends essentially in the horizontal direction. A processing chamber for receiving the blade root adjoins the oscillating surface. The processing chamber is embodied such that the turbine blade is orientable, during the blasting, with a profiled support surface of the blade root extending at least temporarily essentially parallel to the oscillating surface of the vibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Erwin Bayer, Thomas Peschke, Holger Polanetzki, Alexander Winkler, Thomas Dautl
  • Patent number: 7481093
    Abstract: A method and assembly for punching a hole in material provided. A magnetostrictive device 14 includes a coil 26, a magnetostrictive member 22, and a punch 28 operatively associated with the magnetostrictive member 22. The magnetostrictive member 22 is constructed and arranged to lengthen, when exposed to a magnetic field created by the coil 26, thereby moving the punch 28. Material 12 to be punched is associated with the punch 28. The coil is energized to create a magnetic field and thus lengthen the magnetostrictive member 22 so that the punch 28 moves through the material 12, creating a hole in the material 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventor: J. Michael Joseph
  • Patent number: 7467532
    Abstract: An apparatus for electromagnetically forming a workpiece. The apparatus includes a solenoid coil for generating an electromagnetic force and a tool for concentrating electromagnetic force against the workpiece. The tool includes an electrically conductive body having an aperture and an insulator disposed in the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Sergey Golovashchenko
  • Patent number: 7467535
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a stamping machine for stamping an item at a high speed. The stamping machine comprises a case having an opening, at least one guide shaft formed in an interior of the case and extending in a first direction, a pedestal movable along the at least one guide shaft in the first direction for holding the worked item, and a stamping part for pressing the working tool against the worked item held on the pedestal. The stamping part comprises at least one guide shaft formed in an interior of the stamping part and extending in a second direction, a head driver formed in the interior of the stamping part and extending in the second direction, and a stamping head movable along the at least one guide shaft and the head driver in the second direction, wherein the stamping head is proximal to the pedestal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Roland DG Corporation
    Inventors: Tsutomu Kuno, Yoshihiro Shikano
  • Patent number: 7406853
    Abstract: In the transverse wedge rolling machine as claimed in the invention the drive motor is a permanent magnet motor, especially a torque motor. Furthermore the rotational speed of the rollers is controlled depending on their rotary position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2008
    Assignee: Langenstein and Schemann GmbH
    Inventors: Guenter Hofmann, Stelios Katsibardis, Sigfried Hausdoerfer, Henry Zwilling, Guenther Vogler, Herbert Rueger
  • Patent number: 7357013
    Abstract: A marking device for encoding metallic workpieces with two-dimensional matrix codes includes a striking tool for forming the code recesses, driven by an electromagnetic device. The driving movement is performed against the force of a return device. A positioning device displaceable on two axes (x, y) of a plane perpendicular to the striking direction (z) is used for positioning the striking tool in the desired code positions. An electronic control device for controlling movement of the striking tool includes means for presetting a higher current for the electromagnet device during a first acceleration phase of the striking tool and a lower current during a subsequent moving phase until the workpiece is impinged. In this manner, the precision of the code recesses in the workpiece can be exactly set or maintained, so that readability of the coding is substantially improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: Borries Markier-Systeme GmbH
    Inventor: Konrad Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 7318334
    Abstract: The powered pipe cutter and the pipe flaring tool both have a piston slidably mounted in a cylinder. The cylinder has a top end closed by a top end plug. A crimped cartridge bore in the top end plug communicates with a gas expansion chamber. A bolt and firing pin assembly are attached to the cylinder top end. The pipe cutter includes a shear housing with a pipe passage connected to the rod end of the cylinder. A shear plate is connected to the piston and moves with the piston to shear pipes. The pipe flaring tool includes a pipe clamp assembly with a pipe passage and a female flaring surface connected to the cylinder rod end. A male flaring surface on the piston cooperates with the female flaring surface to flare pipe ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2008
    Inventor: Sam W. Carter
  • Patent number: 7257979
    Abstract: An apparatus for reforming rod-shaped, electrically conductive and/or magnetizable materials, in particular for drawing and extruding, having the following features: the apparatus has a female mold having a die, which forms the tool for reforming; the apparatus has an inductor of an electric linear motor, by means of which a traveling electric field can be produced; the inductor includes at least one first group at least with first coils; the first coils in the first group are arranged axially next to one another and thus form a channel; using the inductor it is possible to produce a traveling field in the channel which has a magnetic flux density having a gradient in the axial direction of the channel, which has an amplitude of greater than B=1 T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: BL Chemie GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Witte, Lothar Illgen, Peter Bilstein
  • Patent number: 7240532
    Abstract: A hybrid metal forming system includes a die cavity defined by a first die and a second die and a press adapted to apply a static pressure over the first die to deform a workpiece against the second die. The hybrid forming system also includes a dynamic loading system coupled to and positioned between, the press and the die cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wenwu Zhang, David Peter Mika
  • Patent number: 7207205
    Abstract: A magnetic dent removal device (18), method and kit comprises a handle assembly (20) used with a burnishing element (24). The handle assembly (20) includes a handle (26), a containment cup (30) and a magnet (22) received within the containment cup (30). A magnet shield (40) is connected to the handle assembly (20), and a cover pad (38) can be attached to the magnet shield (40). A hooking element (64) can be attached to the handle assembly (20) to allow for the attachment of accessory components to aid in dent removal. An amplification bar (56) can be attached to the hooking element (64) to add strength to the magnetic force. A kit (74) for dent removal includes a carrying case (76), at least one handle (26), at least one magnet (22), at least one burnishing element (24) at least one cover pad (38), and at least one magnet shield (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventors: Eric Richard Satterlee, Wayne Tanabe
  • Patent number: 7162910
    Abstract: A hybrid metal forming system includes a die cavity defined by a first die and a second die and a press adapted to apply a static pressure over the first die to deform a workpiece against the second die. The hybrid forming system also includes a dynamic loading system coupled to and positioned between, the press and the die cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Wenwu Zhang, David Peter Mika
  • Patent number: 7143627
    Abstract: A system for removing dents from metal or other materials comprising (i) a device which includes at least one magnet having a handle detachably held to a portion of the magnet by magnetic attraction and a roller detachably held to a portion of the magnet opposite the handle by the magnetic forces of the magnet; and (ii) a method which includes the steps of attaching the magnet to the handle, placing the roller inside the tubing of a dented instrument, placing the portion of the magnet opposite the handle against the exterior of the instrument, catching or acquiring the roller with the magnet such that the magnet and the roller form a magnetic assembly, wherein the roller is on the interior of the instrument and the magnet is on the exterior of the instrument, and moving, sliding, or rocking the magnetic assembly across the dents until the dents are removed from the metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Inventor: James M. Akins
  • Patent number: 7131304
    Abstract: A spinning method which makes it possible to control the pressing force of a roller tool with satisfactorily high responsiveness and have the roller tool press work following the contour of a forming die even if the die may have its radial length vary at a high speed relative to the angle of its rotation when making a product which is not circular in its cross section normal to the axis of rotation of the die, and an apparatus therefor. The roller tool is driven by at least two mutually crossing linear motors and the thrust to be generated by each linear motor is adjusted to control the feeding displacement of the roller tool and the pressing force of the roller tool against a piece of work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventor: Hirohiko Arai
  • Patent number: 7124617
    Abstract: A magnetic dent removal device (18), method and kit comprises a handle assembly (20) used with a burnishing element (24). The handle assembly (20) includes a handle (26), a containment cup (30) and a magnet (22) received within the containment cup (30). A magnet shield (40) is connected to the handle assembly (20), and a cover pad (38) can be attached to the magnet shield (40). A hooking element (64) can be attached to the handle assembly (20) to allow for the attachment of accessory components to aid in dent removal. An amplification bar (56) can be attached to the hooking element (64) to add strength to the magnetic force. A kit (74) for dent removal includes a carrying case (76), at least one handle (26), at least one magnet (22), at least one burnishing element (24) at least one cover pad (38), and at least one magnet shield (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Inventors: Eric Richard Satterlee, Wayne Tanabe
  • Patent number: 6993948
    Abstract: A mechanical transducer induces liquid cavitation, causing pressure waves in a liquid which are applied against a metal surface to afford localized elastic and plastic tensile microstrain. The pressure waves alter the surface tensile stresses in the treated metal by reducing the tensile stresses or forming surface compressive stresses. A boot is provided about the operating face of the transducer for confining a liquid through which compression waves are generated and applied to the metal surface, the boot sealing about the transducer and the surface undergoing treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Henry Peter Offer
  • Patent number: 6990840
    Abstract: A conjoining apparatus using electromagnetic forming includes a field shaper for concentrating a magnetic field to a conjoining working object, a coil for generating and applying the magnetic field to the field shaper such that the field shaper can form a reactive force, and a charging circuit for supplying electricity to the coil. An auxiliary ring having higher conductivity than steel is disposed between the field shaper and the working object for generating an induced magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Shin Hee Park
  • Patent number: 6968718
    Abstract: A method for electromagnetically forming a metallic member includes deforming an end of a metallic member by electromagnetic forming, pressing the outer surface of the deformed end on the surface of a mold to form a flange having a predetermined shape at the end of the metallic member and, at the same time, work-harden the flange. The method is capable of forming a flange having a shape corresponding to the shape of the outer surface of another member to be joined to the metallic member at an end of the metallic member with high dimensional accuracy and shape accuracy and secured joint strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihaya Imamura