With Tool Carrier (e.g., Press Frame) Patents (Class 72/455)
  • Patent number: 11084082
    Abstract: A radial press is provided having a main structure, a plurality of pressing jaws arranged around a pressing axis, and having a drive unit which acts on the pressing jaws. The drive unit is supported on the main structure and can move the pressing jaws radially in the direction of the pressing axis and away from the same, at least one fibrous structure is provided radially outside the pressing jaws, the fibrous structure enclosing the pressing jaws and extending in annularly closed form around the pressing axis in a plane which is substantially perpendicular to the pressing axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: UNIFLEX-HYDRAULIK GMBH
    Inventors: Vaclav Hejplik, Carsten Baumgartner, Lukas Zientek
  • Patent number: 9061462
    Abstract: A device for stamping and/or drilling a substrate, including two dies supported by two support assemblies configured to be moved relative to each other in translation. The assembly includes: a base; an orientable head fixed to the die; a connection mechanism between the base and the head to adjust orientation of the head relative to the base; pressure sensors configured to continuously output information about pressure applied at different points of the die; and a mechanism controlling a connection, to continuously control the orientation of the head relative to the base, in response to information output by the sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives
    Inventors: Stephane Bredeau, Jacky Bancillon
  • Publication number: 20150089989
    Abstract: A metal forming head (113) is disclosed which includes a die (124) with a stamping portion (130), and a die holder (126) with a hole (136) therethrough. At least part of the stamping portion (130) of the die (124) is receivable through the hole (136) of the die holder (126). A bottom surface (144) of the die holder (126) which faces away from the die (124) is being adapted to abut a major surface (38a) of a sheet of metal (36). The die (124) is movable relative to an abutment part (138) of the die holder (126) to form the sheet of metal (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Gainteam Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Howard Ho Yin CHAN, Chung Yin AU, Wan Hong BAO, Zhen Qi LI, Hua Hai ZHAI, Bai Jun LI, Yi CAO
  • Patent number: 8984927
    Abstract: A die having adequate flexibility at an entirety thereof while maintaining rigidity of a design surface is presented. A die is a die for a machine press. The die is a die for pressing a work plate together with a contraposed die and forming the work plate into a target shape. The die is provided with a design block, a positioning block, and a plurality of rods. The design block has a design surface for transferring the target shape to the work plate. The positioning block is used for positioning the die relative to the contraposed die. The design block and the positioning block are connected by the plurality of rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Nanba, Hiroshi Imakawa, Isao Nojiri
  • Patent number: 8935949
    Abstract: A C frame structure, a robotic system and an associated method are provided respond to and accommodate the loads placed upon the C frame structure during actuation of a working tool. The C frame structure includes a plurality of links and a plurality of pins interconnecting the links to form a pinned truss configuration. The pinned truss configuration is responsive to loads imparted in response to actuation of the tool such that each link is placed in compression or tension. The C frame structure also includes a plurality of hydraulic cylinders connected to the links such that each hydraulic cylinder extends in parallel to a respective link. A first hydraulic cylinder operates in a compression mode in response to strain attributable to actuation of the tool. A second hydraulic cylinder operates in an extension mode in response to the first hydraulic cylinder operating in the compression mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Edward John Batt
  • Patent number: 8925365
    Abstract: In a press comprising at least one tool part with certain rigidity, the rigidity of the tool part is adjustable by changing the coupling of the tool part to the plunger or the press table to control the transmission of deformations by bending.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dietmar Schöllhammer
  • Patent number: 8919177
    Abstract: A movable die component for a press device includes a plate body having a workpiece engagement surface configured to engage a workpiece formed by the press device. The plate body has a plurality of internal pockets completely enclosed by the plate body. Optionally, the plate body may be formed by an additive manufacturing process, such as by forming a plurality of direct metal laser sintering layers. The direct metal laser sintering layers may include a lower layer, a plurality of middle layers, and an upper layer with the internal pockets being provided in the middle layers, and with the lower layer covering a bottom of each internal pocket and the upper layer coving a top of each internal pocket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Bogdan Octav Ciocirlan, Gregory Thomas Pawlikowski, Chris Edward Whitcomb, Edward Joseph Engasser, Craig Maurice Campbell
  • Patent number: 8899093
    Abstract: A drawing support for a metal sheet drawing machine. In one implementation the drawing support is constructed of a plurality of plates positioned in series one after the other and coupled together so that at least a portion of the plurality of plates are compressed one against the other. In one implementation each of the plurality of plates has a window through which metal sheet to be drawn may pass, and a holder for holding the metal sheet when it is drawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fagor, S. Coop
    Inventors: Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares Echezarreta, David Chico García, Oscar González Mora, Daniel García Cheuca
  • Publication number: 20140260502
    Abstract: A stent crimping tool insert comprises a core body configured for insertion into and removal from within a crimping chamber of a stent crimping tool. The core body has a core surface configured to withstand a compressive force without a reduction in diameter of the core surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Karen J. Wang, Edward P. Garcia, Manish Gada, Marc Schraner, Michael Green, Stan Lam
  • Patent number: 8833131
    Abstract: The invention describes a bending press, in particular a press brake, with a stationary bottom press beam or press table and a top press beam which can be displaced relative to the bottom press beam or press table by means of a displacement drive. The bottom press beam or press table or a machine table or machine frame supporting the bottom press beam has at least one recess affording foot room for an operator on a control side of the bending press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Trumpf Maschinen Austria GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Reiter, Hermann Allerstorfer
  • Publication number: 20140116104
    Abstract: The invention relates in particular to a machine bed for hydraulic presses. The machine bed has a bed body and at least one pretensioning unit. The pretensioning unit is realized in such a manner and cooperates with the bed body in such a manner that said bed body is acted upon by lateral pretensioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: LANGENSTEIN & SCHEMANN GMBH
    Inventors: Lothar Bauersachs, Herbert Rüger
  • Publication number: 20140069164
    Abstract: Toe clamps generally shaped like hollow cylinder sectors or ring segments, methods of manufacturing such toe clamps, a toe clamping arrangement including such toe clamps, and a fixture for use in manufacturing such toe clamps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: DADCO, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Cotter
  • Patent number: 8661870
    Abstract: Provided is a tooling system for use in an associated press comprising a lower tool shoe, an upper tool shoe, a first set of tooling plates, and a second set of tooling plates. The lower tool shoe comprises an upwardly facing surface, part of a shoe locator set defining an axis of elongation, a first locator element defining an axis of elongation, and an offset second locator element defining an axis of elongation. The upper tool shoe comprises a downwardly facing surface, part of a shoe locator set defining an axis of elongation, a first locator element defining an axis of elongation, and an offset second locator element defining an axis of elongation. The first set of tooling plates comprises a first lower tooling plate and a first upper tooling plate. The second set of tooling plates comprises a second lower tooling plate and a second upper tooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Spartanburg Steel Products, Inc.
    Inventor: James Corbett Ade
  • Patent number: 8631678
    Abstract: A press mold comprises lower mold (9), upper mold (3), working limiter (6) and rigid storing restrictor (2). The lower mold (9) and the upper mold (3) are coupled each other by guide post (1) having guiding function so that they can move relative to each other. The working limiter (6) and the rigid storing limiter (2) are located between the lower mold (9) and the upper mold (3). The press mold also includes at least one elastic storing limiter provided between the upper mold (3) and the lower mold (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jianghuai Cao
  • Publication number: 20140013818
    Abstract: A panel bender (10) designed for making bends on sheet metal sheets (13) comprises a substantially C-shaped main structure (11) equipped with a fixed element (12) and a mobile element (14) designed to support and clamp in a preset position a sheet metal sheet (13) to be bent, and also comprises a substantially C-shaped blade holder structure (16) connected to the main structure (11) and mobile in space inside this by means of a series of vertical guides (15) at right angles to the plane of the sheet metal sheet (13) to be bent. The blade holder structure is equipped with an upper blade (26) and a lower blade (27) designed to enter into contact with the surface of the sheet metal sheet (13) to be bent clamped between the mobile and fixed elements (12, 14) of the main structure (11) and to deform the sheet metal sheet by means of a movement with a programmable trajectory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: FINN-POWER ITALIA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Pietro Cabianca
  • Patent number: 8616038
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Standard Lifters, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott M. Breen, Joel T. Pyper
  • Patent number: 8567227
    Abstract: A guide and retention assembly for spaced apart confronting plates of a die set for guiding the plates for relative reciprocal movement toward and away from the other. The assembly includes a housing with a mounting flange and a sleeve with a through bore, and a rod extending through the bore and slidably received in at least one bushing in the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: DADCO, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan P. Cotter
  • Publication number: 20130276506
    Abstract: A die locking device including a press having a top end, a bottom end and a plurality of channels disposed around a perimeter of the press. The device also includes a plurality of actuators, each of the plurality of actuators affixed to a first end of one of a plurality of locking arms that are each at least partially disposed in one of the plurality of channels. The device also includes a plurality of locking clips, each affixed to a second end of each of the plurality of locking arms and each affixed to one of a plurality of hinges. The plurality of hinges is configured to receive and secure a die stack to the top end of the press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: FIRTH RIXSON LIMITED
    Inventors: DAVID HEBERT, MATTHEW JOHN VILLANI, DAVID LIVINGSTON
  • Publication number: 20130219982
    Abstract: The present invention describes a rolling tool device for compression rolling of, in particular, blade elements of a rotor area of a jet engine provided with a tool carrier. The tool carrier is connectable to a carrier spindle. Furthermore, two pliers-type bodies are rotatably connected to the tool carrier. The pliers-type bodies are each provided with a rolling area, with a distance between the rolling areas being variable in dependence of the rotary movement of the pliers-type bodies. In accordance with the present invention, an axis of the carrier spindle in the state connected to the tool carrier passes between the rolling areas through a contact point present at a distance between the rolling areas equal to zero.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventors: Goetz G. Feldmann, Karsten Roettger, Stefan Zenk
  • Publication number: 20130167610
    Abstract: A riveting tool including a magnet, a magnetically attractive housing, a non-magnetically attractive bucking bar received in the housing, the bucking bar being moveable relative to the housing along a bucking bar axis, and an actuation mechanism to move the bucking bar along the bucking bar axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Branko Sarh, David Hassan Amirehteshami, Rodney Stephen Wright, Harinder Oberoi
  • Patent number: 8419400
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus that includes a molding die for producing a sintered body. The molding die is configured for cold isostatic pressing and includes a knockdown mold frame comprised of plural frame members and a bottom plate provided in contact with the knockdown mold frame. An upper punch is provided to be movable along the inner surface of the knockdown mold frame. The frame members configured to be movable relative to each other to accommodate an expansion of a green body which takes place at the time of reducing the pressure after the completion of pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Tosoh Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Itoh, Masami Mesuda, Hitoshi Nagayama, Tetsuo Shibutami, Shunsuke Yatsunami
  • Patent number: 8418518
    Abstract: A contact bending fixture includes a lower die slider, a positioning rod, a linear actuating mechanism, and an upper die slider. A lower die mounted on the lower die slider includes a die holder, a lower bending module, a contact holding stick, and a bearing roller. The lower bending module includes a smooth sustaining side surface facing the bearing roller for defining an insertion gap therebetween. An upper die mounted on the upper die slider opposes the lower die and includes a punch holder, a hold-down plate, an elastic component, and an upper bending module. The hold-down plate presses and holds down an end of an under-bending contact on the top surface of lower bending module with an opposite end of the contact suspending in the insertion gap. Therefore, the contact bending fixture is capable of bending a contact at a required angle in one step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kuo-chuan Chiu, Feng-chi Lee
  • Patent number: 8408039
    Abstract: Method of forming depressions (e.g. dimples) in a sheet material to form a textured surface thereon involves pressing one or more tool tips into a metallic or non-metallic sheet material while the sheet material is supported by a support layer that is relatively softer (e.g. having a lower Young's modulus) than the sheet material so as to allow plastic deformation and reduce pile-up of raised displaced material of the sheet material at the edges of the depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Jian Cao, Anthony Swanson, Tiffany Davis
  • Publication number: 20120297848
    Abstract: In a method for marking on a surface of a work, kept is a state where an end of a rotating tool for marking is contacted with a surface of the work, and a rotation of the rotating tool is started at the same time when a relative movement of the work in an X-axis direction and/or in a Y-axis direction relative to the rotating tool is started. According to the above marking method, a width of a marked line can be made constant over its entire length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Hiroki Kishimoto, Shigeru Endo
  • Patent number: 8316686
    Abstract: A press tool arrangement for use in hot creep forming, a method of hot creep forming a component of titanium alloy, and a resilient urging arrangement usable at elevated temperatures are described. The press tool arrangement includes a die, a holder member engageable with a blank of material in the die, and a resilient urging arrangement engageable with the holder member to urge same against a blank of material in the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Summers
  • Patent number: 8276427
    Abstract: A frame of a metal-forming press having upper and lower traverses interconnected by vertical columns having upper and lower ends is provided with respective sets each of a plurality of identical tension bolts at each end of each of the columns. The traverses are formed at each end of each column with an array of throughgoing holes through each of which a respective one of the bolts extends, and the columns have opposite ends each formed with an identical array of blind threaded bores each in turn aligned with a respective one of the throughgoing holes. Each bolt has an inner end seated in a respective on of the bores of the respective column end and an outer end bearing inwardly on a face of the respective traverse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Meer GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Kirchner
  • Patent number: 8266942
    Abstract: A bending machine includes an operating platform, a lower die clamp received on the operating platform, an upper die holder, and an upper die clamp. The upper die holder includes a main body, a positioning pin, a spring, and an operating rod. The main body includes a lower surface and two opposite side surfaces, the lower surface defines a sliding groove having a bottom surface with a positioning hole defined thereon. One of the two opposite side surfaces defines a sliding slot communicating with the positioning hole. The spring and the positioning pin are received in the positioning hole in sequence. The operating rod is received in the sliding slot with one end received in the latching hole and the other end extending out of the sliding slot. The upper die clamp is slidable in the sliding groove and defines a pinhole corresponding to the positioning pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shu-Wei Zhou, Teng-Chiao Shen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120096917
    Abstract: A device for turning over a flattening element having a plurality of spaced-apart cylinders rotatably mounted on a frame and a device for securing it to the turning-over device, includes two uprights extending vertically from a base. A supporting and securing device for the flattening element engages with the securing device of the flattening element. The supporting and securing device is disposed between the uprights. A device rotates the supporting and securing device about a horizontal axis between a first position in which, when the flattening element is connected to the turning-over device, the cylinders of the flattening element are oriented downward, and a second position in which, when the flattening element is connected to the turning-over device, the cylinders of the flattening element are oriented upward. Vertical translation drive devices vertically translate the supporting and securing device. Each vertical translation drive device is connected to one respective upright.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS VAI METALS TECHNOLOGIES S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Chazal, Bernard Dumas, Vincent Philippaux
  • Patent number: 8082771
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an adjustable hydraulic press with both upper and lower double action, specially suitable for the cylindrical gear formed by stamping or expanding, closed forging and the metal cold forming or metal hot forming of punching, finishing, flanging and drawing of sheet materials. The press comprises four columns, an upper beam, a main slide block, a hold down slide block, a fixing worktable, a floating worktable and a lower beam. A hydraulic chamber a of master cylinder fixed in the upper beam communicates to a hydraulic chamber of an auxiliary cylinder, a plunger of the master cylinder is connected to the main slide block and drives it. A hydraulic chamber of a gas-liquid power accumulator fixed in the main slide block communicates to a hydraulic chamber of a hold down cylinder, a plunger of the hold down cylinder is connected to the hold down slide block and drives it. A plunger of an ejecting cylinder fixed in the lower beam is connected to the floating worktable and drives it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Jilin University
    Inventors: Yuquan Song, Minghui Wang, Xiaofang Guan
  • Patent number: 8065955
    Abstract: A hydraulic press is provided that includes a frame having a base, an upper member positioned above the base and a pair of laterally spaced side members extending upwardly from the base to the upper member. The hydraulic press also includes a cross-member extending between the pair of side members, with the cross-member being configured to support a work piece and moveable along the side members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Stephen J. Braun
  • Patent number: 8061175
    Abstract: The invention deals with a sheet-metal bending machine containing a lower machine part and an upper machine part mounted on it in a movable way where on either of the upper and lower machine part there is a pair of working tools designed as a bending arm and a holding arm where the principle is that the upper machine part (3), or at least the pair of the working tools connected to it, is, in relation to the lower machine part (2), or at least in relation to the pair of the working tools connected to it in the feeding direction (L) of the processed metal sheet (14), mounted in a mutually horizontally sliding bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Inventor: Reinhard Franze
  • Publication number: 20110271735
    Abstract: A conduit bender having a unitary frame is mounted to a wheeled base which provides for transportation of the bender. A braking assembly provides for simplified locking of the wheels to secure the bender in a location. The bender is mounted to the base through a pivoting assembly which allows for bending of conduit in either a horizontal or vertical plane. A circuit is provided for controlling the bending operation. An auto-sensing portion of the circuit receives information regarding the characteristics of the conduit to be bent upon placement of the conduit in the bender. A feed back portion of the circuit is used to provide a precise bending operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Plummer, Sean A. Daugherty
  • Publication number: 20110247196
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a rotor are provided. The rotor is particular a rotor yoke for a wind turbine generator. A hollow rolled metal cylinder is provided and plastically deformed permanently to a predetermined shape and a predetermined size. The apparatus includes a pressing unit and a mould element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Kurt ANDERSEN, Henrik STIESDAL
  • Publication number: 20110197648
    Abstract: A crimping tool includes a frame holding first and second crimping dies within a crimping zone. The frame has an opening providing access to the crimping zone. A ram is coupled to the first die and is configured to drive the first die toward the second die. A swinging arm is rotatably coupled to the frame between an open position and a closed position. The swinging arm closes the opening in the frame when in the closed position. The swinging arm has a pivot end pivotably coupled to the frame and a distal end opposite to the pivot end. The distal end engages the frame when in the closed position. A biasing member coupled to the swinging arm to bias the swinging arm toward the closed position to close the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Steven Houser, Eric Douglas Springston, II
  • Patent number: 7980112
    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: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Tooling Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew H. Boersma
  • Patent number: 7975374
    Abstract: The press is used for assembling a section of a railing system. It comprises at least one set of tab-bending punch heads designed to bend end tabs provided on pickets. The tabs are inserted through a corresponding opening made in a rail of the section of the railing system before activating the press. Using this press, a plurality of pickets can be simultaneously connected to the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Williams Interlocking Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Luc Williams
  • Publication number: 20110138869
    Abstract: The invention describes a bending press (1), in particular a press brake (2), with a stationary bottom press beam (12) or press table (73) and a top press beam (10) which can be displaced relative to the bottom press beam (12) or press table (73) by means of a displacement drive (11). The bottom press beam (12) or press table (73) or a machine table or machine frame (13) supporting the bottom press beam (12) has at least one recess (5) affording foot room (6)) for an operator on a control side (3) of the bending press (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: TRUMPF MASCHINEN AUSTRIA GMBH & CO. KG.
    Inventors: Thomas Reiter, Hermann Allerstorfer
  • Publication number: 20110132062
    Abstract: A drawing support for a metal sheet drawing machine. In one implementation the drawing support is constructed of a plurality of plates positioned in series one after the other and coupled together so that at least a portion of the plurality of plates are compressed one against the other. In one implementation each of the plurality of plates has a window through which metal sheet to be drawn may pass, and a holder for holding the metal sheet when it is drawn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: FAGOR, S.COOP.
    Inventors: Eduardo Beltrán de Nanclares Echezarreta, David Chico García, Oscar González Mora
  • Publication number: 20110107810
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method and a coiler mandrel for coiling metal strip (110), wherein the coiler mandrel (100) comprises a mandrel body (120), a plurality of radially expandable segments (115) arranged around the mandrel body (120), and a plurality of hydraulic cylinders (116) by which the segments (115) can be moved in the radial direction. To be able to coil the metal strip with a circular coil eye even when the friction varies in the individual cylinders, the invention proposes that each cylinder (116) of the plurality of cylinders be individually controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: SMS SIEMAG AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Matthias Kipping, Rolf Franz
  • Publication number: 20110107806
    Abstract: A portable handheld device for introducing an external profile into a longitudinal workpiece by noncutting shaping includes a locking element and a profiling tool having a pitchless profile disposed opposite the locking element and disposable at an adjustable angle as a function of a desired lead angle of the external profile within a force transmission plane, wherein the workpiece is disposable and removable between the profiling tool and the locking element, and wherein the profile tool and the locking element are configured to execute a feed movement relative to one another and to be adjustable to a neutral position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
    Inventors: Bernd-Arno Behrens, Hagen Schmidt, Philip Silberkuhl, Dietmar Schnier
  • Patent number: 7937982
    Abstract: A hard disk destruction apparatus is presented having a penetrating point that is manually pressed against a hard disk. The point has an angled tip designed to penetrate the hard disk casing and deform the hard disk platters within. The manual pressing avoids the use of any electrical power or other fuel. In one described embodiment, a mechanical arbor press provides the necessary force. A transparent safety shield surrounds the hard disk during destruction. A restraint prevents upward movement of the hard disk when the point is extracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: BBY Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Carl Aoki, David Weese, Joshua McCombs, Bradley Parker, Joe Sexton, Robert Stephens, Duane Peterson, Andrew Strom, Tito Perfecto, Gary Griner, Kathleen Maurer, Abelardo Acuña, Brian Hanson, Michael Wegehaupt, Chris Nalezny, James D. Christophel
  • Publication number: 20110072878
    Abstract: A bending machine includes an operating platform, a lower die clamp received on the operating platform, an upper die holder, and an upper die clamp. The upper die holder includes a main body, a positioning pin, a spring, and an operating rod. The main body includes a lower surface and two opposite side surfaces, the lower surface defines a sliding groove having a bottom surface with a positioning hole defined thereon. One of the two opposite side surfaces defines a sliding slot communicating with the positioning hole. The spring and the positioning pin are received in the positioning hole in sequence. The operating rod is received in the sliding slot with one end received in the latching hole and the other end extending out of the sliding slot. The upper die clamp is slidable in the sliding groove and defines a pinhole corresponding to the positioning pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Applicants: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shu-Wei ZHOU, Teng-Chiao SHEN
  • Patent number: 7900494
    Abstract: A device for re-shaping a trailer frame includes a support structure for receiving the trailer frame therein and means connected to the support structure for securing the trailer therein. Once secured, at least one hydraulic ram that is connected to and selectively moveable about the support structure is able to apply a predetermined force against the frame. A control device is positioned on the support structure and connected to the at least one hydraulic ram for controlling operation thereof. Upon securing the trailer via the securing means, the at least one hydraulic ram is positioned adjacent the frame and the control mechanism is selectively operable to cause the at least one hydraulic ram to apply the predetermined force on the frame thereby reshaping the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Isidro Chavez
  • Patent number: 7836746
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for holding tool parts together during a hydroforming process. The device comprises a first portion comprising a first force transmitting surface and a second portion comprising a second force transmitting surface, which are connected by means of a pivot, and a length variable power member which, with a force, tends to turn the second portion in relation to the first portion around the pivot by means of a first lever which is longer than a second lever by means of which a resultant larger force is created which acts between said force transmitting surfaces for holding the tool parts together during a hydroforming process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Hydroforming Design Light AB
    Inventor: Jan Ericson
  • Publication number: 20100269563
    Abstract: A frame of a metal-forming press having upper and lower traverses interconnected by vertical columns having upper and lower ends is provided with respective sets each of a plurality of identical tension bolts at each end of each of the columns. The traverses are formed at each end of each column with an array of throughgoing holes through each of which a respective one of the bolts extends, and the columns have opposite ends each formed with an identical array of blind threaded bores each in turn aligned with a respective one of the throughgoing holes. Each bolt has an inner end seated in a respective on of the bores of the respective column end and an outer end bearing inwardly on a face of the respective traverse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Inventor: Walter KIRCHNER
  • Patent number: 7762117
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a crimp die holder. The crimp die holder includes a main body portion, a pin, and a spring. The main body portion includes a first recess, a second recess, and an opening. The first recess extends from a first side of the main body portion to a middle section of the main body portion. The second recess extends from a second side of the main body portion to the middle section. The opening extends from a third side of the main body portion and through a section of the second recess. The pin is disposed within the opening. The pin includes a first portion along a length of the pin. The first portion of the pin is configured to engage with a portion of a crimp die at the section of the second recess. The spring is between the main body portion and the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Burndy Technology LLC
    Inventors: Thomas R. Faucher, Mark A. Chiasson
  • Patent number: 7752881
    Abstract: Press driving modules are provided to permit a standardized press design. The presses of a press line are equipped with always identical press driving modules, and the pressing force of the presses is varied only by the adaptation of the number of press driving modules. The press driving modules each contain two driving devices, respectively, that interact parallel or in series and have different characteristic curves. In particular, they have different maximal traveling speeds and different maximal forces. They can also have a different design with respect to their positioning capability and path resolution. This concept permits not only a standardization of presses of different performance classes within a press line but, beyond that, the largely free definition of characteristic path-time curves of the slides, and thereby finally also a freer design of workpieces, particularly of vehicle body parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Hans Hofele, Andreas Lauke
  • Publication number: 20100132428
    Abstract: A hydraulic press is provided that includes a frame having a base, an upper member positioned above the base and a pair of laterally spaced side members extending upwardly from the base to the upper member. The hydraulic press also includes a cross-member extending between the pair of side members, with the cross-member being configured to support a work piece and moveable along the side members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2008
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Stephen J. Braun
  • Publication number: 20100122563
    Abstract: A substantially two-dimensional sheet material is configured for bending along a bend line to form a three-dimensional article. The sheet material includes a sheet of elastically and plastically deformable material, one portion of the sheet material located on one side of the bend line and another portion located on the opposing side of the bend line, one portion being displaced relative to the another portion in the direction of the thickness of the sheet material, and/or a plurality of shear lengths extending along the bend line separating the one and another portions of the sheet material. At least a pair of adjacent shear lengths define a strap interconnecting the one and another portions of the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Applicant: Industrial Origami, Inc.
    Inventor: Max W. DURNEY