Oscillating To Reciprocating And Alternating Rotary Patents (Class 74/20)
  • Patent number: 9334936
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises an actuator having a motor, a housing and a thrust rod, where the actuator is configured to convert rotational motion of the motor into axial motion of the thrust rod. A movable holder is coupled to the thrust rod, and configured for axial motion of a tool coupling therewith. A bearing assembly is coupled to the actuator, extending along an axis thereof. The bearing assembly is configured to engage with the bearing to provide positional stability for the movable holder and tool coupling, when positioned along the actuator axis by motion of the thrust rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: TOLOMATIC, INC.
    Inventors: Gary W. Rosengren, Ryan H. Bourgoine, Jeremy R. Forbord
  • Patent number: 8695448
    Abstract: A system for moving a carriage along a guide comprises: at least one sliding block that slidingly connects the carriage to the guide; a control shaft associated to the carriage; a driving unit suitable for moving said control shaft in rotation; and rotary-translatory connecting means between said control shaft and said guide. The control shaft is movable between a working position wherein it is connected to said guide for moving the carriage by said driving unit, and an idle position wherein it is disconnected from said guide for free manual pulling of the carriage through said at least one sliding block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: SYS TEC S.r.l.
    Inventor: Franco Caliari
  • Patent number: 7990020
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ultrasonic motor including a wire having a coiled stator at one end thereof, a vibration generating device disposed at another end of the wire, a moving member that is in contact with the stator, a guide member that guides the rotation of the moving member, and an elastic member that covers the periphery of the wire. Accordingly, the driving efficiency of the ultrasonic motor that has a simple structure and that can be easily downsized can be enhanced and the performance stability thereof can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Akihiro Iino, Makoto Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7584933
    Abstract: An adjustable lift support apparatus includes a holder, a base, a first fixed shaft, a support, a second fixed shaft, and a transmission shaft. The first fixed shaft is connected to the base and the holder, and a first gear is mounted thereon. The second fixed shaft is connected to the support and the holder, and a fourth gear is mounted thereon. The transmission shaft is rotatably mounted on the holder, and a second gear is mounted thereon meshing with the first gear and a third gear is mounted thereon meshing with the fourth gear. The support is lifted or lowered by a force to make the second gear rotate with respect to the first gear which is fixed and the third gear rotate with respect to the fourth gear, so as to adjust the height of the support and maintain an included angle between the support and the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: Qisda Corporation
    Inventor: Ting-Hui Chih
  • Publication number: 20080196521
    Abstract: A linear feedback device for an actuator comprises: a coiling belt, a return gear wheel, a driven member, and a sensing feedback device. The sensing linear feedback device serves to feedback the displacement data of the driven member that is moveable along a predetermined rail after engaging with the return gear wheel. The return gear wheel is coaxial with the coiling belt, and the coiling belt unwinds or retracts along with the actuator and drives the return gear wheel to rotate. The gear ratio between the return gear wheel and the driven teeth is used to adjust the back and forth moving distance of the probe. The linear feedback device can be installed in a small external hanging type body and offer an absolute position sensing function while preventing the error accumulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Hsin-an Chiang
  • Patent number: 7121160
    Abstract: A constant power mechanical transmission with seamless, ripple free, infinitely variable torque multiplying outputs comprises an input shaft and an output shaft. The input shaft is coupled to a pair of oscillating levers whereby rotation of the input shaft causes oscillation of the oscillating levers in opposite directions. The oscillating levers are linked to the output shaft with one-way clutches in order to cause rotation of the shaft upon movement of the oscillating levers. The rotational speed of the output shaft can be infinitely varied by changing the throw of the oscillating levers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Inventor: Laird B. Gogins
  • Patent number: 6594619
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for detecting the early signs of cycle-induced fatigue and thereby predicting failure of the rotating disk in turbo-machinery. It identifies asymmetrical growth of hub-blade diameter as a predictor of incipient crack growth. Tip measurements are processed through specialized algorithms to detect such asymmetry during operation, providing a real-time, non-destructive method of prediction. The sensors can be housed within the machinery case, and are capable of operating in harsh environments while maintaining adequate stand-off distance, making the entire apparatus robust enough for conditions in high-speed turbo-machinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Hood Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Andreas von Flotow
  • Patent number: 6481415
    Abstract: The present invention provides an assembly for providing a variable output torque based upon a constant input force. The assembly includes an actuator for providing a constant input force and at least one link operatively coupled to the actuator and a pivot point such the constant input force is converted to the variable output torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Siemens Canada Limited
    Inventor: John Edward Cook
  • Publication number: 20020096002
    Abstract: A constant power mechanical transmission with seamless, ripple free, infinitely variable torque multiplying outputs comprises an input shaft and an output shaft. The input shaft is coupled to a pair of oscillating levers whereby rotation of the input shaft causes oscillation of the oscillating levers in opposite directions. The oscillating levers are linked to the output shaft with one-way clutches in order to cause rotation of the shaft upon movement of the oscillating levers. The rotational speed of the output shaft can be infinitely varied by changing the throw of the oscillating levers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventor: Laird B. Gogins
  • Publication number: 20020096003
    Abstract: An executed time of a backward slipping moderation control is counted by a timer, and after a predetermined period of time is elapsed, the control is terminated. Upon the termination of the control, a control of operation of a brake actuator is executed so that a wheel cylinder pressure is decreased with a gentle slope in comparison with a normal operation of the brake actuator for terminating the control. Where the backward slipping moderation control is executed by controlling a brake fluid pressure of the brake actuator, an acceleration &agr; of a vehicle is estimated. If the acceleration is larger than a predetermined value, a target pressure P is increased, thus generating a relatively large braking force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2002
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Noritaka Yamada, Akira Nagae, Toshinobu Ota, Yasuhito Ishida
  • Patent number: 5899112
    Abstract: A rotary/linear converter comprising a reciprocator having a main axis (A) and being adapted for reciprocating movement in the direction of the main axis (A) and a rotator adapted for rotating movement about the main axis (A), the converter further including converter means which operatively interconnects the reciprocator and the rotator. The converter means includes a control link having one end portion thereof pivotally connected to another part of the converter means and the other end portion pivotally connected to a mounting, the link being adapted to pivotally oscillate about the mounting in response to movement of one of said either the rotator or the reciprocator thereby causing movement of the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Richter Technology Limited
    Inventor: Paul Anthony Richter
  • Patent number: 5408719
    Abstract: A single arm windshield wiper assembly including a reversible motor, a wiper pivot assembly, and a windshield wiper blade slidably connected to the wiper pivot assembly. A first actuator sub-assembly is operatively connected between the reversible motor and the wiper pivot assembly for reciprocally actuating the wiper blade. A second actuator sub-assembly is operatively connected between the reversible motor and the windshield wiper blade for telescopically moving the wiper blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1995
    Assignee: Chrysler Corporation
    Inventors: Delbert D. DeRees, Rodolfo A. Antonelli, Robert G. Malcolm
  • Patent number: 5402997
    Abstract: The device comprises a support element (6) arranged in parallel with the free end of a cassette lid (1b) which is to be opened. The support element is driven by a lever gear (7, 8, 9, 33, 34, 35) and, guided on arms (2, 3), can be lifted and lowered. Spring-biased pressure bolts (19, 20) guided on the support element (6) serve to reduce the pressure exerted on the cassette locking mechanism (1c, 1d) during unlocking as well as to close the cassette 1. A mounting plate (23) on which an unlocking member (25, 36) and its driving rotary magnet (26) are arranged is spring-biased into contact with the pressure bolts (19, 20). Moreover, an opening element (15) with check arms (15a, 15b) associated with the cassette lid (1b) is also pivotably mounted on the support element (6) and can be brought into an operative position in response to the position of the unlocking member (25, 36) and the position of the support element (6) respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Gunther Scholpple, Friedrich Ueffinger
  • Patent number: 5016335
    Abstract: A tapping attachment for threading a relatively large number of holes through a sheet metal part at a relatively low cost per hole. The tapping attachment includes a thrust bearing assembly which is aligned with a turret-type punch press or the like and movable in response to an axially directed force generated by the punch press. The axially directed force applied from the press to the thrust bearing assembly is transferred to a spline shaft. The spline shaft is rotated wihin and moved linearly relative to a screw threaded roller nut, whereby the axially directed force is converted into a rotating force for advancing and turning a tap at high speeds of rotation. A nitrogen reservoir is provided so that a supply of gas is available for returning the thrust bearing assembly and the spline shaft to their initial positions in order that a new hole can be tapped in response to another axially directed force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1991
    Assignee: Robotics Automation Consulting Engineering Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark H. Becker, Scott D. Maynard
  • Patent number: 4774822
    Abstract: A compact transmission for an automatic washer which converts unidirectional rotary motion to oscillating rotary motion without the use of gears is provided. An input shaft is rotatingly driven by an electric motor and has a reversing thread connection to an intermediate member through a thread follower to cause the intermediate member, which is restrained against rotation, to reciprocate vertically. The intermediate member has an angled cam slot and follower connection with an output shaft which results in oscillating rotary motion of the output shaft. The drive member can be carried on the outside of the coaxial input and output shafts or can be sandwiched between the output shaft and coaxial, nested input shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1988
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Robert A. Brenner
  • Patent number: 4737893
    Abstract: A door actuating mechanism is provided for opening and closing of door structures over recessed headlights in a vehicle. The actuating mechanism includes means to cause pivoting of the doors to the open or closed positions and simultaneous sliding of the doors sideways with respect to the opening for the recessed headlights to prevent engagement of the doors with the side edges of the opening during opening and closing of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Assignee: Chrysler Motors Corporation
    Inventors: John Horansky, Gerald W. Szymczak, John H. Schult, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4718258
    Abstract: A reversing drive for a triple action agitator is provided in which the agitator has an upper portion with helical grooves formed therein and a thruster barrel is received over the agitator upper portion. The thruster barrel has inwardly directed pegs which cammingly ride in the grooves to provide vertical movement to the thruster relative to the agitator. A two position clutch has an alternating rachet-type engagement between the agitator and the thruster to prevent rotary motion between the thruster and agitator when the agitator is rotating in a first direction, but to permit rotary motion between the thruster and agitator when the agitator is rotating in a second direction when the clutch is in a first position. When the clutch is in the second position, relative rotary motion is permitted when the agitator is rotating in the first direction and is prevented when the agitator is rotating in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 12, 1988
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Anthony Mason, Victor W. Cuthbert
  • Patent number: 4130025
    Abstract: A linkage assembly coupled between a pedal, rotatable from a neutral position in either of two directions, and a transmission and a carburetor or fuel injector. The linkage assembly includes a crank rotatable in either of two directions in response to the rotation of the pedal from the neutral position and a pair of arcuate links connected between the crank and a control rod which moves in a single direction in response to movement of the crank in either direction, the carburetor increasing the speed of a vehicle engine as the rod moves in the single direction. The assembly also includes other linkage which controls the transmission to shift the vehicle either into forward or reverse drive, depending on the direction of movement of the pedal from the neutral position, at various drive ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 19, 1978
    Assignee: Caterpillar Tractor Co.
    Inventor: Dennis E. Dawson
  • Patent number: 4006811
    Abstract: A reversing device for the longitudinal advance of a ribbon on type printers for the alternating drive of two reels by means of a feed shaft which is selectively drivingly connectable to one of the gears respectively connected to the reels for the ribbon. The drive from the respective winding-up reel to the respective unwinding reel is reversible by a feeler lever controlled by the ribbon coil, by a second lever adapted to be controlled by the feeler lever while being displaceably guided by an interengaging pivot-slot arrangement, and by an eccentric rotating in synchronism with the feed shaft. The eccentric is arranged on a stationarily journalled drive shaft continuously drivingly connected to the feed shaft. The displaceable second lever is designed as a pendulum lever displaceable about perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the feed shaft and is pivotal about parallelly to the longitudinal axis of the feed shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1977
    Assignee: D I E H L datensysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Metschnabl, Gottfried Burkhardt