By Tool Inside Hollow Work Patents (Class 83/178)
  • Publication number: 20140331836
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a pair of cutting tools each having a cutting blade along a tip end of its outer peripheral portion having a mountain-shaped cross section, and cuts a cylindrical material into pieces with a predetermined width by sandwiching the cylindrical material between the cutting blades so the cutting blades are respectively placed on inner and outer peripheries of the cylindrical material, and relatively rotating and moving the pair of cutting tools along an entire circumference of the cylindrical material. A second imaginary line connecting an axial center of the cylindrical material and an axial center of the inner peripheral-side cutting tool is shifted in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical material about the axial center of the cylindrical material with respect to a first imaginary line connecting the axial center of the cylindrical material and an axial center of the outer peripheral-side cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CVTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hanaki, Mahito Nakamura, Hiroshi Uchida, Narihiro Minami
  • Publication number: 20140311308
    Abstract: A method for producing an energy-absorbing profile for a motor vehicle includes: providing an extruded hollow profile, the extruded hollow profile having outer walls and at least one inner wall which connects two of the outer walls; inserting a cutting tool into the hollow profile; actuating the cutting tool and cutting an inner wall section out of the inner wall; and removing the cut out wall section and the cutting tool from the hollow profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Kathy Hansen, Edwin List Clausen, Borge Holm, Sigmund Roe
  • Publication number: 20140224088
    Abstract: Feather cutters are described that cut a feather shaft of a feather. One feather cutter includes a first sildable arm and a second sildable arm that move in a linear direction with respect to each other between a first position and a second position, a plurality of springs that are placed between the first sildable arm and the second sildable arm, an adjustable blade that is attached to the first sildable arm via a screw and cuts the feather shaft of the feather upon moving the first sildable arm to the second position, a shaft cylinder with two slits that is attached to the second sildable arm and the feather shaft of the feather is placed within the shaft cylinder to hold the feather shaft which is being cut with the adjustable blade in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Albara Mohammed Binothman
  • Publication number: 20130333537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing slots (11) in a tube wall (10), wherein a single die plate (2) provided with notches (20) is pushed into the tube (1) and punches (5) arranged in a row pierce the tube wall from the outside and in the process produce the slots (10), whereupon the die plate (2) is rotated about its longitudinal axis out of a working position and into a withdrawal position and is pulled out of the tube (1). Economical production of the slots in tubes having different cross-sectional shapes is achieved according to the invention in that during the slotting operation the tube wall (30) is gripped from the outside and held and is stabilized from the inside against two opposing support strips (25) by way of the die plate (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Higelin, Daniel Borst
  • Patent number: 8220371
    Abstract: A pipe tool, useful for cutting, removing a weld, and/or truing a pipe, comprises a housing; a drive interface; a gripper selectively insertable into an inner annulus of a pipe and movable independently of the housing, the gripper comprising a selectively expandable grip; a radially disposed cutter adapted to selectively engage a predetermined portion of an outer surface of the pipe, the cutter movable independently of the housing and the gripper; and a motor operatively in communication with the drive interface. In embodiments, a pipe is cut by maneuvering the pipe tool proximate an open end of a pipe, moving the gripper into the pipe; extending the grip to engage an interior wall of the pipe and secure the pipe tool from movement relative to the pipe; advancing the exposed face to a predetermined position relative to the pipe; axially advancing the cutter to engage an outer wall of the pipe; and rotating the housing until the cutters perform the desired cutting operation on the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Thomas Benson
  • Patent number: 8104387
    Abstract: An apparatus (400) for facilitating the removal of a tube stub from a drum includes an arbor (401) configured to extend within the tube stub to be removed, and a circular, rotating cutter (402) protruding from the arbor (401). The cutter (402) is configured to score an internal surface of the tube stub along an axial direction of the tube stub. A controller (403) associated with the apparatus (400) controls the axial and rotational movement of the arbor (401) to create one or more cuts in the tube stub to facilitate removal of the tube stub from the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: William A. Keegan, Stanley G. Tomalesky
  • Publication number: 20110290091
    Abstract: An internal caisson/jacket leg cutter and method provides a frame having upper and lower end portions. The upper end portion has rigging that enables the frame to be lifted. Extensible arms are movably supported upon the frame. The arms extend and retract along generally radially extending lines. Extension of the arms enables them to contact the inside surface of a caisson/jacket leg and thus center and anchor the frame within the caisson/jacket leg interior. A cutting mechanism at the lower end portion of the frame includes one or more rotary cutters or milling devices that cut the caisson/jacket leg wall as these cutters traverse an arc shaped path, tracking the caisson/jacket leg wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Galen R. Clark, II, Michael Todd Martin, Gary L. Siems
  • Publication number: 20110079126
    Abstract: Pipe splitting apparatuses and systems including a replaceable blade, and methods therefor, are provided. In various examples, a pipe splitting apparatus includes an outer surface including a recess. A blade including a portion is disposed within the recess. A hardenable material is disposed within the recess. The hardenable material is configured to flow upon application to fill empty space within the recess and at least partially around the portion of the blade disposed within the recess. The hardenable material is further configured to harden after application to secure the portion of the blade within the recess and fix the blade to the pipe splitting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Patent number: 7765906
    Abstract: The method of forming a through-hole is capable of preventing formation of burrs, improving machining efficiency and reducing machining cost. The method of forming a through-hole in a circular wall of a cylindrical part of a work piece comprises the steps of: setting the work piece in a die; inserting a punch, which is provided to a rod-shaped metal core and whose length projected from the metal core is shorter than thickness of the circular wall, into the cylindrical part; relatively pressing and moving the punch toward the die so as to drive the punch into an inner face of the circular wall and bore the through-hole; sucking a scrap, which is formed by boring the through-hole, via a discharge hole of the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Inventor: Eizou Ueno
  • Publication number: 20090223335
    Abstract: A main pipe is lined using a pipe lining material that blocks the opening of a lateral pipe branching from the main pipe. An in-pipe work robot is provided with a cutting nozzle for spraying a pressurized fluid material or pressurized granular material onto the pipe lining material of the main pipe. The cutting nozzle is moved to a predetermined position inside the main pipe and rotated about a vertical axis by a rotary mechanism to cut the lining material between the first and second pipes by the pressurized fluid material or pressurized granular material sprayed from the cutting nozzle in order to form an opening for communicating the main pipe with the lateral pipe. The cutting nozzle can be moved in desired positions to drill holes accurately without damaging the internal peripheral surface of the lateral pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventors: Takahiko Tsujisama, Takao Kamiyama, Masao Ueno
  • Patent number: 7562609
    Abstract: The method of forming a through-hole is capable of preventing formation of burrs, improving machining efficiency and reducing machining cost. The method of forming a through-hole in a circular wall of a cylindrical part of a work piece comprises the steps of: setting the work piece to a die; inserting a punch, which is provided to a rod-shaped metal core, into the cylindrical part; and pressing and moving a press pin toward the die together with the punch so as to drive the punch into an inner face of the circular wall and bore the through-hole. The press pin is inserted in the cylindrical part via a guide through-hole, which has been formed in the circular wall of the work piece and which is located on the opposite side of a prescribed position corresponding to the through-hole to be bored, and contacts a surface of the metal core, which is located on the opposite side of the punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Inventor: Eizou Ueno
  • Patent number: 6920677
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an endovascular support device comprises positioning a generally tubular member made of an implantable metal and having a generally cylindrical wall in a working relationship with a laser beam. A desired pattern is cut in the generally cylindrical wall in order to produce a stent having a plurality of openings and a plurality of edges. The stent is tumbled in a medium to round its edges and, in turn, to produce more rounded cross-sections of stent elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark J. Dolan, Justin Goshgarian
  • Publication number: 20040255746
    Abstract: A shearing device including a retainer having a mountain-shaped inclined surface on its top and fixed in a standing posture, a plurality of side punches each having an operating surface on one side thereof. The side punches are arranged in a radial pattern with the respective operating surfaces directed outward and are placed in a standing posture on the inclined surface so as to be slidable. A cylindrical die is disposed to surround the side punches and has in its peripheral wall punch apertures facing the respective operating surfaces of the side punches. An actuator is provided for pushing the side punches and the die to simultaneously move downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2004
    Publication date: December 23, 2004
    Inventors: Hitoshi Ishida, Masuo Kawachi
  • Patent number: 6752055
    Abstract: A turret assembly for receiving and holding lengths of re-cut tubing cut or sheared from a longer-length workpiece by a re-cut device. The turret assembly includes a motor, a plate and a plurality of accumulator members. The accumulator members are supported by the plate in essentially parallel, spaced-apart relationship to receive a predetermined quantity of lengths of re-cut tubing from the re-cut device. The plate is rotated by the motor. A stripping device having a stripping collar and a linear actuator can strip tubing from the accumulator members. A stacking element can collect stripped tubing from the accumulator members and stack tubing in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Inventor: John J. Borzym
  • Publication number: 20040107811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cutting tire rings from tires. The tire is held in a tire guide. A moveably drive roller is positioned and, in one position the roller is pressing against the treaded portion of the tire, causing a bulge directed radially towards an inside of the tire, and rotating the tire. At least one moveable blade is arranged on a shaft outside of an opening in the tire and the blade being guidable into the inside of the tire through the opening and further guidable towards any position on the inside of the bulge for cutting the rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Publication date: June 10, 2004
    Inventor: Burkhard Schmeling
  • Publication number: 20040083866
    Abstract: A method of saw cutting relatively thin walled metal tubing in a relatively burr free fashion by causing the cutter blade to move through a path of travel which maintains an essentially tangential relative motion vector between the saw teeth and the tube wall at the place of engagement during some or all of the movement of the blade center around the tube center. Both ring blade and disc-type saws are disclosed and a two axis displacement system using digitally controlled ball screw actuators is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: John J. Borzym
  • Publication number: 20040079212
    Abstract: A mandreled tube punch includes a cantilevered mandrel and an arbor housing for securing the cantilevered mandrel. The cantilevered mandrel has a bore longitudinally disposed therethrough and the mandrel is adapted to secure a workpiece, or tubular stock, to be punched. An evacuation apparatus in the form of a pushrod is disposed within the longitudinally disposed mandrel bore and is arranged for movement therein and removes punched material from the work area. The punching device further includes a punching means for punching the workpiece and includes a punch housing having an aperture that accepts the workpiece positioned on the mandrel. The punch assembly prevents the workpiece from becoming damaged as a result of punching operations and efficiently, effectively and safely removes punched material from the work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2002
    Publication date: April 29, 2004
    Applicant: Unittool Punch & Die Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard A. Deni, Joseph A. Deni, Frank Deni
  • Publication number: 20040074359
    Abstract: A tube cutting assembly has a pair of opposite, rotatable cutting wheels, the outer of which is movable into engagement with a rotatable tube for cutting through the tube wall. Each cutting wheel is provided with a peripheral elastic ring which is configured to engage the tube wall and which is compressible towards the opposite cutting wheel. As a result, undesirable deformations of the cut tube end are avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Publication date: April 22, 2004
    Inventor: Rudolf Binggeli
  • Publication number: 20040050228
    Abstract: A mandrel support is held along the centerline of a tube being processed by one or more forms attached to the rod at spaced points. Each form includes rubber rollers providing for low-friction movement of the tube thereover. The tube rests on a table comprising two parallel round steel bars which can be variably spaced apart.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventor: John J. Borzym
  • Publication number: 20030217624
    Abstract: A tube cutting machine comprises a tube secured in a chuck tightened against an outer tube wall and by a mandrel expanded within the tube against the tube inner wall opposite the chuck. A blade with a conical body side on the tube body side advances into the tube at the body side angle, eliminating longitudinal force against the tube body and accumulation of tube material on the blade body side. In alternative embodiments, either the tube or the blade can rotate. As the blade edge enters the tube wall, the blade end side, opposite the body side is also conical and pushes the tube cut portion longitudinally away from the tube body, causing the tube before the blade to neck under the longitudinal force imposed by the blade end side. The blade is reversed when the neck weakens and is unable support the tube cut portion but has not yet broken, referred to as the failure point. The blade is then withdrawn and the neck is snapped off. The failure point is detected by a rod urged transversely against the tube end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Edbert E.L. Dittmar
  • Publication number: 20030209126
    Abstract: An improved centrifugally-cast tube is provided, along with a related method and apparatus of making the tube. The tube includes a plurality of grooves and bosses that are mechanically machined into an interior surface of the tube, such as by a broaching process. The profile of grooves and bosses may be defined by a plurality of intersecting concave and convex radii. The tube is resistant to creep, carburization and metal dusting. The tube also has an enhanced heat transfer rate, and a desirable surface roughness. A method of making the tube is also provided. The method essentially consists of mechanically deforming the interior surface of the tube by passing a series of cutting inserts on support rings having incrementally-differing dimensions over the interior surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: November 13, 2003
    Inventors: Joel Demarest, Gilles Verdier
  • Publication number: 20030075032
    Abstract: A device for shaping and reconditioning a cue stick tip includes a hand-held housing defining a bore having an open end configured to receive the tip of the cue stick. A cutter includes a shaft extending outward of an aperture of the housing opposite the open end, and two blades. Each blade is curved upwardly from a center line thereof to form a concave cutting edge. A handle is removably connected to the cutter for manually rotating the cutter. The cutter forms a convex shape to the tip of the cue stick when the tip is placed into contact with the cutter and the cutter is rotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2001
    Publication date: April 24, 2003
    Inventor: Joseph Porper
  • Publication number: 20030061925
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting an elongate tube includes a cutting head that supports an annular cutting member having a cutting edge. An actuator is provided that includes first and second eccentric mechanisms that project from first and second shafts, respectively, and are connected to the cutting head. A frame plate is connected to the shafts. A passageway extends through the frame plate and is coaxial with the cutting edge of the annular member in an initial non-cutting position thereof. First and second guide plates are positioned on opposite sides of the cutting head. The first guide plate is commonly connected to the first and second shafts and the second guide plate is connected to the first guide plate. A first bore extends through the first guide plate and a second bore extends through the second guide plate. The first and second guide bores are coaxial with the cutting edge of the annular member in an initial non-cutting position thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2002
    Publication date: April 3, 2003
    Inventors: James G. Milliman, Galen B. Harman
  • Patent number: 6510771
    Abstract: A die apparatus includes a first die configured to telescopingly engage an end section of a tubular bar, including one or more “floating” mandrels configured to extend into cavities of the tubular bar, and further including a stationary die member spaced from the mandrel(s). The mandrel(s) and the stationary die member include angled cutting edges that are aligned so that the cutting edges are engageable from a single transverse direction. The mandrel(s) is movably supported on the first die to float parallel the single direction toward and away from the stationary die member. A cutting die has a shearing punch configured to move along the single direction to sequentially engage the angled cutting edges to shear off an angled portion of the end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Sturrus, Richard D. Heinz, Kirk W. Briggs
  • Patent number: 6382061
    Abstract: A method of cutting a resilient workpiece having sides in opposition to one another to form at least one cut in the workpiece includes the steps of stretching the workpiece, maintaining the workpiece in stretched condition by applying clamping forces to the sides of the workpiece after the workpiece has been stretched, cutting the workpiece while it is clamped and stretched to form a cut in and extending through the workpiece, and unclamping the workpiece after the cut has been formed to allow the workpiece to return to unstretched condition and the cut to close.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Joseph Paczonay
  • Publication number: 20020000147
    Abstract: A punching unit for punching holes of a selected geometry in a wall of a component. The punching unit has a frame for supporting the component and the tool and die assembly releaseably securable to the frame. Tool and die assembly has a punch operatively coupled to a mandrel and a male die member and a female die member cooperating to form the hole in the wall. A portion of the tool and die assembly is interchangeable to provide a selected one of a plurality of predetermined hole geometries for the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2001
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventor: John William White
  • Patent number: 6240820
    Abstract: A die apparatus includes a first die configured to telescopingly engage an end section of a tubular bar, including one or more “floating” mandrels configured to extend into cavities of the tubular bar, and further including a stationary die member spaced from the mandrel(s). The mandrel(s) and the stationary die member include angled cutting edges that are aligned so that the cutting edges are engageable from a single transverse direction. The mandrel(s) is movably supported on the first die to float parallel the single direction toward and away from the stationary die member. A cutting die has a shearing punch configured to move along the single direction to sequentially engage the angled cutting edges to shear off an angled portion of the end section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Shape Corporation
    Inventors: Peter Sturrus, Richard D. Heinz, Kirk W. Briggs
  • Patent number: 6212982
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for manufacturing slot-shaped openings on hollow sections is disclosed in which the openings are produced by a piercing cutting operation by means of a blade-type cutting tool by the displacement of material in a cutout-free manner. During the slotting operation, the hollow sections are supported from the inside around the openings to be formed. In order to produce slot-shaped openings in a simple manner while maintaining the shape of the hollow section on arbitrarily constructed hollow sections in a reliable process free of positional tolerances, the hollow section is inserted in a recess of an internal high pressure forming tool. The hollow section is slotted by the interaction of the cutting action of a cutting tool integrated in the internal high pressure forming tool and an internal high pressure generated inside the hollow section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2001
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Helmut Augustin, Thomas Hülsberg
  • Patent number: 6128991
    Abstract: A punch and die device for working such as punching of a pipe material is disclosed, of which internal die means can easily be inserted into a pipe material even if an open end of the pipe material to be worked has burrs inward extending therefrom, and in which it is easily detected whether the internal die means is pushed toward a lateral side or lateral sides of the pipe material and thereby firmly held. The punch and die device for working a pipe material comprises: external punch means located outside a pipe material P, and internal die means K inserted in the pipe material for cooperation with a punch 30 of the external punch means to work the pipe material P; the internal die means K being divided into two parts in a direction orthogonal to that of reciprocating motion of the punch 30 of the external punch means, one 1 of the parts having working function and the other 2 having no working function, the non-working part 2 being forward and backward movable in the opening direction, i. e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2000
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakagawa, Yutaka Momota
  • Patent number: 6073526
    Abstract: Method for cutting preferably metal reinforced hoses, metal pipes or similar, and a device for utilization of the method, the cutting operation being performed in a known way using a cutting tool, such as a motor driven cutting disc or similar. As an initial step, a single unit (1) is located within and surrounded by the tubeshaped member (2) at with a central position in relation to the point where cutting is intended to be performed, the single unit (1) being arranged to take up sealing contact with the internal surface of the tubeshaped member (2) by at least two separated areas (4, 4') at each side of the cutting point. Cutting is thereafter performed through the tubeshaped member (2) as well as through the surrounded single unit (1), and the separated parts of the surrounded single unit (1) are as a final step pulled out from the tubeshaped member (2) in direction towards the end portions formed by the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventor: Axel Borje Pettersson
  • Patent number: 6032559
    Abstract: A pipe punch apparatus which generally comprises a punch housing, a punch means situated within the punch housing, and a collar. The punch housing is connected to a bi-directional hydraulic fluid pump means. Depending on which direction the pump is set, the pump releases fluid into the punch housing which causes the punch means to either extend from the punch housing or retract into the punch housing. The collar is connected to the punch housing by a connecting means so that a notch within the collar receives the punch means when the punch means is in the extended position. The parts are also relatively situated so that positioning the punch housing within a pipe will cause the collar to be located exterior to the pipe. Thus, as the punch means moves from its initial retracted position to its extended position, it will also punch a hole through the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2000
    Inventor: William R. Dean, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6009780
    Abstract: A process carried out by an apparatus for cutting a tubular bar comprises a first cutting stage performed by a first disc-shaped rotary cutting tool, oriented so as to rotate about an axis parallel to a line of extension of the bar and also movable gradually along the contour of the bar, which is made to penetrate into the peripheral wall of the bar over a distance less than the thickness thereof, forming a groove therein. In a second and successive cutting stage, a second stationary cutting tool, oriented transversely with respect to the line of extension of the bar and movable along the contour of the bar inside the groove, is made to penetrate into the remaining thickness of the peripheral wall so as to cause gradual shearing of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Sica S.P.A.
    Inventor: Leopoldo Savioli
  • Patent number: 5934163
    Abstract: An improved carving blank and mandrel for mounting the blank in a carving machine enables accurate carving of prosthetic and orthotic positive shapes. The blanks are simple to mount and dismount and means are provided enabling a repeatable mounting position in one angular orientation only to be achieved. The blanks are firmly fixed in place on the mandrel during the carving operation, and they are simple and inexpensive to manufacture thus reducing manufacturing costs while achieving high shape accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Assignee: Vorum Research Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Saunders, Ed Grochowski, Jean-Paul Comtesse, Jean-Yves Flageul
  • Patent number: 5675096
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for removing a wall portion from a wall of a tubular member. The wall portion has a distal end portion and a proximal end portion. The wall portion is connected to the wall of the tubular member by a pair of ligatures, which remain after use of a suitable cutting tool. The ligatures are aligned and disposed on either side of the wall portion to define a pivot axis. The apparatus has a probe body insertable into the tubular member, which probe body includes an expandable bladder for pushing the distal end portion of the wall portion in order to pivot the wall portion about the ligatures (i.e., about the pivot axis) as the bladder expands. As the wall portion pivots, the distal end portion of the wall portion rotates outwardly from the wall of the tubular member as the proximal end portion of the wall portion rotates inwardly into the tubular member. After the wall portion pivots, a cup-shaped retainer is moved upwardly to surround the proximal end portion of the wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Hydeman, William G. Cole, Stephen M. Ira
  • Patent number: 5592741
    Abstract: A cutting tool for severing the end of a copper tube or the like, the tool having a cylindrical post for insertion into the tube end, and a pivotal beam having a cutter wheel mounted at one end. A rotatable knob is mechanically linked to the pivotal beam to cause it to pivot toward and away from the cylindrical post. The entire tool may be rotated about the axis of the tube while the cutter wheel is in contact with the tube to cut a circumferential groove into the tube and thereby to sever the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1997
    Inventor: John J. Vassar
  • Patent number: 5344262
    Abstract: A slotting apparatus has a slotting tool for producing a slot of a substantially arcuate cross section axially in an inner circumferential surface of a tubular workpiece held in position. When the slotting tool moves in one direction axially in the tubular workpiece, it follows an arcuate path by moving progressively toward and away from the inner circumferential surface of the tubular workpiece. The slotting tool cuts off the inner circumferential surface of the tubular workpiece, forming an arcuate slot therein. When the slotting tool moves back, it is spaced from the slotted surface region of the workpiece, and travels along a straight path back to its starting position. The slotting tool is supported on a tool support angularly movably supported by first and second link arms in a casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1994
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tadatomo Hatayama, Tatsuya Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 5174183
    Abstract: A post-cutting arrangement for sewing loops formed by a band portion has a mandrel provided for opening and spreading a loop, and having a gap for receiving free band ends, and at least one cutter arranged in the gap and movable relative to the band ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Weda Roland Werner GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Werner
  • Patent number: 5111721
    Abstract: Apparatus and method of truncating a tube by having a knife act against a counter-knife which is positioned within the interior of the tube. The counter-knife is maintained in a desired position with respect to the knife by a magnetic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1992
    Assignee: Lahomme S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Languillat
  • Patent number: 4930379
    Abstract: A tube cutting apparatus includes a stopping element positioned inside the tubular blank to be cut. The stopping element is movable inside the tube to cutting position. The stopping member is transferred and held at the cutting position by a flexible member attached to the stopping member. A collecting member is provided to reel in and store the flexible member when the stopping member is moved to a stored position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Assignee: Vendmatic Oy
    Inventor: Tauno Takaniemi
  • Patent number: 4905553
    Abstract: Tube working apparatus is provided comprising a mandrel having a die thereon over which a tube to be worked can be positioned. The die is adapted to cooperate with a tool externally of the tube to work the tube. Feed means is provided for effecting relative movement between the mandrel and the tube whereby the tube is progressively withdrawn from the mandrel as working proceeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: J R Group PLC
    Inventors: John W. T. K. Thornborrow, John Deacon
  • Patent number: 4889023
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of truncating a tube by having a knife act against a counter-knife which is positioned within the interior of the tube. The counter-knife is maintained in a desired position with respect to the knife by a magnetic apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: Lhomme S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Paul Languillat
  • Patent number: 4850256
    Abstract: A method for making one or more resilient retainer members, such as rubber bands or the like including providing an oppositely disposed set of upper and lower platen members each having a plurality of cutting elements extending outwardly with the cutting elements being spaced apart to provide a predetermined width for the rubber band, folding the rubber band, and placing the folded rubber band between the platen members so as to cut the rubber band material into a plurality of individual rubber band elements which are of an endless, one-piece construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 25, 1989
    Inventor: William G. Radi
  • Patent number: 4813313
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for demolishing a reactor shield wall. The apparatus has a pillar (2) extending from the top side of the reactor toward the bottom of the reactor, an upper support device (3) for supporting the upper portion of the pillar (2) at the top side of the reactor, and cutting devices (5, 6) mounted to the pillar so as to be upwardly and downwardly movable along the pillar (2). The pillar (2) is rotatably supported by the support device (3). The upper support device (3) has drive devices (30, 31, 32) for rotating the pillar (2). The cutting devices (5, 6) are caused to swing in the reactor interior by rotating the pillar (2). The drive devices are disposed at the top side of the reactor, and this permits easy maintenance and inspection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 21, 1989
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho, Shimizu Kensetsu Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Makoto Ichikawa, Kaneo Takahashi, Mitsuo Tokomoto, Hironori Zaita, Kazunori Kooyama, Kashiro Ureshino, Katsuhiko Yoshida
  • Patent number: 4738565
    Abstract: A method for replacing an existing buried pipe of a crackable, fracturable material. By the application of a local intense pressure, the pipe is cracked and fractured into irregular fragments which are spread outwardly to provide space for a new replacement tubular assembly which is moved into the space as the pipe is fractured and the fragments spread. At least a portion of the outward spreading of the fragments occurs under the action of the intense local pressure. An apparatus used to carry out the method may be pushed and/or pulled through the existing main, and the pushing force may be applied by percussive action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: British Gas Corporation
    Inventors: Roy Streatfield, Francis D. Wilson, Roger England
  • Patent number: 4621512
    Abstract: Mechanism for and method of shifting cam mechanisms in a press for pressing workpieces with depressed portions comprise a combination of a first single cam mechanism for retracting a die by a distance equal to the depth of a depressed portion of a workpiece and a second single cam mechanism for pressing the workpiece to work the depressed portion. Said single mechanisms are provided between a bottom form and a top form being vertically movable toward and away from said bottom form. Said first single cam mechanism is composed of a pad positioned downwardly of said top form, a pin mounted on and extending downwardly from said pad, a first cam follower mounted on said bottom form and movable in response to depression of said pin, and a second cam follower mounted on said bottom form. Said second single cam mechanism has a punch for punching the depressed portion of the workpiece and is composed of a fixed cam mounted on the top form, and a third cam follower mounted on said bottom form and supporting said punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shinziro Tachikawa, Chikao Hada, Isami Maeda
  • Patent number: 4554850
    Abstract: A machine for cutting one or more V-belts from a band of several V-belts and including a base on which are journalled parallel, powered rolls driven as by a hand crank. A frame above the base adjustably supports a carriage positionable transversely of a V-belt band. Wheels of the carriage urge the V-belt into roll engagement to enable the V-belt band to be driven past a carriage supported knife body to sever a web between two V-belts. Preparatory to belt cutting, the frame is positionable upwardly from the machine base about a horizontal axis. The carriage knife body may automatically move transversely of the V-belt band to center a knife blade between adjacent V-belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Inventors: James W. Edgar, Edward J. Edgar
  • Patent number: 4521264
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for formation of tubular segments from a generally continuous tube of material by internally cutting the tube of material. The apparatus of the present invention includes a forming mandrel upon which the tube of material to be cut is carried, and upon which the tube is preferably spirally wound. The apparatus further includes a rotary cutter assembly mounted within the forming mandrel. The cutter assembly includes a cutter arbor and a blade actuating rod, with one or more cutting blades of the cutter assembly operatively associated with the actuating rod and the arbor such that relative axial movement of the actuating rod and the cutter arbor moves the cutting blades inwardly and outwardly of the forming mandrel of the apparatus. A cam mechanism is provided for effecting this desired relative axial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Osgood Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Mueller
  • Patent number: 4517868
    Abstract: Method of and device for making perforations in the inner gusset portions of a tubular web of plastics foil which is provided with side gussets. Such perforations serve to remove air from the interior of bags to be manufactured from the tubular web. According to the invention the gussets are opened over a distance sufficient to introduce, in the interior thereof, a punching member, which is activated by exerting a pressure from outside the tubular web. A device adapted to perform this method comprises a separate carrier provided at either one of its ends with rolls and adapted to be introduced into the interior of the tubular web where it is supported and maintained in its place lengthwise of the web, by two sets of rolls which are situated at the exterior of the tubular web. The carrier is provided with perforating units and the machine frame outside the tubular foil is provided with means to exert through the web material, a force and to activate the perforating units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 21, 1985
    Assignee: Wavin B.V.
    Inventor: Arnoldus W. J. Leloux
  • Patent number: 4459886
    Abstract: A shearing apparatus adapted to cut one or more notches at the end of a pipe and the like, to produce properly fitting endwise engagement of that end of the pipe against another pipe. This shearing apparatus features only one cycle of operation to cut two notches, no repositioning of the tubular member to cut more than one notch at one of its ends, and cutting of notches at any desired position around one end of a pipe without having to reposition the latter. This shearing apparatus includes a first die member having die sections positioned in predetermined radially outward directions relative to the end of the pipe to be notched, and a second die member that is pivotally displaceable in those directions to outwardly cut the notches against those die sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Inventor: Rolland Belzil
  • Patent number: 4437371
    Abstract: A manual tool for cutting a polymeric endless power transmission belt body and method of cutting employing such a tool are provided wherein the belt body has a plurality of endless V-belt elements fastened in spaced side-by-side relation by a common endless structure to define alternating projections and grooves in the belt body and wherein the tool comprises, a cutting knife for cutting the endless structure to define a plurality of endless belts each having at least one belt element, a support which is adapted to be disposed in a stationary position and has the cutting knife fastened thereon at a fixed location, and means for supporting and guiding the belt body during cutting with the supporting and guiding means being supported on the support and with the knife cooperating with the supporting and guiding means to provide precise cutting through the structure at the base of a particular groove upon moving the belt body relative to the knife with the knife in cutting engagement with the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1984
    Assignee: Dayco Corporation
    Inventors: Anderson W. Howerton, Mark P. Foley