Abstract: A die apparatus includes an upper die and a lower die used for blanking a thin plate, a stripper which is formed on the upper die and is arranged between the upper die and the lower die, and a punch which blanks a part of the thin plate. The stripper or the lower die is provided with a protruding part which reduces flexure of the stripper occurring when a test punching is performed by actuating the punch without the thin plate.
Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rotor core includes a first process of punching out punched holes 22, 23 forming outlines of keys 13, 14 in a thin metal strip 18, the holes 22, 23 including inside areas 25 located inside a shaft hole 12 and outside areas 26 continuous from the areas 25 and located outside the hole 12; a second process of punching out the hole 12 including recesses 35, 36 to avoid the keys 13, 14 and communicating with the holes 22, 23; and a third process of punching out an outline of a core sheet 11 having the hole 12 and laminating the sheets 11. Thereby, a shaft hole having keys is formed precisely, a thickness deviation of core sheets is eliminated, and a rotor core having homogeneous magnetism is provided.
Abstract: An automatic crimping tool may be used to seat and crimp a projectile in a cartridge case. The tool may include a center sleeve having a blind bore at one end, an outer surface, a spring stop disposed on the outer surface, and at least one opening extending through a wall of the blind bore. The tool may include an outer sleeve having a through bore. The center sleeve may be reciprocably disposed in the through bore of the outer sleeve. The through bore may include a counter bore at one end and an enlarged portion located distal from the counter bore. A spring may be disposed between a flat portion of the counter bore and the spring stop. A retainer may bear against the spring stop to limit axial motion of the center sleeve. An inner sleeve may be disposed in the blind bore. The inner sleeve may be selectively translatable with the center sleeve. A second spring may be disposed between a closed end of the blind bore and the inner sleeve.
December 20, 2011
Date of Patent:
April 8, 2014
The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
Abstract: A computer system includes a plurality of installation code elements (40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47). Each installation code element is associated with a particular system connector (11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 24, 25a, 25b) and the respective external connector (31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36a, 36b, 37) which connects with the particular system connector. The installation code element marks both the respective system connector and associated external connector, and also marks the installation documentation (51) included with the system. This installation documentation contains a plurality of information sections (52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59), with each information section providing information relating to making the connection between a particular system connector and its corresponding external connector. Each information section is marked with the same installation code element which also marks the system connector and external connector to which the information section pertains.
Abstract: A process of, and apparatus for, the feeding of elongated strips of magnetic core stock material to successive stations of a multi-station die assembly for forming successive lamination blanks into individual magnetic core lamina is disclosed. To properly align the material with the corresponding dies, relative motion between each pair of successive lamination blanks is facilitated while those blanks are still joined. This relative motion is provided by significantly weakening the material in the region between two successive lamination blanks. In the illustrated preferred embodiment, the provision for relative motion includes removing the majority of the material interconnecting two adjacent lamination blanks without separating the individual lamination blanks from one another by use of an additional punch and die at the initial station for partially severing the strip between adjacent lamination blanks.
Abstract: A method for manufacturing an index divider sheet assembly adapted for feeding into ink jet printers and the like for a printing operation on the sheet body and/or the index tab of the assembly. The assembly includes a divider sheet having a tab extending out of one edge and a reinforced binding edge flap. The divider sheet can be manufactured from ink jet receptive top-coated white cardstock. A guide strip along the tab edge assists the assembly being fed and passing through the printer despite the presence of the tab. The binding edge flap is folded over onto the body of the sheet and held thereon to reduce the width dimension of the assembly so that it can be fed into and passed through the printer. After passing through the printer, the guide strip is removed and the flap is unfolded.
May 12, 1999
Date of Patent:
March 26, 2002
Avery Dennison Corporation
Sonia Owen, Galen C. Wong, Richard M. Housewright, II
Abstract: A method for manufacturing a first valve disc and a second valve disc for use in a compressor having a longitudinal axis and several cylinder chambers surrounding the axis is described. The method includes the steps of: providing a sheet of resilient valve material; stamping a through-hole having several extended openings out of the sheet to produce the first valve disc with several arms; and stamping several arch-shaped openings out of the sheet spaced around the through-hole corresponding to each of the extended openings of the through-hole to produce the second valve disc. Thus, an economical manufacturing method for obtaining a set of suction valve and discharge valve discs from a common surface area of sheet material is described. A small valve disc is obtained by stamping out the central portion of a larger valve disc. The total quantity of sheet material required for making a set of two kinds of valve discs thereby is reduced.
Abstract: A tandem press system for the high speed manufacture of rotor cores and stator cores of electric motors. The tandem press system includes a rotor press and a stator press arranged in series for stamping out laminations from a web of stock material and pre-assembling them into rotor cores and stator cores, respectively. Structure is provided between the rotor and stator press to maintain control of the web and provide a substantial barrier to transmission of vibrations in the web to the stator press. The rotor and stator presses are capable of shifting from stamping one type of lamination to stamping another type of lamination without any interruption in the operation of the presses.
February 19, 1997
Date of Patent:
June 29, 1999
General Electric Company
Michael J. Usher, John H. Boyd, Jr., Delno C. Abnet, Peter Sell
Abstract: A precut die apparatus arranged and adapted for use in a thermoform-trimming method and system to produce plastic molded articles, and to the method and system in which the apparatus is employed. The precut apparatus is positioned, in the method and system, between the form press and the trim station. The precut apparatus is arranged to precut, in a desired and selected manner, the thermoformed sheet material containing thermoformed articles therein, about the periphery of the thermoformed articles. The precut provides for a bridged and joining area of the sheet material to allow for slight movement and adjusting of the molded articles for precise alignment in the punch and die trim step of the thermoforming and trimming operation.
Abstract: A method of making a bird repellant structure includes the steps of punching into a continuous base strip a plurality of diagonal slots, cutting into the continuous base strip at least one finger extending from each of the diagonal slots such that a leading end of each finger is formed by a portion of the diagonal edge of each respective slot, and thereafter, punching a plurality of repellant arms into the continuous base strip. The repellant arms extend longitudinally from each diagonal slot such that a leading end of each repellant arm is formed by the diagonal edge of each diagonal slot and includes the fingers cut therein.
Abstract: A method for producing a mini chip card out of a standard card having an embedded semiconductor chip uses a punching die with cutting edges defining the outer contour of the mini chip card. The punching die is adjusted relative to the standard card and with respect to contact surfaces of the embedded semiconductor chip so that the edges of the punching die are at a predetermined distance from the contact surfaces. The punching of the standard card is performed in this adjusted position so that the contact surfaces are in a reference position with respect to the outer contour of the mini chip card. The punching forms the mini chip card in the correct position in the standard card. The mini chip card may initially remain connected to the standard card by thin bars between the cards.
August 11, 1994
Date of Patent:
July 2, 1996
GAO Gesellschaft fur Automation und Organisation mbH
Abstract: A method (and semiconductor devices and wafers producers therefrom) is provided which method comprises providing a semiconductor wafer which comprises at least two physically interconnected semiconductor devices including at least one scribe lane formed at a peripheral edge between the semiconductor devices; covering at least a portion of the scribe lane with a continuous metal film, forming metal limiting means in the metal film of predetermined configuration and spacing so that no space between the metal limiting means exceeds 10 microns in any direction; and thereafter scribing the semiconductor wafer to produce a device containing bent metal portions within the range of 0 to 10 microns.
Abstract: Metal parts requiring sharply-defined, accurate corners are formed in a two-step process. In the first step, first openings are made in a thin sheet of material, at least one edge of the first opening forming one edge of the desired sharply-defined corner. In the second step, a second opening is formed, wherein one edge of the second opening intersects the edge of the first opening at a predetermined angle. A sharp corner is formed at the intersection of these edges. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the method is used as an improved method of forming single laminae and stacked laminae for stators and rotors of electric motors; in this embodiment a plurality of first openings are made in an annular array.
Abstract: Polygonally-shaped blanks useful in making products such as can parts are formed by dividing a relatively wide web of material into a plurality of relatively narrow strips, each strip having longitudinal edges delimited by scroll lines formed from a plurality of straight scroll line sections. The strips can be arranged parallel to a longitudinal axis of the web or at an angle relative thereto. It is also possible to divide the strips into individual blanks at a scrolling station or at a remote can making station. The polygonal shape of the blanks permits them to be designed so as to compensate for earing caused by the anisotropy of the material from which the web is made. Various punches and slitting arrangements can be employed to perforate the web and to longitudinally and laterally cut it so as to form the strip and/or blanks therefrom.
Abstract: Apparatus 30, FIG. 2 for severing an article 12 from a carrier strip 10 and for positioning the severed article is disclosed. The apparatus includes a die 33 having an aperture 32 exiting therethrough from an entrance end 35 to an exit end 36. A ramped shaped wall 37 is located on one surface of the aperture to taper the aperature as it extends from the entrance end to the exit end such that the exit end has a rectangular block "C" shaped opening. A punch 31 in axial alignment with the aperture for entering into and extending through the aperture, has a cavity 43 on one surface to accept ramped shaped wall 37 as punch 31 extends into aperture 32 and to form a block "C" shaped surface on the bottom face 42 of punch 31. When an article 12 is placed between punch 31 and aperture 32 and punch 31 is moved into the aperture, article 12 is severed from carrier strip 10 and is pushed by face 42 into the aperture.
Abstract: A piston-type safety lock device, of the type comprising a cylindrical rotor journalled in a cavity of a stator. Said rotor contains a plurality of radially slidable pistons cooperating at their inner end with the notches of a key for bringing their other end flush with the periphery of said rotor. Said other end bears against the inner surface of the cavity in which the rotor is journalled and, for one angular position of the rotor, against pistons slidable in the stator and elastically biased toward the rotor. Said pistons of the stator and rotor are flat blanked members. Said pistons are disposed respectively in a single slot of the stator and in a single slot of the rotor and have rectilinear and parallel lateral edges which are in contact with the lateral edge of an adjacent piston or the end of said slot.
Abstract: A method of producing stereoscopic film from standard 35 mm film is described in which the standard 35 mm is longitudinally cut in half. Selected sprocket holes in each half are enlarged to provide a series of locating holes at regular intervals along the film. Each locating hole enables a corresponding pair of stereoscopic film frames on the film to be located in a viewing position. Also described is a viewer for viewing the stereoscopic films. The viewer incorporates a locating finger which engages each locating hole in turn to locate and hold the film steady while viewing. The viewer includes a reciprocating drive means for driving the film. The locating finger is withdrawn from a locating hole when the drive means performs its forward stroke and the forward stroke is limited when the finger engages the next hole. The finger remains engaged with the next locating hole during the return stroke of the drive means thereby preventing any inadvertant movement of the film during the return stroke.
Abstract: A system for making cutouts and angular cuts in stepped siding uses a punch to remove, at the desired cut location, a rectangular section including the step and a small portion of both faces adjacent the step. The punch operates in a shearing manner with cutting surfaces progressively contacting the siding as the punch is moved into the die. Final cuts of the siding are made with cutters which do not require support of the stepped portion of the siding.
Abstract: A horizontally reciprocal table carrying a foam rubber or polyurethane slab on the surface thereof is indexed past a vertically reciprocal operating head having mounted thereon a plurality of sets of rotary cutters and saws, each set, when operated, forming a portion of a prescribed pattern, whereby as the slabs index past the operating head selected sets of cutters and/or saws are activated in response to a switch means engaged by activating elements on said table to form holes or slots in said slab according to said prescribed pattern.