With Means To Connect Or Disconnect Tool And Its Drive Patents (Class 83/571)
  • Publication number: 20140116222
    Abstract: The cutter, which serves for dividing, such as cutting or atomising, a processed product using ultrasound energy, includes a blade that includes at least one blade wing which narrows at the front side towards a cutting edge and that is connected at the rear side to a blade back, which includes larger side surfaces opposing one another and smaller front surfaces at the exposed ends. According to the invention a mounting surface is provided on the blade back or an extremity formed thereon, on which mounting surface a first end piece of at least one curved, preferably U-shaped, coupling element is welded, whose second end piece exhibits a connecting member, preferably a threaded bore, that is connectable to an energy converter, which serves for supplying ultrasound energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: A O SCHALLINOX GMBH
    Inventor: C├ęsar Carrasco
  • Publication number: 20130263713
    Abstract: A sheet puncher includes an accommodating space, two fulcrum members and a punching mechanism. The punching mechanism is replaceably received in the accommodating space, and the two fulcrum members flank the accommodating space. Each of the fulcrum members has a top. The punching mechanism has an immovable unit, two pivots and two pulling levers. The two pulling levers are coupled to the pivots, respectively. Each of the pulling levers has a handle segment and a pushing segment. The pulling lever can swing against the pivot. When the two handle segments are pulled away from a bottom of the accommodating space, the pushing segments press upon the tops of the fulcrum members so as to prop the punching mechanism upward and away from the bottom of the accommodating space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Tung-Lung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20130247734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing cut glass fibres, whereby the apparatus comprises at least one first cot wheel and at least one second cot wheel, a first cutter head and a second cutter head, whereby the apparatus is configured such that the apparatus is operable in at least one first operation mode in which at least one of the cot wheels and at least one of the cutter heads are capable to cut inline glass fibres from a yarn, preferably from an endless yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: DIETZE & SCHELL MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Singer
  • Publication number: 20130133497
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multiple tool for a punching device. The multiple tool comprises a driving mechanism, which can be displaced in a punching direction, with a driving head for driving the driving mechanism by means of the punching device and a driving body connected to the driving head. The multiple tool further comprises a punching tool magazine, which is connected to the driving mechanism, with a guide body, and a plurality of punching tools guided in the guide body. The punching tools in each case have an effective punching length for punching a workpiece to be machined. The driving body cooperates in each case, during punching use, with one of the punching tools to drive it. The multiple tool also comprises a mechanical punching length testing mechanism to test the effective punching length of the punching tools.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PASS Stanztechnik AG
    Inventor: PASS Stanztechnik AG
  • Publication number: 20120186411
    Abstract: A rod manipulator including power-base and various assemblies, interchangeably attaching to the base. The power-base is composed of a pneumatic cylinder and piston which affects the function of various assemblies. The piston moves the central component of an assembly toward the fixed portion of that assembly. A bending assembly containing mobile pivots around which a surgical metal rod can be bent. A cutting assembly containing blades in central and fixed portions between which a surgical metal rod can be cut. The distal end of the cut rod is retained by replaceable, sterilizable, eject-grips during and immediately after the cutting operation. The general object of the invention is to provide an improved surgical rod cutter and surgical rod bender, capable of performing both tasks with one power source, requires one-person operation, eliminates the need for significant muscular forces and eliminates the opportunity for an unsafe projectile in the operating room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Sebstian Lodahi, Ryan Leard, Chris Karas
  • Publication number: 20110258859
    Abstract: A cutting device and method uses a power tool releasably engageable with a shank or drive shaft of a mechanical assembly powering a movable cutting blade. The cutting device can include a drive shaft drivably coupled to the cutting blade, a neck supporting the drive shaft, and a shank having a first portion fixed relative to the neck and a second portion drivably coupled to and rotatable with the drive shaft, wherein the drive shaft and/or the second portion of the shank is shaped and dimensioned for releasable engagement with the power tool. In some cases, one or more gears are drivably coupled between the drive shaft and the cutting blade, and are operable to transfer rotation from the drive shaft to the cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Theodore Schofield, James Charles Boda
  • Publication number: 20100229701
    Abstract: A multiple punch and multiple die assembly has a workpiece protector comprising a punch lifter that is operatively associated with each punch for supporting each of the punches in an inactive position as an active punch is moved by the ram to the active, i.e. operating position to thereby eliminate scoring or marking of the sheet material or other workpiece that is being punched. To eliminate the need for hand tools and hand assembly or disassembly, a manually moveable retainer on the punch assembly is provided that can be moved by hand between a punch-releasing and punch-retaining position for holding the punches within the multi-punch assembly during operation. To prevent stress fractures that formerly occurred in die carriers, support of each die is distributed between two different die components thereby reducing impact stress on the carrier as the ram drives the punch through the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: MATE PRECISION TOOLING, INC.
    Inventors: Bruce M. Thielges, Joseph C. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20100147123
    Abstract: A tool emergency brake device, in particular for a stationary saw, has a brake unit. The brake unit is designed to brake in a self-energizing manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventor: Dietmar BAUMANN
  • Patent number: 7726226
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a trimming apparatus operable in an auto mode or a manual mode. The trimming apparatus include a cutter frame, a transmission belt, a motor, a clamping element, a switch and a mode-switching unit. By adjusting the mode-switching unit to control clamping element to clamp or release the transmission belt, the trimming apparatus 100 is operated in either the auto mode or the manual mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Primax Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Tai Pan, Shin-Fu Lin
  • Patent number: 7726553
    Abstract: A stamping device, which in particular is arranged for stamping unfired ceramic substrates, has a die holder device with a plurality of dies, which for activation can be locked to the die holder device and then jointly with it execute an axial stamping motion. A coupling device which is remote-actuated is used for the locking. For the remote transmission of the actuation motion, a flexible mechanical connecting arrangement is used, such as preferably a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventor: Gerhard Pohl
  • Publication number: 20090193946
    Abstract: A food-slicer includes a motor, a motor shaft rotatably connected to the motor, and a blade mounted directly to an end portion of the motor shaft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Frank A. Bondarowicz, Scott J. Rote, Scott M. Zeeb
  • Publication number: 20090025521
    Abstract: Drive unit with a rotating saw blade which is hinged inside of a protective hood, for connection to a robot, shaped by an enclosure that can be connected to the robot in which a shaft is positioned, by means of which the saw can be powered under intermediate connection to a gearbox. The saw blade is held between two firmly connected internal rings which are arranged on both sides of the saw blade and contain it, as well as being connected to each other. The rings are rotatably mounted within non-rotating external rings that are connected to the protective hood. The device that is formed by the saw blade, the internal rings and the external rings is fastened in a removable way to a drive hub that is powered by the gearbox.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Applicant: Schmid & Wezel GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Erich Mammel
  • Patent number: 7461579
    Abstract: The present invention provides a punch press which enables cartridges to be easily replaced so that the replacement of the cartridges allows the use of a large number of tools, which enables tools in the cartridges to be quickly indexed, and which allows the accuracy of punching to be easily improved. Cartridges 3, 4 are used which hold tools 1, 2, respectively. Cartridge holders 6, 7 are provided which hold the cartridges 3, 4, respectively, that are supported by a punch frame 5 and located at a press position P. A ram 10 is provided above the cartridge means holders 6, 7. The cartridge holders 6, 7 have cartridge clamps 14, 15, respectively, removably holding the corresponding cartridges 3, 4. The cartridge holders 6, 7 have cartridge rotating mechanisms 16, 17, respectively, that rotate the held cartridges 3, 4 in order to index any of the tools 1, 2. The cartridge holders 6, 7 fix the cartridges 3, 4 during punching so that the cartridges cannot be moved in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Murata Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7363843
    Abstract: A securing device for securing a blade of a cutting tool includes a clamp assembly, a bolt, a resistant slice and a driving member. The clamp assembly has two clamp members between which the blade is clamped. The bolt extends into the clamp assembly and is screwed into a driving shaft device of the cutting tool for securing and pressing the clamp assembly to clamp the blade. The resistant slice is shaped to a curvature. The bolt is through the resistant slice, and the head of the bolt presses the resistant slice so as to force the clamp assembly. The driving member includes a body fixed on the head of the bolt and a handle pivotally coupled to the body. The distance between the head of the bolt and a movable end of the handle is changed when the handle pivots with regard to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Cheng Hung Chiu
  • Patent number: 7293362
    Abstract: A cable cutter for attachment to a power drill has a housing, first and second cutting blades connected to the housing for movement relative to one another and a drive assembly releasably engageable with the chuck of the drill and operatively engaged with at least one of the cutting blades. The drive assembly includes a worm mounted on a drive shaft, a worm gear and a drive gear mounted on a main shaft, and a segment gear formed on one of the cutting blades. The worm and worm gear which are in engagement, as are the drive gear and segment gear. The main shaft is supported in the housing by three bearings. A torque arm is attached at one end to the housing and adapted at its other end to engage the handle of the drill. A reversible stabilizing handle attaches to the housing to allow the user to securely grip the housing during cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Assignee: Ideal Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce P. Konen
  • Patent number: 7036416
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Performance Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Publication number: 20040226428
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6748839
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2004
    Assignee: Performance Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6651540
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Assignee: Performance Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6622602
    Abstract: A device (1) is provided for slicing loaves and similar bakery products. The device includes a stationary frame (2) including a support (4, 5) for supporting the loaves or bakery products. A blade carrier (10) holds a plurality of thin elongate cutting blades (11) at spaced locations with respect to one another. Each blade includes a cutting edge (13) for cutting the loaves or bakery products. The device includes a blade carrier drive (51-56, 65-68) which provides for first and second movement of the blade carrier. A cleaning mechanism (70, 71) is provided for cleaning the cutting blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Rompa Patent Beheer B.V.
    Inventor: Jozef J. Th. Rompa
  • Patent number: 6536321
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2003
    Assignee: Performance Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Publication number: 20020139233
    Abstract: A grid pattern punch type multiaxis punch device is capable of simultaneously punching punched holes of the same shape showing different shapes for every location at each of the same positions in each of the areas defined in a work. Every time a work is moved in X-axis, Y-axis directions under its controlled state, a hammer holder is moved in a horizontal direction under its controlled state, a punch drive source (a servo motor) is driven under a state in which hammers are corresponded just above optional punches at the same positions in each group of units, each of the punches present at the same positions in the group of units is punched by each of the hammers, thereby the punch holes having the same shapes showing different shapes for every location are punched simultaneously at each of the same locations within each area defined in the work.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2002
    Publication date: October 3, 2002
    Applicant: UHT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Yasoda, Takashi Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20020083815
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Publication number: 20020083814
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2001
    Publication date: July 4, 2002
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Publication number: 20020069742
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6363826
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and preferably includes a flexible, pivotal, or hinged pin strap to secure the pins to the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Performance Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 6298761
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating holes in a thin film has an elongated holding block for holding a column of electromagnetic driving coils. The holding block acts as a single unit, and is magnetically attached to a punch diebar. The magnetic attraction between the holding block and diebar provides easy assembly and disassembly of the parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David E. Houser, Candido C. Tiberia, James A. Veasaw
  • Patent number: 6279445
    Abstract: A self-aligning multi-tool for use in a punch press having a ram. The multi-tool includes a housing carrying a striker and a magazine bearing a plurality of circumferentially spaced tools and rotatable with respect to the housing so as to bring a single desired tool into alignment with the striker. The housing has a striking surface adapted to be engaged by the ram of a punch press and configured to rotationally lock to the ram when correctly rotationally aligned therewith to prevent the housing from rotating as the magazine is rotated. The housing is provided with at least one alignment pin having a tapered cam surface and positioned such that the ram will contact and cam against the tapered cam surface of the pin as the ram approaches the striking surface if the machine ram and the striking surface are rotationally mis-aligned so as to urge the housing to rotate into correct alignment with the ram to enable rotational locking therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignee: Wilson Tool International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G. Rosene, Richard L. Timp, Glen M. Shuldes
  • Patent number: 6134938
    Abstract: Forming tools includes an upper holder; a lower holder; a punch having a punch body which can be attached to/detached from the upper holder and the lower holder; an ejector being disposed movably in a vertical direction around a convex portion provided on a face of the punch body; a resilient unit for urging the ejector, the resilient unit being provided on a back face of the punch body; a die having a die body which can be attached to/detached from the upper holder and the lower holder, the die body being provided with a concave portion for performing forming work on a workpiece in cooperation with the convex portion; another ejector for pushing out a forming-worked portion of the workpiece from the concave portion, the another ejector being provided movably in a vertical direction within the die body; and another resilient unit for urging the another ejector, the another resilient unit being provided on the die body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2000
    Assignee: Amada Metrecs Company, Limited
    Inventor: Yasuyuki Ohtsuka
  • Patent number: 6058758
    Abstract: The invention concerns a press, in particular, a precision blanking press, with a slide (1) and a press lower part (3) associated with the slide, a tool (17) being located between the slide (1) and the press lower part (3). According to the invention, a hydraulic plate (9, 10) is disposed between an upper tool and the slide (1) and/or a lower tool and the press lower part (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Feintool International Holding
    Inventor: Hans Wymann
  • Patent number: 6047623
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine and a quick-change die assembly are shown and described. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, and does not require additional structure to secure the pins to the retainer or to connect the die and retainer, but may include a connection system and a pin strap as options.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2000
    Assignee: Performance Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Marvin Whiteman, Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 5848563
    Abstract: A multiple tool is disclosed wherein during a punching process by a predetermined punch, a workpiece is not damaged by other punches not used therein. A multiple tool is mounted on a rotatable holder (7) supported in a freely rotatably driven manner on a holder body (3) such as an upper turret. The multiple tool includes a punch holder (231), and a plurality of punches (241) supported in a vertically movable manner on the punch holder, and a striker plate (261) provided in the punch holder (231) in a rotatable and vertically movable manner relative to the punch holder (231).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: Amada Metrecs Company Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 5771768
    Abstract: Embodiments of an punch machine are shown and described, each comprising a quick-change die assembly. The die assembly may be quickly installed and removed from the punch machine, without bolting or unbolting of either machine housing or the die assembly itself. The die assembly is slid into the machine through a hole in the machine housing and into a position which mates part of the die assembly with the push-bar. A clamp, with a handle outside the machine, is then pivoted against the die assembly. The push-bar is adapted to be self-supporting without being bolted to the die assembly, keeping the push-bar in place without manual adjustment and alignment. The die assembly preferably includes a die, pin retainer, and punch pins, but does not require additional structure to secure the pins to the retainer or to connect the die and retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: Wayne Malmstrom
  • Patent number: 5740712
    Abstract: A punching device comprises a housing carrying a main punch body in the form of a plate mounted for rectilinear sliding movement, the punch body comprising a driving rack extending downwardly along each side, and a plurality of integral punch members projecting downwardly in a staggered array, the punch members being waisted. The device comprises an operating handle pivotally mounted on the housing carrying drive pinions engageable with the racks, so that by movement of the handle, the punch body may be raised and lowered. The punch body additionally carries auxiliary punch members, each being mounted on the punch body for longitudinal sliding movement relative thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Acco-Rexel Group Services plc.
    Inventors: Stephen Christopher Watkins, Geoffrey Felton
  • Patent number: 5390575
    Abstract: In a multiple tool for a punch press, a plurality of punches (57) are arranged circularly so as to be movable up and down within a stripper guide (41) provided also movably up and down in an upper die holding member (15) of the punch press; a punch driver (77) is disposed so as to be rotatable and movable up and down in a central hole (75) within the stripper guide (41); and a projecting portion (97) is formed in the punch driver (77), for striking any one of a plurality of the punches. Further, an indexing device is mounted to rotate the punch driver (77) so that the projecting portion (97) can be indexed over any required punch (57A), for instance. Since only one required punch of a plurality of the punches can be struck without moving the striker, the multiple tool is simple in structure, high in precision, and low in cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1995
    Assignee: Amada Metrecs Company, Limited
    Inventor: Hiroshi Saito
  • Patent number: 5379667
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting lengths of material is provided having a pair of scroll type cams adapted to operate a pair of laterally opposed cutting blades. The apparatus comprises a frame having a front end, a rear end, and generally parallel side members laterally opposed to each other and spaced apart by a plurality of rollers extending generally perpendicular between the parallel side members of the frame. The pair of laterally opposed cutting blades are pivotally connected to the front end of the frame. The blades are constructed from a metallic material, the surfaces of which may be heated electrically to facilitate cutting. The scroll type cams are rotatably mounted to each side of the frame near the ends of the cutting blades and are adapted to engage cam followers connected to the blades. Pneumatically operated cylinders simultaneously rotate each of the scroll cams in the same direction with respect to the frame to convert rotational motion of the cams to linear motion of the cam followers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1995
    Assignee: General Tire
    Inventor: Michael L. Lauber
  • Patent number: 5163349
    Abstract: A tape printer for making adhesive labels includes a tape supply, a printer for reverse printing on the tape and a double-sided adhesive film, one side of which is laminated to the printer tape and the other side of which carries a release paper. The printer has a cutter for cutting the tape from the continuous supply tape and includes a trimmer for rounding the corners of the tape to reduce defoliation of the tape from the surface to which it is applied. The cutting blade of the trimmer has a central straight section, contiguous arcuate section at each end of the central straight section and auxiliary straight cutting edges contiguous with the arcuate sections and extending at an obtuse angle to the central straight section. The cutting blade is mounted in an integrally molded support unit which includes guide members for guiding tape of a width to be trimmed by the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1992
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yukihito Takagi, Teruo Imamaki, Shigeru Nakata
  • Patent number: 5144872
    Abstract: A multiple punching press includes a supporting framework having a die block with a plurality of slug holes. A movable punch holder moves relative to the die block and includes a plurality of punch pins that are movable within the movable punch holder between a first limit position where the punch pin is able to pierce the workpiece and a second limit position where the punch pin is unable to pierce the workpiece. Each punch pin includes a position setting mechanism that includes an actuator and cam to move the punch pins against the biasing force of a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1992
    Assignee: Ushio Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 5143502
    Abstract: A dual paper binding and multiple punch apparatus (10) includes a punch lever (17) operating bending blades (58) for bending flexible studs (63) of one binding strip (60) into grooves (62) on a second apertured binding strip (61) through which the studs pass after being passed through holes of a stack of apertured paper sheets. Racks (64, 69a, 69b and 69c) and gears (66a, 66b and 70) link the punch lever (17) to a pair of shuttles (68, 72) mounting the bending blades (58). The strips (60, 61) and paper stack (6) are first compressed by a rotory pressure bar (42) containing tangential fingers (36) cam operated by a slide bar (51) by manual movement. A cover (16) encloses the compression and stud bending mechanisms when not in use and is extendible to form an additional platen (23a) to support the paper stack (6) being bound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 1, 1992
    Assignee: Taurus Tetraconcepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick J. Kaufmann, Loren D. Stirling
  • Patent number: 5140879
    Abstract: A system is provided which utilizes a plurality of sequentially controlled magnetic repulsion punches arranged in a variable array to punch a constantly moving substrate. These punches are disposed adjacent the constant velocity substrate on which holes, or vias are formed as the punches are sequentially fired. The array of punches is placed at an angle with respect to the perpendicular of the direction of movement of the substrate. Thus, a delay is present between the time when the first punch must be fired and the firing of subsequent punches, due to the angle of the array. Therefore, due to this delay between the time the first punch must energized, and the energizing of subsequent punches a single power supply is capable of providing energy to a group of punches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1992
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Javad Haj-Ali-Ahmadi, Jerome A. Frankeny, Karl Hermann
  • Patent number: 5106017
    Abstract: The invention is an improvement to punches for placing one or more openings on the edge of a sheet of material. A collection of individual punch pins are carried within bores in a punch block. Movement of the pins is constrained by a corresponding collection of pneumatic actuators. The constrained pins are driven against a die block to affect the punching operation. To insure that the punch pins do not interfere with the operation of the pneumatic actuators between machine cycles, a fixed retraction guide cooperates with a relieved section on each punch pin to position each pin at one extremity of the bore within which the actuator travels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: Ray Hicks
  • Patent number: 5090284
    Abstract: In a punching apparatus, a die set supports, in mutual opposition, an upper die part on which a plurality of punch pins upwardly urged by a plurality of springs are axially slidably disposed at predetermined intervals, and a lower die part formed with a plurality of holes opposing the punch pins. A device for driving the punch pins includes a plurality of drive shafts each having at least three shaft portions disposed adjacent to each other, part of the shaft portions being formed of a magnetic material and the remaining part thereof being formed of a non-magnetic material. At least two electromagnetic coils are fitted around the shaft portions of each drive shaft, and a clutch mechanism disposed on one end of each drive shaft separably couples the drive shaft with the punch pin. The driving device greatly reduces the amount of heat generated by the electromagnetic coils to allow the adoption of an air cooling system, and increases punching force to assure positive working.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1992
    Assignee: Hitachi Seiko, Ltd
    Inventor: Kiyoharu Nakajima
  • Patent number: 5072620
    Abstract: A stamping tool for use in an auto-indexable tool station having a number of character inserts that can be rotatably moved below a striker area so that a thin metal plate or sheet of metal may be marked. The stamping tool allows for automatic adjustment of tool length for any variation in material thickness. A pneumatic cylinder actuates a mechanism that engages the key way in the head nut. The tool length is changed by the rotary motion of the auto-indexable tool station. The character housing is rotated by the indexable tool station through the punch key which moves the selected character insert to the striker area within the tool. The striker area causes the character insert which is spring biased to protrude lower than the character inserts that are not in the striker area. When the stamping tool is struck by the ram, only the character insert in the striker area will contact the material to be marked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 17, 1991
    Assignee: Strippit, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Hill, Richard M. Eckert, Anthony Marzullo
  • Patent number: 5048385
    Abstract: A punch assembly which may be provided at a punching station in a turret punch press. The punch assembly includes a striker body having a solid portion, and a punch carrier which carries a plurality of individual punches. A selectively actuable stop holds the striker body stationary, allowing the punch holder to be rotated so that a predetermined one of the plurality of punches will underlie the solid portion of the striker body. Afterwards, the entire punch assembly may be rotated to a variety of angular orientations. At any of these orientations, the ram may be actuated to cause the punch to extend downwardly below the punch assembly and through a sheet of material. The rotation of the punch assembly to different orientations allows a single punch to be used to punch holes of the shape but with differing angular orientations. The die holder receives a plurality of corresponding dies having openings therein corresponding to the punches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 17, 1991
    Assignee: Strippit, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard M. Eckert, Ronald C. Hill
  • Patent number: 5044242
    Abstract: An improved cutter system having a plurality of cutters with inclined cutting edges which are alternately inclined to provide a cleaner cut of paper or other material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 3, 1991
    Inventor: Tom Chiang
  • Patent number: 5033345
    Abstract: An automatic yarn cutting apparatus comprising a cutter body, actuating means, valve means, and cutting means whereby the cutting mechanism is actuated by tensioned yarn passing over the actuator arm and through the cutting slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Tadeusz E. Schnitzer
  • Patent number: 5027683
    Abstract: A punching device is provided which includes a plurality of punching units arranged in a side-by-side fashion on a substantially horizontal working surface. The device includes a plurality of punches and dies of different shaped, and a moving assembly, for supporting a holder frame, which moves a workpiece along both X- and Y-axes on a working table. A control unit is provided for inputting punching positions on the workpiece as well as the shape(s) of the holes to be punched, as well as for controlling operation of the moving assembly and punching units in response to inputted data, and for moving the punching positions of the workpiece below the desired punching units to perform punching operations. The punching units each comprises a substantially -shaped supporting member in which a piston is provided for moving a punch upwardly and downwardly. The punch is provided in one arm of the -shaped support member, with a corresponding die in a lower portion of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Ushio Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 5018420
    Abstract: The machine tool comprises a frame (1, 2, 3) with two fixing elements (22 and 39) for fastening a scroll saw blade. The fixing element (22) is driven by an electrical motor (5) in a vertical reciprocating movement. The two fixing elements (22 and 39) are linked to each other by a metallic ribbon (45) passing on pulleys (46 to 50). The position of the pulley (47) can be changed by means of a cam (53) acting on an arm (52) so as to stretch the ribbon (45) to the desired value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1991
    Assignee: Mefina S.A.
    Inventor: Francis Plomb
  • Patent number: 5012712
    Abstract: A tool holder for a punching machine includes a housing attached to the frame of the machine for the purpose of accommodating a punch holder with a number of punches capable of actuation as required. The housing is essentially coaxial with the cutter slide of the machine. The punches are arranged with equal spacing around a pitch circle which is coaxial with the cutter slide and the housing, and eccentrically in relation to the cutter slide. Extending directly in line with each punch is a push-rod, which is supported in such a way as to permit its axial movement inside the housing in parallel with the common axis of the housing and the cutter slide. Each push-rod is so arranged as to be actuated by an impact heel capable of rotating relative to the housing about the axis of the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1991
    Assignee: Pullmax AB
    Inventor: Bengt H. Nordquist
  • Patent number: 5007782
    Abstract: A paper punch and binding apparatus has two punch mechanisms, one for punching round holes in a paper sheets stack and one for punching rectangular holes in another paper sheet stack. A single layer or crank simultaneously operates and drives a series of round end punches to shear the round holes and a punch plate with integral rectangular punch elements shear rectangular holes. A four-bar linkage connects the lever to the punch plate and the series of the punches in a manner that both the plate and punches are driven in a vertical straight line and with a greater mechanical advantage at the start and over the first increments of the punching operation. In a preferred embodiment, a binding station is provided in an apparatus base portion particularly for binding with a Douvry-type plastic resilient loops binding element. The binding station has an operating knob which operates a simple gear interconnect train for uncurling the resilient loops and allowing the punched hole stack to be inserted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1991
    Assignee: Taurus Tetraconcepts, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles T. Groswith, III, Richard D. Phipps, Robert L. Lathrop, Jr., John F. Stewart, Rick J. Kaufmann