Kurt Manufacturing Company, Inc.
|Kurt Manufacturing Company, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140054835||MACHINE VISE ATTACHMENT - A main machine vise has a second auxiliary vise having independently movable clamping jaws attached to it with the auxiliary vise set to one side of the main machine vise and above a supporting surface of a machine tool table on which the main machine vise is mounted. The auxiliary vise has a movable jaw that moves in a plane generally perpendicular to the tool table on which it is mounted, while the main machine vise has a movable jaw that moves in a plane parallel to the tool table or surface on which it is mounted. The auxiliary vise is mounted on a bracket that offsets the clamping jaws of the auxiliary vise from the main machine vise so that work pieces can be independently clamped in each of the vises. The auxiliary vise includes a vibration reducing stabilizer for attaching to the tool table or support.||02-27-2014|
|20130087963||MACHINE VISE PARALLEL WITH ANGLED EDGES - A work orienting plate or angled vise parallel for use with a machine vise and which angled plate has first, second and third reference edges with the second and third reference edges being spaced apart side edges that are perpendicular to the first edge. Angled work piece support edges join the second and third reference edges, respectively. The angled work piece support edges are at different angles from one another so that a work piece can be supported on any one of the edges relative to a reference surface of a vise on which the work orienting plate is mounted to position the work piece at selected angles for machining angled surfaces.||04-11-2013|
|20130065734||ROLLER ASSEMBLY HAVING INTERNAL RESISTANCE COMPONENTS - The application discloses a roller assembly that utilizes internal resistance components to increase resistance to enhance training intensity. The internal resistance components include a rotatable resistance component or impeller coupled to an outer tubular body of the roller. Embodiments disclosed also include a second resistance component to restrict rotation of the rotatable resistance component increasing the torque required to rotate the outer tubular body. In an illustrative embodiment, the rotatable resistance component forms an impeller which is disposed in a fluid chamber within the tubular body and the second resistance component is disposed in the fluid chamber and maintained in a stationary position to impart resistance to rotation, thus increasing the torque required to rotate the outer tubular body.||03-14-2013|
|20120054998||BALL ACTUATED LOCK PIN - A lock pin assembly used for clamping two plates together, that have aligning bores for receiving the lock pin assembly. The lock pin assembly includes radially extending pins that can be forced outwardly from the center of a lock pin housing forming a part of the lock pin assembly. The actuator pins are forced outwardly and cooperate with a tapered surface on a bottom plate to create a clamping force relative to an end of the lock pin housing supportable on a top plate. The lock pin housing has cam tracks on an outer side thereof, and an actuator ring surrounds and supports the pin and carries cam followers sliding in the cam tracks. The cam tracks are made such that relative rotation of the lock pin housing and the actuator ring changes the axial location of the actuator ring along the housing. The actuator ring rests on the top plate and when the actuator pins are released so they can retract and the lock pin housing and the actuator ring are relatively rotated, the lock pin housing is raised relative to the two plates to aid in removing the lock pin assembly.||03-08-2012|
|20120043711||FIVE AXIS MACHINE VISE - A five axis vise includes two separated vise body portions that are supported on a machine tool table or other support that fixes the vise body portions in position. The vise body portions have jaws spaced up from the machine tool table sufficiently to permit machining five surfaces of a work piece held in the jaws. A vise screw is rotatably mounted in one of the vise body portions, and extends to the other vise body portion to actuate a movable jaw on the other vise body portion. The vise screw is threaded into a jaw nut that has a drive surface that engages and drives a driven surface on the movable jaw, with the drive and driven surfaces being inclined relative to the axis of force application to provide a downward force component on the movable jaw as it is tightened. The vise screw is an assembly of a threaded shank or shaft and a hub that is rotatably mounted in one of the body portions, with the threaded shank or shaft being locked in position in the hub.||02-23-2012|
|20090075785||BICYCLE TRAINER - A bicycle trainer is adapted for use with a bicycle. The trainer includes a base and a frame having spaced apart ends adapted to engage and support the bicycle. A pivoting assembly is joined to the frame of a central portion of the frame and to the base. The pivoting assembly allows movement between the frame and the base and includes a biasing mechanism that resists tilting of the frame relative to the base. The frame is supported only by the pivoting assembly.||03-19-2009|
Patent applications by Kurt Manufacturing Company, Inc.