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Title:
GAS SPRING MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR METAL FORMING DIES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/088242
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A gas spring mount and related method for metal forming dies includes a one-piece, generally U-shaped clamping band with an arcuate medial portion shaped to receive an associated gas spring body therein, and two enlarged ends with through apertures. Threaded mounting screws extend through the through apertures in the clamping band ends, and are anchored into threaded retainer holes in an associated die member. At least one of the mounting screws has a tapered head and is disposed laterally offset from the associated threaded retainer hole in the die, whereby tightening of the one screw shifts the related enlarged end of the mounting band laterally toward the opposite enlarged end to pull the clamping band constrictingly against the gas spring body to securely, yet detachably retain the same therein.

Inventors:
BREEN, Scott, M. (2040 Canterbury Lane, Marne, MI, 49435, US)
PYPER, Joel, T. (2957 Candi Lane, N.W.Grand Rapids, MI, 49544, US)
Application Number:
US2011/066431
Publication Date:
June 28, 2012
Filing Date:
December 21, 2011
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
STANDARD LIFTERS, INC. (3315 Three Mile Road, N.W.Grand Rapids, MI, 49534-1269, US)
BREEN, Scott, M. (2040 Canterbury Lane, Marne, MI, 49435, US)
PYPER, Joel, T. (2957 Candi Lane, N.W.Grand Rapids, MI, 49544, US)
International Classes:
B21D37/04; B21D37/20
Foreign References:
US20090193951A12009-08-06
US4055353A1977-10-25
US7024910B22006-04-11
US7152451B12006-12-26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SCUTCH, Frank, M., III (Price Heneveld LLP, 695 Kenmoor S.E.,P.O. Box 256, Grand Rapids MI, 49501-2567, US)
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