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Title:
GAS SPRING MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR METAL FORMING DIES
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/088244
Kind Code:
A4
Abstract:
A gas spring mount and related method for metal forming dies includes a one-piece, split clamping ring having a generally ovate plan shape with two spaced apart axes of symmetry. A generally circular clamping portion extends around the first axis, and is shaped to receive a gas spring body therein. A hook-shaped end extends around the second axis, and is shaped to receive a tapered head mounting member therein. A resilient free end is located operably between the clamping portion and the hook-shaped end portion, whereby tightening of the mounting member shifts the hook-shaped end outwardly and the free end inwardly to constrictingly pull the clamping ring securely against the gas spring body, and contemporaneously attach the assembly to an associated die member.

Inventors:
BREEN, Scott, M. (2040 Canterbury Lane, Marne, Michigan, 49435, US)
PYPER, Joel, T. (2957 Candi Lane, N.W.Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49544, US)
Application Number:
US2011/066433
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, Michigan, 49534-1269, US)
BREEN, Scott, M. (2040 Canterbury Lane, Marne, Michigan, 49435, US)
PYPER, Joel, T. (2957 Candi Lane, N.W.Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49544, US)
International Classes:
B21D37/04; B21D37/20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
SCUTCH, Frank, M., III (Price, Heneveld LLP695 Kenmoor, S.E.,P.O. Box 256, Grand Rapids Michigan, 49501-2567, US)
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