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    41 interesting vise patents - drawings

    Some vise patent pickins using the complex but excellent advanced patent search at USPTO.gov. An example query for a search like this, entered into the advanced search box here:

    CCL/269/$ AND APT/1 AND ISD/9/10/2008->9/10/2018 AND (TTL/vice OR TTL/vise)

    In order:

    CCL/269/$ - US patent classification class 269: Work Holders (the class most likely to contain vise patents)
    APT/1 - utility patents only (this eliminates design patent results)
    ISD/9/10/2008->9/10/2018 - patent issue date for the past decade (ISD limits my search to only issued patents, and not applications)
    TTL/vise OR TTL/vice - two common spellings of vise

    For a larger search, just expand the date range, or add queries like "clamp" or "work holding". Some curated results below; click on each for the full patent:

    Multi-Functional Vise Base



    Quick Release Vise



    Precision Leveling Vise



    Vise Pads for Accurate Work Alignment



    Flexible Vise Jaw



    Centric Clamping Vise



    Pressure Adjusting Vise Apparatus



    Torque Measuring Vise



    Pocket Hole Drill Guide Fixture



    Integrated Foot Vise and Wrench



    Portable Dual Vise for Horseshoes



    Modular Vise System



    Work Table with Integrated Vise



    Micro-Adjustable Parallel Bench Vise



    Vise Carrying Device



    Cam-Activated Bench Vise



    Self-Centering Dual Direction Vise



    Five Axis Machine Vise



    Machine Vise Quick Locking System



    Quick Release Moveable Jaw Apparatus



    Pipe Vise Stand



    Double Clamp Vise



    Bandsaw Vise



    Multiple Vise System



    Pipe Bender Vise



    Quick Change Vise Jaws



    Quick Action Woodworking Vise



    Quick Release Bench Vise



    Multiple Jaw Vise



    Portable Vise



    High Density Fixture Vise



    Locking Vise with Slide Member



    Carving Vise



    Power-Actuated Vise Apparatus



    Sine Vise



    Intensified Machinist Vise



    Chain Vise Pipe Clamp



    Quick Release Vise



    Vise or Clamp Attachment



    Combination Vise and Clamp



    Self-Adjusting Locking Vise Grip

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    I own one of those Portable Vises, basically a steel plate with appropriate cutouts to hold dimensional lumber for quick cross-cutting. It occasionally comes in handy when building stuff out in the yard, and if all you have is a circ saw to use it's definitely better than an improvised sawhorse of some sort.

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    Forgive poor Jon, and all his vises.
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    I was thinking Doug might have a field day here. Overall, interesting patents and some looked familiar.
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    You're right PJs
    Some of those creatures look familiar don't they

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossbotics View Post
    You're right PJs
    Some of those creatures look familiar don't they

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    Yes they do and some are quite ingenious and complex. That Locking vise with slide member although a complex and likely an expensive build seems very versatile. The fairly complex, 3 jaw conical lock/release (fig. 7) for the slider is well done and could be adapted to other systems. Adding the optional multiple lobe cams is also a cool idea, imho.

    So Doug, do any strike your fancy for a "Next gen Doug build"?

    There is a beauty and simplicity to Patent drawings that lights my candle! Also forgot to Thank Jon for all the links in my previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    I own one of those Portable Vises, basically a steel plate with appropriate cutouts to hold dimensional lumber for quick cross-cutting. It occasionally comes in handy when building stuff out in the yard, and if all you have is a circ saw to use it's definitely better than an improvised sawhorse of some sort.
    Agreed Bruce; though I know these as plate vises. There are 2 varieties [at least what I have] sized for dimensional lumber and tube/ conduit/ pipe.
    Portable Vise

    Very handy when working alone. Handy enough on the ground, and worth effort hauling up scaffold, roof or mezzanine. Not a tough DIY project, piercing holes, triangles, squares & rectangles, long as profiles are somewhat smooth.
    I use one most often breaking down round stock with a portable bandsaw.
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    I think I'm going to work on more posts like this. They're time-consuming to assemble, but probably more intellectually valid than most other GIF or short video style posts. On their face, that is - sometimes a cheesy GIF leads to a rewarding and technically valid conversation.

    Probably best themed by decade instead of "So-and-so many interesting...". For example: "Vise patents of the 1930s". Bookending the patents like that will allow me to review them in discrete chunks. The USPTO has an API that I might be able to use for quicker image retrieval too.

    Let me know if anyone has ideas, or is curious about specific types of tool patents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I think I'm going to work on more posts like this. They're time-consuming to assemble, but probably more intellectually valid than most other GIF or short video style posts. On their face, that is - sometimes a cheesy GIF leads to a rewarding and technically valid conversation.

    Probably best themed by decade instead of "So-and-so many interesting...". For example: "Vise patents of the 1930s". Bookending the patents like that will allow me to review them in discrete chunks. The USPTO has an API that I might be able to use for quicker image retrieval too.

    Let me know if anyone has ideas, or is curious about specific types of tool patents.
    I, for one enjoy patents. Especially when related to products I utilize in some manner.........So patents articles as you've generated already, are informative. For me an even greater benefit would be in the technique, maybe a 'checklist' of recommended & successful search avenues.
    My brake is a good example. Very little appears, even less starting from my usual point -brand name and trademark.
    41 interesting vise patents - drawings-form-all.jpg
    So far, patent numbers and date info was not all that close to what I have. Kind of disappointing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    I think I'm going to work on more posts like this. They're time-consuming to assemble, but probably more intellectually valid than most other GIF or short video style posts. On their face, that is - sometimes a cheesy GIF leads to a rewarding and technically valid conversation.

    Probably best themed by decade instead of "So-and-so many interesting...". For example: "Vise patents of the 1930s". Bookending the patents like that will allow me to review them in discrete chunks. The USPTO has an API that I might be able to use for quicker image retrieval too.

    Let me know if anyone has ideas, or is curious about specific types of tool patents.
    I agree Jon this type of post can generate discussion, but give insight to how a device evolves transforms and vectors over a period. It is a lot of work at times and have personally spent hours/days researching patent data bases. They are good for fleshing out ideas or seeing how a need can utilize a portion of design without re-inventing the wheel so to speak. Or, repair/restore an old tool which many of us here enjoy.

    An example of one from a while back started with a coffee table size book on patented suppressor technology from the 20' to the 70's I was loaned. Probably 300 pages and each patent inside also had the patents referenced within each, which led (rabbit holed) to some interesting finds in searches. Most of what I was looking for was around db levels, frequencies and various schemes as to how pressures are chamber, routed and dissipated...all which stem back to a couple of your posts on Artillery suppression systems.

    I have also collected all of Tesla's patents and refer to them a fair amount when kicking around new alt energy ideas or specific detail he worked out a 100+ years ago. His patents on his turbine still fascinates me for some of the detail that doesn't get translated in modern versions as well as his ground transmission system.

    If I think of any specifics I'll chime in but this vise posting is a great starting point, imho and followed several of the linked rabbit holes to good depth. You are pretty darned good at finding candles to light and I'm Always grateful to lean something new or old...and look forward to whatever comes forth.

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