Locating assembly having an extendable clamping finger

  • US 6,913,254 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2004
  • Issued: 07/05/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/10/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A locating and clamping assembly comprising:

  • a body defining an internal cavity and an opening from said cavity to the exterior of said body;

    a locating pin disposed in said cavity and extending along an axis A out of said opening to a distal end;

    an actuator for moving said locating pin rectilinearly along said axis A into and out of said opening;

    at least one finger supported by said locating pin adjacent said distal end;

    said assembly characterized by a mechanism for moving said finger along a straight line into and out of said locating pin perpendicular to said axis A in response to said rectilinear movement of said locating pin.

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