Patents Assigned to Precision Automation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10427228
    Abstract: A lubrication system for a saw may include a lubricator that is mechanically linked to a traveling arm of a saw, such as an up-cut saw. Movement of the saw blade through a first path may result automatically in movement of the lubricator through a second path transverse to the first path. This coupled movement may result in a relatively consistent distance between the lubricator and the periphery of the saw blade, especially as compared with a stationary lubricator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Melissa L. Covel
  • Patent number: 9943975
    Abstract: Saw system, including methods and apparatus, for cutting pieces of stock to be installed end-to-end to form miter joints. In some embodiments, the saw system may include a computer that determines an appropriate saw pivot angle for cutting a proximal end of a second piece of stock, based on a corner angle entered for cutting a distal end of a first piece of stock. In some embodiments, the saw system may compensate for an offset pivot axis of a saw device based on entered lengths of cut first and second pieces generated respectively with the saw device pivoted to the left and to the right.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Brennan J. McClure, Minh Dat Ba Tran
  • Publication number: 20170087650
    Abstract: A lubrication system for a saw may include a lubricator that is mechanically linked to a traveling arm of a saw, such as an up-cut saw. Movement of the saw blade through a first path may result automatically in movement of the lubricator through a second path transverse to the first path. This coupled movement may result in a relatively consistent distance between the lubricator and the periphery of the saw blade, especially as compared with a stationary lubricator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: March 30, 2017
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Melissa L. Covel
  • Publication number: 20130205564
    Abstract: Saw system, including methods and apparatus, for cutting pieces of stock to be installed end-to-end to form miter joints. In some embodiments, the saw system may include a computer that determines an appropriate saw pivot angle for cutting a proximal end of a second piece of stock, based on a corner angle entered for cutting a distal end of a first piece of stock. In some embodiments, the saw system may compensate for an offset pivot axis of a saw device based on entered lengths of cut first and second pieces generated respectively with the saw device pivoted to the left and to the right.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PRECISION AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventor: Precision Automation, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130211576
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces according to entered and/or calculated target dimensions and processing the workpieces with a tool to generate products having the target dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PRECISION AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventor: Precision Automation, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130036890
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces to be processed. In some embodiments, the gauge system may have a plurality of stops for positioning the end of a workpiece at distinct distances from a processing station. In some embodiments, the plurality of stops may be arrayed along a rail assembly having an adjustable length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: PRECISION AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart R. Aldrich, David A. Morgan, Robert P. Hodges, Simon A. Soot, Jody S. Carpenter, John S. Gorny
  • Patent number: 8117732
    Abstract: Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Publication number: 20110175273
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces to be processed. In some embodiments, the gauge system may have a plurality of stops for positioning the end of a workpiece at distinct distances from a processing station. In some embodiments, the plurality of stops may be arrayed along a rail assembly having an adjustable length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart R. Aldrich, David A. Morgan, Robert P. Hodges, Simon A. Soot, Jody S. Carpenter, John S. Gorny
  • Publication number: 20110178625
    Abstract: A system for processing material includes a computer connected to a saw. A pusher is used to convey material along a processing path. The computer is programmed to control optimal processing of material to satisfy a cut list.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Sawyer, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Patent number: 7966714
    Abstract: Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Patent number: 7835808
    Abstract: A system, including apparatus and method, for processing material includes a computer connected to a saw. A pusher is used to convey material along a processing path. The computer is programmed to control optimal processing of material to satisfy a cut list. The system for processing material may further include a printer configured to print labels for application to work pieces processed by the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip P. Sawyer, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Patent number: 7792602
    Abstract: A material processing system includes an apparatus having a processing path. A saw station is located along the processing path. A positioner is configured to push a trailing end of a work piece along the processing path toward the saw station. A computer is connected to the apparatus, and programmed to provide a digital interface allowing an operator to control operation of the apparatus through the interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Spencer B. Dick
  • Publication number: 20090299519
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces to be processed. In some embodiments, the gauge system may have a plurality of stops for positioning the end of a workpiece at distinct distances from a processing station. In some embodiments, the plurality of stops may be arrayed along a rail assembly having an adjustable length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: PRECISION AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart R. Aldrich, David A. Morgan, Robert P. Hodges, Simon A. Soot, Jody S. Carpenter, John S. Gorny
  • Publication number: 20090105872
    Abstract: Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Publication number: 20090103977
    Abstract: Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Publication number: 20090105871
    Abstract: Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Publication number: 20090105870
    Abstract: Systems, including method and apparatus, for processing workpieces driven automatically along a linear path to a plurality of positions disposed substantially along the linear path. In some embodiments, a workpiece may be processed at one or more of the positions using two or more processing stations, such as a first processing station that cuts the workpiece into segments and a second processing station that performs another processing operation on the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan, David Lee
  • Patent number: 7483765
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces to be processed. In some embodiments, the gauge system may have a plurality of stops for positioning the end of a workpiece at distinct distances from a processing station. In some embodiments, the plurality of stops may be arrayed along a rail assembly having an adjustable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart R. Aldrich, David A. Morgan, Robert P. Hodges, Simon A. Soot, Jody S. Carpenter, John S. Gorny
  • Patent number: 7428443
    Abstract: A system for processing material includes a measuring device, a processing apparatus, and a mechanism for transmitting measurement information from the measuring device to the processing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventor: Spencer B. Dick
  • Patent number: 7245981
    Abstract: A material handling system with a drag mechanism including a wheel for a table saw that controls the orientation and speed of material as it moves through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan