Patents Examined by J. M. Meister
  • Patent number: 4273015
    Abstract: A novel punch for employment in a machine utilizing a punch ring containing a number of spaced, radially-arrayed holes in which the punches are secured, with the punch ring being used in cooperative relation with a die ring employing a number of dies corresponding to the number of punches used. During synchronous rotation of the punch ring and the die ring, each punch interacts each time with a corresponding die, with this arrangement making it possible for the edges of a continuous roll of paper or the like destined to be used in a computer or other type of business machine to be rapidly and effectively punched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1981
    Inventor: Donald R. Johnson
  • Patent number: 4271738
    Abstract: A powered machine for cutting hard or soft materials such as steel, wood, or the like of comparable hardness, including an endless array of truncated conical teeth affixed end-to-end, longitudinally on a common central axis, the array being disposed about at least two pulleys, at least one of which includes a circumferential recessed track shaped to receive each of the conical teeth. The cutting array is driven around the pulleys in the direction of the larger end (in diameter) of each tooth. The device is capable of cutting one or more pieces of material from any angular direction relative to the plane perpendicular to the central axis of the band of teeth. In one embodiment, the teeth are connected together by movable links which allow for replacement of an individual tooth, if required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Inventor: Eugene R. DeAngelis
  • Patent number: 4271740
    Abstract: In a cutting apparatus wherein an object is cut in such a manner that a cutting blade is rotated relatively to the object, in which the cutting blade is constructed as a straight blade having a straight cutting edge which is defined by:(a) a first blade surface to be positioned at an angle with a predetermined cutting plane of the object; and(b) a second blade surface to be positioned at a larger angle with the cutting plane of the object than that of the first blade surface,wherein on the relative rotation of the straight blade the first blade surface is so disposed as to be withdrawn from the cutting plane of the object toward the second blade surface without substantially contacting with the cutting plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1981
    Assignee: Nippon Zeon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Yamazaki, Takayasu Akiyama, Yoshihiro Makuta, Tosikuni Maruoka
  • Patent number: 4270241
    Abstract: A method for the slaughtering of animals by bleeding in which the animal is first stunned, the method comprising making an incision in said animal to expose the anterior wall of the thorax of the animal, inserting a cannulating device through said incision into the mediastinal space, the cannulating device being passed caudally so as to substantially, selectively enter a major mediastinal blood vessel of the animal and collecting blood flowing from the blood vessel through said cannulating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1981
    Assignee: Radian Corporation
    Inventor: Alphonse M. Braga
  • Patent number: 4270426
    Abstract: A cutting guide for use during cutting of work pieces, and especially flexible materials such as foam rubber and the like to insure precise, accurate arcs or curved paths in the work pieces. The guide includes a rotatable plate having an adjustable pivot assembly providing an axis or center of rotation with respect to a base or other support and upstanding, adjustably spaced, support walls which position the work piece for cutting. The base may be a portable plate or the table of a cutting apparatus such as a band saw or the like such that, in either case, the work piece may be supported adjacent a cutting tool such as a band saw blade or the like. The rotatable plate is rotated to move the work piece toward the cutting tool in a precise, controlled arc while the plate and support walls prevent the work piece from moving out of position. Apparatus for remote positioning of the pivot axis may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1981
    Inventor: Rouchdy B. Raphael
  • Patent number: 4269092
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for microtomy utilizing a vitreous carbon knife element having particular properties. The knife element may desirably be rendered hydrophilic along at least one surface to facilitate cleaved sample processing, and provides for economical, high quality cleaving of multiple tissue samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Dale R. Disharoon
    Inventor: Dale R. Disharoon
  • Patent number: 4269093
    Abstract: A rotary die cutting and scoring machine including a free wheeling resiliently covered anvil roll, an adjustable pusher having a velocity profile insuring that the velocity of the leading edge of the fed sheets matches the peripheral speed of the cutting roll, guides for guiding the side edges of the fed sheets maintaining their guide services parallel to the direction of feed and a reciprocating cutting tool for removing a selected portion of the resilient coating on said anvil roll to produce a fresh anvil surface. The machine also includes a support plate located on the reciprocating pusher to insure accurate feeding of warped sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Cincinnnati Rotary Press Company
    Inventor: Robert H. Nickum
  • Patent number: 4269098
    Abstract: A portable band saw comprising a base having upstanding supports integral therewith, a U-shaped frame is pivotally supported on one of the upstanding supports, said frame has a pair of spaced apart pulley wheels rotatably attached thereto. A saw blade extends between the pulley wheels and is rotatable thereabout, and guide means is utilized whereby the saw blade extends therethrough and is guided and supported thereby. A motor, having a drive shaft, is attached to the U-shaped frame, said drive shaft is connected to one of the pulley wheels thereby rotating same and the saw blade which extends thereabout upon starting of the motor. A pivotable saw table having an arcuate slot therein is utilized to advance work to be cut toward the rotating saw blade. The U-shaped frame together with the pulley wheels, saw blade, saw blade guide and motor is removable as a unit from the outstanding support and usable in a fashion similar to other band saws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Inventor: Peter H. Fogle
  • Patent number: 4269097
    Abstract: A corrugated paperboard slitter has at least one rotatable shaft with a plurality of slitter or scorer heads slideably received on the shaft. A means is provided adjacent each of the shafts for positioning heads individually or as a group by way of a shifter. A mechanism moves the shaft between an operative slitting or scoring position and an adjusting position wherein the heads can be engaged by the positioning means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Molins Machine Company, Inc.
    Inventor: S. Stephen Linn
  • Patent number: 4269100
    Abstract: A saw chain including a series of aligned drive link segments pivotally interconnected by a series of aligned connecting link segments in which certain of said segments present integral allochiral cutter tooth portions in selected spaced relation along said saw chain, in which each such latter mentioned segments have associated bearing surface formations located forwardly of said cutter tooth portions and displaceable therewith on common pivot axes to face upwardly and forwardly to mate with link segments located in advance thereof which have integral trailing extensions of selected configuration overlying the bearing surface formations to slidingly engage thereupon during substantial straight-line path of travel, the trailing extensions presenting upstanding portions projecting above the bearing surface formations a selected extent to a limit position below the following associated cutter tooth portions to thereby function as a depth gauge, the latter mentioned trailing extensions being mounted to swing thro
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Windsor Machine Company Limited
    Inventors: Hayo E. Deelman, Gordon S. Porritt
  • Patent number: 4267759
    Abstract: A safety lock ring for a circular tool, such as a sawblade, comprising a first collar with a generally cylindrical body portion and a flange engaging one side of the tool, a circular, split tool, such as a sawblade, comprising a plurality of separate segments and having a central opening, when assembled, through which the body portion of the first collar extends, and a second collar disposed around the first collar body portion and having a tool-engaging surface on the opposite side of the tool. A pair of annular grooves on opposite faces of the tool are in interlocking engagement with corresponding annular ribs on the first and second collars, respectively, and the first collar is urged against the tool face so as to clamp the tool between it and the first collar by means of an outer locking collar threadedly secured to the first collar body portion. Dowels, press set in the flange of the first locking collar, extend into openings in the tool segments so as to key the segments to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: Kimball International, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Sullivan, Allen E. Knies
  • Patent number: 4267753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for producing a smooth edge blank from stock material. A blanking die is carried by the movable die shoe and a closely cooperating blanking punch is secured on the fixed die shoe. Spring biassed means is displaceably provided within the blanking die to apply pressure on a sheet of stock located on the punch only over the area to be blanked out from said sheet of stock. A piercing punch may also be provided and extends coaxially through the blanking die and a bore extending through the blanking punch provides a piercing die. The spring biassed means for applying pressure to clamp the stock only over the area to be blanked is a shedder displaceably disposed within the bore of the blanking die. A stripper encircling the blanking punch is provided for removing scrap stock upon completion of the blanking step and a spacer means is disposed to space the blanking die and the stripper apart by a distance exceeding the thickness of the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Edward D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4267755
    Abstract: A circular-knife roller having several side-by-side arranged circularly shaped knives provided in a fur-cutting machine. A porcupine is arranged below the circular-knife roller and the axis of rotation thereof is parallel to the axis of the circular-knife roller. The porcupine grips with its needles the fur to be cut and presses same against the knives. A rake with elongated prongs is arranged on the outlet side of the porcupine, the free ends of which prongs extend between the needles. The rake is pivotally supported about an axis which is parallel with respect to the porcupine axis. The rake is driven by a gearing which is arranged between the porcupine axis and the pivot axis for the rake so that the free ends of the prongs perform a substantially radially outwardly and inwardly directed movement relative to the porcupine to effect a release of the fur from the tips of the needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignees: Komet Stahlhalter- und Werkzeugfabrik Robert Breuning GmbH, Oehler Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Oehler
  • Patent number: 4267754
    Abstract: Apparatus for trimming the end portion of a pneumatic tire carcass ply when the ply is mounted on a carcass building drum includes a cutting tool movable radially with respect to the drum and a backing roller that swings in and out of a position behind the end portion of the carcass ply. The backing roller thus provides a firm back-up for the cutting tool while it is cutting the carcass ply, but the roller can be swung to and out-of-the way position while other operations are performed on the carcass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: The General Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Michael C. Allaman, Leo T. Bailey, Richard E. Hudgins
  • Patent number: 4267757
    Abstract: A tool is disclosed for slitting cable to separate individual conductors or groups of conductors from the cable as a whole and as required in order to form a wiring harness. The subject tool is particularly useful for slitting cable of the type known as flat flexible cable in which a plurality of flat conductors are embedded in or laminated between sheets of insulation. The tool includes a cutting head in which one or more cutting elements is inserted. Each cutting element has at least one cutting wheel fixed thereon at a particular location which would lie between conductors of the cable. The tool also includes clamping means so that the cable is securely positioned and will not slip during the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventor: Robert H. Frantz
  • Patent number: 4266455
    Abstract: A long-sized wire transfer apparatus for use with a wire cutting machine or the like including a wire feed mechanism and a cutter blade assembly which opens and closes to cut into predetermined lengths a wire intermittently fed in by the wire feed mechanism. The wire transfer apparatus comprises a wire clamping transfer conveyor laterally extending from the downstream side of the cutter blade assembly in a direction at the right angles to the wire withdrawing line, a wire drift conveyor composed of an endless belt extending laterally from the initial end of the transfer conveyor through a slide plate of suitable length along the wire withdrawing line, and a wire collecting device or the like disposed immediately below the terminal end of the wire clamping transfer conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1980
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1981
    Assignee: Shin Meiwa Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hitoshi Ago
  • Patent number: 4265156
    Abstract: A shearing assembly and method of effecting shearing utilizing the same. Any tendency of further the edges of steel stock being cut to roll is eliminated by providing a male die cutting blade (which cooperates with a female die) having a pair of shelf members, one associated with each cutting blade side face, for engaging the edge of material being sheared during the shearing operation. An actuator element is operatively connected to the male die for moving the cutting blade in a given linear direction, the rolling preventing being accomplished by providing a control structure for positively controlling the length of the stroke of the actuator element and attached cutting blades so that at the limit of travel of the cutting blade in the given linear direction the shelf members are spaced apart from the female die a distance corresponding to the thickness of material being sheared. A plurality of die groups are mounted on a rotating wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Potomac Applied Mechanics, Inc.
    Inventor: James H. Stubbings
  • Patent number: 4265154
    Abstract: A motor operated circular miter chop saw is pivotally mounted on a generally horizontal axle pivot bolt about which it rotates in a vertical plane with the axle pivot bolt being carried by a cast support base structure. Angular orientation of the work piece is provided by an angularly adjustable fence rotatably carried by the cast base support structure with the fence having a generally downwardly open circularly arcuate groove cooperating with a pair of machined steel pins pressed into the cast base support structure. The cast base support structure is also provided with an arcuate slot to provide clearance for the circular saw blade and leaf spring means are provided carried by the cast support base bias the fence rearwardly so that the pins engage against the inward wall of the fence groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: The Singer Company
    Inventor: William A. Batson
  • Patent number: 4266112
    Abstract: A cutting method and apparatus using a plurality of impact-type laser or water jet cutters mounted on a framework above a moving web. The cutters are disposed in a spaced relationship to each other along a line parallel with the direction of web travel. By spacing the cutters a distance substantially equal to the desired product length, each of the cutters simultaneously cut from the web similar portions of one side of each of two consecutive products. The cutters are arranged so that as the web moves one product length, each of said cutters cuts from the web on the other side of a substantially central axis similar portions of the other side of said products. Embodiments include means to increase or decrease velocity of the cutters when mounted on a second framework which is also movable in a direction parallel to the direction of the web movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Inventor: William P. Niedermeyer
  • Patent number: 4265152
    Abstract: A cutter for cross cutting a main strip of material, or several elemental strips resulting from cutting of this strip in the longitudinal direction incorporates two cutting devices for cutting respectively over a width less than that of the strip, which devices are placed side-by-side at the same level in a direction parallel to the width of the strip, a cutting device for cutting over a width at least equal to that of the strip, at a level different from said level, and independently-adjustable means for the individual control of the three cutting devices for causing cutting at predetermined times which can be adjusted independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1981
    Assignee: Astin France Assistance Technique Industrielle
    Inventor: Gabriel Corradi