Patents Examined by Nhat Chieu Q Do
  • Patent number: 11981043
    Abstract: A cutting device for cutting labels from a web of labelling material. The cutting device includes a first member rotatable having a blade and rotatable about a first axis, a second member rotatable about a second axis, and a cutting station. The second rotary member having a receiving portion to receive the blade, advancing the receiving portion around the second axis, and supporting the web. At the cutting station, the blade engages the receiving portion to cut the web covering one at a time the receiving portion. The second rotary member includes a first portion extending at a first distance from the second axis and comprising the receiving portion, and a second portion angularly spaced from the first portion and extending at a second distance from the second axis. The blade faces the first angular portion and the second angular portion alternately to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventor: Salman Ayub
  • Patent number: 11969908
    Abstract: A razor blade is provided comprising a substrate comprising a first portion and a second portion. The first portion may comprise first and second generally parallel outer surfaces. The second portion may comprise first and second sections separated by a split line. The first section may comprise a first facet extending directly from the first outer surface of the first portion and an end facet extending directly from the first facet. The second section may comprise an end facet. The end facets of the first and second sections may converge at a tip to define a cutting edge. The split line may pass through the tip and is generally parallel with and extends between the first and second outer surfaces of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Bin Shen, Yongqing Ju, Kenneth James Skrobis, William Owen Jolley, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 11969916
    Abstract: A wafer forming method includes a modified layer forming step of applying a laser beam of such a wavelength as to be transmitted through an ingot to the ingot with a focal point of the laser beam positioned inside from a side surface at a position corresponding to the thickness of a wafer to be formed, to form a modified layer over the whole circumference of the side surface, a peeling-off layer forming step of exerting an external force from an upper surface of the ingot and concentrating a stress on a crack extending from the modified layer to the inside, to cause the crack to develop from the side surface side toward the inside and form a peeling-off layer, and a wafer forming step of peeling off a wafer to be formed, from the ingot, with the peeling-off layer as a start point, to form the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiji Nomaru
  • Patent number: 11964333
    Abstract: A pipe cutting apparatus has a rigid annular frame adapted to be coupled to a pipe to be cut. A cutting blade for cutting the pipe is removably associated with the annular frame. A mechanism is included to move the cutting blade with respect to the annular frame about an axis of revolution designed to coincide with a longitudinal axis of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: RITMO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alessandro Apolinari, Renzo Bortoli
  • Patent number: 11958205
    Abstract: A score die including a body with a generally planar first surface. The first surface includes a score blade. The score blade has a number of cutting portions, and, each cutting portion has a substantially uniform cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: STOLLE MACHINERY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathon D. Ledford
  • Patent number: 11958152
    Abstract: A safety system for a power miter saw comprises a support member, at least one multidirectional manipulator including a workpiece holder member moveably mounted to the support member for securing a workpiece in place, and a control box. The workpiece holder member includes a presence indicator operatively connected to the control box and configured to detect the physical presence of a saw operator's hand on the at least one multidirectional manipulator when the saw operator's hand engages the presence indicator. The control box is operatively connectable to a trigger switch of the power miter saw so that an electric motor of the power miter saw is activated only when both the presence indicator of the safety system and the trigger switch of the power miter saw are engaged by both hands of an operator of the power miter saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: MASONITE CORPORATION
    Inventors: James A. Stevens, Frank Wilhelm, Kohl L. Knopp, Robert Woods, Kurian A. Anthraper
  • Patent number: 11950703
    Abstract: An article of manufacture includes a first discrete inflatable body having a first core member cut from a single slab of core material and a first root portion, and further includes a second discrete inflatable body comprising a second core member cut from the single slab of core material and a second root portion. Each of the first and second core members includes a plurality of ribs, and the ribs extend laterally from the first and second root portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Cascade Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: James Marson, Douglas S. Jacot
  • Patent number: 11951642
    Abstract: A packaging line station having a frame, a die assembly, a drive motor, and an anvil roller. The frame has a base with two vertical stanchions extending upwardly from sides thereof and a top cross-member affixed across the stanchions. The die assembly includes a yoke affixed to the cross-member, a die wheel rotatably affixed to side arms of the yoke, a drive shaft affixed to the die wheel and a cutting die affixed to the die wheel. The drive motor is connected to the drive shaft. The drive shaft and the anvil roller extend between the stanchions. The cutting die and the anvil roller and spaced apart by a nip for receiving a traveling web. As the web passes through the nip the web is cut by blades of the rotating die to form a slit. An adhesive resealable tape or label is then applied over the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Sealstrip Corporation
    Inventors: Jo Anne Forman, Robert E. Lincoln
  • Patent number: 11931783
    Abstract: A recycle apparatus includes a conveyor, a flattening device, and a cutting tool. The conveyor includes a first roller and a second roller opposite to each other. The flattening device is located aside the first roller and the second roller. The cutting tool is located aside the flattening device. The flattening device is located between the first roller and the second roller of the conveyor and the cutting tool. The first roller and the second roller is configured to press and feed the photovoltaic module to the flattening device for allowing the photovoltaic module to be flattened by the flattening device, and then the flattened photovoltaic module is fed to the cutting tool by the first roller and the second roller for allowing the back sheet to be separated from the glass sheet assembly by the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Teng-Yu Wang, Chih-Lung Lin, Cheng Chuan Wang
  • Patent number: 11931790
    Abstract: A rectangular tubing, rectangular hole punching device includes a two-sided die carried by a mandrel upon which a rectangular tubing workpiece is sleeved. The two-sided die makes possible a punched rectangular hole having a width extending substantially from one interior lateral side wall of the workpiece adjacent the side of the workpiece being punched to the opposing interior side wall of the workpiece adjacent the side of the workpiece being punched, and includes a pair of tool steel die pieces that are longitudinally spaced from each other. The portions of lateral side walls corresponding to the position of the two sided die within the workpiece are supported against deformation from punching by applying a high compressive force to the portions of the laterally spaced side walls of the workpiece that are in correspondence with the position of the two-sided die, during the punching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Charles D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 11931913
    Abstract: A cutting tool includes a base with a table surface and a cutting platform. The cutting platform is suspended above the table surface and includes a blade housing. The blade housing includes a blade holder with a linear blade. The blade holder is slidably connected through the base housing. A housing column is configured on the base of the cutting tool. A handle raises and lowers the blade. A guide rail is pivotally connected to the table surface by at least one releasable guide rail connector. The guide rail is releasably locked with respect to the blade at a plurality of angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: D-CUT PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Charlie Zhang
  • Patent number: 11911925
    Abstract: A method is provided for automatically adjusting a cutting gap of a slicing machine for slicing strand-shaped product calibers from a food product into slices, wherein the slicing machine includes a blade motor for driving a blade about a blade axis, wherein the blade has a peripheral cutting edge which defines a blade plane, and a cutting frame with a counter edge for cooperation with the cutting edge. Under control by a controller and without contact of the blade to the food product to be cut, the method comprises: a) moving the blade along the blade axis in an approach direction to approach the cutting frame until contact with the cutting frame, b) stopping the approach movement of the blade, and c) moving the blade back in a spacing direction by a distance corresponding to a desired size of the cutting gap, measured in a direction of the blade axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmueller SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Albert Hartmann, Alexander Kast
  • Patent number: 11904493
    Abstract: A die press system includes a die press device including a fixed platen and a moving platen, and accessory parts to be installed on the die press device. The accessory parts include a cutting blade set comprising a first cutting blade having a first tooth profile, and a second cutting blade having a second tooth profile, wherein one of the first cutting blade or the second cutting blade is to be installed on the fixed platen, and a pad set comprising a first padding block comprising a first padding layer composed of a first padding material having a first Shore value, and a second padding block comprising a second padding layer composed of a second padding material having a second Shore value, where the first Shore value is different from the second Shore value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Richard Putch, Robert Weidhaas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11904491
    Abstract: A blank separating device includes at least one upper blank separating module, the at least one upper blank separating module having a first relief, the first relief comprising at least three separating elements and/or contact elements, each including an operative surface and/or contact surface. The at least three operative surfaces and/or contact surfaces are individually arrangeable to at least three different distances in a vertical direction with respect to a carrier plate within which the at least three separating elements and/or contact elements are mounted. The blank separating device further includes at least one lower blank separating module that has a second relief comprising a plurality of supporting elements. The second relief matches, at least in complimentary vertical positioning, the first relief of the at least one upper blank separating module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Erik Bormann, Jun Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11904428
    Abstract: A blade sharpening and blade sharpness detection system for permitting blade sharpening and a determination of blade sharpness without mechanical contact with the blade cutting edge. An optical inspection unit inspects blade sharpness optically, and a blade positioning and guidance mechanism positions and guides the blade in relation to the optical inspection unit. An output display provides visual output of blade sharpness. The optical inspection unit, which can be a reflective optical sensor, and the blade positioning and guidance mechanism are retained by a pivotable support structure. The positioning and guidance mechanism can comprise first and second pairs of rotatable spheres, each such pair disposed in immediate juxtaposition to act as rolling supports for the blade. The entry of ambient light into the sharpness sensing volume can be prevented by resiliently deflectable light-blocking bodies retained to first and second sides of a sharpness inspection slot within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Vitaly Tsukanov, Yura Bashtyk, Ivan Romanyshyn, John R. Ellis
  • Patent number: 11904484
    Abstract: A knife including a handle, a blade, and an enclosed blade action is configured to have an optimized weight ratio of the blade to the handle when the blade is extended, the handle can be kept relatively smaller and lighter with a slimmer profile, but without sacrificing rigidity and durability. The slimmer and lighter handle allows a longer blade but without the increased weight resulting from a bulkier handle typically necessitated by the longer blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Benchmade Knife Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Delplanche
  • Patent number: 11897044
    Abstract: A fine adjuster for finely adjusting the lateral tilt position of a cutting machine body has improved operability. A cutting machine includes a table, a cutting machine body, a tilting member supporting the cutting machine body in a manner laterally tiltable relative to the table, a tilting locking member, and a lever member to adjust the tilt position of the cutting machine body. The lever member includes a fulcrum coupled to the table in a manner rotatable about an axis, a load point coupled to the tilting member, and an effort point extending from the fulcrum and located at a distance from the fulcrum greater than a distance between the fulcrum and the load point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinori Suzuki, Toshiyuki Kani
  • Patent number: 11897151
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutter system for an electric shaver and/or trimmer, comprising a pair of comb-like cutting elements with cooperating toothed cutting edges and movably supported relative to each other by a support element, wherein lateral ends of at least one of the cutting elements are provided with lateral protection elements having rounded and/or chamfered edge contours for soft skin engagement, wherein the lateral protection element is enveloping and covering a gap movably receiving the other cutting element and/or enveloping the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Braun GMBH
    Inventors: Alois Koeppl, Reinhold Eichhorn, Jana Schmitt, Martin Fuellgrabe
  • Patent number: 11890770
    Abstract: A blank separating device includes an upper blank separating module and a lower blank separating module. The lower blank separating module includes at least three supporting elements. Each supporting element includes at least one supporting surface for bracing blanks or scrap pieces. Two of the at least three supporting elements are configured as supporting elements of a lower separating tool. The two supporting elements configured as supporting elements of the lower separating tool are each arrangeable in at least three positions in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Erik Bormann, Jun Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11894650
    Abstract: A foil peeling apparatus includes an electric wire gripping unit configured to grip a multi-core electric wire including wire members linearly arranged in parallel, a foil covering the wire members, and a sheath covering the foil, the sheath being peeled off at a tip end portion of the electric wire such that the foil is exposed. The foil peeling apparatus further includes: a wire member space forming unit configured to be pressed against an exposed portion of the foil between the wire members so as to form a space between the wire members; a foil cutting unit configured to be abutted against the exposed portion of the foil corresponding to the space formed between the wire members so as to form a cut in the foil; and a foil removal unit configured to open the foil from the cut, and cut the foil which has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuto Tsukiji, Miyoshi Mabuchi