Splitting, Shearing, And Punching Patents (Class 125/23.01)
  • Patent number: 10675781
    Abstract: Shape memory alloys (SMAs) may be used for static rock splitting. The SMAs may be used as high-energy multifunctional materials, which have a unique ability to recover large deformations and generate high stresses in response to thermal loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventors: Othmane Benafan, Ronald D. Noebe
  • Patent number: 10603851
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus including a cutting blade configured to slide along a surface of an anvil to cut tow material. The cutting blade includes a first bottom face portion and a cutting edge. The cutting blade further includes a second bottom face portion positioned between the first bottom face portion and the cutting edge. The first bottom face portion is configured to contact the surface of the anvil when the cutting blade slides along the surface to cut the tow material. The second bottom face portion and the cutting edge are located above the first bottom face portion such that the second bottom face portion and the cutting blade are free of contact from the surface when the cutting blade slides along the surface to cut the tow material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Corydon D. Hilton, AbuMuhammed A. Zaman
  • Patent number: 10582605
    Abstract: A cartridge for an air-cooled plasma arc torch is provided. The cartridge includes a swirl ring having a molded thermoplastic elongated body with a distal end, a proximal end, and a hollow portion configured to receive an electrode. The swirl ring also has a plurality of gas flow openings defined by the distal end of the elongated body and configured to impart a swirling motion to a plasma gas flow for the plasma arc torch. The swirl ring further includes a nozzle retention feature on a surface of the elongated body at the distal end for retaining a nozzle to the elongated body. The cartridge further includes a cap affixed to the proximal end of the elongated body of the swirl ring for substantially closing the proximal end of the elongated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Hypertherm, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Zhang, Zheng Duan, Mahyar Esmaili, Mike Kornprobst, Brett Hansen, Garrett Quillia
  • Patent number: 10465447
    Abstract: A cutting element configured to mitigate spalling on a front cutting face thereof. The cutting element include a diamond table having the front cutting face defined thereon and at least one recess defined on the front cutting face of the diamond table. The at least one recess has a width within a range of 25.0 ?m to 650 ?m and a depth within a range of 25.0 ?m to 600 ?m. Methods of forming a cutting element configured to mitigate spalling on the front cutting face thereof. The methods including forming at least one recess on a front cutting face of a diamond table to have a width within a range of 25.0 ?m to 650 ?m and a depth within a range of 25.0 ?m to 600 ?m. Method of using a cutting element configured to mitigate spalling on the front cutting face thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Stockey, Suresh G. Patel, Alejandro Flores, Konrad Izbinski
  • Patent number: 10391611
    Abstract: A device for cutting a cuttable material with the aid of a fluid, in particular for water-jet cutting, may include a pressure-generating unit and an outlet nozzle that is fluidically connected to the pressure-generating unit via a fluid line. The pressure-generating unit may pressurize the fluid in the fluid line. The device may further comprise a pulsation damper for damping pressure fluctuations in the fluid line. The device may also include at least one switching valve such that, depending on a switching position of the switching valve, the pulsation damper is couplable to the fluid line and uncouplable from the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: UHDE HIGH PRESSURE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventors: Volker Bilke, Andrzej Karpinski, Thomas Opfermann, Holger Werth, G√ľnther Elsigan
  • Patent number: 10384371
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a multi-sided continuously patterned stone panel according to the present invention includes: cutting out stripes (116) in which continuous linear patterns are formed on both sides thereof by cutting an original plate (110) along successively repeated linear paths (continuous linear patterns) (112) while moving a water jet device (120) in a vertical direction; separating the separate stripes (116), and loading each of the separate stripes (116) on a lateral cutting device (130); and cutting out multi-sided continuously patterned stone panel products in which continuous linear patterns are formed on both sides thereof and remaining two sides thereof are cut in rectilinear lines by cutting the stripe (116) with a blade cutter (134), installed on a frame (132) of a lateral cutting device (130), in rectilinear lines in a lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Gun Jae Oh
  • Patent number: 10357864
    Abstract: A glass-plate working apparatus 1 includes: two grinding worktables 17A and 17B which undergo NC controlled movement or angularly controlled rotation independently of each other and a grinding head 18 which undergoes NC controlled movement in correspondence with the grinding worktables 17A and 17B, wherein the grinding worktables 17A and 17B are adapted to alternately move in a planar coordinate system in cooperation with the grinding head 18 and alternately repeat operation in which while one of the grinding worktables 17A and 17B, while holding a glass plate 2, is effecting the grinding of the glass plate 2 by the grinding head 18, the other one of the grinding worktables 17A and 17B effects an operation of discharging the glass plate 2 and receiving a next glass plate 2, to thereby allow the grinding head 18 to proceed with grinding on a continual basis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BANDO KIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Bando
  • Patent number: 10232527
    Abstract: A cutting and separation head for manual ceramic cutters, including a body that carries a grip handle and a cutting tool, mounted on movable supports on longitudinal guides of the cutter, and able to rotate with respect to a first transverse rotary shaft; a separator provided with a foot, a class 1 lever, and a first coupling element in the separator that is couplable to a second coupling element in the body of the head; and a cam for releasing the first and second coupling elements, the cam being mounted on the body and relatively rotatable between a first position and a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: GERMANS BOADA, S.A.
    Inventor: Jordi Soler Balcells
  • Patent number: 10209630
    Abstract: A scanning probe nanolithography system comprising a probe to create nanostructures line (60) by line through writing said nanostructures (74) pixel by pixel along lines (61) on a sample. A positioning system is adapted to provide a positioning of the probe at a sequence of predetermined positions to the sample and its surface towards the probe and a control unit (50) is provided to control the positioning system for positioning the probe for a pixel-wise writing of said lines (61) through a writing unit. It further comprises a sensor unit adapted to detect a predetermined property of the written nanostructure (74), the sensor unit being connected to the control unit to adapt the control signals to be provided to the writing unit for writing the following line (61; 62) based on the measured signals (65; 66) of the predetermined property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SwissLitho AG
    Inventors: Felix Holzner, Michael Zientek, Philip Paul, Armin Knoll, Colin Rawlings
  • Patent number: 10204813
    Abstract: A wafer de-bonding device comprises a stage (1) for holding a device wafer and a carrier wafer bonded together, and a tool (2) with a gas outlet (2.2) disposed in proximity to the stage (1) through an adjustment device for control the tool (2) to move towards or away from the stage (1), the tool (2) being provided with a bit (2.1) to cut a notch into a film or an adhesive layer at a junction of the bonded wafers, the gas outlet (2.2) being provided on the tool bit (2.1), the tool (2) being further provided with a gas inlet (2.3) in communication with the gas outlet (2.2), the gas inlet (2.3) being connected to a gas jet generator so as to direct a gas jet towards the junction of the bonded wafers on the stage (2). The wafer de-bonding device has a high degree of automation and simple operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Microtech Material Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Yin, Hao Tang
  • Patent number: 10124501
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing the plastic mold around cured concrete in a plastic test specimen includes a baseplate with upstanding framework that supports two spaced vertical rods to which a cross-member is slidably mounted to move up and down the rods. At least one blade member is carried by the cross-member such that upon descent it may cut away the plastic of the mold so the cured concrete test cylinder may be removed. The cross-member is driven up and down by a lever arm pivotally mounted to the framework and includes a linkage between the lever arm and cross-member to transfer energy downward from the lever arm to cut and strip away the plastic mold from the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: Andrew W. Fritz
  • Patent number: 10076821
    Abstract: The use of abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut improvised hazardous devices, such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), located above or below ground. Abrasive is conducted to an entrainment abrasive waterjet cutting head under the control of an abrasive feed and metering system that monitors the flow rate of abrasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc
    Inventor: Paul L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10077966
    Abstract: The use of abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut improvised hazardous devices, such as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), located above or below ground. Abrasive is conducted to an entrainment abrasive waterjet cutting head under the control of an abrasive feed and metering system that monitors the flow rate of abrasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc.
    Inventor: Paul L. Miller
  • Patent number: 10046480
    Abstract: A splitting apparatus comprising a first splitting blade having a smooth top with a width X and a shoulder angle of less than the friction angle, relative to a point in the middle of the top, and a second splitting blade disposed opposite the first splitting blade, the second splitting blade having a smooth top with a width Y and a shoulder angle of less than the friction angle, relative to a point in the middle of the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: PAVESTONE, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Karau
  • Patent number: 9943983
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter device comprising first lower and second upper opposed block splitter assemblies. The block splitter assemblies have first and second forming edges that extend at least the majority of the distance from a first end to a second end of the block splitter assembly and have first ends disposed near a median split plane and second ends disposed further away from the median split plane than the first ends. Methods of using the block splitter device are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: KEYSTONE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: David M. LaCroix, Kyle Bakner
  • Patent number: 9908255
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing magnet segments constituting a field pole magnetic body formed by cleaving a magnetic body at a plurality of scheduled cleaving parts is provided. The apparatus includes placing tables on which a magnetic body having a coating applied to an outer surface thereof is placed, a pressing unit that cleaves the magnetic body by pressing the magnetic body from an opposite side of an incision at a scheduled cleaving part arranged between two of the placing tables, and a cutting unit that cuts the coaling of the magnetic body present at the scheduled cleaving part after the magnetic body is cleaved, by applying a moment in a direction opposite to a moment generated in the magnetic body between the two placing tables at the time of cleaving. Cleaving divides the magnetic body into a magnet segment and an uncleaved magnetic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takaichi, Kimio Nishimura, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Yasushi Matsushita, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi
  • Patent number: 9815175
    Abstract: Abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut objects located above or below ground or above the surface of a body of water. Abrasive is conducted to an abrasive waterjet cutting head under the control of an abrasive feed and metering system that monitors the flow rate of abrasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc
    Inventor: Paul L Miller
  • Patent number: 9808962
    Abstract: A tile cutter having a base frame with a base plate and a guide which is disposed above the base plate and along which a slide carrying a cutting tool is displaceable in order to produce a score on the surface of a tile resting on the base plate, and having a breaker jaw device which is gear-coupled to the slide and is lowered onto the surface of the tile in the end phase of the displacement of the slide in order to break the tile along the score. The breaker jaw device and the slide interact with one another via a control flank arrangement in order to lower the breaker jaw device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: WOLFCRAFT GMBH
    Inventors: Christopher Moog, Hans-Peter Radermacher
  • Patent number: 9744645
    Abstract: Abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut objects located above or below ground. Abrasive is conducted to an entrainment abrasive waterjet cutting head under the control of an abrasive feed and metering system that monitors the flow rate of abrasive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc.
    Inventor: Paul L Miller
  • Patent number: 9744643
    Abstract: The use of abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut objects located at the bottom of a body of water. Abrasive is conducted to an abrasive waterjet cutting head under the control of an abrasive feed and metering system that monitors the differential pressure between the cutting head and reservoir of abrasive material and maintains the pressure at the abrasive reservoir greater than the pressure hydrostatic pressure at the cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc
    Inventor: Paul L Miller
  • Patent number: 9643337
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter assembly comprising first lower and second upper opposed splitter blade assemblies. The splitter blade assemblies have a splitting blade and two or more first forming blades. One forming blade is disposed to the right of and one forming blade is disposed to the left of the first splitting blade. The forming blades have forming edges. The splitting blade has a splitting edge that is straight, and the splitting blade has a greater maximum vertical dimension than the maximum vertical dimension of the forming blades. The splitting edge of the first splitting blade is opposed to the splitting edge of the second splitting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KEYSTONE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: David M. LaCroix
  • Patent number: 9610674
    Abstract: Waterjet systems including control valves and associated devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. A waterjet system configured in accordance with a particular embodiment includes a fluid source, a jet outlet, and a fluid conveyance extending from the fluid source to the jet outlet. The system further includes a control valve positioned along the fluid conveyance downstream from the fluid source and upstream from the jet outlet. The fluid conveyance has a first portion upstream from the control valve and a second portion downstream from the control valve. The control valve is configured to controllably reduce a pressure of fluid within the second portion of the fluid conveyance relative to a pressure of fluid within the first portion of the fluid conveyance. The first portion of the fluid conveyance is configured to accommodate movement of the jet outlet relative to the fluid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: OMAX Corporation
    Inventors: Chidambaram Raghavan, John H. Olsen, Douglas Kelley, Olivier L. Tremoulet, Jr., Andre Kashierski, Kevin A. Hay
  • Patent number: 9573293
    Abstract: A masonry block that is produced from a workpiece that is split in a block splitting assembly which uses any of a variety of projections to supplement or replace the action of the splitting blade in splitting and dressing the workpiece. The resulting masonry block has features that provide the masonry block with a weathered appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Scherer, David Matthew LaCroix, Michael J. Hogan, Glenn C. Bolles
  • Patent number: 9523158
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for forming free-standing, substantially monocrystalline semiconductor substrates is described. A template substrate is subjected to a process of forming a porous layer on each major surface of the template substrate. The porous layer is smoothed, and then an epitaxial layer is formed on each porous layer. Mechanical energy is used to separate the epitaxial layers from the template substrate, which is recycled by removing any remaining porous and epitaxial material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Takao Yonehara, Karl J. Armstrong, Fatih Mert Ozkeskin
  • Patent number: 9511579
    Abstract: A separation apparatus for separating a composite substrate formed from a first substrate and a second substrate joined together includes an exfoliation unit for advancing into a boundary region between the first substrate and the second substrate of the composite substrate supported by a supporting face of a supporting base and a side face supporting unit to exfoliate the composite substrate into the first substrate and the second substrate. The exfoliation unit includes a wedge portion for advancing into the boundary region between the first substrate and the second substrate, an exfoliation member having a gas outlet open at a tip end of the wedge portion, and an exfoliation member advancing and retracting unit for advancing and retracting the wedge portion of the exfoliation member to and from the boundary region between the first substrate and the second substrate which configure the composite substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Morikazu, Tasuku Koyanagi, Shin Tabata
  • Patent number: 9457484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pliers, in particular a center cutter, having two pliers limbs (6, 7) arranged to cross in a joint which forms a pivot axis (8), the two pliers limbs (6, 7) forming, on one side of the joint, interacting working regions (2, 3) that have free ends (15, 16), and the pliers limbs having gripping limbs (10, 11) on the other side of the joint. In order to improve a pliers of the kind specified at the beginning in such a way that an advantageous design structure is achieved for the greatest possible force transmission ratio, it is proposed that one of the pliers limbs (6) is formed in the shape of a U on the joint side and that the pivot axis (8) passes through the U-limb (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Knipex-Werk C. Gustav Putsch KG
    Inventors: Stefan Schultes, Guenter Schulz
  • Patent number: 9446500
    Abstract: The use of abrasive entrainment waterjet technology to cut objects located at the bottom of a body of water. Abrasive is conducted to an abrasive waterjet cutting head under the control of an abrasive feed and metering system that monitors the differential pressure between the cutting head and reservoir of abrasive material and maintains the pressure at the abrasive reservoir greater than the pressure hydrostatic pressure at the cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: G.D.O. Inc.
    Inventor: Paul L Miller
  • Patent number: 9440370
    Abstract: A water abrasive slurry supply system permits abrasive recovery and reuse and allows for constant controlled supply of abrasive slurry to multiple cutting heads in series or in parallel from a remote common slurry mix/supply tank. By keeping the slurry mix always in constant motion the abrasive is not allowed to settle out of suspension. The velocity required to maintain suspension in the recirculating loop is 6 to 7 feet per second.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Mark William Hayden
  • Patent number: 9399310
    Abstract: Granitic stone slabs can be split into thin rock-faced veneers by opposed tools forced into the slab from opposite sides. One tool comprises a radiused contact surface and the other a sharp edge, with a beveled surface on one side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Inventor: D. L. Cetrangolo
  • Patent number: 9392908
    Abstract: A shredder or grinder for dried material such as herbs of dried leaves is a cylindrical container formed of a top element and a base element forming a chamber, the top element and the base element each having a series of concentrically arranged teeth on a base plate, wherein the teeth that slidably engage one another in a slicing motion to form grinding surfaces against one another, wherein the teeth are serrated to efficiently grind the dried materials in the chamber when the teeth engage one another and are counter rotated relative to one another. In one embodiment the chamber discharges the ground contents through orifices in the base element, where the size is regulated by a screen, and in another embodiment, the ground contents remain in the chamber until the grinding head is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: SC Shredder IP, LLC
    Inventors: Mark E. Edwards, Nathaniel I. Stewart
  • Patent number: 9358667
    Abstract: A high-pressure waterjet cutting system includes a pump operable to produce a flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid, a piston receiving the flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid and reciprocating in response to a pressure differential produced by the flow of pressurized hydraulic fluid, and an intensifier connected to the piston and operable to produce a high-pressure flow of water in response to reciprocation of the piston. A valve is positioned to receive the flow of hydraulic fluid and is movable between a first position in which the pressure differential is a first value and a second position in which the pressure differential is a second value less than the first value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Shape Technologies Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Halan P. Arnold, Mohamed A. Hashish, Adrian Hawes, Steven J. Craigen
  • Patent number: 9267329
    Abstract: In one aspect, a drill bit is disclosed that in one embodiment includes a plurality of elements that extend and retract from a surface of the drill bit, wherein the plurality of such elements are in fluid communication with each other to compensate for differing forces applied to such elements during drilling operations. In another aspect, a method of drilling a wellbore is provided that in one embodiment includes: conveying a drill string having a drill bit at an end thereof, wherein the drill bit includes a plurality of elements that extend and retract from a surface of the drill bit, wherein the plurality of such elements are in fluid communication with each other to compensate for differing forces applied to such elements during drilling operations; and drilling the wellbore using the drill string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Juan Miguel Bilen
  • Publication number: 20150136108
    Abstract: A splitting apparatus comprising a first splitting blade having a smooth top with a width X and a shoulder angle of less than the friction angle, relative to a point in the middle of the top, and a second splitting blade disposed opposite the first splitting blade, the second splitting blade having a smooth top with a width Y and a shoulder angle of less than the friction angle, relative to a point in the middle of the top.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: William H. Karau
  • Publication number: 20150007805
    Abstract: A powered tile breaker having a main adjustable frame with handlebars located at a top end section thereof, at least one wheel located at a lower end section thereof, and an adjustable shaft connected between the top end section and the lower end section. A main motor located inside a main motor frame pivotally connected to the lower end section; a chiseling device mechanically connected to the main motor and adapted to deliver repeating chiseling strokes to a chosen tile; and an adjustment mechanism connected between the lower end section of the main adjustable frame and the motor frame, the adjustment mechanism capable of changing and securely holding the motor frame, main motor and the chiseling device at a chosen angle with respect to the lower end section to thereby provide repeating chiseling strokes to a chosen tile at a chosen angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Tailly
  • Publication number: 20150000647
    Abstract: Granitic stone slabs can be split into thin rock-faced veneers by opposed tools forced into the slab from opposite sides. One tool comprises a radiused contact surface and the other a sharp edge, with a beveled surface on one side thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: D L. Cetrangolo
  • Publication number: 20140238376
    Abstract: A combination manual tile cutter and a method of using the same. A manual tile cutter has an elongated cutting device mounted on a central support base and a pair of side supports pivotally connected on opposite sides of the central support base. The side supports are configured for pivotal movement between a first, open position to provide a generally planar support surface to support a work piece and a second, closed position disposed upwardly from the support base and configured to generally enclose the manual tile cutter in a polygonal (e.g., triangular) configuration. In the closed position, mutually adjacent portions of the side supports are configured to provide a hand grip to facilitate carrying of the manual tile cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: STANLEY BLACK & DECKER, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas COURTEMANCHE, Karl VANDERBEEK
  • Patent number: 8763599
    Abstract: An apparatus for splitting a plurality of masonry blocks is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of first splitting blades that are configured to simultaneously move in a first direction, so as to split one of each of the plurality of masonry blocks into two or more sections during a single splitting operation. Each section has a first split surface. A plurality of second splitting blades is provided, where each is perpendicular and adjacent to one of the first splitting blades. Each of the second splitting blades is configured to form a second split surface on one of the masonry block sections that is perpendicular to at least one of the first split surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Pavestone, LLC
    Inventors: William Howard Karau, Joerg Marx
  • Patent number: 8757135
    Abstract: A splitting wedge includes at least a wedge (1), an external sleeve (3), and a wedge sleeve (2). The wedge sleeve (2) and the external sleeve (3) are connected to one another by providing one with a flange (8, 10) and the other with a groove (7, 9), the flange (8, 10) and the groove (7, 9) being substantially perpendicular with respect to a direction of motion (B) of the wedge (1), and by arranging the flange (8, 10) in the groove (7, 9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Kirnuvuori Oy
    Inventor: Jouko Vanhatalo
  • Patent number: 8701647
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter assembly comprising first lower and second upper opposed splitter blade assemblies. The splitter blade assemblies have a splitting blade and two or more first forming blades. One forming blade is disposed to the right of and one forming blade is disposed to the left of the first splitting blade. The forming blades have forming edges. The splitting blade has a splitting edge that is straight, and the splitting blade has a greater maximum vertical dimension than the maximum vertical dimension of the forming blades. The splitting edge of the first splitting blade is opposed to the splitting edge of the second splitting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Keystone Retaining Wall Systems LLC
    Inventor: David M. LaCroix
  • Patent number: 8701648
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter assembly comprising first lower and second upper opposed splitter blade assemblies. The splitter blade assemblies have a splitting blade and two or more first forming blades. One forming blade is disposed to the right of and one forming blade is disposed to the left of the first splitting blade. The forming blades have forming edges. The splitting blade has a splitting edge that is straight, and the splitting blade has a greater maximum vertical dimension than the maximum vertical dimension of the forming blades. The splitting edge of the first splitting blade is opposed to the splitting edge of the second splitting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Keystone Retaining Wall Systems LLC
    Inventor: David M. LaCroix
  • Patent number: 8689778
    Abstract: The masonry cutting device generally includes a portable, lightweight frame having an integral upper cutting edge and a center space, a lifting device supported by the frame within the center space and below the upper cutting edge, wherein the lifting device moves a lower cutting edge towards the upper cutting edge for cutting a masonry item between thereof. The lower cutting edge is attached to a guide member which includes slotted ends for travelling along the frame to keep the lower cutting edge in alignment with the upper cutting edge. The lifting device is generally comprised of a shortened, hydraulic jack having a release member, manually-operable handle, and optional spacer. Also included are bias members for exerting a downward force upon the guide member and a catch tray generally comprised of a wired grid that is removable upon the frame and used to catch the cut masonry items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Kolmar Investments, LLC.
    Inventor: Daniel Flores
  • Publication number: 20140090632
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter assembly comprising first lower and second upper opposed splitter blade assemblies. The splitter blade assemblies have a splitting blade and two or more first forming blades. One forming blade is disposed to the right of and one forming blade is disposed to the left of the first splitting blade. The forming blades have forming edges. The splitting blade has a splitting edge that is straight, and the splitting blade has a greater maximum vertical dimension than the maximum vertical dimension of the forming blades. The splitting edge of the first splitting blade is opposed to the splitting edge of the second splitting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: KEYSTONE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: David M. LaCroix
  • Publication number: 20130340739
    Abstract: The invention relates to equipment and related methods for producing concrete blocks. The equipment and methods described herein utilize splitting assemblies having larger projections and/or smaller projections or peaks disposed on at least one side of a splitting line and which engage the workpiece as it is split into at least two pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Anchor Wall Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: RONALD J. SCHERER
  • Publication number: 20130312727
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter assembly comprising first lower and second upper opposed splitter blade assemblies. The splitter blade assemblies have a splitting blade and two or more first forming blades. One forming blade is disposed to the right of and one forming blade is disposed to the left of the first splitting blade. The forming blades have forming edges. The splitting blade has a splitting edge that is straight, and the splitting blade has a greater maximum vertical dimension than the maximum vertical dimension of the forming blades. The splitting edge of the first splitting blade is opposed to the splitting edge of the second splitting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: KEYSTONE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: David M. LaCroix
  • Patent number: 8584662
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods of processing fiber-cement workpieces to form fiber-cement shake panels. One embodiment of such a method comprises positioning a cured fiber-cement workpiece over an anvil plate having at least one slot and driving a cutting blade along a straight, vertical path to pass a cutting edge of the cutting blade through the workpiece. The process can optionally include coating the fiber-cement panels before installing the fiber-cements panels on a wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: PacTool International
    Inventor: John T. Whitehead
  • Patent number: 8578923
    Abstract: The invention relates to a base (2) for restingly receiving tiles to be cut, comprising: a surface (13) for restingly receiving a tile; and a blade (4) for encountering a lower surface of the tile during a stage of scoring the tile. The rest surface (13) is provided with a depression or slit (12) of such dimensions as to contain a portion of a rotary cutting disc (14) of the tile when the tile is resting on the rest surface (13). The invention also relates to a tile-cutting machine (1), comprising the base (2). The invention further relates to a kit and a method for adapting a manual tile-cutting machine to use with a group comprising a rotary cutting disc (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Ghelfi S.r.l.
    Inventor: Stefano Ghelfi
  • Publication number: 20130291851
    Abstract: A cutting method for crackly plate-shaped work piece and a cutting device thereof. The cutting method includes steps of: using a holding mold set to hold two faces of the crackly plate-shaped work piece along a predetermined cutting line and hold a product section of the crackly plate-shaped work piece that is to remain; and making a cutting mold move toward the crackly plate-shaped work piece by a stroke or up and down bite and cut the crackly plate-shaped work piece so as to cut off the crackly plate-shaped work piece along an edge of the holding mold set in alignment with the predetermined cutting line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: CHUN-SHENG CHIANG
  • Patent number: 8568550
    Abstract: A method for the production of protection devices is provided. The method includes the step of providing a tile package. The provision of the tile package includes the steps of: laminating at least one board of a tile material onto a polymer foil; scoring the board on the side which is opposite to the polymer foil; and fracturing the board along the scoring lines for achieving a plurality of tiles which are fixed on the polymer foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Thilo Zachau, Helga Goetz, Stefan Haase, Andreas Habeck, Stephan Corvers, Volker Plapper
  • Publication number: 20130239941
    Abstract: The invention provides a block splitter assembly comprising first lower and second upper opposed splitter blade assemblies. The splitter blade assemblies have a splitting blade and two or more first forming blades. One forming blade is disposed to the right of and one forming blade is disposed to the left of the first splitting blade. The forming blades have forming edges. The splitting blade has a splitting edge that is straight, and the splitting blade has a greater maximum vertical dimension than the maximum vertical dimension of the forming blades. The splitting edge of the first splitting blade is opposed to the splitting edge of the second splitting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: KEYSTONE RETAINING WALL SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventor: David M. LaCroix
  • Publication number: 20130224499
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cut-out sintered ceramic sheet including forming a ceramic green sheet, sintering the formed ceramic green sheet, adhering a plastic resin film onto which adhesive is applied on at least one surface of the sintered ceramic sheet, and shearing the sintered ceramic sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: MARUWA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: MARUWA CO., LTD.