Laterally Acting Patents (Class 144/250.15)
  • Patent number: 11364590
    Abstract: Disclosed is a line catcher type water jet cutting apparatus. Portions of a workpiece to be converted into products are processed by water jet cutting in a common manner in an early stage of the water jet cutting. In a final stage of the water jet cutting, product fixing pushers press and fix the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: TOPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hoon Choi, Tae Il Cho, Min Soo Song, Hyun Jung Kwon, Jang Sung Kim, Dong Jun Park, Mohamed Ahmed Hashish
  • Patent number: 10245746
    Abstract: A stock guide assembly guides movement of stock along a work table. The assembly includes a base and a roller operatively connected to the base to engage stock and hold it against the work table. In some embodiments, a biasing member yieldably biases the roller to urge the stock toward the work table and accommodate changes in thickness of the stock. The roller can be mounted at a skew angle to urge the stock toward a fence of the work table. The assembly can include a shaft movable with respect to the base for translationally adjusting the distance of the roller from the base and rotatably adjusting the distance between the roller and the work table. The roller can be rotatably mounted to the end of an arm oriented relative the work table so stock kickback drives the arm to pivot and drive the roller toward the work surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: JessEm Products Limited
    Inventor: Darrin E. Smith
  • Patent number: 8091698
    Abstract: A transport device for a system for finger jointing pieces of wood, by packets, has a support. Transport means are provided, which are set up for moving the pieces of wood sliding along the support to the system for finger jointing. The transport means have a gripping device for holding the pieces of wood in place by packets, aligned flush at a first end, which is situated upstream, while the pieces are being pulled to a work station by way of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: joema GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Joerger
  • Patent number: 6626617
    Abstract: In order to further develop a process for making a groove in a board-like workpiece by means of a processing machine, wherein the workpiece is placed on a supporting table of the processing machine aligned essentially horizontal for holding the workpiece in a machining plane and wherein a milling unit held on a machining head of the processing machine is displaced and a groove is thereby milled into a workpiece by means of a milling disk rotating about a drive shaft aligned parallel to the machining plane, in such a manner that the groove can be milled more precisely with a defined groove depth it is suggested in accordance with the invention that the milling unit be guided at right angles to the machining plane by means of a touch roller associated with the milling disk and adapted to roll on the workpiece. In addition, a processing machine for carrying out the process is suggested as well as the use of the processing machine for the milling of a groove into a multilayered or composite material board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Reich Spezialmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Denis Lorber, Fritz Maiero
  • Patent number: 6568441
    Abstract: A pair of holding arms which can be installed quickly and used to press a workpiece in a safe manner against a guide fence, regardless of the cuts made upon it, when the workpiece is moved past a shaper having cutter blades rotatably mounted on a stationary shaft. Each holding arm includes a rubber-faced roller, an elongated, solid rod of angular transverse cross-section, and a track-mounted post for supporting the rod in a horizontal position. Contact between the workpiece and the holding arm is made through the roller which is vertically mounted on one end of the rod. The post includes a clutch plate for locking the horizontal extension of the rod. Each roller can be quickly moved forward into contact with the workpiece without releasing the clutch plate. To move the roller backward—away from the workpiece, the user releases the clutch plate with one hand and pulls backward on the rod with the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Inventor: Gary L. Jones
  • Patent number: 6189682
    Abstract: The present invention provides an automatic lug loader to place blocks on each lug on a lug conveyor in a finger jointing machine. The lug loader includes a support structure with a control station and a feed table. A powered loading conveyor overlies the support structure with an infeed end disposed over the control station. The loading conveyor extends downstream to an outfeed end which is disposed over the upstream end of the lug conveyor. A powered adjuster is connected to the loading conveyor and shifts the loading conveyor toward and away from the control station to selectively grip a block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Inventor: David A. Hill