Movable Breaking Tool Patents (Class 225/103)
  • Patent number: 10479719
    Abstract: A method of cutting a glass sheet is disclosed. The method comprises heating a heating element to a heat temperature, which in turn heats a glass sheet along a desired cutting line, to a separation temperature. The glass sheet is subjected to non-destructive pressure at an edge on the cutting line. The non-destructive pressure may be applied by a tool with opposed sharp edges so long as the edges do not nick or otherwise score the glass sheet. A diagonal cutter may be utilized as the sharp-edged tool. After an adequate amount of heating time, the glass sheet will achieve the separation temperature and spontaneously separate along the heated cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Monty Eugene Barnes, Dennis William Buckley, Ritesh Satish Lakhkar
  • Patent number: 10398628
    Abstract: A multiple pill cutting device has a pivoting housing structure holding a blade holding assembly. The pivoting housing structure has a top housing pivotably connected at one end to a bottom housing. The bottom housing has a plurality of pill holding openings arranged in one or more rows. The one or more rows of pill holding openings have a slotted channel extending along a length of the bottom housing through and bisecting each pill holding opening. The blade holding assembly has one or more extending cutting blades. One blade is configured to align with each slotted channel when the top housing pivots closing onto the bottom housing, this moves the one or more cutting blades of the blade holding assembly to enter the slotted channels and cut pills held in the pill holding openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad
  • Patent number: 10328291
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems, devices, and methods for breaking safety glass comprising a support plate having first and second opposed sides, a glass breaking component configured to connect to the support plate, the glass breaking component comprising: a base having first and second opposed sides, and a member having first and second opposed ends, the first end of the member connected to and extending from at least one side of the base and the second end of the member comprising a glass breaking portion, the glass breaking portion having at least one glass cutting edge and configured to break safety glass. Also disclosed herein are methods for using the disclosed systems and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: A. James Alexander
  • Patent number: 10278899
    Abstract: A device for cutting a medicine tablet includes a base extending along an axis, a cutting device having a fixed cutter and a movable cutter base, and a carrying plate movably disposed inside the base and having a carrying face for a medicine tablet. The fixed cutter is fixedly disposed inside the base, the movable cutter base is optionally positionably moves between protruding and retreating positions axially, the movable cutter base has a movable cutter, when the movable cutter is in the protruding position, a blade of the movable cutter is near a blade of the fixed cutter, and when the movable cutter base is in the retreating position, the blade of the movable cutter is remote from the blade of the fixed cutter. The carrying face faces the blade of the fixed cutter and is able to approach the blade of the fixed cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Chien Wang
  • Patent number: 10246273
    Abstract: An apparatus uses forced air to remove trim from cut sheets during a converting process. The apparatus may include a plurality of wheels, arranged to allow trim to fall between the wheels, and one or more air chambers, configured to propel air toward the sheets as they are conveyed on the wheels in order to remove trim from the sheets. A method may include conveying sheet stock on wheels arranged to allow trim to fall through them, and propelling air toward the sheet stock with air chambers such that trim is removed from the sheet stock by the propelled air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ALLIANCE MACHINE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventors: Louis M. Sardella, Kevin P. Brown, Marius D. Batrin
  • Patent number: 10160131
    Abstract: The object of the application is a detachable cutting head for an apparatus for feeding filter segments provided with a drum conveyor having flutes for crosswise movement of filter rods, provided with circular knives situated in knife units mounted in the housing of the head, characterized in that it comprises a housing of the head (8) provided with a reference surface (23) for positioning in the apparatus for feeding filter segments; seatings (20, 21) for positioning the knife units (10) and lead-out channels (25), knife units (10) with circular knives (6), whereas the positioning seatings (20, 21) are situated so that the circular knives (6) do not overlap. Furthermore, the object of the application is a drive apparatus of a cutting head and a method of coupling a cutting head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Bartosz Cieslikowski, Ryszard Dominiak, Leszek Sikora, Andrzej Boleslawski
  • Patent number: 10123943
    Abstract: A portable device for cutting a capsule which has been filled with a drug formulation is configured to allow for the accurate alignment of the capsule in the capsule holder and includes a blade shaped to cut the upper portion of the capsule so as to open and dispense the drug formulation without any spillage, and the cut end is disposed capably without falling back in the medication. The device operates accurately with different capsule sizes, even with smaller capsule size when dose content is low, and provides a reliable and precise technique for splitting capsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Limited
    Inventors: Satyashodhan Patil, Prashant Kane, Nitin Dharmadhikari, Yashoraj Zala, Satish Madhukar Gokhale, Manish Ramdas Bagul, Nachiket Vilas Gole
  • Patent number: 10119646
    Abstract: A hydraulic chain clamp apparatus for pipe sleeves for a pipe. The apparatus includes a clamping chain circumnavigating the sleeves and the pipe, the chain having a first end and an opposed second end. The apparatus includes a housing block with a chain lock mechanism securing the first end of the chain to the housing block. A hydraulic cylinder mechanism is connected to the housing block. The hydraulic cylinder mechanism is attached to the second end of the chain and is adapted to move the chain between a tightened, closed position and a loose, open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Mathey Investments, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Theriot
  • Patent number: 10059042
    Abstract: Described is a method for producing a fiber preform by deposition of reinforcing fiber bundles onto a surface including: supplying at least one continuous strand of reinforcing fibers provided with a binder to a deposition head, spreading the at least one strand in a spreader unit and conveying using a first conveying device to a longitudinal splitting device, cutting the at least one strand in the longitudinal splitting device along the longitudinal extension thereof into at least two partial strands by means of a splitting element, conveying the partial strands by means of a second conveying device to a cut-to-length unit, cutting the partial strands by means of the cut-to-length unit into reinforcing fiber bundles, and depositing the reinforcing fiber bundles onto a surface and/or reinforcing fiber bundles deposited on the surface and fixing the reinforcing fiber bundles to form the fiber preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: TEIJIN CARBON EUROPE GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Schneider, Björn Lehmhaus
  • Patent number: 10046902
    Abstract: A lottery ticket dispenser array includes a plurality of separate ticket bins, wherein each bin defined by a housing that defines an internal space for receipt of a supply of interconnected lottery tickets. Each bin has an electronic drive mechanism that dispenses the lottery tickets therefrom. A slot is defined in the back side of each bin housing through which the lottery tickets are dispensed from the internal space. An upper tear bar is configured adjacent an upper side of the slot, and a lower tear bar is configured adjacent a lower side of the slot. Once a lottery ticket is dispensed by the drive mechanism through the slot, the ticket is separated by pulling the lottery ticket upward against the upper tear bar or downward against the lower tear bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Scientific Games International, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Andrew Thompson, James Jonathan Holbrook, Sten Hallundbaek Mejenborg
  • Patent number: 10011515
    Abstract: An apparatus for breaking glass panels comprises a table having a support surface for supporting a glass panel. A glass-breaking device comprises a frame mounted to the table having a support surface for supporting a glass panel. An impacting tool is operatively connected to the frame, the impacting tool being displaceable between a retracted position in which a tip of the impacting tool is below a plane of the support surface, and an impacting position in which the tip projects above the plane of the support surface to impact a glass panel on the support surface of the table. An actuator is actuatable to cause a displacement of the impacting tool from the retracted position to the impacting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: BROMER INC.
    Inventor: Roger Mercure
  • Patent number: 9974930
    Abstract: A guidewire (1) for re-canalizing a vascular occlusion comprises a core wire (5) which terminates at its distal end (4) in a terminal member (7) for opening the occlusion. A helical coil sleeve (10) extends around the core wire (5) from the terminal member (7) to a location (11) along the core wire (5). The terminal member (7) defines first and second planar surface portions (13, 14), which converge towards a distal transversely extending leading edge portion (8). In use, as the terminal member (7) is urged through the vascular occlusion, the first and second surface portions (13, 14) act on the occlusion to form an opening therethrough. A distal portion (28) of the core wire (5) is of spade-like configuration for facilitating bending thereof for directing the terminal member (7) out of a central major plane (35) defined by the distal portion (28) for facilitating aligning of the terminal member (7) with a branched vessel of the vascular system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Brivant Research & Development Limited
    Inventors: Henry William Lupton, Mark Bruzzi
  • Patent number: 9919447
    Abstract: A method and a device for fracture splitting a connecting rod and a connecting rod formed therefrom are provided, in which a force exerted on an outer rim of an eye of the connecting rod by a separating tool is generated by an electromagnetic force. The separating tool includes at least two separating members inserted into the eye, and the electromagnetic force is generated by displacing the at least two separating members away from each other inside the eye in response to application of the electromagnetic force. The electromagnetic force may be generated by passing current through coils positioned between the at least two separating members in a manner that causes the coils to repel one another, preferably with a pulse duration of less than 100 microseconds, in order to minimize plastic deformation at the fracture locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Netumayer Tekfor Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Hansmaier, Volker Szentmihalyi
  • Patent number: 9889576
    Abstract: The bite slicer apparatus, an apparatus to slice up a crepe on a paper plate, consists of three main parts the mainboard (1) the knife-unit (9) and the bite-stabilizer (14) consisting of the mainboard (1) has been designed in the shape of a U-profile with the lower handle (7) fitted on one side and the bearings (2) fitted on the opposite side, inside the bearings (2) is situated the axis (3), the knife-unit (9) which is made up of a number of blades (11) swings 125° on the axis (3), the bite-stabilizer (14) which is made up of a number of D-rings (15) swings 160° on the axis (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Imre Ivan Szilagyi
  • Patent number: 9833848
    Abstract: Actuator of a connecting-rod fracture splitting apparatus includes: a piston rod having one end portion extending through a lid of the cylinder and connected to a wedge; and a free piston slidably mounted on the piston rod and abuttable against the upper surface of the piston. By pressure fluid being supplied to act on the upper surface of the piston, the free piston imparts a preload to a hole of a big end section of the connecting rod. By pressure fluid being supplied to act on a region upward of the free piston, the free piston is driven downward to collide against the upper surface of the piston, so that divided mandrel members are moved apart from each other, via the piston rod and the wedge, to fracture a large end section of the connecting rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadatomo Hatayama, Tomohiro Nakajima
  • Patent number: 9802026
    Abstract: A method of re-canalizing a vascular occlusion using a guidewire comprising a core wire which terminates at its distal end in a terminal member. The terminal member tapers to a distal leading edge which is urged through the occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Brivant Research & Development Limited
    Inventors: Henry William Lupton, Mark Bruzzi
  • Patent number: 9746386
    Abstract: A strapping device for a pipe and methods of using the strapping device to non-invasively detect pressure inside the pipe and the residual stress exerted on the pipe. The strapping device includes a linked or a solid band adapted to be fitted around an outside diameter of the pipe. The strapping device further includes a sensor for measuring at least one of a change in the outside diameter of the pipe due to a corresponding change in pressure inside the pipe and to detect the stress or strain transferred from the pipe. The measurements can be conveniently processed in a circuit board coupled to the strapping device or in a remote location. The measurements can be transmitted through wires or digitally transmitted to the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ADVANCED SENSOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Keith Jenkins
  • Patent number: 9695997
    Abstract: A flameless candle molded into a jar is described. The jar is designed with an open bottom and is tooled for engagement with an electronic insert having batteries, control circuitry and at least one LED light. A candle is then formed in the jar with the electronic insert by molding a candle shell along the sidewalls of the jar. The candle shell is formed such that the sidewalls extend above the LED light of the electronic insert to allow the LED light to illuminate at a position below the sidewalls. The wax or waxen shell is formed only along the sidewalls, creating a hollow region above the electronic insert. Once the wax on the sidewalls sets, wax is then poured in the hollow regions above the electronic insert to a position just below or above the LED light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: MerchSource, LLC
    Inventor: Kristy Janczak
  • Patent number: 9694505
    Abstract: An actuator assembly including a mounting device, a manual actuator rotatably mounted on the mounting device, and a cutting mechanism. The cutting mechanism is disposed in a gap that is formed between the manual actuator and the mounting device. The cutting mechanism is structured to cut a ligature inserted into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Schlage Lock Company LLC
    Inventor: Jason Curtis Clifford
  • Patent number: 9685579
    Abstract: A cleaving system is described. The system can include a holding apparatus to retain a photovoltaic structure at a center section of a cleaving platform. The system can further include a contact apparatus to make contact with the photovoltaic structure and separate it into a plurality of strips. During operation, the system can activate an actuator to move the contact apparatus against the photovoltaic structure, thereby separating the photovoltaic structure into strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Pablo Gonzalez, Bobby Yang
  • Patent number: 9615563
    Abstract: A double ended fishing worm canister in a double ended canister for storing and using worms as bait for fishing. The canister has a cylindrical body having a top end and a bottom end, a first lid removably attached to the top end, and a second lid removably attached to the bottom end. The first lid includes a container therein having a pivoting cover attached thereto, the pivoting cover includes at least one side wall adapted to cut worms into separate pieces, such that the canister is adapted to store worms and dirt therein, be opened and closed from either end, and cut worms into separate pieces for use as bait for fishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Sylvain Fontaine
  • Patent number: 9588485
    Abstract: A system for splitting a printer cartridge. The system includes a cartridge holder, a cutting head, and a conveyor. The cartridge holder includes a receiver for receiving the printer cartridge, and a clamp for securing the printer cartridge in the receiver. The cutting head includes an idling cutting wheel configured to split the printer cartridge. The conveyor provides relative movement between the secured printer cartridge and the cutting head to affect splitting of the printer cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: CLOVER TECHNOLOGIES GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Lucenta, Daniel J. Andersen
  • Patent number: 9573205
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a pair of cutting tools each having a cutting blade along a tip end of its outer peripheral portion having a mountain-shaped cross section, and cuts a cylindrical material into pieces with a predetermined width by sandwiching the cylindrical material between the cutting blades so the cutting blades are respectively placed on inner and outer peripheries of the cylindrical material, and relatively rotating and moving the pair of cutting tools along an entire circumference of the cylindrical material. A second imaginary line connecting an axial center of the cylindrical material and an axial center of the inner peripheral-side cutting tool is shifted in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical material about the axial center of the cylindrical material with respect to a first imaginary line connecting the axial center of the cylindrical material and an axial center of the outer peripheral-side cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: CVTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hanaki, Mahito Nakamura, Hiroshi Uchida, Narihiro Minami
  • Patent number: 9576826
    Abstract: Systems and methods for controlling wafer-breaker devices. In some embodiments, a controller for a semiconductor wafer singulation apparatus can be configured to receive an input signal having information about at least one singulation parameter. The controller can be further configured to generate an output signal based on the input signal to effectuate an operation associated with the singulation parameter. The controller can be further configured to disable manual control of the singulation parameter. In some embodiments, such a controller can be implemented, for example, in a control module, in a kit for modifying an existing singulation apparatus, as an integral part of a singulation apparatus, or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Cesar D. Lara
  • Patent number: 9302335
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a tube for a heat exchanger, in particular for a motor vehicle, in which a long tube, which is provided with turbulence inserts on the surface thereof, is separated into at least two individual tubes. In order to further reduce the production costs and nevertheless achieve a clean cutting surface, a first part of an at least two-part cutting device is introduced into the interior of the long tube through at least one opening of the long tube and the second part of the cutting device is placed against the outer face of the long tube approximately opposite of the inner, first part of the cutting device, wherein the first part and the second part of the cutting device are pressed against one another in order to dividing the long tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: MAHLE INTERNATIONAL GMBH
    Inventor: Steffen Brunner
  • Patent number: 9038267
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of producing tubes for use in a heat exchanger, in which a tube is moved along a production line in a direction, predetermined breaking points are created in the tube, and in which the tube is severed at the predetermined breaking points to form individual tubes with a tearing-off device having a first clamp and a second clamp. The first clamp can be reciprocated along the direction, and the tube can be moved substantially continuously along the production line in the direction through the tearing-off device. Also, the second clamp can be reciprocated along the direction substantially simultaneously with the first clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Manfred Schmid, Manfred Lenkner
  • Publication number: 20150102083
    Abstract: A separating device for separating a continuous single piece of material into individual work pieces includes an supporting block, a moving assembly, a separating assembly and an controller. The supporting block defines a feeding portion for the single material to pass through. The moving assembly is connected to the feeding portion and blows into the feeding portion to push individual work pieces to move along the feeding portion. The separating assembly is positioned on the supporting block. The controller is positioned on either side of the supporting block for recording and signaling the creation of an individual work piece. When the controller signals another work piece, the first separating element presses a following work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: MING-LU YANG, YA-DONG ZHANG, JING-PING ZHENG
  • Patent number: 8979723
    Abstract: A flat presser for supporting blanking material during operation of a blanking tool for making packaging blanks includes a plurality of coaxially oriented, concentric wall sections of progressively different interior areas and being collapsible from an extended position wherein the wall sections partially overlap in an axial direction to a collapsed position wherein the wall sections substantially completely overlap in the axial direction, and a biasing mechanism for biasing the wall sections to the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Michael P. Tarka
  • Patent number: 8973800
    Abstract: An ampoule opener has an opening unit and a cover unit. The opening unit is a rigid frame and has two panels, two head-clamping holes and two pairs of wave-shaped flanges. The panels are respectively an upper panel and a lower panel. The head-clamping holes are elongated in length and tapered in width and are respectively formed through the panels. The pairs of wave-shaped flanges are formed between the panels and the head-clamping holes. The cover unit is flexible, is detachably mounted around the opening unit and has two covering boards, a mounting recess, two body-clamping holes and two pairs of wave-shaped edges. The body-clamping holes are elongated in length and tapered in width and are respectively formed through the mounting boards and communicate with the mounting recess. The pairs of wave-shaped edges are formed between the mounting boards and the body-clamping holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: San-I Huang
    Inventors: Fu-Chao Liu, San-I Huang, Po-Yao Huang, Hung-Ni Huang
  • Patent number: 8939337
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and to a method for the industrial production of elastically deformable large-surface-area glass plates in high quantities, comprising the following characteristics: a) a device for feeding a glass plate (3), b) a device for providing the surface of the glass plate (3) with initial damage in the region of the desired breaking line, c) a device for the locally limited heating of the glass surface by way of a laser beam moving on a straight line in a fan-shaped pivoting manner, d) a device for cooling the glass surface, wherein a controllable cooling nozzle delivering a fluid is disposed on at least one side of the laser beam, e) a device for transporting a thermally locally pretreated glass plate (3) into the region of a device for breaking the glass plate (3), f) a device for detecting a straight-line crack formation on the surface of a glass plate (3), g) a straight-lined breaking blade on the underside of the glass plate (3), which blade can be lifted on one side and/or
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Bernhard Roell
  • Patent number: 8915413
    Abstract: A device for opening an ampoule (3) comprises a hollow cylindrical housing (11) having an interior for accommodating the ampoule (3) and a rotary element (12) having a proximal section (121), to which a break-off section (124) extending in a distal direction is connected to. The break-off section (124) is flexible in a radial direction and is pivotably connected to the proximal section (121) in the radial direction. The rotary element (12) is rotatable relative to the housing (11) about the longitudinal axis. The housing (11) has a first guiding structure (119) for pressing the break-off section (124) inward during a rotation of the rotary element so that the break-off section (124) exerts a radial shear force on an ampoule head (33) of an ampoule (3) to break the ampoule head (33) off of the ampoule body (31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Medmix Systems AG
    Inventor: Ralph Egon Kayser
  • Publication number: 20140346211
    Abstract: Machine for cracking a connecting rod having a small end and a big end, into a rod part and a cap part, the machine including positioning elements for positioning the connecting rod in a position for cracking, and an expandable element arranged to be inserted into a bore in said big end of the connecting rod so as to allow for splitting of the connecting rod into a rod part and a cap part by expanding the expandable element, where the machine further includes an electro press with a servomotor for actuating the expandable element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: GAINDU, S.L.
    Inventor: Luis María Zubiaurre Lodoso
  • Publication number: 20140345133
    Abstract: The machine for cracking a connecting rod comprises an electro press with an electric motor (400) for actuating an expandable element. The electro press comprises a first actuator part (410) and a second actuator part (430) arranged so that when the first actuator part is driven by the electric motor (400) from a first position to a second position, (a) the first actuator part (410) is first driven by the electric motor (400) from said first position (FIG. 12A) to an intermediate position (FIG. 12B), without displacing the second actuator part (430), and (b) subsequently the first actuator part (410) is further driven by the electric motor (400) from said intermediate position (FIG. 12B) to said second position (FIG. 12C), displacing the second actuator part from a non-expanding position to an expanding position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: GAINDU, S.L.
    Inventors: Gorka Prieto, Javier Pena
  • Publication number: 20140332577
    Abstract: A method and a device for fracture splitting a connecting rod and a connecting rod formed therefrom are provided, in which a force exerted on an outer rim of an eye of the connecting rod by a separating tool is generated by an electromagnetic force. The separating tool includes at least two separating members inserted into the eye, and the electromagnetic force is generated by displacing the at least two separating members away from each other inside the eye in response to application of the electromagnetic force. The electromagnetic force may be generated by passing current through coils positioned between the at least two separating members in a manner that causes the coils to repel one another, preferably with a pulse duration of less than 100 microseconds, in order to minimize plastic deformation at the fracture locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Amtek Tekfor Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut HANSMAIER, Volker SZENTMIHALYI
  • Patent number: 8875967
    Abstract: A strengthened glass sheet is separated into undamaged sheet segments by mechanically scribing one or more vent lines of controlled depth into the sheet surface, the depths of the scribed lines being insufficient to effect sheet separation, and then applying a uniform bending moment across the vent lines to effect separation into multiple sheet segments, the vent lines being scribed from crack initiation sites comprising surface indentations formed proximate to the edges of the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: John Frederick Bayne, James William Brown, Michael Albert Joseph, II, Siva Venkatachalam, Sujanto Widjaja
  • Publication number: 20140263523
    Abstract: Devices and methods for breaking and storing whole or half razor blades. More specifically, devices and methods that can be used by hand to safely and easily break whole razor blades and store the broken blade halves for later use. Specific devices and methods remove whole or half blades and paper wrapper, provide convenient and safe storage and disposal of whole or half blades, and store and transport whole or half blades to minimize or eliminate hand contact and prevent injury, infection and bodily contamination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: DAVID L. ALLYN
  • Publication number: 20140263529
    Abstract: Apparatus and method are disclosed for opening a frangible internal cannula located in flexible fluid flow path. The frangible cannula has first and second portions joined by a frangible junction and the apparatus and method cause bending of one portion of the cannula relative to the other portion that results in breaking of the frangible junction and opening of the flow path to fluid flow therethrough.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Stonig
  • Publication number: 20140263530
    Abstract: Provided is a device including a body, driveshaft, plate and driver. The body includes a receptacle and a recess. The receptacle is to receive a pasta strand and to communicate a portion of the pasta strand into the recess. The driveshaft extends through the body and the recess, and has a first portion extending in relation to the receptacle and a second portion extending in relation to the recess. The plate is secured to the second portion and includes a planar surface having a radial projection extending toward the recess. The planar surface is to abut the portion of the pasta strand received into the recess. The driver has an axial opening to removeably engage the first portion. The driver is enabled to rotate the driveshaft that in turn rotates the plate causing the projection to break the pasta strand.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: George J. Catania
  • Patent number: 8785812
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for the treatment of a workpiece, in particular of a substantially flat substrate, comprising a table (2) for supporting the workpiece (5), a flow generation apparatus (6, 11) producing a gas flow (22) on a top face (17.1, 17.2) of the table (2) in a region between the workpiece (5) and the top face (17.1, 17.2) of the table (2), on which gas flow the workpiece (5) is supported during the treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Tel Solar AG
    Inventors: Richard Grundmüller, Johannes Meier, Arthur Büchel
  • Publication number: 20140166716
    Abstract: A splitting apparatus suitable to split a work piece along at least one cutting line formed on the work piece is provided. The splitting apparatus includes a chopper, a detector, a controller and an adjustor. The chopper is disposed above the work piece. The detector is disposed above the work piece for transmitting a signal to the work piece so as to get a specification data of the work piece. The controller connects the detector and receives the specification data and generates an adjustment data. The adjustor connects the controller and the chopper. The adjustor receives the adjustment data and adjusts a parameter data of the chopper according to the adjustment data so that the chopper splits the work piece for once along the cutting line formed on the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: GENESIS PHOTONICS INC.
    Inventors: Tai-Cheng Tsai, Yung-Tsung Lin, Gwo-Jiun Sheu, Shou-Wen Hsu
  • Patent number: 8740030
    Abstract: A device for breaking glass, arranged to be mounted on a pane of a breakable substrate, and being actuatable to break the pane. In one embodiment, the device comprises a base, a plunger moveable relative the base and a pin extending from and axially moveable relative the plunger, wherein the plunger is moveable relative the base from a retracted to an extended position so when the base is placed against a first pane, a distal end of the pin strikes and breaks the first pane, and the pin is moveable relative the plunger from a retracted position to an extended position, with the plunger in its extended position, such that the distal end of the pin strikes and breaks a second pane parallel to the first pane. Preferably, the plunger and pin are biased to an extended position each by a biasing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Ciaran Purdy, William Lee
  • Patent number: 8727195
    Abstract: Disclosed is a blade snap-off holder which enables a safe, easy and smooth operation for snapping off a blade tip of a cutter knife. The holder has an insertion opening on its wall. A tip of a knife blade inserted through the opening is received in a groove of a rotary member located inside the holder. The rotation axis of the rotary member extends substantially parallel to the score of the knife blade. When the rotary member is rotated and a bending force is applied to the tip of the knife blade, the blade tip received in the groove of the rotary member can be snapped off. A user only grasps this holder in one hand and rotates the operation lever with a finger, and then a blade tip can be snapped off cleanly and easily without any subtle control of a force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Olfa Corporation
    Inventor: Yosuke Takashima
  • Publication number: 20140130552
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for separating sheets of brittle material are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a separation apparatus for separating a sheet of brittle material includes a first separation cam positioned adjacent to a sheet conveyance pathway and a second separation cam positioned opposite from and downstream of the first separation cam. The first and second separation cams may be rotated such that the contact faces of the separation cams periodically extend across a centerline of the conveyance pathway. Rotation of the first and second separation cams may be synchronized such that at least the portion of the contact face of the first separation cam and at least the portion of the contact face of the second separation cam periodically extend across the centerline of the conveyance pathway at a separation time and periodically do not extend across the centerline of the conveyance pathway at a non-separation time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Keith Mitchell Hill, Ritesh Satish Lakhkar, Mark Thomas Massaro, Liming Wang, Naiyue Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140110448
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a sharps container and a method of storing needles are disclosed. The sharps container utilizes a blocking member which does not interfere with a needle being inserted into the sharps container, and a latch mechanism which does not require a protruding tab. The latch mechanism requires at least a dual action to open the sharps container, and limits the movement required for opening the sharps container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventor: Vu Phan
  • Patent number: 8701955
    Abstract: A tool for breaking a shaft has a first and a second tubular element, both provided with inner through bores adapted to receive a shaft in the tool. A first handle is fixedly connected with the first tubular element and the second tubular element is connected to a second handle. A bottom surface of the second tubular element forms a shearing plane with a neck surface of the first tubular element. A rotation between the two tubular elements shears the shaft at the shearing plane. The second handle turns the first tubular element around an axis and has a gear engaging the second tubular element for transmitting the rotation of the second handle into a rotation of the second tubular element. The drive element is mounted offset, in a direction of the longitudinal axis, from the gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Stryker Trauma SA
    Inventors: This Aebi, Robert Dominik
  • Publication number: 20140103088
    Abstract: A breaker for a liquid crystal panel, comprising an upper breaking plate and a lower breaking plate for clamping an edge-cutting area of the liquid crystal panel, wherein the breaker further comprises a first clamping mechanism for clamping two end portions of the upper breaking plate and two end portions of the lower breaking plate and a second clamping mechanism for clamping middle portions of the upper breaking plate and the lower breaking plate, and the second clamping mechanism comprises an upper clamping board, a lower clamping board parallel to the upper clamping board, and an assisted adjusting member for adjusting a distance between the upper clamping board and the lower clamping board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Haiwei Pan
  • 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: 20140091126
    Abstract: A device is used for separating an ejection workpiece from a stub bar, and includes a fixing element, a clamp, and a mechanism arm. The fixing element fixes the stub bar. The clamp clamps the ejection workpiece. The mechanism arm connects the clamp and actuates the clamp to clamp the ejection workpiece and then rotates the clamp relative to the stub bar, such that the ejection workpiece is separated from the stub bar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chang-Wei KUO
  • Publication number: 20140069979
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fiber cleaving tool that cleaves a fiber optic cable flush with the ferrule's end face. The fiber cleaving tool has a tool body with a tensioning mechanism and a cleaving mechanism. A handle extends from one end of the tool body and a lever is pivotally connected to the opposite end of the tool body. The lever has a trigger blade that activates the cleaving mechanism to cleave the fiber optic cable extending from a connector positioned in the tool body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Panduit Corp.
    Inventor: Mateusz Kruzel
  • Patent number: 8668540
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating a panel from a cathode ray tube may include a trough, at least one chipping element mounted in the trough; and a vibrator connected to the trough and configured such that actuation of the vibrator causes the chipping element to vibrate at a frequency and at a throw angle selected to cause the chipping element to throw a cathode ray tube placed in contact therewith upward, then move upward subsequently to contact a downwardly moving cathode ray tube with sufficient force to chip away funnel and frit therefrom. A method for separating a panel from a cathode ray tube may include contacting a funnel of the cathode ray tube with at least one chipping element, and vibrating the chipping element with sufficient force to chip at least the funnel from the cathode ray tube, leaving at least the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: ECS Refining, LLC
    Inventor: Curtis W. Spivey