Movable Breaking Tool Patents (Class 225/103)
  • Patent number: 8668000
    Abstract: An improved geode breaking method, system, and apparatus are disclosed. A geode can be broken or cut into at least two pieces, or grooved with a circumferential groove. The geode pieces can be reassembled and connected to each other using a bonding material that supports the joint formed between the reassembled pieces. The bonding layer can denote a joint guideline to assist in aligning a geode breaking tool for re-breaking the geode. A support layer can be added for additional strength, support, and geode crumbling prevention. The reassembled geode can be safely and easily re-broken without crumbling the exterior and interior surface of the geode. The geode's interior crystals or concentric lines can be safely appreciated within a piece or section of a reassembled and re-broken geode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Gem Center U.S.A., Inc
    Inventor: Marcos Lionel Carrillo
  • Patent number: 8657171
    Abstract: A fracture splitting jig is fitted into a crank pin hole of a connecting rod, and a fracture load is applied in a longitudinal direction of the connecting rod via the fracture splitting jig to thereby fracture a big end of the connecting rod. A mandrel as the fracture splitting jig is divided into four parts to be separable from each other in a longitudinal direction of the connecting rod and in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction. When the big end is fractured, a fractured portion thereof is allowed to come in contact with a predetermined portion of the fracture splitting jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Suzuki Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Shigenori Yamada, Osahiko Horii, Toshiyuki Matsuno
  • Publication number: 20140048577
    Abstract: A packaging material handling device is disclosed. The device includes a first pair of traction members configured for cooperatively engaging a chain of pre-inflated pillows from opposite sides thereof and being operable for driving the chain in the flow direction. The device further includes a second pair of traction members configured for cooperatively engaging the chain from opposite sides thereof. The second pair of traction members are spaced apart from the first pair of traction members along a flow direction and are operable for driving the chain in the flow direction. The first and second pairs of traction members are operable for holding the first and second portions of the chain during a breaking operation. The device further includes a breaking member disposed between the first and second pairs of traction members and movable against the chain across the flow direction in the breaking operation to break the chain for detaching the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Thomas F. McNellis, Vitoldas Karaliukas
  • Publication number: 20130313300
    Abstract: A tool assembly includes an actuator and a bearing surface. The actuator places a force with the bearing surface on a riser connected to a workpiece to separate the riser from the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: LGT Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Tacheny, Adam Tacheny
  • Publication number: 20130292444
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a breaking apparatus for glass substrates. The breaking apparatus includes a breaking bar connected to a linear driver, a plurality of linear bushes longitudinally mounted on the breaking bar and each including an outer barrel, a plurality of buffer cylinders longitudinally mounted on the breaking bar, and a breaking tip extending in one direction and having a bar shape with a predetermined width. Each of the buffer cylinders includes a hollow cylinder body generating pressure therein, a piston received in the cylinder body, and a piston rod connected to the piston. The breaking tip is disposed in a longitudinal direction of the breaking bar beneath the breaking bar and connected to the piston rods and the shafts to be brought into contact with a glass substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Sang ROH, Ja-Yong Koo, Sung Cheal Kim, Won-Kyu Park, Chnag-Ha Lee
  • Publication number: 20130284785
    Abstract: A ring cracking device can help in the removal of rings, such as tungsten carbide, ceramic, or hardened metal rings, from a wearer's finger. The ring cracking device allows for a quick and safe way to remove a finger ring that will not deform or bend the ring, but only crack the ring under pressure. The ring cracking device includes a pressure point that may be tightened against the ring while the ring is secured in the body of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Timothy Lynn Brosius
  • Patent number: 8567653
    Abstract: A packaging material handling device is disclosed. The device includes a first pair of traction members configured for cooperatively engaging a chain of pre-inflated pillows from opposite sides thereof and being operable for driving the chain in the flow direction. The device further includes a second pair of traction members configured for cooperatively engaging the chain from opposite sides thereof. The second pair of traction members are spaced apart from the first pair of traction members along a flow direction and are operable for driving the chain in the flow direction. The first and second pairs of traction members are operable for holding the first and second portions of the chain during a breaking operation. The device further includes a breaking member disposed between the first and second pairs of traction members and movable against the chain across the flow direction in the breaking operation to break the chain for detaching the first portion from the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas D. Wetsch, Thomas F. McNellis, Vitoldas Karaliukas
  • Patent number: 8550319
    Abstract: A multi-tablet cutting device has a removable tablet holding tray, a housing structure and a plurality of vertically movable cutting blades. The removable tablet holding tray has a plurality of tablet nests. Each nest has two or more levels of beds sized to hold tablets of different sizes or shapes. The housing structure has at least one opening to receive the removable tablet holding tray. The plurality of vertically movable cutting blades is mounted on a support structure on the inside of the housing above the tablet holding tray above a location where the tablet holding tray is stored. The plurality of cutting blades is aligned above the tablet nests and upon a downwardly directed vertical movement the plurality of cutting blades passes through first slots in the nests aligned with the cutting blades to cut the tablets held in the nests into halves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Puthalath Koroth Raghuprasad
  • Publication number: 20130240591
    Abstract: A pane is separated from a moving ribbon of brittle material by restraining the ribbon upstream of a score line prior to separating the pane. The ribbon is restrained by selectively contacting a first side and a second side of the ribbon in one of an opposite, overlapping or offset relation. The ribbon can be restrained prior to, substantially simultaneous with or subsequent to forming the score line. The restrained status of the ribbon is maintained during and immediately after separation of the pane from the ribbon, thereby reducing the introduction of a disturbance or bending moment into the upstream ribbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Judy Kathleen Cox, Michael Albert Joseph, II, Kenneth Spencer Morgan
  • Patent number: 8534524
    Abstract: The present invention provides an independently operable and serviceable ticket burster machine that properly handles perforated tickets of all shapes, sizes and thicknesses. The present invention includes a ticket burster element, an exit sensor with a mechanical flag switch, an inventory flag spanning the entire width of the ticket input slot and having an optical slot switch, a slidable ticket guide, one or more leaf spring arrangements and versatile and durable rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: GTECH Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Bucci, Kurt L. Businger
  • Publication number: 20130227795
    Abstract: A glass breaking tool for breaking a glass pane comprising a head arranged for contact with the glass pane, a handle movable with respect to the head and a pin crusher arranged in the head and handle wherein the tool is adjustable between a rest position in which the pin crusher is locked inside the head, a releasing position in which the pin crusher is released inside the head and a breaking position in which a tip of the pin crusher is at least partially outside the head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: LIFE SAFETY PRODUCTS B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Baptist Martinus Franken
  • Patent number: 8490848
    Abstract: A device for breaking separation of at least one bearing cap of a corresponding thrust block in the bearing assembly of engine cases provided with bearing bores which are arranged in-line, in particular crankshaft cases for alternative piston engines is provided. The device includes an extension mandrel comprising two half-mandrels insertable into at least one of the bearing bores. The half-mandrels being distant from each other in order to produce breaking separation force between the thrust block and the bearing cap. The bearing cap is clamped in such a way that it is non-rotatable except in a limited manner in the direction of breaking separation between a corresponding half-mandrel and a fixing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Alfing Kessler Sondermaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Smolarek
  • Publication number: 20130181027
    Abstract: A presser assembly is provided in which a presser plate or presser board mounting adapter is clamped to a lower end of a presser stem. A rail having a lower channel and an upper channel is provided for clamping the presser plate or presser board mounting adapter to the stem, and more particularly, a presser foot coupled to the lower end of the stem. The present invention allows the presser plate or the presser board mounting adapter to be mounted to the stem without the use of tools or fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Blanking Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Blanking Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130181026
    Abstract: A fracturing apparatus is provided. The fracturing apparatus includes a first board portion, a pressing element, a first suction device, a second board portion, a second suction device, and a cylinder. The first suction device is secured to the first board portion. The second board portion is rotatably connected to the first board portion. The second suction device is secured to the second board portion. The pressing element is secured to the first board portion and disposed between the first board portion and the second board portion. The cylinder is located on the first board portion and includes a piston rod rotatably connected to the second board portion. When the piston rod extends, the second board portion is pressed by the piston rod and swiveled about the first board portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: RITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Chieh SU, Sheng-Hong TSAI, Tyng-Bin HUANG
  • Patent number: 8474674
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a pill cutter that has a protected cutting edge. The pill cutter includes a guard, a base, and a cover. The components are arranged such that the guard slides over the cutting edge when the pill cutter is in an open position and the guard exposes the cutting edge when the pill cutter is in a closed position. The invention is also directed at a method for assembling the pill cutter and a method of using the pill cutter to cut a pill or tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Apothecary Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Ka Chuen Sze
  • Patent number: 8448830
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable ampoule opener, comprising a first plastic housing section; and a second plastic housing section that is directly or indirectly coupled to the first plastic housing section, wherein: the first and second plastic housing sections each has a concave inner surface sized and shaped to receive a portion of a glass ampoule but not the entire glass ampoule; the first plastic housing section and the second plastic housing section are capable of coming together to form a plastic housing having a longitudinal housing axis; and the first plastic housing section or the second plastic housing section, or both, are capable of rotating about an axis approximately perpendicular to the longitudinal housing axis to enclose a portion of the glass ampoule but are not capable of enclosing the entire glass ampoule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Starr Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lisa Starr
  • Publication number: 20130119106
    Abstract: A device and method for cleaving a sample includes: Creating an indentation on a top surface of the sample by applying a downward force along a vertical axis, the axis arranging perpendicularly to the top surface of the sample; Providing a breaking pin and arranging the breaking pin under the sample to touch the bottom surface of the sample at a position that is directly opposite from the indentation; And, applying a downward force on the sample by providing a left side and right side breaker pin wherein the downward force comprises a left-side downward force extended through the left-side breaker pin and right-side downward force through the right side breaker pin. Further the pins that provide the left-side and right-side downward force are disposed on a breaker bar and arranged to be on opposite sides of a vertical axis that extends through the indentation on the top surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: LatticeGear, LLC
    Inventor: LatticeGear, LLC
  • Patent number: 8419062
    Abstract: The device includes an actuation system, normally housed in a sleeping or rest position within a space which is inner with respect to a vehicle rear window, and that can be actuated, following a collision or accident involving the vehicle, a closure element for the space housing the actuation system, provided between the latter and the rear window. The closure element has a pin for breaking the rear window. The actuation system, after its activation, strikes the closure element, making it move, along with the at least one pin, toward said rear window. The actuation system and the closure element travel with the same speed until the end of the stroke of the actuation system, the stroke ending before the actuation system contacts the rear window, the closure element, along with the at least one pin, further prosecuting its stroke until striking the rear window, breaking the rear window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Maserati S.p.A.
    Inventors: Federico Landini, Pierluigi Paciarelli
  • Publication number: 20130056511
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for breaking tablets or pills into separate, generally equal sized portions. A container for the tablets has a surface with an elongated, generally straight, raised ridge member extending along the container surface. A tablet or pill is placed on the topmost surface of the raised ridge with the outer tablet edges extending along the container surface. A tablet or pill is placed on the topmost surface of the raised ridge with the outer tablet edges extending outwardly beyond the raised ridge and spaced above the container surface. Generally equal forces are simultaneously exerted downwardly on the outer tablet edges urging the outer edges downwardly toward the container surface breaking the tablet into two generally equally sized tablet portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Scott Andrew Lundgren, Todd Vernon Hooker
  • Publication number: 20130032623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for opening an ampoule (3), said device comprising a substantially hollow cylindrical housing (11) having an interior for accommodating an ampoule (3). The device also comprises a rotary element (12) having a proximal section (121), to which a break-off section (124) extending in the distal direction is connected. The break-off section (124) is flexible in the radial direction and/or is pivotably connected to the proximal section (121) in the radial direction. The rotary element (12) can be rotated relative to the housing (11) about the longitudinal axis in an actuating direction from an initial position to an intermediate position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: MEDMIX SYSTEMS AG
    Inventor: Ralph Egon Kayser
  • Publication number: 20130015227
    Abstract: A rotary sizing apparatus to form granola pieces includes a transfer device to move a granola slab and a diversion portion extending along a transfer axis between a receiving end and an exit end for receiving the slab from the transfer device. A rotary breaking device is disposed adjacent and in spaced relationship to the exit end for receiving the granola slab. The rotary breaking device is rotatable about a rotary breaking axis disposed above the transfer axis, and includes at least one blade for rotatably striking the top side of the moving granola slab to break the granola slab into a plurality of granola pieces. The at least one blade engages the top side of the granola slab during rotation of the blade to establish a breaking angle between zero and forty five degrees relative to the top side of the granola slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Feneley
  • Publication number: 20130008594
    Abstract: The invention provides and apparatus and method for mass producing a plurality of fiber optic mechanical splice-on connector subunits. The apparatus utilizes a magazine detachably mounted on a frame and containing a plurality of slots. The slots contain a plurality of subunits, each of which includes a ferrule assembly carrying a fiber stub coated in uncured epoxy. The slots are moved through a cleaving zone on the apparatus defined by the area between a cleaver and fiber holder, wherein the fiber stubs are cleaved and then pulled so the portion of the fiber stub extending from the ferrule assembly to the cleaved end has a specified length. After cleaving and pulling all the fiber stubs in the magazine, the magazine is detached from the apparatus and moved to an oven wherein the epoxy is cured. After cooling, the subunits and removed from the magazine to provide a plurality of subunits, each containing a cleaved fiber stub securely oriented therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: Kenichiro Takeuchi, Haiguang Lu
  • Patent number: 8292141
    Abstract: A pane is separated from a moving ribbon of brittle material by restraining the ribbon upstream of a score line prior to separating the pane. The ribbon is restrained by selectively contacting a first side and a second side of the ribbon in one of an opposite, overlapping or offset relation. The ribbon can be restrained prior to, substantially simultaneous with or subsequent to forming the score line. The restrained status of the ribbon is maintained during and immediately after separation of the pane from the ribbon, thereby reducing the introduction of a disturbance or bending moment into the upstream ribbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Judy Kathleen Cox, Michael Albert Joseph, II, Kenneth Spencer Morgan
  • Patent number: 8290328
    Abstract: A cutter tool for cutting at least one optical fiber arranged freely in a cavity of a telecommunications cable, the tool including a cutting element and a tube, the cutting element being adapted to form a snare around at least one optical fiber to be cut, the snare providing two strands of filament adapted to be introduced in the tube, and the tool enabling an optical fiber branch connection to be made over a long distance through an existing tapping window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Tatat, Alain Lavenne, Jean-Pierre Bonicel
  • Publication number: 20120241488
    Abstract: A substrate cutting apparatus for cutting a large size substrate into smaller unit substrates includes a rotating table and a push plate. The rotating table, on which the large size substrate having formed thereon a plurality of cutting lines is mountable, includes rotating shafts at locations corresponding to the cutting lines. The push plate fixes a position of the large size substrate on the rotating table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Ji-Hyeon KANG, Hyun-Chul Lee, Won-Kyu Lim
  • Publication number: 20120199626
    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: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: OLFA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yosuke TAKASHIMA
  • Patent number: 8214994
    Abstract: A method for separating a bearing channel of a housing by cracking. The bearing covers of the bearing channel are separated from the housing by cracking by means of a cracking mandrel. The steps include clamping the housing at the top thereof so that the bearing channel is downwardly oriented, i.e., towards a supporting or clamping surface of the housing and supporting the bearing cover during separation by cracking by means of a counter bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Mauser Werke Oberndorf Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Siegfried Gruhler, Joachim Klein, Bernhard Wössner
  • Patent number: 8196793
    Abstract: There are provided an optical fiber cutting method and a cutting apparatus which can easily cut a coated optical fiber without a step of removing a coating from the optical fiber. It includes a clamp which holds the coated optical fiber, having a glass fiber and the coating, on both sides of a portion-to-be-cut, a disk-shaped blade member which moves at the portion-to-be-cut in a direction orthogonal to an axis of the optical fiber to cut the coating and to provide a slit into the glass fiber, and a support which presses, with a predetermined pressing force, the portion-to-be-cut from an opposite side of the blade member with respect to the portion-to-be-cut when cutting the coating and providing the slit into the glass fiber. A head of the support is formed with a groove along a sliding direction of the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Ohmura, Kenichiro Ohtsuka, Mitsuaki Tamura
  • Patent number: 8163255
    Abstract: A device for opening medicinal ampules is an apparatus to protect oneself from injury and prevent possible waste when utilizing injection medication dispensed in ampules. The device has a box type assembly with approximate dimensions of four inches wide, two inches deep and two inches high. The interior of the box is capable of holding up to three ampules at one time. The ampules are simply placed in their holding holes, and the lid is lowered. A sharp smack, administered by the user's hand and cushioned by foam padding, is adequate to snap off the neck of the ampules. The invention then serves as a holder for the ampule body while removing the medication with a syringe and for safe disposal thereafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Inventor: Darrel L. Rudolph
  • Patent number: 8136516
    Abstract: An apparatus for pitching and splitting a masonry block is provided. The apparatus includes a first pitching blade configured to move in a first direction. A second pitching blade is disposed adjacent to the first pitching blade, and the two pitching blades are separated by a distance that is small enough so that the splits initiated by each blade join into a single plane, thereby pitching and splitting the masonry block without the need for a splitting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Pavestone, LLC
    Inventors: William Howard Karau, Joerg Marx, Tommy W. Davis
  • Patent number: 8127973
    Abstract: A multi-channel separation mechanism assembly for a lottery or other ticket dispensing machine includes a separate detachable feed mechanism associated with each separate feed channel, such that the feed mechanism for a single channel can be removed and replaced without replacing the entire assembly. Each such detachable feed mechanism includes a compact transmission wherein drive is efficiently transferred from a vertically-oriented feed motor to horizontally-oriented feed rollers. Each feed channel is additionally equipped with a bidirectional mechanical flag which triggers an optical sensor to detect presence of a ticket strip in the channel while still allowing appropriate reverse motion of the ticket strip within the associated channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Intralot, Inc.
    Inventors: Zoran Mirkovic, Joseph C. Perin, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120027977
    Abstract: A method of ripping a plate material having a resilient part, a frame, and an easily breaking part formed between the resilient part and the frame includes holding the frame between an upper pad and a die on a first side of the easily breaking part, moving a punch toward a lower pad that is retractable against pushing force, to clamp the resilient part between the punch and the lower pad on a second side of the easily breaking part, and driving the punch so that the punch guides the plate material and applies tension to the easily breaking part in a surface direction of the plate material, thereby ripping the plate material along the easily breaking part. The method is capable of ripping the plate material without causing burrs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: NHK SPRING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hidenori INOUE
  • Publication number: 20120006874
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for vial opening comprising an external container, in which a closed vial having a vial body and a vial head is arranged, and comprising a hollow space in the region of the vial head, whereby the hollow space comprises at least one opening and a connection to the vial, whereby the vial head, at least regions thereof, is arranged in the connection of the hollow space to the vial, and the walls of the external container comprise at least one deformable region or are altogether made of a deformable material, whereby tilting of the vial with respect to the connection is made feasible, and the diameter of the connection is adapted to the dimensions of the vial head in such a manner that the vial head can be fractured or broken off the vial body when the vial is being tilted with respect to the connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Hubert Büchner
  • Publication number: 20110303716
    Abstract: An apparatus for breaking off the head of a glass ampoule that is composed of a cylindrical body, a neck forming a predetermined breaking point and a head, comprising an incline A extending in an inclined manner to the axis of the ampoule to be inserted toward the same, wherein a first support surface (C) is disposed on the side of the incline (A) causing a break-off of the head in the region above the bottom of the ampoule to be inserted at a radius of the ampoule from the axis of the apparatus and a second support surface (B) is disposed on the opposite side beneath the neck of the ampoule (inserted in the apparatus) at a distance from the axis of the apparatus that corresponds to the radius of the ampoule, wherein during a relative movement of the apparatus to the ampoule in the direction of the axis thereof the incline (A) breaks off the head at the neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Cezary Pluska
  • Publication number: 20110283985
    Abstract: The invention provides a demolition tool comprising a chisel and a bounce back element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventor: Michael P. Valerio
  • Publication number: 20110266326
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device for cutting graphene, with a receptacle (10) which is configured to accommodate the graphene (19) for cutting, a cutting element (12) which is loaded with a catalytically active material, at least in the region of a cutting tip, a shifting apparatus, which is configured for shifting the receptacle (10) and the cutting element (12) with the cutting tip relatively to one another, and a heating device (14), which is configured to supply thermal energy during the cutting of the graphene (19) for a catalytic reaction of the graphene in the region of a cutting path with the participation of the catalytically active material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Jürgen P. Rabe, Nikolai Severin, Stefan Kirstein
  • Patent number: 8034653
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for breaking a semiconductor substrate along a predetermined area over which a split groove is formed. The breaking apparatus includes a table for placing a portion of the semiconductor substrate inside the predetermined area and a breaking blade being operable to move downward from a position above the semiconductor substrate placed on the table to thereby compress a portion of the semiconductor substrate outside the predetermined area so that the semiconductor substrate is broken along the split groove. The predetermined area of the semiconductor substrate has at least a neighboring pair of sides intersecting at an angle of less than 180 degrees, and the breaking blade has a projection which, when the semiconductor substrate is broken, compresses a portion of the semiconductor substrate outside the one side so that the one side is compressed ahead of the other side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kannou
  • Patent number: 8006878
    Abstract: A splitting devices for a connecting rod, having a fixed stage fixed on a base, a movable stage installed so as to be approachable and departable from the fixed stage, a load mechanism for applying a breaking load to a press fit direction of a wedge member, and second hydraulic cylinders for clamping a cap section by pressing from above an end section of third work support members. The third work support members and the second hydraulic cylinders are individually fixed to the movable stage so as to be displaceable together with the movable stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Okumura, Yuukou Hashimoto, Tsuguo Koguchi
  • Patent number: 8006599
    Abstract: A scribing line forming mechanism according to the present invention includes: a scribing line forming means (207) being structured so as to form a scribing line on a substrate by contacting the substrate; and a supporting means for supporting the scribing line forming means such that the scribing line forming means is turnable about a first turning axis (204), the supporting means being structured so as to be turnable about a second turning axis (202), the second turning axis being different from the first turning axis, wherein the axial center of the first turning axis and the axial center of the second turning axis are approximately in parallel, and the axial center of the second turning axis is distant by a predetermined interval from a portion where the substrate and the scribing line forming means contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshitaka Nishio
  • Patent number: 7975889
    Abstract: A disposable ampoule opener, in combination with ampoule, is disclosed, which may include a first housing section having a substantially convex outer surface and a substantially concave inner surface shaped to receive at least a portion of the ampoule and a second housing section having a substantially convex outer surface shaped to receive at least a portion of the ampoule, wherein the ampoule has a lower liquid portion capable of containing liquid and an upper tip portion that is narrower in diameter than the lower liquid portion, the ampoule further having a neck portion disposed between the lower liquid portion and the upper tip portion, and wherein the second housing section is coupled to the first housing section, and which may also include ribs along one of the inner concave surfaces and ridges alone one of the outer convex surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Starr Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Lisa Starr
  • Patent number: 7971765
    Abstract: A method for splitting tablets includes positioning a plurality of tablets onto a supporting structure. Each of the plurality of tablets are then substantially simultaneously split into at least two parts. Finally, if desired, the at least two parts of each tablet are dispensed into a compartment of a corresponding one of a plurality of first capsule portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Fisher Clinical Services, Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Engle
  • Publication number: 20110139847
    Abstract: A capsule-treatment machine is arranged for separating a packaging of a capsule, in particular made of metal such as aluminium or plastic, from a capsule food or beverage ingredient contained therein. The machine includes a mechanism for opening the capsule packaging that is fed to the machine and for removing the capsule ingredient from the opened capsule packaging; a parting mechanism for parting the opened capsule packaging from the capsule ingredient; a collector for collecting the opened capsule packaging; and means a collector for collecting the capsule ingredient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventors: Christophe S. Boussemart, Maxime Loretan, Alexandre Perentes
  • Publication number: 20110132956
    Abstract: A presser assembly is provided in which a presser plate or presser board mounting adapter is clamped to a lower end of a presser stem. A rail having a lower channel and an upper channel is provided for clamping the presser plate or presser board mounting adapter to the stem, and more particularly, a presser foot coupled to the lower end of the stem. The present invention allows the presser plate or the presser board mounting adapter to be mounted to the stem without the use of tools or fasteners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Russell Kempka, JR.
  • Patent number: 7937871
    Abstract: A floorplate for a handgun magazine is used for the breakage of glass panes and is manufactured so that it fits all types of handgun magazines without disrupting the overall function of either the magazine or the handgun. The floorplate has a hole in which a pin is incorporated. The floorplate, when placed on the magazine of the handgun, allows the magazine to be also used as a hand tool for the breakage of glass panes. Additionally, when the magazine with the floorplate and incorporated pin is placed inside the handgun, it allows the handgun to be also used as a hammer-like tool for the breakage of glass panes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Inventor: Dimitrios Mantas
  • Publication number: 20100301088
    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: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Ciaran Purdy, William Lee
  • Publication number: 20100301089
    Abstract: The invention relates to an ampule breaking aid 10 for a glass ampule 40 having a predetermined breaking point 46 between a head portion 42 and a use portion 44, said ampule breaking aid having a base body 14 that receives the use portion 44, and a cap 12 that overlaps the head portion 42, wherein the cap 12 is supported on the base body 14, in particular is supported in an unconnected manner and wherein the cap 12 and the base body 14, especially at the front surfaces 16; 18 thereof facing one another form a pivot bearing 26 having an axis of rotation 36 that substantially passes through the predetermined breaking point 46.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventor: Frank Müller
  • Patent number: 7814632
    Abstract: A method for break separation of pieces that can be re-assembled or their starting materials achieves a break separation at a selected break surface. The method includes subjecting a piece to be subjected to break separation to a break force F3, F3? perpendicular to the selected break surface. Also, the method includes applying, before the time at which the piece is subjected to the break force F3, F3?, a compressive force F1-F6? to the piece in a manner such that a tensile stress is produced whose maximum occurs perpendicular to the plane of the break surface, the level of stress produced is below the elastic limit of the material of the piece, and the compressive force F1-F6? continues at least until the piece is first subjected to the break force F3, F3?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2010
    Assignee: MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Burkhardt
  • Publication number: 20100258604
    Abstract: Fracture separation module for insertion into a machine tool, comprising: A drive spindle (10) with a receiving section for clamping the module into a spindle of a machine tool, a fracturing part (20) for the fracture separation of a workpiece, a conversion unit (30) which is connected both to the drive spindle (10) and to the fracturing part (20) and converts a rotational movement of the drive spindle (10) into a linear movement of the fracturing part (20), which movement is suitable for fracturing the workpiece, and a method for the fracture separation of a workpiece, wherein the fracture separation step takes place by means of the fracture separation module of the present invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: Alfing Kessler Sondermaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Ralf Müllner, Werner Brendle
  • Patent number: 7766002
    Abstract: An apparatus for pitching and splitting a masonry block is provided. The apparatus includes a first pitching blade configured to move in a first direction. A second pitching blade is disposed adjacent to the first pitching blade, and the two pitching blades are separated by a distance that is small enough so that the splits initiated by each blade join into a single plane, thereby pitching and splitting the masonry block without the need for a splitting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Pavestone Company, L.P.
    Inventors: William Howard Karau, Joerg Marx, Tommy W. Davis
  • Publication number: 20100133311
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a pill cutter that has a protected cutting edge. The pill cutter includes a guard, a base, and a cover. The components are arranged such that the guard slides over the cutting edge when the pill cutter is in an open position and the guard exposes the cutting edge when the pill cutter is in a closed position. The invention is also directed at a method for assembling the pill cutter and a method of using the pill cutter to cut a pill or tablet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Applicant: APOTHECARY PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Ka Chuen Sze