Breaking Or Tearing Apparatus Patents (Class 225/93)
  • Patent number: 10829404
    Abstract: A full body of a glass sheet (G) is cut by forming an initial crack (6a) on a preset cutting line (5) of the glass sheet (G) that is supported by a support member (2 (8)) from a back surface side of the glass sheet (G), followed by propagating the initial crack (6a) while passing through the glass sheet from a front surface to the back surface thereof due to a stress generated through localized heating along the preset cutting line (5) and cooling of a heated region that is formed through the localized heating, the glass sheet (G) being supported by the support member (2 (8)) from the back surface side through an intermediation of an elastic sheet (E) having low thermal conductivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuo Teranishi, Yasuhiro Matsumoto, Taiki Minari, Takaya Furuta
  • Patent number: 10793464
    Abstract: A bend-breaking apparatus 1A includes a supporting device 7 for supporting a glass plate 2 planarly on an upper surface thereof; a pair of bend-breaking heads 5 which are moved in an X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction within a horizontal plane with respect to the supporting device 7 by being NC controlled above the supporting device 7; a pair of moving devices 27 for respectively moving the pair of bend-breaking heads 5 in the X-axis direction and the Y-axis direction within the horizontal plane; a transporting device 45 for transporting the glass plate 2; a base 14; and a mount 28 which is provided above the base 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: BANDO KIKO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Bando
  • Patent number: 10391661
    Abstract: In a device for breaking out a workpiece (3) from a material sheet (2) through an opening (4) of a die (1) by means of a breakout tool (5), the die (1) is to have a plug-in unit (22), wherein a breakout module (9.1-9.4) is insertable into the plug-in unit (22), wherein the breakout module (9.1-9.4) is composed of an insert (10) and of a module lobe (11), wherein the insert (10) has a surface (16) and a shearing edge (17), wherein the shearing edge (17) toward a bearing face (12) of the module lobe (11) configures an offcut length (18), and wherein the offcut length has a height (h) of 0.8 mm to 1.8 mm, and preferably of 1.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Boxplan GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Jakob
  • Patent number: 10338314
    Abstract: An optical fiber cutting apparatus includes a body portion on which an optical fiber is mounted, a cover member that is rotatably connected to the body portion and fixes the optical fiber between the body portion and the cover member by rotating toward the body portion, a blade member configured to form a flaw on a glass fiber portion of the optical fiber which is fixed, and a holding member mounted on the body portion, the holding member configured to hold the blade member. The cover member presses the holding member and thereby the blade member imparts an arc movement to form the flaw on the glass fiber portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SEI OPTIFRONTIER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinsuke Kurino, Hiroshi Takayanagi, Yoshiyuki Nishizawa, Masahiro Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10307584
    Abstract: A breaker device for acting onto a closure element (40) of a medical tubing (4) comprises: a drive arrangement (2) having a drive device (20), a drive element (23) driven by the drive device (20) and at least one locking element (22A, 22B), and a breaker module (3) which is arrangeable on the drive arrangement (2). The breaker module (3) comprises a housing (30), a movable part (31) movably arranged on the housing (30), a breaking element (315) for acting onto the closure element (40) of the tubing (4) and a locking mechanism (32A, 32B). The breaker module (3) in an attached state is placed on the drive arrangement (2) and is locked to the drive arrangement (2) via the locking mechanism (32A, 32B) engaging with the at least one locking element (22A, 22B), the drive element (23) being in operative connection with the movable part (31) in the attached state such that a movement of the drive element (23) causes the movable part (31) to move for actuating the breaking element (315).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Brückner, Christian Hennecke, Safet Jukovic
  • Patent number: 10261258
    Abstract: A simple and automatic fiber cleaver, comprises an upper cover and a base, wherein the upper cover and the base are pivotally connected through a rotating shaft; the base comprises a framework moving space and a guide rail framework; the guide rail framework moves in the framework moving space and cuts fibers in the moving process; the guide rail framework comprises a positioning pin and an elastic device; the positioning pin is embedded and movably connected with the guide rail framework; one end of the elastic device is fixedly connected with the positioning pin; and the other end of the elastic device is fixedly connected with the guide rail framework; and the elastic device can drive the positioning pin to move up and down and clamp into the base or release from the base; the guide rail framework and the base respectively comprise magnetic devices with the same magnetism and/or different magnetism, and the attraction or repulsion action of the magnetic devices causes the guide rail framework to move and c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: INNO INSTRUMENT (CHINA) .INC
    Inventor: Yangri Zhao
  • Patent number: 10052260
    Abstract: A medicine dispensing apparatus in which a medicine guide assembly is constituted from first and second split guide members and in which substantially no dust is generated through rubbing between the first and second split guide members. The gap between a pair of guide paths of a pair of linear guide mechanisms provided for a pair of medicine feeder storing units, that is, paths along which movable slide portions slide on fixed guide portions, becomes wider in a drawing direction in which the medicine feeder storing units are drawn out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Omura, Syunji Ohgaya
  • Patent number: 9833929
    Abstract: A cutting worktable includes a worktable body have a distal side located away from a cutting tool and a proximal side located adjacent to the cutting tool. The cutting worktable further includes a support frame assembly disposed at the proximal side of the worktable body and used to lift an object to be cut so that the object to be cut is placed on a top surface of the worktable body in an inclined posture. The support frame assembly includes a support roller for contacting the object to be cut and the worktable body is provided with a limiting structure for abutting against the object to be cut and limiting its position. The object to be cut can thus be inclined via the support frame assembly and fixed by the limiting structure. The limiting structure can be in the form of a plurality of placement grooves to achieve placement of the object to be cut at different angles relative to the cutting tool and worktable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Chevron (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Zhifeng Chen
  • Patent number: 9230862
    Abstract: A method of separating dice of a singulated wafer that is supported on a dicing tape sheet is disclosed. The method may include attaching the dicing tape sheet to a ring frame; relatively raising a portion of the dicing tape sheet supporting the wafer with respect to the ring frame; and attaching support tape to the ring frame and the dicing tape sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Genki Yano
  • Patent number: 9192756
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device intended to break at least one closure element located inside a flexible tube, said closure element having a first part and a second part, said parts being separated by a weakening zone, it being possible to break said weakening zone in order to enable fluid to flow inside said flexible tube, said device comprising an assembly for holding said flexible tube, said assembly comprising a fixed element provided with a first housing intended to hold a first portion of said flexible tube, and a mobile element provided with a second housing intended to hold a second portion of said flexible tube, the two housings being aligned along a center line defining a neutral position of the mobile element, said device comprising a member for moving the mobile element to either side of its neutral position so as to be able to break the weakening zone of the closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Maco Pharma
    Inventors: Frederic Deverre, Pierre Eloi Bontinck, Arnaud Chavatte, Toni Schroeder
  • Patent number: 8991673
    Abstract: An automatic cutting device is described for cutting an assembly. The assembly includes a material having a weakened zone therein that defines a useful layer and being attached to a source substrate. The cutting device includes a cutting mechanism and a holding and positioning mechanism operatively associated with the cutting mechanism. The holding and positioning mechanism positions the material so that the cutting mechanism detaches the layer from the source substrate along the weakened zone. The cutting device also includes a control mechanism for adjusting at least two different portions of the assembly during detachment of the layer to facilitate a more precise detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Olivier Rayssac, Fabrice Letertre
  • 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: 8925434
    Abstract: A tablet splitting apparatus capable of reducing fluctuations in weight of split tablet pieces even with simple advanceable-retractable blades is provided. A holding mechanism holds a tablet to be split at a cutting position. In reducing the gap between a pair of opposed blades, which are advanced and retracted with respect to the cutting position, to cut the tablet, the holding mechanism continuously holds the tablet until the tablet is caught between the pair of opposed blades of a cutting mechanism. After the tablet is caught between the pair of opposed blades, the holding mechanism release the tablet and only the pair of opposed blades hold the tablet. The opposed blades are caused to cut into the tablet after the holding mechanism releases the tablet, preventing a crack caused in the tablet ahead of the opposed blades from being curved or increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Tosho, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Omura, Syunji Ohgaya
  • Publication number: 20140374459
    Abstract: A fusion cutting device includes a fusion cutting device body made from a connecting-member enclosure in the shape of a tube, for slidably passing a connecting member therethrough, an electric heater wound outside the connecting-member enclosure in the form of a coil, and a case configured to contain these connecting-member enclosure and electric heater, a power source for supplying electric current to the electric heater, and a switch circuit configured to flow the electric current from the power source to the electric heater. The first object and the second object are fixed by the connecting member. When the switch circuit turns on, electric current flows from the power source to the electric heater, thereby fusion cutting the connecting-member enclosure and the connecting member that pass through the connecting-member enclosure. The first object and the second object are thereby separated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
    Inventor: Kiyoshi Hatakeyama
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8899459
    Abstract: In a breaking operation, a substrate is moved so that a blade can be situated in line with a scribe line, and the blade is lowered to break the substrate. After the breaking, the blade is raised. Then, the substrate is moved along its surface while taking an image of the substrate by using a camera after the breaking. Moreover, the blade is lowered to break the substrate. After the breaking, the blade is raised. Then, the substrate is moved along its surface while performing image processing concurrently. After the movement of the substrate, the position of the substrate is corrected so that the following scribe line to be cut for breaking can be situated immediately below the blade. In this way, the time required for breaking the substrate formed with a multiplicity of scribe lines into pieces can be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kondo, Ikuyoshi Nakatani
  • Patent number: 8881962
    Abstract: A transfer and dispensing apparatus is disclosed for the conveying and separation of packaging material, cushions or pillows when needed by the operator. When a packer working over a conveyor receives a box that requires void fill, an operating switch such as a foot pedal is depressed to dispense pillows from the apparatus and into the box in a connected strip. When the operating switch is released, the apparatus stops dispensing pillows, separates the continuous strip of pillows along a transverse perforation in the strip, and ejects the end of the separated segment. The packer can then complete packing the box by placing the severed end of the pillows into the box, advance to the next box, and repeat the process. The transfer and dispensing apparatus may be positioned in any convenient location including adjacent to, above or attached to the inflation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas David Wetsch
  • Patent number: 8844420
    Abstract: A glass plate cutting machine 1 includes a cutter wheel 4 for forming a cut line 3 on a glass plate 2; a moving means 5 for moving the cutter wheel 4 along a cut line 3a which has been preset and is to be formed on the glass plate 2; a resiliently pressing device 6 for resiliently pressing the cutter wheel 4 against the glass plate 2; and a control unit 7 for controlling the resiliently pressing device 6 so as to alternately change over the intensity of a resiliently pressing force of that cutter wheel 4 with respect to the glass plate 2 in the movement of the cutter wheel 4 by the moving means 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bando Kiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Bando
  • Patent number: 8840001
    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 extending in an inclined manner to the axis of the ampoule to be inserted toward the same, a first support surface is disposed on the side of the incline 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 is disposed on the opposite side beneath the neck of the ampoule at a distance from the axis of the apparatus that corresponds to the radius of the ampoule, during a relative movement of the apparatus to the ampoule in the direction of the axis thereof the incline breaks off the head at the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Inventor: Cezary Pluska
  • Patent number: 8794116
    Abstract: A perforating apparatus having an orientation correction device that corrects skewing and aligns the front edge by striking the front edge of the paper, a perforation device having a punch to conduct perforation processing on the paper; and a lateral registration adjustment device that can adjust, in a direction at a right angle to the direction of movement of the aforementioned paper, the position of the perforation device punch in relation to the paper with orientation corrected using an orientation constraint device prior to perforating by the perforation device. The perforating apparatus may also include a structure in which said perforation device can be inserted into and detached from a non-moving support unit having the drive source of a lateral registration adjustment device, and when mounted, the type of perforation device can be recognized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Tamura, Nobuyoshi Suzuki, Shuuya Nagasako, Tomoichi Nomura, Hiroshi Maeda, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Shohichi Satoh, Akira Kunieda
  • Publication number: 20140209651
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing bags and the resulting bag are disclosed. The bags may be continuously and detachably connected, and continuously and detachably connected bags may be wound onto a roll. In addition, a dispenser is disclosed for storing and dispensing bags. Also disclosed is an apparatus for use in dispensing plastic bags. A dispensing system is disclosed for continuously and detachably connected series of bags and in which the removal of a bag results in the subsequent bag in the series being at least partially opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Hilex Poly Co., LLC
    Inventor: Harry B. Wilfong
  • Patent number: 8770080
    Abstract: A cutting device that facilitates a cutting operation of a glass substrate and reduces internal defects that can be caused by surface cracks. The cutting wheel includes a cutting blade formed along a circumference thereof with respect to a rotation axis, wherein first and second slopes of the cutting blade are formed in an asymmetrical shape about an edge of the cutting blade where the first and second slopes meet each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Oh-June Kwon, Seung-Yong Song, Young-Seo Choi, Jin-Hwan Jeon, Sun-Young Jung, Ji-Hun Ryu, Charles Joo, Kwan-Hee Lee, Min-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 8763651
    Abstract: A dosage dispenser according to the invention is intended to provide a solution for measuring and dilution of liquid medications and issuing marked and ready for use. The dosage dispenser device carries out actions required for the preparation of a required dose of medication, including identifying ampoules, breaking them, filling a syringe, diluting the medication in a solution, marking the syringe, disposing of waste and documenting the process, all at the patient bedside. The dosage dispenser is aimed at reducing the number of errors in the dosage, which is a problem, menacing medical services throughout the world. The problem is made acute by considerable pressure on the medical teams while carrying out many and complex procedures under pressure in a situation of uncertainty and with variable data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Rescue Dose Ltd.
    Inventors: Mor Stavsky, Gilad Einy
  • Publication number: 20140084040
    Abstract: The invention is an apparatus, for performing the method, and the method including the steps of providing a workpiece, contacting a portion of an exterior surface of the workpiece to an acoustic couplant such that an interface between the acoustic couplant and the portion of the exterior surface is at least substantially continuous across the portion of the exterior surface, and propagating a crack through the workpiece. A portion of the acoustic couplant at the interface has acoustic impedance relative to the acoustic energy that is greater than 400 kg·m?2·s?1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTRO SCIENTIFIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Haibin Zhang, Glenn Simenson, Qian XU, Hisashi Matsumoto
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140061276
    Abstract: The invention relates to a break-off device comprising a break-off pin (1) with a base (4), a head (5), and an upper break-off plate (2) that has a thickness (D) of 15 mm. The break-off pin (1) should have a length (L) of 48 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Joachim Jakob
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8631985
    Abstract: A respirator mask dispensing system is provided. It includes a carrier material and a plurality of respirator masks mounted in parallel on the carrier material by an adhesive. The carrier material is deformed between adjacent ones of the plurality of respirator masks, the deformation being configured to assist in the tearing of the carrier material at points of deformation. The carrier material with the plurality of respirator masks as mounted therein is wound on the central core member to provide a continuous roll The adhesive bonds more strongly with the respirator masks than the carrier material such that when an individual respirator mask is removed from the carrier material the adhesive will separate from the carrier material and remain attached to the individual respirator mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventor: David Hollander
  • 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: 20130193180
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing a tip of an ampoule including a hollow cylindrical body including an outer cylindrical wall and an inner cylindrical wall. A plurality of longitudinal ridges project radially inward from the inner cylindrical wall of the hollow cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Spectra Medical Devices, Inc.
    Inventor: Spectra Medical Devices, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8443705
    Abstract: An optical fiber cutting device is configured so that a disk-like blade member is moved in a state, in which the blade member is pushed against a glass fiber part of an optical fiber, to form a flaw on a surface of the glass fiber part. The blade member is turned by a feed roller in synchronization with a movement operation of the blade member that rotates by a contact friction force generated when the blade member is put into contact with a contact member fixedly provided halfway a movement path of the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Honma
  • Patent number: 8430289
    Abstract: In the method for cutting a continuously moving glass sheet with an inhomogeneous thickness distribution across the glass sheet, a cutting tool is moved across it at an angle to its travel direction to form a fissure and then the glass sheet is broken along the fissure. To avoid premature breakage in thin regions the applied cutting force is controlled by a controller based on control commands so that the cutting force is decreased when the glass sheet thickness decreases and is increased when it increases. In a preferred embodiment cutting force switchover points are based on an initial measurement of the thickness distribution. In another embodiment the thickness is continuously measured and the applied cutting force is automatically adjusted accordingly, so that the cutting force is greater when the thickness is greater, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Thomas John, Andreas Morstein
  • Publication number: 20130095732
    Abstract: An apparatus includes: a cleaver configured to automatically cleave a bare fiber extending from an end face of a terminus or connector of a fiber optic cable, the cleaver including a bending element configured to bend the bare fiber and a defect-formation device configured to create a surface defect in surface of the bare fiber under tension when the bare fiber is bent by the bending element; and an abrader configured to automatically finish the end face of the terminus or connector after the bare fiber is cleaved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KSARIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: kSARIA Corporation
  • Patent number: 8393509
    Abstract: An adapter for a support enclosure bin for a roll of thermoplastic bags is described. The bin has a half round cylindrical wall, first and second vertical side walls attached to a supporting rim. The rim has spaced apertures for mounting the bin to a surface that has an opening that permits passage of outer surfaces of the walls but not the rim. The side walls have integral channels that provide support for a rod for a wide roll of bags. The adapter includes first and second bag dispensers for vertically folded coreless roll mounted bags. Each of the dispensers has first and second side panels that are attached together with a connecting link that aligns the front edges and bottom edges of the dispensers. First and second axles are mounted adjacent the outer side panels of the dispensers with positioning wheels that engage the integral channels of the bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Tan Greg
  • Publication number: 20120298710
    Abstract: A device for splitting substrates that include a cleavage plane therein. The device includes a base and a control device for performing controlled displacement of certain substrates. The control device includes at least one pusher that is mobile relative to the base. The pusher is adapted to accommodate substrates in a reception space thereon, and is capable of displacing substrates arranged above it in a substrates support. A detector is provided to determine the absence or the presence of obstacles inside at least one region of the reception space of the pusher when the pusher is in a detection position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: SOITEC
    Inventor: Teddy Besnard
  • Publication number: 20120267414
    Abstract: A layer of adhesive is applied along a separation interface defined between a first surface of a first component and a second surface of a second component. A first portion of a pull cord is embedded into the adhesive layer along the separation interface and between the first and second surfaces. The first portion of the pull cord is positioned to enable the separation interface to be cleaved such that the first component is uncoupled from the second component. A second portion of the pull cord extends externally to the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventor: Terry A. Sewell
  • Patent number: 8291803
    Abstract: An optical fiber cutting device is configured so that a disk-like blade member is moved in a state, in which the blade member is pushed against a glass fiber part of an optical fiber, to form a flaw on a surface of the glass fiber part. The blade member is turned by a feed roller in synchronization with a movement operation of the blade member that rotates by a contact friction force generated when the blade member is put into contact with a contact member fixedly provided halfway a movement path of the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Honma
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8276796
    Abstract: A brittle material substrate cutting method and cutting apparatus are provided, which prevent cut faces of a brittle material substrate from contacting each other after the cutting in a break step of continuously cutting the brittle material substrate, so that a damage or contamination on the brittle material substrate due to the contact can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Diamond Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuki Nishisaka, Kenji Otoda, Shuichi Inoue, Toru Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8276797
    Abstract: Apparatus for separating a fragile, packaged premium from a bandolier of packaged premiums includes a number of gripping pairs disposed along an axis of travel. The gripping pairs are designed to grip the premium packaging at pre-defined grip zones along the peripheral edges of the wrapper without clamping onto the premium-containing portion of the package. Preferably, the gripping pairs are sets of endless tracks that are beveled away from the contact surface of each tread such that the beveled surfaces are superimposed on a marginal portion of the premium-containing zone so as to assist in centering the bandolier on the axis of travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Insight Promotions, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Dwyer, Andrew Yount
  • Publication number: 20120234888
    Abstract: A method and related device for machining a workpiece is provided, wherein material of the workpiece is removed in a machining region by a non-contact removal process. The workpiece is excited by means of an excitation oscillation having a natural resonant frequency of the workpiece, or a composite comprising the workpiece and a coupling element that is rigidly coupled to the workpiece is excited by means of an excitation oscillation having a joint natural resonant frequency of the workpiece and the coupling element. The natural resonant frequency is selected such that in the machining region an oscillation occurs that has a maximum oscillation amplitude in relation to the excitation amplitude of the excitation oscillation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Rüdiger Garn, Andreas Lenk
  • Publication number: 20120234887
    Abstract: A thickness of material may be detached from a substrate along a cleave plane, utilizing a cleaving process controlled by a releasable constraint plate. In some embodiments this constraint plate may comprise a plate that can couple side forces (the “P-plate”) and a thin, softer compliant layer (the “S-layer”) situated between the P-plate and the substrate. In certain embodiments a porous surface within the releasable constraint plate and in contact to the substrate, allows the constraint plate to be secured to the substrate via a first pressure differential. Application of a combination of a second pressure differential within a pre-existing cleaved portion, and a linear force to a side of the releasable constraint plate bound to the substrate, generates loading that results in controlled cleaving along the cleave plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: SILICON GENESIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Francois Henley, Al Lamm, Yi-Lei Chow
  • Patent number: 8240533
    Abstract: A transfer and dispensing apparatus is disclosed for the conveying and separation of packaging material, cushions or pillows when needed by the operator. When a packer working over a conveyor receives a box that requires void fill, an operating switch such as a foot pedal is depressed to dispense pillows from the apparatus and into the box in a connected strip. When the operating switch is released, the apparatus stops dispensing pillows, separates the continuous strip of pillows along a transverse perforation in the strip, and ejects the end of the separated segment. The packer can then complete packing the box by placing the severed end of the pillows into the box, advance to the next box, and repeat the process. The transfer and dispensing apparatus may be positioned in any convenient location including adjacent to, above or attached to the inflation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas David Wetsch
  • Patent number: 8220685
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for breaking a scribed semiconductor wafer utilizes two vacuum chucks, at least one of the vacuum chucks pivotable about a pivot line. The scribe line is aligned with the pivot line and relative movement between the vacuum chucks causes bending forces to be applied to the wafer and breakage of the wafer along the scribe line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Micro Processing Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul C. Lindsey, Jr., Christopher K. Lindsey, Jeffery D. Atkinson
  • Publication number: 20120125969
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling a magnet handles a plurality of split magnets obtained by sequentially splitting a magnet to be split from one end thereof. The apparatus for handling a magnet is equipped with a mechanism which arranges a split magnet with respect to a previously split magnet so that the magnets are put on top of one another and the corresponding irregularities of a pair of split surfaces thereof are arranged opposite each other. The apparatus for handling a magnet is also equipped with a section where the plurality of split magnets are arranged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasushi Nishikuma, Yasuji Taketsuna
  • Publication number: 20120055970
    Abstract: An auto-breaking machine for breaking a base band from terminals of a connector includes a positioning assembly positioning the connector, a feeding assembly driving the positioning assembly to deliver the connector, and a breaking assembly including a motor, an adjusting part connected with the motor, a drive member fastened to the adjusting part and having a front defined as a drive post with an adjustable offset distance between the axis thereof and that of the motor, a slider slidably mounted to a support holder and defining a window having a height corresponding to the diameter of the drive post, and a breaking part fastened on the slider. The drive post is inserted in the window to drive the slider to slide up and down via the turn thereof and further drive the breaking part to move up and down so as to break off the base band from the terminals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chi-Hsing Chang, Feng-Chi Lee, Kuo-Chuan Chiu, Chien-Ju Hua
  • Publication number: 20120048985
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a tearing device of a continuous ribbon of paper material to be supplied on rewinding machines and a method for tearing the same ribbon. The device comprises mechanical tearing means to cause the tearing of the ribbon in correspondence of at least one perforation and weakening line of the same. The mechanical tearing means comprise an interception portion suitable for engaging, at least temporarily, the structure of the continuous ribbon, to cause it to break. The mechanical tearing means are mobile between a non operative position, in which the interception portion does not engage the ribbon, and an operative position, in which the interception portion engages the ribbon transversally until it causes it to break along a respective perforation and weakening line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: GAMBINI INTERNATIONAL S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni GAMBINI
  • Patent number: 8123094
    Abstract: In the method for cutting a continuously moving glass sheet with an inhomogeneous thickness distribution across the glass sheet, a cutting tool is moved across it at an angle to its travel direction to form a fissure and then the glass sheet is broken along the fissure. To avoid premature breakage in thin regions the applied cutting force is controlled by a controller based on control commands so that the cutting force is decreased when the glass sheet thickness decreases and is increased when it increases. In a preferred embodiment cutting force switchover points are based on an initial measurement of the thickness distribution. In another embodiment the thickness is continuously measured and the applied cutting force is automatically adjusted accordingly, so that the cutting force is greater when the thickness is greater and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Thomas John, Andreas Morstein
  • Patent number: 8083115
    Abstract: An automatic cutting device is described for cutting an assembly. The assembly includes a material having a weakened zone therein that defines a useful layer and being attached to a source substrate. The cutting device includes a cutting mechanism and a holding and positioning mechanism operatively associated with the cutting mechanism. The holding and positioning mechanism positions the material so that the cutting mechanism detaches the layer from the source substrate along the weakened zone. The cutting device also includes a control mechanism for adjusting at least two different portions of the assembly during detachment of the layer to facilitate a more precise detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: S.O.I.Tec Silicon on Insulator Technologies
    Inventors: Olivier Rayssac, Fabrice Letertre
  • Patent number: 7992753
    Abstract: A bag dispenser includes an axle having a plurality of spaced-apart interior annular rings. A roll of bags are wound about the axle and a rod is insertable into the axle. When inserted into the axle, the rod engages at least one of the annular rings to connect the rod to the axle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: RPG Bags, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy Edwards