Cutting Means Patents (Class 227/76)
  • Patent number: 11446025
    Abstract: A surgical instrument includes a stapling head assembly, an anvil, a firing assembly, a motor, a user input feature, and an electrical circuit. The firing assembly actuates the stapling head assembly to drive an annular array of staples through tissue toward the anvil. The motor actuates the firing assembly through an actuation stroke to thereby actuate the stapling head assembly. The electrical circuit includes a trigger switch and an electrical latching feature. The trigger transitions from an open state to a closed state in response to the user input feature transitioning from a non-actuated state to an actuated state. The electrical circuit activates the motor in response to closure of the trigger switch. The electrical latching feature maintains activation of the motor to complete the actuation stroke even if the trigger switch is transitioned back to the open state before completion of the actuation stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: William R. Stager, Matthew H. Bolton, Christopher C. Miller, Frederick E. Shelton, IV
  • Patent number: 11160554
    Abstract: Surgical stapling apparatus are disclosed including an anvil having a working surface with a shaped topography; and a staple cartridge, in juxtaposition with the anvil. The staple cartridge includes a working surface with shaped topography which is complementary to the shaped topography of the working surface of the shaped anvil. When the anvil and the staple cartridge are approximated with or toward one another, at least a portion of the working surface of the anvil cooperates with at least a portion of the working surface of the staple cartridge to enhance alignment of the staple cartridge and the anvil in at least one of a transverse and longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventor: Bruce K. Jankowski
  • Patent number: 11084153
    Abstract: A stapler is configured to bind a workpiece using a staple made of a non-metal soft material. The staple has a crown portion and a pair of leg portions formed by bending both longitudinal ends of the crown portion toward one direction. The stapler includes a placing base, a penetrating part, an opening, and a pressing portion. The opening is provided on the placing base so that the one pair of cutting blades and the one pair of leg portions of the staple inserted into the workpiece pass through the opening. The pressing portion that is provided in the opening of the placing base and suppresses deformation of the workpiece caused by a force applied to the workpiece from the cutting blades when the cutting blades penetrate the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Takahashi, Yutaka Kato
  • Patent number: 10709448
    Abstract: A linear cutter stapler includes an anvil jaw and a staple cartridge jaw. A post which projects from the anvil toward the staple cartridge includes a rounded crown dimensioned to self-seat in the cartridge. An abutment stop of the post abuts the cartridge to fix the spacing between the anvil and the cartridge when the jaws are closed. Alignment flanges, which project from the sides of the anvil, are received in notches formed in the sides of the cartridge jaw to stabilize the closed jaws. Both the post and the alignment flanges assure registration of staple shaping depressions formed in the anvil with the staples carried in the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: GRENA USA LLC
    Inventors: Wieslaw Mieczyslaw Brodaczewski, Andrzej Janusz Decewicz, Konrad Gerard Brodaczewski
  • Patent number: 10357988
    Abstract: A paper-made staple binds a sheet bundle subjected to folding processing by a folding blade and a folding roller. The paper-made staple includes a pair of leg portions inserted into the sheet bundle and then bent inward; and a connection portion that connects the leg portions in a staple longitudinal direction. The connection portion has, at an edge portion thereof, a cut in a direction crossing the longitudinal direction so as to correspond to a predetermined folding position of the sheet bundle for the purpose of facilitating the folding of the connection portion, and the cut is formed inward from the edge portion so as to have a substantially triangular shape and is provided on both edge portions of the connection portion of the paper-made staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Eiji Fukasawa, Junya Nakajima, Takuma Kobayashi, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo, Seiji Ono, Kenichi Yoshimura
  • Patent number: 10160249
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing device includes a conveying section that conveys a paper sheet; a punch section that punches punch holes in the paper sheet conveyed by the conveying section; a stacker section that stores the paper sheet in which the punch holes are punched by the punch section; a binding section that binds a paper sheet bundle stored in the stacker section with a binding member; and a controller that controls the above sections. The controller selectively performs a ring binding mode and a direct binding mode. The ring binding mode is a mode in which punch holes are punched in the paper sheet by the punch section and then the binding member is made to penetrate the punch holes for binding. The direct binding mode is a mode in which the binding member is directly driven into the paper sheet bundle without punching the punch holes in the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kubota, Eiji Fukasawa, Ichitaro Kubota, Hideyuki Kubota, Hisashi Osada, Takahiro Nakano, Hiroyuki Sorita, Junya Nakajima, Takuma Kobayashi, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo
  • Patent number: 10023422
    Abstract: A sheet processing device performs saddle stitching binding a bundle of stacked paper sheets, and includes a stacker section temporarily stacking conveyed paper sheets substantially vertically; a stopper regulating the paper sheets stacked in the stacker section; a first binding section provided in the stacker and saddle-stitching a paper sheet bundle regulated by the stopper at a binding position around a center of the paper sheet bundle in a sheet conveying direction; a folding section folding in half the paper sheet bundle regulated by the stopper; and a conveying section conveying the paper sheet bundle that has been folded in half by the folding section with a back side of the folded paper sheet bundle as a leading end in the conveying direction. The conveying section includes a second binding section binding the folded paper sheet bundle at the back side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kubota, Eiji Fukasawa, Ichitaro Kubota, Hideyuki Kubota, Hisashi Osada, Takahiro Nakano, Hiroyuki Sorita, Junya Nakajima, Takuma Kobayashi, Yuuki Kubota, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo
  • Patent number: 10000355
    Abstract: A sheet processing device performs saddle stitching binding a bundle of stacked paper sheets, and includes a stacker section temporarily stacking conveyed paper sheets substantially vertically; a stopper regulating the paper sheets stacked in the stacker section; a first binding section provided in the stacker and saddle-stitching, with a metallic staple, a paper sheet bundle regulated by the stopper at a binding position around a center of the paper sheet bundle in a sheet conveying direction; a second binding section saddle-stitching, without using the metallic staple, the paper sheet bundle being regulated by the stopper at the binding position around the center of the paper sheet bundle in the sheet conveying direction; and a folding section folding in half the paper sheet bundle regulated by the stopper at a folding position at which the paper sheet bundle is bound by the first binding section or second binding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: CANON FINETECH NISCA INC.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kubota, Eiji Fukasawa, Ichitaro Kubota, Hideyuki Kubota, Hisashi Osada, Takahiro Nakano, Hiroyuki Sorita, Junya Nakajima, Takuma Kobayashi, Yuuki Kubota, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo
  • Patent number: 9428362
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing device includes a stacker section that temporarily stores paper sheets as a paper sheet bundle, a stopper that regulates a carrying-in direction leading end of the paper sheet carried into the stacker section, a binding section that binds the paper sheet bundle regulated in position by the stopper, and folding rollers and a folding blade that perform folding processing for the sheet bundle bound by the binding section at a predetermined folding position of the paper sheet bundle. The binding section binds the paper sheet bundle with a paper-made staple. The stopper sets a position of the paper sheet bundle such that a binding position of the paper-made staple straddles the predetermined folding position. With this configuration, there can be provided a sheet-post processing device capable of folding the staple together with the paper sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NISCA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Kubota, Eiji Fukasawa, Ichitaro Kubota, Hideyuki Kubota, Hisashi Osada, Takahiro Nakano, Hiroyuki Sorita, Junya Nakajima, Takuma Kobayashi, Takashi Saito, Isao Kondo
  • Patent number: 9131940
    Abstract: A staple cartridge can comprise a plurality of staples positioned within a cartridge body, wherein the cartridge body can comprise a tissue-contacting deck and a plurality of ridges extending from the tissue-contacting deck. The ridges can be configured to prevent, or reduce the possibility of, tissue from moving relative to the staple cartridge during use. The staple cartridge can further comprise a plurality of staple cavities, wherein each staple cavity can comprise an opening in the deck which is at least partially surrounded by a ridge. The ridges can comprise a uniform height or a height which varies along the length thereof. The height can vary relative to a proximal end and a distal end of the cartridge body and/or between the center of the cartridge body and the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Huitema, Douglas J. Siebenaler
  • Publication number: 20120241490
    Abstract: A setting tool having an engagement structure for setting a fastening anchor comprising a receptacle structure implemented in a shaft, the engagement structure engaging with the receptacle structure during a setting procedure. The fastening anchor can thereby be reliably brought to the setting tool and applied in a yielding soft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Martin Büsch, Patrice Burg, Ronnie Weissenfeld, Sven Bokühn
  • Patent number: 8157143
    Abstract: A stitching device for producing stitching wire staples for stitching stacked sheet materials, includes a stitching head base body and a cutting box fixed to the stitching head base body. The cutting box includes a movable knife slide. A control device controls the movement sequences of the stitching head, in particular of the knife slide, for cutting off the stitching wire automatically. The stitching head base body, the cutting box and the knife slide are configured in such a way that, during interaction, the movable knife slide can be displaced relative to the stitching base body in order to cut off the stitching wire. The cutting box and the knife slide are provided with at least partly aligned openings in such a way that, during interaction between these openings and an operating device, it is possible to cut the wire off manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Holger Klamt, Siegmar Tischer
  • Patent number: 8015727
    Abstract: A dryer rack for use with an apparatus for drying an object inside a drum is disclosed, wherein the dryer rack includes a platform for having an upper surface for supporting the object. The platform may include at least one grip for loading and unloading the dryer rack into an interior space of the drum. The at least one grip is flush with the upper surface of the platform. The at least one grip is formed in a forward portion of the platform, to be near an access point of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dong Geun Lee, Il Tak Han, Tae Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 7942298
    Abstract: A stapler includes a base member, a magazine for receiving a plurality of staples, and a drive member including a driver blade movable relative to the magazine for ejecting staples from the magazine one at a time. The stapler further includes an input member pivotally coupled to the drive member. The input member is configured to receive an input force and transmit the input force to the drive member for driving movement of the drive member relative to the magazine. One of the drive member and the input member pivots about a pivot axis that moves relative to the base member along an arcuate path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Balaji Kandasamy
  • Patent number: 7850054
    Abstract: A cut chip of a staple leg cut by a cutter unit is discharged to a lower face side of the cutter unit by way of an opening formed at the cutter unit. The cut chip is guided in directions of both sides of the stapler by a pair of chutes arranged on a lower face side of the cutter unit to be continuous to the opening portion. The cut chip guided by the chutes is guided to a containing portion formed at a rear lower portion of the stapler by way of guide case portions formed at both side faces of the stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Shimizu, Kazuhiko Kishi, Katsuya Hakozaki, Kazuo Higuchi, Katsunori Manabe
  • Patent number: 7584878
    Abstract: A paper tool includes a power transmission linkage. The linkage includes a base, a drive link, an input member, and at least three pivots connecting members of the linkage. At least one of the pivots provides for both rotational and translational movement between two members connected by the at least one pivot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Assignee: ACCO Brands USA LLC
    Inventor: Balaji Kandasamy
  • Publication number: 20090218381
    Abstract: We provide a combined stapler and hole punch comprising a stapler part (1) having a staple magazine (3) and actuating member (4) for performing a stapling function; and a base (2) to which the stapler part is coupled. The base (2) comprises a slot (10) defined by opposed surfaces for the receipt of material to be punched therebetween and at least two bores (12) passing through the opposed surfaces of the slot (10). Each bore (12) has a punch (13) resiliently biased towards a rest position in which a punching end of the respective punch is retracted from the slot (10) and in which part of the punch (13) projects from the base (2) towards the stapler part (1). A mode device (17) is also provided which is adapted to be switchable between a stapling mode and a punching mode. When in the stapling mode, the mode device (17) permits relative movement between the actuating member (4) and the magazine (3) so as to cause a staple to be forced from the magazine (3) against the base (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Inventors: Laurence Mandler Holt, Ian Benjamin Armstrong
  • Patent number: 7537144
    Abstract: A stitcher system includes a stitcher mechanism for stitching collations of documents and adapted to form stitches from a conductive wire moved into the stitcher mechanism. A non-conductive spool is mounted for rotation on a spindle. A conductive wire is wound on the non-conductive spool. The conductive wire has a tail end adjacent to the non-conductive spool and a lead end remote from the spool. The spool rotates when the conductive wire is moved into the stitcher mechanism to provide conductive wire to be used by the stitcher mechanism to form stitches. A sensing circuit is provided with a circuit path that includes the conductive wire wrapped on the non-conductive spool and a conductive member mounted to engage the wire. The sensing circuit path becomes open when the conductive wire is not wrapped on the non-conductive spool to thereby detect an out of wire condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Robert F. Marcinik, Anthony H. Vill
  • Publication number: 20090039133
    Abstract: A device for attaching fasteners has a casing having a grip, a lever supported by the casing rotatably about its upper end and urged forward, a link arm actuated by the rotation of the lever, a piston engaged slidably by the upper end of the link arm, a driving rod slidable with the piston, a hollow needle situated at the leading end of the driving rod and having a slit and a guide formed behind the hollow needle for fitting an assembly of plastic fasteners. A guide attachment which can be changed to another is removably held below the assembly fitting guide for guiding a connecting bar in the assembly in the direction of its ejection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisya TOSKA
    Inventor: Akira Furutsu
  • Publication number: 20080257931
    Abstract: Disclosed is a stapler having various operation modes, as well as methods for switching the stapler among the operation modes. The stapler includes a primary staple magazine, a secondary staple magazine, a staple selector, a drive blade selector and a cover. The primary and secondary magazines respectively contain primary and secondary staples. The staple selector and the drive blade selector are movable for switching the stapler between primary and secondary staple modes. The stapler also includes a perforation for performing a perforating operation, and a switch for securing the stapler in a collapsed, compact form to simplify storage thereof. The stapler is switchable among a primary staple mode, a secondary staple mode, a perforation mode and a storage mode by means of the staple selector and the drive blade selector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Applicant: National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Yi-wei Lin, Yi-ru Chen
  • Publication number: 20080135599
    Abstract: A staple leg cutting mechanism 5 is composed of a fixed cutter 6 interposed between staple legs S1 penetrated through binding sheets and a pair of movable cutters 7 disposed movable from the outside of the staple legs S1 to the inside thereof, and a clincher mechanism 10 is composed of a pair of movable clinchers 11 respectively disposed on the lower surface side of their associated movable cutters 7, whereby the staple legs S1 penetrated through the binding sheets are formed in an inwardly curved manner by the movable clinchers 11 and are then guided into and between the movable cutters 7 and fixed cutter 6, the movable cutters 7 are moved from the outside of the staple legs S1 to the inside thereof to thereby cut the leading end portions of the staple legs S1, and the staple legs S1 are bent along the binding sheets by the movable clinchers 11.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7373682
    Abstract: A combination device incorporating stapling and tape dispensing functions. The combination device has a conventional stapler comprising stapling and staple-forming legs, and a roll-shaped tape dispenser disposed within a cavity defined on an upper surface of the stapling leg. The cavity is permanently exposed to an exterior of the device for retaining a roll-shaped tape of various size, and for quick access thereto. It further has an ergonomically contoured hand grip on each leg and advertising material imprinted disposed on at least one its outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Cotapaxi Custom Design and Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Carl Cetera
  • Patent number: 7334716
    Abstract: A stapler includes a base, a cover, two clips, a feeding device and a bending and cutting device. The cover is installed on the base. The clips connect the cover with the base. The feeding device feeds staples. The security device ensures normal movement of the cover. The bending and cutting device bends and cuts the legs of each staple one after another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2008
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Tsai
  • Patent number: 7311235
    Abstract: An electric pencil sharpener is accommodated in a front part of a lower housing. An electric stapler is accommodated in an upper housing including a shared surface that is used as a top face of the lower housing, as its bottom face. A power transformer for supplying DC power to the electric stapler is arranged in a rear part of the lower housing. The shared surface also serves as a paper table used for guiding a bundle of paper into the electric stapler. A caulking plate for bending both legs of a staple that is made to penetrate through the bundle of paper by a hammer is provided on the shared surface. Since the electric stapler is arranged in an upper part and the electric pencil sharpener is arranged in a lower part, it is possible to provide an electric stapler with pencil sharpener in which cutting waste generated by sharpening a pencil does not affect the stapling operation and good stability is achieved because of a lowered weight balance and which requires only a small installation area on a desk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomoaki Aoki
  • Patent number: 7143922
    Abstract: A combination stapler, tape dispenser and flag dispenser includes a stapler having a housing including first and second arms joined together at a pivot. The first and second arms each have a distal end having a flat surface configured to permit the stapler to stand generally vertically on the flat surfaces. Also included is a tape dispenser disposed in the housing adjacent a proximal end of the first arm, and a flag dispenser disposed in the housing adjacent a proximal end of the second arm. The tape dispenser and the flag dispenser are positioned along the length of the first and second arms to outwardly oppose each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2006
    Assignee: Dard Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bonni Shevin-Sandy
  • Patent number: 7093353
    Abstract: A hanger taken from a strip of hangers is positioned on a fastening and cutting anvil (6) displaceable between a bottom position, in which it retracts below the level of the support plate (1) and a top position, in which it projects above the plate. A blade (17), the central part of which forms a bridge beneath which the strip of hangers passes, is fixed to the plate, in contact with the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Cassese Societe Anonyme
    Inventors: Pierre Cassese, Alain Cassese, Jean Cassese, Philippe Cassese
  • Patent number: 7021512
    Abstract: A stapler having a staple magazine 3 for storing adhesive-coated staples. The staple is bent at its legs by being firmly held between a pressing plate and a matrix anvil, heat from an electric heater inside the anvil is transmitted to the adhesive to fuse the adhesive, and documents are bound by the staple with enhanced adhesive strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2006
    Assignee: Yuriko Nakamura
    Inventor: Youzou Nakamura
  • Patent number: 6971569
    Abstract: An improved staple extractor structure includes a movable member having an upwardly-tilting engaging edge properly cut at one side of an engaging cavity concaved upwards at the underside therein, and a U-shaped coupling recess disposed at the front bottom side thereof for retaining an engaging piece with a flat puller fixedly attached thereto. A central limiting groove is properly indented upwards at the front side of the coupling recess thereof, and at preset positions on the inner wall of the engaging cavity thereof is symmetrically disposed a pair of pivoting holes to be mutually registered with pivoting rods of a guide pressing board permitting a push block of the guide pressing board to be precisely located at the limiting groove therein and protruding outwards there-from in match to the flat puller thereof A spring element is respectively attached at the inner wall of the engaging cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: Welter's Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Walter Hsu
  • Patent number: 6968988
    Abstract: A stopper portion (108c) is formed at an upper end of a picking plate (108) of a tape grasping apparatus. When a driver handle (102) and a clincher arm (107) are closed, the picking plate arranged at the clincher arm is pivoted to this side and a claw (108b) of the picking plate is pierced to a front end portion of the tape (T) and the stopper portion (108c) impinges on a tape guide (106) of the driver handle to stop the picking plate. When the driver handle and the clincher arm are opened, the stopper portion is detached from the tape guide and the picking plate (108) is brought into elastic contact with a tape support plate (111) to clamp the tape. When the claw of the picking plate is pierced into the tape, the tape is not applied with strong tension and the claw can be prevented from breaking the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Hayashi, Makito Fukada
  • Patent number: 6883697
    Abstract: An office tool assembly has a tool and a hanging cap. The tool is selectively inserted into and held in the hanging cap. A protrusion is moveably mounted on the tool to engage with a through hole defined in the cap to keep the tool from falling out of the hanging cap. A transverse hole is defined in the hanging cap through which a string extends, such that the tool assembly can be hung around a person's neck. Accordingly, a user can conveniently and safely carry the tool assembly to any desired place for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Su-Chao Chi Kuo
  • Publication number: 20040262363
    Abstract: Stapler (1) designed for stapling together a workpiece (8), primarily a sheaf of papers. The stapler comprises a base section (2) provided with a support surface (6) with an open slot (7), on which support surface the workpiece to be stapled is placed. A stapling unit (4) is attached to the base section in a pivoting manner by a first pivot shaft (10) and houses a magazine, in which staples (11) are stored, and a driver (12), which serves to drive staples individually into the workpiece to be stapled. In the driving action, the stapling unit is pressed into contact with the workpiece and the driver acts to drive the staple into the workpiece to a bottom position, in which the crown (52) of the staple is in contact with the workpiece and the legs (53, 54) of the staple extend through the workpiece and the slot in the support surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventors: Martin Elonsson, Peter Johansson
  • Patent number: 6726078
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a fastener from a reel of fastener stock so as to couple together two or more objects includes a frame, a needle, a feed mechanism for advancing the fastener into the needle, a severing mechanism for severing the fastener from the fastener stock, an ejection mechanism for ejecting the fastener through the needle, and a needle guard assembly mounted onto the frame. The needle guard assembly includes a guide plate having a front surface and a bracket assembly affixed to the guide plate. The bracket assembly is slidably mounted onto the frame to enable the guide plate to be slidably disposed between a protected position in which the tip of the needle is positioned behind the front surface of the guide plate and a fully retracted position in which the tip of the needle is positioned in front of the front surface of the guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Steven E. Flannery
  • Patent number: 6712255
    Abstract: A propellant charge-operating setting tool for driving fastening elements and including a housing (11), a setting mechanism (12) located in the housing (11) and actuated in response to ignition of a propellant charge (24) for driving in a fastening element, and a device (30, 40, 50, 60, 70) for cutting a used portion of a propellant charge-carrying magazine strip (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2004
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Tilo Dittrich, Gerhard Ehmig
  • Patent number: 6634267
    Abstract: Apparatus for removing fasteners (13; 63; 113; 163) from documents (12; 62; 112; 162) with a perforator (5; 55; 105; 155; 205) for perforating documents (12; 62; 112; 162) in the area of the fastener to be removed, wherein the means for separating from the set of documents (12; 62; 112; 162) the fastener to be removed (13; 63; 113; 163) are constructed as a perforator for perforating the set of documents closely along the fastener to be removed. Also disclosed is a method for removing fasteners (13; 63; 113; 163), wherein the fastener (13; 63; 113; 163) is separated from the documents (12; 62; 112; 162) simply and fast in a single operation by perforating the set of documents (12; 62; 112; 162) closely along the fastener to be removed (13; 63; 113; 163).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Hadewe B.V.
    Inventors: Bertus Karel Edens, Jan Jacobus Peter Remijnse
  • Publication number: 20030160083
    Abstract: A stapling device includes a wire fed in the casing of the device and a staple-bending member is movably connected to a base in the casing and has two protrusions extending from a lower end thereof. An ejecting member movably connected to the base. A mechanism is driven by an activation member and lowers the staple-bending member and the ejecting member to deform a section of the metal wire to be a staple which is ejected through an aperture to staple a pile of document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2003
    Publication date: August 28, 2003
    Inventor: Chung Cheng Yu
  • Patent number: 6601747
    Abstract: An office tool assembly has a tool and a hanging cap. The tool is inserted into and is held in the hanging cap. A protrusion is formed on the tool to engage with a through hole defined in the cap to keep the tool from falling out of the hanging cap. A transverse hole is defined in the hanging cap through which a string passes, such that the tool assembly can be hung around a person's neck. Accordingly, a user can conveniently and safely carry the tool assembly to any desired place for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Inventor: Su-Chao Chi Kuo
  • Patent number: 6531660
    Abstract: A printed substrate board constructed, from a substantially unitary body includes at least one edge part along a side mountable into an external mounting device. The printed board includes individual board bodies having a shape that is out of parallel with the edge part. The individual board bodies have at least one portion of an opposing side joined to the edge parts through a secondary part. The secondary parts, combined with the individual board bodies, are substantially parallel with the edge parts and allow simple separation of each board body from the printed board along cutting boundary portions while enabling simplified orientation for later assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: Mitsumi Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Ono
  • Patent number: 6527157
    Abstract: A stapler, having a collateral punching function in addition to an original stapling function and being selectively used as a stapler or a punch as desired, is disclosed. In the stapler, a longitudinal base has a staple forming die at its front end portion and two parallel support walls at its rear end portion. A punch hole is formed on the top surface of the base at a position between the two support walls, while a sheet insert slit is formed between the two support walls and the top surface of the base so as to allow sheets of paper to be inserted into the slit during a punching operation. A pressing lever is hinged to the shaft holes of the support walls and its bearing holes using a lever shaft and is manually operated by a user so as to perform a desired stapling operation or a desired punching operation. A staple feeder is hinged to the first shaft holes of the lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Inventor: Tae-Jung Choi
  • Patent number: 6286745
    Abstract: A multipurpose hand-held implement, comprising at least two components which can be locked in a closed position and then form a compact, essentially closed body, in the case of which the two components, with preferably confluent contours, are directed towards one another. In the closed position, the body forms the handle for actuating utensils, such as a knife, staple remover or cutter, which are accommodated in the components in a set-back manner, such that they can be pushed out. The two components are preferably connected to one another in an articulated manner and, after release of the latch, can be moved relative to one another in order to actuate, for example, a stapler, a hole puncher or a pair of scissors. Further utensils, for example a magnifying glass, a pointer or a laser pointer may be accommodated in the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: C-TECH AG
    Inventor: Peter Ackeret
  • Patent number: 6286744
    Abstract: The invention is a stapler and staple guide assembly for same. The stapler provides automated stapling for stacks of sheet material regardless of stack thickness. In a first embodiment two staple guides load individual sheets or small stacks of sheets onto a staple with the staple supported in a base. The staple is then cut to an appropriate height and cinched. In another embodiment, numerous split guides may be cascaded to increase staple loading speed. Other improvements to a stapling process include dimpling sheets of material and/or pre-drilling sheets of material to simplify loading sheets onto a staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Assignee: Roll Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: H. W. Crowley
  • Patent number: 6267286
    Abstract: A fastener attaching tool particularly suited for use in attaching buttons to clothing, etc. and which is constructed for use with a fastener clip which includes a pair of runner bars and one or more U-shaped fasteners having transverse bars at opposite ends, each transverse bar being connected on its side to a corresponding runner bar by a severable connector post. The tool includes a pair of needles each having a longitudinal slotted bore adapted to receive one of the transverse bars and a knife edge formed on one side which is adapted to sever a connector post from its associated transverse bar as the transverse bar is pushed through the needle. The body includes a transverse feed slot disposed just to the rear of the needles down through which the fastener clip is manually inserted. The tool also includes an ejector mechanism, which is slidably mounted back and forth within the body and is rearwardly biased by a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Deschenes, Terence J. Jones, William J. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6059164
    Abstract: An insertion head assembly adapted to form insert pins of different lengths includes a first body portion including a transport mechanism for supplying wire to be formed into pins and a pair of jaws operatively connected to the transport mechanism having a beak disposed on each of the jaws. The jaws and the beaks open and close to score wire passing therebetween thereby forming the pins. The assembly also includes a second body portion adapted to receive the pin scored by the first body. The second body includes a fluid actuated pin insertion mechanism responsive to the length of the pin having a pin receiver operatively connected to a punch which pushes the pin from the receiver until the pin exits the insertion head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2000
    Assignee: Lear Automotive Dearborn, Inc.
    Inventors: Josep Altes Puig, Miguel Lazpiur Lamariano
  • Patent number: 6039230
    Abstract: In the left-and-right-direction center of the bottom portion of a staple loading chamber 5, there is formed an opening 6, the left-and-right-direction central portion of the upper surface of a staple guide table 7 is exposed through the opening 6, and on the two left and right sides of the opening 6, there are formed staple guide grooves 9L and 9R which respectively communicate with the staple guide table 7. A belt with a tab portion is bonded to and wound on a roll staple. If the roll staple with the belt is inserted into the staple loading chamber 5, a front lid 2 is closed and the belt is pulled forwardly while holding the tab portion thereof, then the belt comes loose, so that the front portion of the roll staple is guided into the staple guide grooves 9L and 9R and is then fed to a position located in front of the staple guide table 7. If the tab portion of the belt is pulled further, then the belt is peeled off the front portion of the roll staple, which completes the loading of the roll staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Yagi, Atuyoshi Fujishima
  • Patent number: 5979734
    Abstract: A multipurpose staper includes a base, a sliding anvil assembly mounted on the base and move between a front side position and rear side position, a magazine and tie plate assembly pivoted to the base above the sliding anvil assembly, a press plate, a top cap pivoted to the base and depressed to force down the press plate, causing the press plate to drive a staple out of the magazine and tie plate assembly, enabling the driven staple to be forced into sheets of paper put on the front end of the base when the sliding anvil assembly is moved to the rear side position, or squeezed into a straight shape when the sliding anvil assembly is moved to the front side position, a front cap mounted on the top cap and moved between a first position to lock the press plate and a second position to unlock the press, and a rear cap pivoted to the top cap and integral with a pencil sharpener for sharpening a pencil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Hung-Tai Chang
  • Patent number: 5911761
    Abstract: A type of stapler has a handle that permits it to be used like a hammer. The end of the handle is modified to permit it to receive the body of a utility knife. The latter is retained within the handle by a screw that replaces the screw which previously held the halves of the utility knife together. The blade-retracting lever of the utility knife is made accessible on the upper portion of the handle. The blade of the utility knife can be extended and retracted at the end of the tool opposite the staple-dispensing end of the stapler. The handle of the stapler serves as the handle of the utility knife. The tool thus formed is useful to persons who work with sheets of material that must be stapled to an underlying structure then trimmed to the shape of the structure and/or cut free from a roll of sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Inventor: James F. Tilley
  • Patent number: 5826775
    Abstract: A new Sock Clip System for securing stocking, socks, and hose and the like, into their proper pairs for ease of sorting for laundry and storage. The inventive device includes a clip inserting mechanism having a handle for inserting a resilient clip into clothing, a slot projected into the handle, and a blade secured within the slot within the handle for cutting the resilient clip preparing the secured clothing for utilization. In an alternative embodiment, the blade may be removably secured to the handle by a U-shaped member having a flange with slidably projects into a T-slot within the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Inventors: Linda Mooney, Lynette Jennings
  • Patent number: 5655697
    Abstract: A minitype perforator/stapler including a main body, a perforating device is provided and a stapling device. The perforating device has a depression portion resiliently slidably disposed in a first side of the main body that is biased by a spring. A perforating knife is connected under a lower end of the depression portion. By depressing the depression portion, the perforating knife is able to perforate papers placed thereunder. The stapling device has a depression portion and a staple magazine. The depression portion is connected with a pressing board and resiliently slidably disposed in a second side of the main body. The staple magazine is stored in a channel formed in the main body at normal time. When used, the magazine is inserted into a magazine socket of the main body under the pressing board. By means of depressing the depression portion, the pressing board is able to extend into the magazine and press out the staple contained therein for stapling the papers placed thereunder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 12, 1997
    Inventor: Morgen Yeh
  • Patent number: 5626275
    Abstract: A twin stapler device has a base, a platform on the base, a cover connected to the platform, and at least two staplers disposed between the platform and the cover. The base and the platform are fastened together. A groove is formed on the front periphery of the base to receive a rotor. Two boxes are inserted in the base. The platform has an interior therein, at least two seats formed on the platform to receive staplers. Each seat has two parallel elongated holes. A ridge is disposed between two seats. Two rows of positioning holes are formed on the ridge. A slot is formed between two rows of the positioning holes. A block plate is disposed on the ridge. An adjusting device is disposed in the platform to drive the staplers to move closely or apart.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1997
    Inventor: Chun-Ku Chen
  • Patent number: 5615816
    Abstract: Apparatus for dispensing attachments from continuously connected ladder stock of the type comprising a pair of plastic side members coupled together by a plurality of plastic cross links includes a mount, a support movably mounted on the mount, and a pair of carrier blocks mounted on the support. A needle block is mounted on each carrier block and a hollow, slotted needle is mounted on each needle block. A feed mechanism including a pair of feed wheels, is mounted on said support for advancing the ladder stock into the hollow slotted needles and a pair of feed tracks, one for each hollow slotted needle, are provided through which the ladder stock passes from the feed wheels into the pair of hollow slotted needles. A pair of knifes are provided for severing an attachment from the ladder stock, and a pair of ejector rods are provided for ejecting the severed attachment through the hollow slotted needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Charles L. Deschenes, Hitoshi Kogiso, Tomoyasu Ito, Hidekatsu Kimbara
  • Patent number: 5477601
    Abstract: A combination staple gun and tacker is provided which takes the place of two separate tools for stapling and cutting fiberglass tape used to tape various seams between sections of air-conditioning ductwork. Also provided is an improved method of of stapling and cutting fiberglass tape required to seal junctions of ductwork, employing the combination staple gun and tacker to staple the tape required on ductwork seams and to cut away the excess tape without tearing loose the newly-installed staples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Inventor: Arthur P. Jasmer