With Means To Cut Member After Penetration Patents (Class 227/79)
  • Patent number: 10695942
    Abstract: A stapler includes a staple striking portion configured to strike a staple to penetrate sheets of paper and a clincher portion configured to bend staple legs of the staple penetrating the sheets of paper. The clincher portion includes a pair of clinchers. The pair of clinchers are configured to perform a first operation and a second operation. In the first operation, the pair of the clinchers move along a surface direction of the sheets of paper to approach each other. In the second operation, the pair of clinchers move to approach the sheets of paper after the first operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Shimizu, Futoshi Kameda, Shinpei Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10577215
    Abstract: A stapler includes a staple cartridge in which a staple is stored, a storage unit to which the staple cartridge is attached to be detachable, a staple ejecting unit which ejects out the staple to penetrate a paper sheet, a cutting unit which cuts a staple leg of the staple penetrating the paper sheet, a binding unit which binds the paper sheet by bending the staple leg of the staple penetrating the paper sheet, a cut staple storage unit which stores a cut staple that is cut by the cutting unit, and a discharge unit through which the cutting unit and the cut staple storage unit communicate with each other to guide the cut staple to the cut staple storage unit. The cut staple storage unit is attachable to and detachable from the stapler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshio Shimizu, Futoshi Kameda, Shinpei Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10111443
    Abstract: A filled snack product includes a first sheet having a first surface. A plurality of filling lines are disposed upon the first surface of the first sheet. Each of the plurality of filling lines are spaced to define a void between each of the adjacent filling lines. A second sheet is disposed over the first sheet and secured to at least a portion of the first sheet to sandwich the plurality of spaced filling lines between the first and second sheets. A plurality of docking holes are disposed upon the first and second sheets. The plurality of docking holes and the plurality of spaced filling lines allow for the pinning of the first and second sheets at the voids disposed between the spaced filling lines and further for the release to steam and/or gas from the filled snack product during heating to minimize puffing of the filled snack product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventors: James Edward Molchan, Barb Garter, Paul Edward Nowaczyk
  • Patent number: 8740032
    Abstract: An electric stapler (10) is disclosed as including a stapling head (12) with a driver (28), an intermediate magazine (14) for carrying staples each with two legs, a base part (16) carrying two anvils (44), cams (24), and eccentrically mounted wheels (52), in which the stapling head (12), intermediate magazine (14) and base part (16) are movable relative to one another, the eccentrically mounted wheels (52) are rotatable to move the stapling head (12) and intermediate magazine (14) relative to each other and relative to the base part (16) whereby the driver (28) of the stapling head (12) drives a staple away from the magazine (14), and the cams (24) are rotatable to move a movement transmission assembly (30) to move the anvils (44) to bend the legs of the staple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Lee Tack Stationary Manufactory Limited
    Inventor: Kwok Ki Stephen Chan
  • Publication number: 20140061992
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a binding unit including a binder which binds a predetermined number of gathered sheets by striking one or more staples into the sheets, a cutter which cuts off staple feet in accordance with a thickness of the sheets after the staples are struck, and a first housing which receives staple waste of the cut staple feet. The apparatus also includes a second housing which receives the staple waste from the first housing at a designated timing. The first housing has an openable cover which shifts from a closed state to an open state when the staple waste is transferred from the first housing to the second housing. A deformable member having an elastically deformable surface is provided on at lea a rim of an internal surface of the openable cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: KONICA MINLOTA, INC.
    Inventor: Yu TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20140001225
    Abstract: Stapler (1) for using a staple (6) to staple together a workpiece (24), e.g. a sheaf of papers, by the staple being driven through the workpiece, by a driver (11) fitted in the stapler, from a staple magazine (5) to a position in which the staple legs penetrate the workpiece, which stapler comprises also a clipping arrangement (14), which moves reciprocatingly relative to the staple magazine in a defined direction (H) between a working position and a position of rest so that the clipping arrangement in the working position clips off surplus lengths of the staple legs when they have penetrated the workpiece, and a container (12) for gathering the staple leg clippings by their being conveyed via a channel (15) which runs in a defined longitudinal direction (A-A) between the clipping arrangement and the container, which channel (15) is attached pivotably to the stapler by means of a connecting device (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Olle Strååt
  • Patent number: 8348121
    Abstract: A staple leg cutting mechanism includes a fixed cutter interposed between staple legs penetrated through binding sheets and a pair of movable cutters disposed movable from the outside of the staple legs to the inside thereof, and a clincher mechanism that includes a pair of movable clinchers, respectively disposed on the lower surface side of their associated movable cutters. The staple legs penetrated through the binding sheets are formed in an inwardly curved manner by the movable clinchers and are then guided into and between the movable cutters and fixed cutter. The movable cutters are moved from the outside of the staple legs to the inside thereof to cut the leading end portions of the staple legs, and the staple legs are bent along the binding sheets by the movable clinchers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Publication number: 20110114694
    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 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7922056
    Abstract: A stapler 1 is provided with a cutter unit 12 for cutting a leading end portion of a staple leg projected to a back face side of sheets. A staple cartridge 20 containing a number of staples is formed with a chip containing portion 23 for containing a chip of the staple leg. The chip of the staple leg cut by the cutter unit 12 is guided into the chip containing portion 23 of the staple cartridge 20 by a chute 22 formed on the cutter unit 12. The chip of the staple leg is collected in the staple cartridge 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Katsuya Hakozaki, Kazuo Higuchi
  • Patent number: 7922060
    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: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Kazuo Higuchi
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080223899
    Abstract: A stapler 1 is provided with a cutter unit 12 for cutting a leading end portion of a staple leg projected to a back face side of sheets. A staple cartridge 20 containing a number of staples is formed with a chip containing portion 23 for containing a chip of the staple leg. The chip of the staple leg cut by the cutter unit 12 is guided into the chip containing portion 23 of the staple cartridge 20 by a chute 22 formed on the cutter unit 12. The chip of the staple leg is collected in the staple cartridge 20.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Applicant: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kishi, Toshio Shimizu, Katsuya Hakozaki, Kazuo Higuchi
  • 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: 7195141
    Abstract: A stapler has a base section and a stapling unit. The stapling unit is pivotally attached to the base section, and the base section is pivotally attached to a baseplate. In an initial position, the base section is fixed relative to the baseplate through a releasable locking mechanism connected to the baseplate and a base section. The base section has pivoting bending arms in an area underneath a support surface for a workpiece to be stapled. When a driver has driven a staple into the workpiece to a position in which the crown of the staple is in contact with the workpiece, the locking mechanism is released, and the base section pivots and is tilted against the baseplate, causing the bending arms to pivot so that the legs of the staple are bent into a position against the workpiece. A cutting pad disposed in an area between the bending arms interacts with the bending arms to cut off excess length of the staple legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Isaberg Rapid AB
    Inventors: Martin Elonsson, Peter Johansson
  • Patent number: 7159749
    Abstract: A stapler includes a base, a cover put movably on the base, a feeding device for feeding staples, and a bending and cutting device provided between the base and the cover for bending and cutting the legs of each staple. The cutting device includes a seat provided on the base and a housing attached to the cover. The seat includes two wedges formed thereon and a pusher formed thereon. A stationary cutting element is provided in the housing. Two movable cutting elements are provided movably in the housing and on the two wedges so that they are moved towards the stationary cutting element in order to cut the legs of each staple as they are moved towards the seat together with the housing. A spring is put between the movable cutting elements in a tendency to push the movable cutting elements from the stationary cutting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Tsai
  • Patent number: 7124926
    Abstract: A stapler includes a base, a cover coupled to the base, a driver for driving a leading staple from a supply of staples into a workpiece, a handle constructed and arranged to actuate the driver and move the cover towards the base, and a cutting assembly. The cutting assembly includes a pair of benders constructed and arranged to engage and bend the legs of the leading staple, a stationary cutter, and a pair of movable cutters that interact with the stationary cutter to cut an excess length of each of the legs of the staple. Movement of the cover towards the base causes the movable cutters to move towards the stationary cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Tsai
  • Patent number: 7108165
    Abstract: A stapler includes a base, a cover installed on the base, a feeding device for feeding staples, a connecting device for connecting the base, the cover and the feeding device with one another, and a bending and cutting device installed between the base and the cover for bending the legs of each staple and cutting the legs of each staple one at a time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Tsai
  • Patent number: 6981626
    Abstract: A stapler has a main base, a pivotal base, a recoiling device, a stapling device, a connecting device and a leg-cutting device. The leg-cutting device is mounted between the main base and the pivotal base and has an upper base, a lower base, two arm holders, two pushing arms, a cutting pad, two cutting blocks, two guiding blocks and two biasing members. The lower base has an arm-lifting top surface. The pushing arms are pivotally connected to the arm holders and each has a sliding end slidably attached to the arm-lifting top surface of the lower base and a pushing end. The cutting blocks are attached respectively to the pushing ends of the pushing arms. The guiding blocks are slidably mounted on the pivotal base and are driven by the cutting blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2006
    Assignee: Apex Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Eric Tsai
  • Patent number: 6551328
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical instrument for deploying a two part fastener having a male fastener part and a female fastener part, includes a tube having a proximal end and a distal end. An end effector is coupled to said distal end of said tube and is configured to hold the male fastener part and the female fastener part in opposed relation. An actuator is coupled to said proximal end of said tube and is configured to actuate the end effector. A shearing device may be positioned proximate the end effector to shear off a tip of the male fastener part after the male and female fastener parts are moved into locking relation. In addition, the surgical instrument may include a male fastener part having a shaft with a plurality of detent positions. Further, the male fastener part may include a base and a shaft pivotally connected to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Symbiosis Corporation
    Inventor: Juergen A. Kortenbach
  • Patent number: 6250531
    Abstract: An electric stapler for binding a material with a staple comprising a driver, a cutter, and a clincher. The driver engages the staple and drives leg portions of the staple through the material to be bound. The cutter cuts the leg portions of the staple in a predetermined length and forms a cut surface in each of the leg portions. The cut surface forms an obtuse angle where the cut surface and an outer surface of the leg portions meet each other. The clincher bends the leg portions of the staple after the leg portions piercing the material to be bound are cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Max Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuaki Yagi
  • Patent number: 5954259
    Abstract: A self-contained powered surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners to body tissue is disclosed which includes a handle assembly, a gear motor assembly disposed within the handle assembly, a power source disposed within the handle assembly for energizing the motor assembly, an elongated body extending distally from the handle assembly, a cartridge assembly detachably connected to a distal end portion of the elongated body, and an elongated drive shaft extending through the elongated body and detachably coupling the motor assembly to the cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Assignee: United States Surgical Corporation
    Inventors: Frank J. Viola, Daniel E. Alesi, Dominick L. Mastri, Wayne P. Young, Richard N. Granger, Kenneth E. Toso
  • Patent number: 5547118
    Abstract: A slewing device having a quickly adjustable drive is available for inserting and cutting cross wires in automated equipment for the prefabrication of building panels. The device includes a bridge that may be selectively tilted to planes transverse to the line of conveyance of the panels supported by a bank of electronically-controlled electric motor drives. Each drive motor operates a corresponding device for pulling at least one metal wire so as to push and insert the wire at substantially any angle through a layer of plastic material sandwiched between sheets of wire netting to form the panel after passing through coaxial cutting devices for trimming the wire after its insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 20, 1996
    Inventor: Angelo Candiracci
  • Patent number: 4844319
    Abstract: A stapler in which staple legs extending through the material to be bound by more than a given length are cut by cooperation between a movable and fixed cutting member. The movable member is moved in a direction orthogonal to the penetrating direction of the staple legs by rotation of a cam which also causes a driver to drive the staple through the material and also clinches the cut staple legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: Mac Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuteru Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 4644634
    Abstract: A cut-clinch head having a movable and a fixed knife assembly for cutting and forming lead wires of electrical components which extend down through openings in printed circuit boards. The movable knife and the fixed knife are easily removed from the head assembly for servicing. Further, the fixed knife is a tubular member that has a cutting edge formed out of the axis of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4590660
    Abstract: A piston body in a housing has first and second opposite facing pistons and a component lead processing member attached to the body between the pistons and movable with the piston body. A stationary lead processing member in sliding engagement with the movable lead processing member receives the lead to be processed. A lead processing controller includes a light sensor and a light emitting device for sensing the presence of a received lead to be processed and for causing air pressure to be selectively supplied to the pistons for processing the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 27, 1986
    Assignee: RCA Corporation
    Inventor: Wojciech Starski
  • Patent number: 4586237
    Abstract: A cut-clinch mechanism for cutting and forming the leads of electronic components inserted into the openings in a printed circuit board, the mechanism having a fixed cut-clinch head supporting a movable cut-clinch head with a bi-directional drive means for incrementally moving the heads toward and away from one another to accommodate variable spaced component leads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1986
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventors: Vitaly Bandura, Robert J. Sooy
  • Patent number: 4574462
    Abstract: A head assembly for a cut-clinch mechanism that cuts and forms lead wires of an electrical component that extend down through openings in a printed circuit board. The assembly has a fixed knife and a movable knife driven by a pneumatic cylinder into cutting relationship with the fixed knife. The drive has a piston which encloses an electrical contact responsive to contact of the movable knife with a lead wire to signal the presence of the lead wire. The electrical contact is adjustable to fine tune the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Rodney P. Jackson
  • Patent number: 4516310
    Abstract: A mechanism for cutting and clinching spaced leads of variously sized electrical components which leads have been inserted through preselected openings in a printed circuit board either by a manual insertion or automatic insertion. The cut-clinch mechanism has a housing adapted to be moved toward and away from the underside of the board, the housing carrying a fixed cutting and clinching head and a movable cutting and clinching head positioned by a drive mechanism that is program controlled for each given component inserted into the board to properly space the movable cut-clinch head from the fixed head so that the leads of the variously sized given components can be automatically cut and clinched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Vitaly Bandura
  • Patent number: 4378085
    Abstract: A stapler having an improved anvil to which staples are applied during a driving operation by a driver member for the apparatus. The anvil includes two pivotal ears each of which is formed with a cutting edge which cooperates with a fixed cutting edge arranged to cut the excess portions of staple legs. The length of the portions being cut is in accordance with the number of sheets being stapled, the less the number of sheets, the longer length being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1983
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: James H. McVeigh
  • Patent number: 4292727
    Abstract: A cut-clinch mechanism with a movable knife that is arranged to be slidably attached to a piston rod so that when the cutting edge of the knife engages a lead-in wire, a sensor will be contacted to indicate the lead-in wire is in a proper position for cutting and clinching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Assignee: USM Corporation
    Inventor: Richard B. Maxner
  • Patent number: 4165557
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming and securing parallel lead electronic components inserted in a printed circuit substrate is provided. The apparatus includes a selectively rotatable driving assembly selectively displaceable towards an electronic component inserted into a printed circuit substrate, a lead bending assembly mounted on the driving assembly for bending the leads, and a cutting assembly mounted on the bending assembly for cutting the leads, the bending and cutting assemblies actuated by displacement of the driving assembly. The apparatus may include a sub-assembly for disposal of chips removed from the leads during cutting and a detection sub-assembly for detecting the presence of an inserted electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Assignee: Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshinobu Taguchi, Kotaro Harigane, Tetsuro Ito