From Material Of Indefinite Length Patents (Class 227/80)
  • Patent number: 7396008
    Abstract: A stapler unit has a staple section, a cutter section, and a receiving section. A stapling device further includes a staple recovery box which is disposed at a staple discarding position and which recovers the tip ends to be discarded from the receiving section; and a staple discarding mechanism which delivers the tip ends received in the receiving section of the stapler unit to the staple recovery box. One of the plural stapling positions is identical with the staple discarding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Sato, Yoshiyuki Takaishi
  • Patent number: 6467149
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for injecting material into a substrate. The apparatus 10 comprises a needle assembly having a needle 14, a movable central portion 26 and a substantially stationary top portion 26. The material to be injected 17 is threaded through apparatus 10 into needle 14, and is cut to the desired length by cutter 18. When needle 14 penetrates a substrate, an additional portion of material 17 is fed into the apparatus 10, and when needle 14 is removed from substrate 12, the additional material pushes into needle 14, forcing cut portion 16 to remain in the substrate. In the method of using the apparatus, additional steps for orienting the angle of the apparatus, and steps of controlling the concentration of the injected material in the substrate may be included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventor: Martin Lamar Sentmanat
  • Patent number: 6237828
    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 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Roll Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: H. W. Crowley
  • Patent number: 5598617
    Abstract: An apparatus for inserting wire into an intermittently fed insulating body (I) of a structural element (B), with a wire supply device (6, 7) disposed on a pivotable base plate (1) and with a device (15, 16, 21) for forming and shaping a wire receiving duct, wherein, in the feed direction of the structural element, the forming and shaping device is disposed in front of the wire supply device as well as at the same angle as it and on the same side of the insulating body and is fixedly connected with the wire supply device, can be moved together with it in the direction toward the insulating body of the structural element and away from it and is pivotable together with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1997
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs-u.Verwertungs-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Klaus Ritter, Gerhard Ritter
  • Patent number: 5167360
    Abstract: Process and device for guiding wire sections through an intermittently advanced insulating body, consisting at least partially of non-pliable material, of a component; wherein, between successive advancing steps a channel for receiving the wire is initially formed in the insulating body and only then is the wire advanced by a wire supply guided through the reception channel from one of the two sides of the insulating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1992
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs- und Verwertungs-Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventors: Gerhard Ritter, Klaus Ritter
  • Patent number: 4506818
    Abstract: In order to be able to remove the wire from its supply source and in order to be able to prevent a bending of the wire, a wire-feed-clamp (3) can be moved along an alignment element (2) which, in a fixed position, is arranged on a carrier (1), whereby the wire-feed-clamp (3) produces a one-sided gripping effect and whereby a hollow needle (8) is affixed on the front side of the wire-feed-clamp (3), for the purpose of penetration of the solid body; at the rear extremity of the alignment element (2), a return-motion stopping-element (11) for the wire is arranged which, in the same sense as the wire-feed-clamp (3), produces a one-sided gripping effect and is aligned with the hollow needle (8) and whereby in front of the alignment element (2), a cutting element (20, 21) is arranged for the purpose of cutting-off the wire section which, at any given time, had been pushed through the solid body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1985
    Assignee: EVG Entwicklungs- und Verwertungs-Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Gerhard Ritter, Klaus Ritter, Josef Ritter, Edgar Pollhammer
  • Patent number: 4148118
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus for storing and serially positioning a series of carrier strip mounted electrical connectors at a wire insertion station whereat pairs of small gauge insulated wires are trimmed and inserted into the electrical connectors. Each wire-receiving portion of a connector is located by a projecting portion on the connector. A reeling device advances the carrier strip until the projecting portion registers against a stop which momentarily positions the wire-receiving portion correctly at the insertion station. Subsequent to connection of a pair of wires in the connector the stop is removed allowing advancement of the carrier strip. The stop is then replaced to engage another of the projections on the same connector or another connector to position momentarily another wire-receiving portion of the connector at the insertion station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1979
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: James E. Fleischhacker, Lincoln E. Roberts, Albert D. Willette
  • Patent number: 4053094
    Abstract: A fastener cartridge of the throw-away type including a housing enclosing an elongated continuous wire wound in coil formation on a spool and mounting the spool for rotation about its axis in response to an outward pull on a free end portion of the strand extending outwardly of the housing and a holding pawl within the housing for preventing movement of the strand free end portion into the housing and a cooperating portable power-operated device lockingly securing said cartridge in operative relation thereon having power driven means for cutting off successive lengths from the free end portion of the wire and driving the same into a workpiece. The dimension of the lengths cut off from the wire can be varied within a range as desired by an adjustable power-operated feed pawl which cooperates with the holding pawl of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1977
    Assignee: Textron, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Males
  • Patent number: 4025030
    Abstract: An apparatus which incorporates a generally rectangular framework for receiving a supply of sheet plywood for cutting into individual strips, with each strip converted into a carpet-tacking strip. The apparatus receives and stores a supply of sheet plywood which is individually cut into a plurality of similar or identical strips. Each strip has a bevel on one edge. A number of nails, preferably in two files, are driven through the strip so that the point emerges from the backside. These nails provide a gripping means for engaging the carpet. Additionally, a number of nails for nailing the strips to the floor are inserted, at least partially, through the board from the opposite side. The apparatus simultaneously and consecutively forms a plurality of strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 1972
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Inventors: James V. Lowery, Charles L. Lowery, Vernon L. Lowery, Jimmy R. Lowery