With Means To Feed Work During Tool Contact Patents (Class 29/561)
  • Patent number: 8677619
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a system for wrapping biomedical conductor wires about core material, comprises: a payout assembly and a take-up assembly for controllably paying out the core material and taking up the core material with the wrapped conductor wires; a turntable; a plurality of carriers, disposed on the turntable, for letting out the conductor wires; and a die for applying force to the conductor wires as the wires are wrapped about the core material, the die adapted to rotate according to group rotation of the plurality of carriers by the turntable during operation of the system, wherein the die comprises one or more features asymmetrically arranged about a circumference of the die, the one or more features adapted to direct the conductor wires from the plurality of carriers onto the core material in an axially repeating pattern of groups of closely spaced wires with each group separated by a distance larger than the spacing between adjacent wires within each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Neuromodulation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Don Dye, Paul Burros
  • Publication number: 20130283592
    Abstract: An apparatus is described which is formed for expanding elongated, ribbon-shaped metal elements moving in the longitudinal direction and suitable for forming open section elements such as upright sections or plaster sections or closed section elements such as passages or pipes, the apparatus includes a feed station, a cutting station, a positioning station and a connection station, with the feed station being formed for the at least substantial continuous feed of at least one metal element to the cutting station. The cutting station is formed for producing at least one continuous meandering incision which extends in the longitudinal direction of the at least one metal element and by which at least two longitudinal portions of the at least one metal element having meandering longitudinal edges are produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Protektorwerk Florenz Maisch GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Christof Maisch
  • Publication number: 20130180968
    Abstract: An apparatus to cut and surface process a workpiece includes a cutting tool to cut the workpiece; a peening tool to peen surfaces of the cut workpiece; and a controller to control the cutting tool, the peening tool and the workpiece to move simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Daniel V. Viens, Robert A. Grelotti, Joseph J. Sangiovanni, John F. Zimmerman, Yan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130160280
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and a tag feeder for feeding tags in a feeding direction to a dispensing position within a clipping machine. The tag feeder is provided with a feeding mechanism with at least one pusher means for transporting a chain of tags. The pusher means is reversible movable parallel to the feeding direction between a first and second position wherein, in the first position, the pusher means is in a minimum displacement to the dispensing position, and wherein, in the second position, the pusher means are in a maximum displacement to the dispensing position. The feeding mechanism comprises at least one cutting tool for cutting-off the foremost tag of the chain of tags, viewed in the feeding direction, in the first position and at least one clamping device for clamping the chain of tags when the foremost tag is arranged in the first position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: POLY-CLIP SYSTEM GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Poly-clip System GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8397381
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light set with surface mounted light emitting components is disclosed. A rod having a predetermined length and a winding control architecture with corresponding driving spindles are prepared first. The rod is driven to rotate by a winding machine via driving spindles to wind conducting wires. The insulating layer of each conducting wire is then ground along an axial direction of the rod to expose the conductor of each conducting wire to form contact-pad area. A conductive paste is applied to each contact-pad area, and the surface mounted light emitting components are straddled thereon. Each lead of the surface mounted light emitting components is respectively positioned corresponding to the contact-pad areas, and is electrically connected to the conductors by the conductive paste. The contact-pad areas and the surface mounted light emitting component are then covered with a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Allied Bright Technology Limited
    Inventor: Kenneth Tsai
  • Publication number: 20120096702
    Abstract: An automated construction system is described. Embodiments of the automated construction system comprise an inner work station having at least one working level, and an outer work station having at least one working level, with industrial robots disposed on the outer or inner work station. The outer work station typically surrounds the inner work station, with a shaft disposed between the two work stations. A lift or hoist is provided for raising and lowering a work piece in the shaft. Embodiments of the present invention further comprise a carousel adapted to forming work piece sections from metal plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: Alan Kingsley, Larry Bertelsen, Peter Miller, Richard Alan Roen
  • Publication number: 20120077302
    Abstract: Convey means for pitch-feeding the semiconductor cell to which the conductive tapes have been attached, lead wire processing means for forming-processing the lead wire, provisional pressure-bonding means which is provided at a part opposed to the semiconductor cell that is pitch-fed, holds the lead wires which are forming-processed, repeats provisional pressure-bonding of the lead wires to the conductive tapes provided on the upper surface and lower surface of the semiconductor cell that is pitch-fed, and alternately connects the upper surfaces and lower surfaces of the neighboring semiconductor cells, and main pressure-bonding means which is disposed on a downstream side of the provisional pressure-bonding means in a direction of conveyance of the semiconductor cell, and which mainly pressure-bonds, simultaneously, the paired upper and lower lead wires which have been provisionally pressure-bonded to the upper surface and lower surface of the semiconductor cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuhito Abe, Tomoyoshi Kawasaki
  • Publication number: 20120066891
    Abstract: Provided is a metal shell cutting and assembling machine for cutting a material tape with metal shells and assembling the metal shell with a plastic body of a connector. The metal shell cutting and assembling machine includes a frame, a material-feeding mechanism, a pre-press mechanism, a metal shell-cutting mechanism, a plastic body-inserting mechanism, a metal shell-inserting mechanism and a controller. The material-feeding mechanism is used for transferring the material tape. The pre-press mechanism can pre-press the metal shell of the material tape for being cut by the metal shell-cutting mechanism. The metal shell-inserting mechanism can push the metal shell held between the pre-press mechanism and the metal shell-cutting mechanism onto the plastic body-inserting mechanism, and the plastic body-inserting mechanism pushes the plastic body for assembling with the metal shell. Whereby the metal shell cutting and assembling machine can enhance the manufacture efficiency and reduce the labor cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventors: YU-FENG LIN, Kuo-chuan Chiu, Feng-chi Lee
  • Publication number: 20110308066
    Abstract: A machining apparatus and method of machining a work piece are provided. The method generally includes machining a plurality of independent surfaces of the work piece as the work piece travels along a work path and through a plurality of machining stations in a single pass. The machining apparatus includes a frame and first and second machining stations mounted to the frame. Each machining station is configured to form an independent surface in a work piece passed through the machining apparatus. The machining apparatus also includes a feed arrangement for feeding the work piece through the apparatus along a feed path and relative to the first and second machining stations and the frame while machining is performed on the work piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: PACIFIC BEARING COMPANY
    Inventors: Robert Schroeder, William E. O'Connor, Dennis L. Oldenburg
  • Publication number: 20110146056
    Abstract: The disclosure is related to a method and a device of manufacturing a speaker. First, a roll element is fabricated by a roll-based manufacturing process and by using a material feeder, and the roll element is cut into many sheet elements by using a cutter. An inserting device is used to insert the sheet elements into a temporary storage device, and an extracting device is used to extract the sheet elements from the temporary storage device and place the sheet elements on another roll element fabricated by another roll-based manufacturing process and by using another material feeder. The sheet elements and the other roll element are combined. The roll elements and sheet elements may be vibrating membranes and porous electrodes of a flat speaker.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chang-Ho Liou, Wei-Chung Lee, Ming-Daw Chen
  • Patent number: 7937831
    Abstract: A method of connecting an electric actuator to a printed circuit by metal contacts having an open contact zone. The metal contacts are soldered to the printed circuit using an SMD-type automated method performed at a high speed and at a high temperature, and the electrical connection pins of the actuator can be mechanically connected to the metal contacts without soldering by butting the contact zone of the metal contacts against the connection pins of the actuator once the connection pins have been inserted through the contact zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Sonceboz SA
    Inventors: Daniel Sigg, Corinne Zuppiger-Lachat
  • Patent number: 7887678
    Abstract: An electrode tool for electrochemical machining includes a machining electrode surface (1a). The machining electrode surface (1a) includes a conductive pattern defined by lands (3) and grooves (3a) that are formed by groove machining the electrode surface (1a). The machining electrode surface (1a) is then molded with a hard insulating resin layer (4), and a surface of the hard insulating resin layer (4) is mechanically polished to expose the lands (3) of the conductive pattern. The lands (3) are chemically dissolved to obtain a conductive pattern (14) having a surface that is formed below a resulting insulating resin surface (2), with the height difference between the two surfaces being between 1 and 5 ?m. The electrode tool allows precise surface machining of work pieces and can withstand prolonged use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Minebea Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Yasuda, Makoto Ide
  • Publication number: 20100050405
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for precision machining or micromachining workpieces, with a feed mechanism for transporting at least one workpiece, with a storage device, which includes a magazine for storing at least one workpiece, and with a tool for machining at least one workpiece, wherein the at least one workpiece can be led out of the magazine of the storage device to the feed mechanism, wherein the feed mechanism can be moved such that a workpiece held on the feed mechanism can be transported to the tool, wherein the magazine of the storage device can be moved along a magazine motion path, whose course is aligned at least in part with a workpiece motion path, which is traversed by a workpiece held on the feed mechanism during the transport from the magazine of the storage device to the tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: Supfina Grieshaber GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Simon Wolber
  • Publication number: 20080271304
    Abstract: In order to improve a machine tool comprising a machine frame with a machine bed, machining units mounted on the machine bed, of which at least one is a work spindle for a workpiece to be machined and at least one is a tool carrier, displacement units, by which the at least one work spindle and the at least one tool carrier can be moved relative to one another within a working space for machining the workpiece, and a handling device, by which workpieces can be inserted into and removed from the work spindle, in such a way that the time during which the tools are in the working space can be optimized, and consequently the times for machining each of the workpieces can also be optimized, it is proposed that a wall defining the working space being provided with an opening, by the handling device being disposed on a side of the opening that is remote from the working space and by it being possible to use the handling device to insert workpieces into the work spindle and/or remove them from it through the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Publication date: November 6, 2008
    Applicant: Index-Werke Gmbh & Co. KG Hahn & Tessky
    Inventor: Walter Grossmann
  • Publication number: 20080184757
    Abstract: A multi-groove feed system for a dual point coiling apparatus includes a single set, or a reduced number of sets, of multi-groove feed rolls and multi-groove wire guides, or multi-groove guides, associated with a moveable feed frame to run the entire size or configuration range of wire, or other material, of a dual point coiling machine without the need, or to minimize the need with a reduced number of sets, to change the feed tooling to accommodate a range of sizes or configurations of wire or other material to be coiled. The multi-groove feed rolls are each provided with a plurality of grooves of different sizes or configurations and the multi-groove wire guides, or multi-groove guides, are each provided with a plurality of corresponding apertures or passages of different sizes or configurations that correspond to a plurality of sizes or configurations or wire or other material be coiled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Publication date: August 7, 2008
    Inventor: Ralph Napiany
  • Patent number: 7284325
    Abstract: An improved tool and method for enhancing the surface of a heat transfer tube are provided. The tool, which can be easily added to existing manufacturing equipment, includes cutting bits that may be retracted with a housing. The cutting bits include a cutting edge to cut through the surface of a tube and a lifting edge to lift the surface of the tube to form protrusions. A method for enhancing the inner surface of the tube includes mounting a tool on a shaft, positioning the tool in the tube and causing relative rotation and axial movement between the tube and the tool to cut at least partially through at least one ridge formed along the surface of the tube to form ridge layers and lift the ridge layers to form protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2007
    Inventors: Petur Thors, Bruce Kouse, Gerry Minshall
  • Patent number: 7069637
    Abstract: A wirelaying apparatus and method using a tool (30) having a cutter/cutting tip (31) operatively opening a cut in the interior bore surface (11) of a cylindrical pipe fitting (10), laying wire (12) into the cut and closing the cut using a flange closer (33). The wire (12) is delivered into the cut via an aperture (32) through the cutting tip (31). Delivery of the wire (12) into the cut is thereby improved, overcoming the problem of wire running free within the fitting. In a second embodiment (see FIG. 12) the cutter (31) is rotatably mounted allowing a double helical coil to be formed without removing the cutter from the bore surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: MSA Engineering Systems Limited
    Inventors: Gary Jones, Paul Cawrey
  • Patent number: 7003865
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, a machine for milling doors and/or drawer fronts, including: apparatus to horizontally clamp a door or drawer front to a horizontal movable table; apparatus to remove vertically disposed scribe pins from the door and/or drawer front, backs of the vertically disposed scribe pins defining a position of a frame to be spaced from the door and/or drawer front by a reveal; points disposed at the lower end of the vertically disposed scribe pins, flush with the backs, the points inserted into the door or drawer front; and apparatus to move the movable table such as to move the door or drawer front past a cutter head, the cutter head cutting the door or drawer front at least from a line in which lie the backs to a finished edge of the door or drawer front. A method of using the milling machine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Inventor: Henry L. Blevio, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6751840
    Abstract: A wirelaying apparatus and method using a tool (30) having a cutter (31) operatively opening a cut in the interior bore surface (11) of a cylindrical pipe fitting (10), laying wire (12) into the cut and closing the cut using a flange closer (33). The wire (12) is delivered into the cut via an aperture (32) through the cutting means (31). Delivery of the wire (12) into the cut is thereby improved, overcoming the problem of wire running free within the fitting. In a second embodiment (see FIG. 12) the cutter (31) is rotatably mounted allowing a double helical coil to be formed without removing the cutter from the bore surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: MSA Engineering Systems Limited
    Inventors: Gary Jones, Paul Cawrey
  • Patent number: 6658312
    Abstract: A wire harness manufacturing apparatus includes plural manufacturing lines for respectively manufacturing plural sub-wire harnesses as constituents of a wire harness to be produced, each of the manufacturing lines including plural constituent devices arranged in manufacturing order of each sub-wire harness. Plural line control devices are provided for controlling operational processes of the manufacturing lines respectively. Each of the line control devices is connected with the constituent devices of each of the manufacturing lines through a signal transmitting circuit. At least one system control device is adapted so as to construct a signal transmitting network together with the line control devices, for controlling manufacturing loads among the plural manufacturing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Katsumi Hagiyama
  • Patent number: 6530139
    Abstract: A wirelaying apparatus and method using a tool (30) having a cutter (31) operatively opening a cut in the interior bore surface (11) of a cylindrical pipe fitting (10), laying wire (12) into the cut and closing the cut using a flange closer (33). The wire (12) is delivered into the cut via an aperture (32) through the cutting means (31). Delivery of the wire (12) into the cut is thereby improved, overcoming the problem of wire running free within the fitting. In a second embodiment (see FIG. 12) the cutter (31) is rotatably mounted allowing a double helical coil to be formed without removing the cutter from the bore surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2003
    Assignee: MSA Engineering Systems Limited
    Inventors: Gary Jones, Paul Cawrey
  • Publication number: 20030019094
    Abstract: A molding machine for machining workpieces of wood or plastic material has a transport path for transporting workpieces in a transport direction and adjustable spindles arranged sequentially in the transport direction on the transport path. Tools are fixedly connected on the spindles. Adjusting elements are drivingly connected to the spindles. First indicator devices are coupled to the adjusting elements and indicate a position of the spindles relative to a reference point of the machine, respectively. At least one data storage device is connected to the indicator devices and configured to save position data of the spindles and to allow retrieval of the position data of the spindles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventor: Heinrich Englert
  • Patent number: 5922168
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically making a laminated electrical or electronic device has a series of processing stations including an inspection station for inspecting the quality of printing at a series of indexed segments on a ceramic coated, continuous tape, a stack and tack station at which sequential segments of the tape are cut and stacked on top of each other to form a stack having a selected number of layers, a lamination station in which the stacked layers are laminated together, and a cutting station at which the stack is cut into a plurality of individual chips, a tape feed mechanism for indexing the tape segments sequentially through the inspection station and stack and tack station, and a drive mechanism for moving a stack from the stack and tack station through the lamination station and cutting station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 13, 1999
    Assignee: Pacific Trinetics Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon O. Zablotny, James W. Horner
  • Patent number: 5146670
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a device and method for profiling and deburring a workpiece. The device includes a profiler having a cutting edge for profiling a workpiece, a deburrer having a cutting edge for deburring profiled edges of a workpiece, and a yoke for supporting the profiler and the deburrer in opposed relation on opposite sides of a planar work position, the yoke being movable along a z-axis perpendicular to the work position to alternately move the cutting edges of the profiler and the deburrer toward and away from a workpiece in the work position. The yoke is also movable so that the cutting edges can be maneuvered in a working plane transverse to the z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1992
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Everett E. Jones
  • Patent number: 5058466
    Abstract: The device for inserting polygonal and shaped bars in the collet of the chuck of machine tools comprises a bar pusher element arranged inside a bar guiding channel and a motor element connected to a worm screw which cause sliding of a slider rigidly associated with the bar pusher. The device has a spring mounted in abutment against the worm screw and adapted to be compressed when the bar rests frontally on the collet of the rotating chuck, so as to absorb the thrust of the motor and to press the bar against the collet, and a motor switch activated by the compression of the spring until the rotation of the chuck causes the chuck to be brought angularly in step with the bar and the bar to be inserted in the collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 22, 1991
    Assignee: I.E.M.C.A. S.p.A. Industria Elettromeccanica Complessi Automatici
    Inventor: Vladimiro Fabbri
  • Patent number: 4984351
    Abstract: A machine tool includes two movable tables on which workpiece is mounted. A base mount has an upper surface provided with at least two machinable regions and workpiece handling regions. A column is supported above the base mount and movable in a first direction, and a spindle head is supported on the column and movable in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction. The spindle head is movable over the machinable regions. The tables are arranged in parallelism and movable in a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions. Each of the tables is movable between each of the machinable regions and the workpiece handling regions. First, second and third drive means are connected to the column, the spindle head and the tables, respectively. The drive means are also connected to a numerical control unit for numerically controlling the movements of the column, the spindle head and the tables in the first, the second and the third directions respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1991
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Futoshi Matsuyama, Akira Hirose, Toshiyuki Takei
  • Patent number: 4976572
    Abstract: The automatic machine works on coiled stock to produce a series of workpieces. It comprises a spindle arranged to turn around its axis, but only somewhat more than through an angle of 360.degree., between two fixed angular limits. The tools consist of shaped milling cutters or grinding wheels which machine surfaces of revolutions on the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Inventor: Harold Habegger
  • Patent number: 4907325
    Abstract: A blind trimmer includes a machine frame and an immovable as well as a movable trimming mechanisms respectively mounted on two longitudinal sides of the frame. Each trimming mechanism includes a plate, a saw, a cylindrical milling blade, and a clamping device having a slide piece which is slidable on the plate and spacedly mounts thereon two jaw members clamping therebetween a respective end portion of a collapsed blind so that the respective end portion will be trimmed by the saw when the slide piece is slid on the plate to let the respective end portion pass through the saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1990
    Inventor: Pei H. Hsu
  • Patent number: 4750254
    Abstract: A continuously operating one-sided formatting and edge shaping machine for edge processing four sides of work pieces is driven by a continuously running primary conveying means (10). A conveying device is mounted ahead of this single primary conveying means in the form of chain conveyors (18 and 20), which also operate continuously, so that a precisely aligned work piece can be transferred in this condition to the primary conveying means, for which purpose the two conveying means run synchronously with each other at least in the transfer area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Hornberger Maschinenbaugesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kurt Kalmbach
  • Patent number: 4510668
    Abstract: A machining center of a horizontal type including a vertical base is disclosed. A pallet carrying a workpiece to be machined is mounted on a pallet slide with a pallet surface being vertical so that the pallet is movable along a first horizontal axis and rotatable about this first axis. The pallet slide is mounted on the vertical base so as to be movable vertically along a first vertical surface of this base, this surface being parallel to the first axis. A spindle supporting a tool for machining the workpiece is mounted in a spindle slide so that the spindle is rotatable about a second horizontal axis making a right angle with the first axis. The spindle slide is supported by the vertical base so as to be movable horizontally along a second vertical surface of the base, said second surface making a right angle with the first vertical surface of the base. Accordingly, a wide space is formed below the workpiece and tool supported by the pallet slide and spindle slide respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Assignee: Tsugami Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichi Ishida, Tetsuro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 4466170
    Abstract: A machine for cutting insulation material into semi-circular blocks. Circular cutting blades are mounted reciprocally on a support shaft. A router functions to cut a groove in the insulation material to provide clearance for the cutting blade support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 21, 1984
    Inventor: Harry C. Davis
  • Patent number: 4403389
    Abstract: A stationary base includes a planar surface and a bore having an axis lying in a plane parallel to the planar surface. A slide element having a planar surface slidably disposed against the planar surface of the base, is attached to a reciprocally movable shuttle slidably disposed within the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 13, 1983
    Assignee: Stevens Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert L. Coope
  • Patent number: 4369571
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding separator strips and plate blanks to an automatic battery cell winding machine, the apparatus having a frame member, guide means on the frame member for guiding a separator strip, a clamp for clamping the separator strip, feeding means, including an air cylinder, for advancing the clamp and the clamped separator strip, a platform mounted to slide on the frame member for receiving a plate blank, means for pushing the platform along the frame member for feeding the plate blank to the separator strip and a spring tensioned as the platform is advanced along the frame member for retracting the platform when the pushing means is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1983
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Raymond K. Sugalski
  • Patent number: 4295263
    Abstract: A machine for cutting insulation material into semi-circular blocks. Circular cutting blades are mounted reciprocally on a support shaft. A router functions to cut a groove in the insulation material to provide clearance for the cutting blade support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Inventor: Harry C. Davis
  • Patent number: 4260001
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for shaping and finishing at least a part of the periphery of a planar workpiece of wood or similar material in which the workpiece and a template are mounted on a carrier block which is drawn along a machine bed where the workpiece is shaped and finished in accordance with the template by a plurality of pivotally mounted material removing shaping tools and finishing tools, the workpiece being maintained in position on the template by a plurality of overlying rollers during its passage past the tools, and, after shaping and finishing, the workpiece being returned by a second conveyor to the inlet side of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1981
    Assignee: Bekaert Engineering
    Inventor: Gabriel De Muynck
  • Patent number: 4084309
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing flexible duct comprising feeding a strip of cloth and a channel formed strip of metal in parallel through a work station having a pair of crimping rollers which fasten an edge of the fabric into the channel. A forming ring is provided at the work station to guide a first coil of fabric attached to channel strip around to meet and overlap a second coil of fabric being fed into the work station. A roller member is rotatably fixed above the work station to force the overlapping edges of adjacent coils of fabric down into the channel of the metal strip being simultaneously fed in parallel with the fabric toward the crimping rolls. The roller member carries with it a string which it inserts into the channel over the overlapping edges of the fabric prior to the combined materials being fed into crimping rollers where they are forced into a retained and fixed position within the enfolded arms of the crimped channel of metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 1976
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1978
    Inventor: Cecil Howard Wood