Means To Move, Guide, Or Permit Free Fall Or Flight Of Product Patents (Class 83/109)
  • Patent number: 9604381
    Abstract: A system for forming and wrapping a plurality of stacks of sheet like product is provided. The system includes a separator apparatus for converting a stream of spaced apart sets of stacks into a repeating stepped configuration. The system includes a mechanism for merging the stepped configuration of stacks into a single file stream of stacks. The system includes a cutoff apparatus for cutting a plastic sleeve in which the stacks are wrapped. The system includes a turner apparatus for changing the direction of travel of individual units comprising of a stack of product within a length of the sleeve 90 degrees while maintaining the orientation of the units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Michler, Timm G. Retzloff, Andrew Kell Balduc, David J. Brauer
  • Patent number: 9108333
    Abstract: A punching device includes: a base including a die part that has a top wall; an abutting member connected to the base; a punch supported on the base, movable relative to the die part and the abutting member between upper and lower positions; and an ejecting unit supported on the base and including a non-compressible ejecting element disposed above and adjacent to the top wall of the die part. The punch is movable relative to the ejecting unit at least during movement of the punch from a middle position to the lower position. The ejecting unit abuts against the abutting member at least when the punch is disposed at the upper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Chung-Yi Lee
  • Patent number: 9102096
    Abstract: A design transfer device comprising an elastic planar wall and an elastic cutting blade unitary with the elastic planar wall and extending directly from the elastic planar wall. A method of using the design transfer device is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Inventor: Dominic Palazzolo
  • Publication number: 20150135918
    Abstract: In order to improve a saw device with a feed axis for a workpiece to be sawed, with a first saw unit to saw the workpiece in a first sawing plane extending transversely to the feed axis and with a second saw unit to saw the workpiece in a second sawing plane extending transversely to the feed axis, with a central device region arranged between the sawing planes, with a front device region arranged in front of the first sawing plane, viewed in a feed direction, and with a rear device region arranged behind the second sawing plane, viewed in the feed direction, in such a way that as high a cutting efficiency as possible can be achieved, it is proposed that the saw device comprises at least two transport mechanisms arranged in different device regions to transport different workpiece portions along the feed axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Christian Behringer
  • Publication number: 20140356988
    Abstract: A mechanical debonding method and system are provided. A mechanical debonding method, used to debond temporary bonding wafers formed by bonding a device wafer and a carrier wafer by an adhesive, includes: obtaining the height position of the adhesive through a thickness measurement apparatus; moving a cutting apparatus to a position between the device wafer and the carrier wafer based on the height position of the adhesive, then removing the adhesive at the edge of the temporary bonding wafers by the cutting apparatus; removing the carrier wafer from the temporary bonding wafers; cleaning the adhesive left on the surface of the device wafer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Daquan Yu, Feng Jiang
  • Patent number: 8893597
    Abstract: A sheet lifting device is provided for lifting a sheet or web of material in a press. The device can include a base portion and a resilient, bendable arm extending from the base portion. The base portion can include a merge portion that connects the resilient, bendable arm to the rest of the base portion. A system is provided that includes the sheet lifting device mounted in a slot of a support frame, for example, in a blanking press. Methods of conveying a sheet or web of material using the system are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Atlas Die, LLC
    Inventor: David J. Coursey
  • Publication number: 20140318339
    Abstract: An apparatus for conveying food products comprises a conveying device which is configured to convey food products located on a product support surface along a product conveying direction. The conveying device is adjustable with respect to a stationary base of the apparatus, with an adjustment device being provided for adjusting the conveying device, said adjustment device comprising a first articulated arm arrangement and a second articulated arm arrangement spaced apart therefrom. The articulated arm arrangements each comprise a first articulated arm pivotally connected to the base and a second articulated arm pivotally connected to the conveying device, with mutually corresponding articulated arms being pivotable about respective parallel pivot axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventors: Kai-Andre BRIEL, Ingo ROTHER
  • Patent number: 8863625
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for trimming elastomeric gasket squeeze-out from between a removeable workpiece and a static base, when there is compression between the workpiece and the base. The elastomeric gasket is deformable and compression causes squeeze-out along the edge. The method comprises using a tack release agent to remove the tackiness from the elastomeric squeeze-out and, following wetting of the squeeze-out, applying a thin blade adjacent the workpiece and trimming the excess squeeze-out by moving the blade along the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Aviation Devices & Electronics Components, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Busby, Douglas J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140202296
    Abstract: A cutting machine waste extraction apparatus is provided and includes ducting system and junction apparatus such that waste from cutting is removable from the cutting area through a movable ducting system. The ducting system receives and directs waste from the cutting area, up a vertical plane to a horizontal plane. A portion of the ducting system is connected by the junction apparatus to another portion of the ducting system, whereby in the horizontal plane the ducting is movable with respect to other ducting. The junction apparatus includes a movable junction ducting for directionally directing waste flow. The ducting has at least one movable flexible belt covering and sealing the ducting. belt being movably supported by rollers to be slidably raised above a portion of the ducting to allow the junction apparatus to be movable along the ducting to allow waste therein while being continuously fluidly sealed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: Eigen Systems Limited
    Inventor: Murray Houlton Forlong
  • Patent number: 8776549
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for severing a marked region of a glass strip (1) produced continuously on a conveyor belt (11), having the following characteristics: a) a line (12) highlighting the severing of the marked region is scored on the continuous glass strip (1), b) once the scored line (12) reaches the crusher roll (6), the two lock rolls (7, 8) following the crusher roll (6) are folded away downward, c) once the scored line (12) is located in the region of the highest area of the crusher roll (6), means for shearing off (5) push onto the glass strip (1) and break it off, d) after the broken-off glass piece (10) has dropped, the lock rolls (7, 8, 9) are folded back in the conveyor belt (11), and to a computer program and a machine-readable carrier with the program code thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Edwin Lang
  • Patent number: 8770075
    Abstract: Parts with high surface finish are removed from tools of a fine blanking press with accuracy and at high speed. The press has high opening and shutting speeds achieved by a direct drive having high acceleration power, a high turning moment, and small construction dimensions. A cross slide is movable transverse to a working direction of tool parts and is fixed at a frame of the direct drive. The direct drive includes a drive shaft which changes turning direction based on the stroke of a ram that is pivotally connected to the cross slide via an arm, a bracket, and a rapid-action coupling. Rotating motion is converted into a linear motion, which reverses between a rear stop position and a front stop position of the cross slide in a working area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Feintool Industrial Property AG
    Inventors: Andreas Walther, Herbert Fuchs, Simon Benjamin Walther, Jürg Ochsenbein
  • Publication number: 20140041497
    Abstract: In a process of transporting a strip-shaped optical film F, the optical film F is cut to a predetermined length. Thereafter, the sheet-like optical films F divided by the cutting are intermittently transported while the strip-shaped optical film F is fed by the predetermined length such that a portion to be cut next reaches a cutting action position. Further, a leading one of the sheet-like optical films F in the intermittent transport process is transported to a continuous transport process such that a rear end thereof passes the intermittent transport process in a subsequent intermittent transport operation. Herein, the sheet-like optical film F is transported to the downstream-side continuous transport process following the intermittent transport process to continuously transport the optical film F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: AKEBONO MACHINE INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junpei Kozasa, Shoji Negishi
  • Publication number: 20140000428
    Abstract: A self-lubricating circular saw blade assembly and method of use. A circular saw blade assembly includes a circular saw blade having a cutting edge and axial sides. A lubricant disc is disposed upon at least one axial side. The lubricant disc provides lubrication to an area being cut during operation and provides debris removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Paul G. Cairns, Brian Breaux, Brian Ross
  • Publication number: 20130255459
    Abstract: A tape processing apparatus has a print feeding section that holds a printing tape to feed forward, a tape cutter that is provided ahead of the print feeding section in a feeding direction and cuts off a rear end of a printed portion of the printing tape in a width direction thereof, and a tape ejection section that opens to apparatus cases and that can eject a fed printing tape forward in the feeding direction and can eject the printing tape of which terminal end passes through the print feeding section downward.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Nakajima, Akihiro Shintani
  • Publication number: 20130247731
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine cutting device capable of cutting an accommodated medicine into halves and discharging the cut medicines. A medicine cutting device for cutting and discharging medicines while moving one pill at a time includes: a first member disposed in parallel to a direction in which a medicine is supplied; and a second member facing the first member, wherein the medicine is disposed between the first member and the second member. The medicine is cut while the second member reciprocates with respect to the fixed first member, or the first member reciprocates with respect to the fixed second member, or the first member and the second member simultaneously reciprocate in a mutually proximal or distal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jun Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8534173
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, the present teachings relate to a paper pushing device. The paper pushing device can include a shaft configured to be received and anchored in an opening of a substrate, for example, a retaining board. The paper pushing device can include a base that extends from the shaft, and a paddle connected to the base at a shoulder. The base can extend in a first direction perpendicular to the shaft and away from the central axis of the shaft, and the paddle can extend in a second direction opposite the first direction and past the central axis of the shaft. Methods are also provided whereby the paper pushing device can be used in various die-cutting and workpiece manipulating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Die LLC
    Inventor: Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Patent number: 8534172
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for translating articles. The apparatus has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of a positioning conveyor having an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Tools, such as cutting tools or inspection stools, along the sides of the work area interact with the sides of the articles as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the article-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Patent number: 8505423
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiving module, a conversion module, first and second rollers, a motor, and a cutting head. The receiving module receives a desired weight value. The conversion module converts the desired weight value to a first length of wheel weight material based on a linear density of the wheel weight material. The first and second rollers engage first and second opposing sides of a continuous strip of the wheel weight material. The linear density of the wheel weight material is approximately constant along the continuous strip. The motor directly drives the first roller based on the first length. The cutting head is selectively actuated to cut the wheel weight material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Esys Corporation, 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis R. Hedtke, Matthew W. King, Scott R. Claxton, Mark A. Compton, Christopher J. Marcus, Mark R. Gabel
  • Publication number: 20130156477
    Abstract: A sheet punching device comprises a first blade, a first die into which the first blade is fitted from a first surface of a sheet to form a punch hole in the sheet, a second blade, and a second die into which the second blade is fitted. The second blade is inserted into the punch hole formed by the first blade from a second surface of the sheet and fitted into the second die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20130125720
    Abstract: Space in a conduit having at least one cable therein which is surrounded by a duct is recovered by longitudinally cutting the duct and removing the duct from around the cable. The duct may be pulled out of the conduit and past a blade to affect the cutting, or a blade may be pulled through the conduit to cut the duct while still in the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry L. Allen
  • Patent number: 8430007
    Abstract: An envelope opener is that includes a table for routing documents along a longitudinal document guide wall and a cutting device for cutting off an edge of an envelope is described. The guide wall is movable laterally relative to the cutting device into a plurality of lateral or cutting positions in order to obtain a plurality of cutting widths. The machine also includes a bypass control to enable driving a document in the downstream direction when the cutter device is in the non-cutting position to enable counting envelopes without opening them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes SAS
    Inventors: Patrick Fournier, Francois Reby, Jean-Christian Maleyran
  • Publication number: 20130091997
    Abstract: A punch device includes a mounting platform, a punch mechanism, a feeding mechanism, and a positioning and ejecting mechanism. The punch mechanism is mounted over the mounting platform for punching a pre-punched workpiece positioned on the mounting platform. The feeding mechanism is mounted on the mounting platform for conveying the pre-punched workpiece. The positioning and ejecting mechanism is mounted on the mounting platform and positioned under the punch mechanism, for positioning the pre-punched workpiece during a punching process, and ejecting the punched workpiece after the punching process is performed, thereby facilitating an operator to take away the punched workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FU TAI HUA INDUSTRY (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YOU-LONG TANG, CHENG-FENG SUN, DONG-PING ZHANG, GUANG YANG
  • Publication number: 20130036883
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for processing a web of a flexible material, in particular paper, moved along a direction of motion of the material, in which individual sections are produced from the material web by a first double-carriage linear motor and a second double-carriage linear motor, which are arranged parallel to the direction of motion of the material and each have a first carriage and a second carriage in the direction of motion of the material. Each of the carriages has a driving element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: BAUMUELLER NUERNBERG GMBH
    Inventors: FRITZ RAINER GÖTZ, ANDREAS BAUMÜLLER
  • Publication number: 20130000453
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for trimming elastomeric gasket squeeze-out from between a removeable workpiece and a static base, when there is compression between the workpiece and the base. The elastomeric gasket is deformable and compression causes squeeze-out along the edge, The method comprises using a tack release agent to remove the tackiness from the elastomeric squeeze-out and, following wetting of the squeeze-out, applying a thin blade adjacent the workpiece and trimming the excess squeeze-out by moving the blade along the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Busby, Douglas J. Smith
  • Patent number: 8322394
    Abstract: An apparatus for connecting and cutting tubular cores (1) for supporting rolls of wound material comprising a loading station (80), comprising a rolling cradle consisting of two parallel and horizontal rollers (10 and 11), a star-shaped driven supplier (4), having, for example, four continuous protrusions (2) that allow to load tubular cores of different lengths. The rollers (10 and 11) of the rolling cradle are arranged along a longitudinal direction (16). The apparatus comprises a pusher (5) that acts against a rear end of the core (1), once it has been loaded on the rolling cradle (10, 11), in order to bring a front end of a loaded core in a connecting station (60) where it is present the rear end of a core portion to connect, loaded previously. The pusher (5) comprises an approaching element (9) with vertical idle rollers (7 and 8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Ga. Vo. Meccanica S.N.C.
    Inventors: Antonio Tancredi, Stefano Benvenuti, Alessandro Niccolai
  • Publication number: 20120297944
    Abstract: The cutting machine includes at least one log feed channel; a cutting station along the feed channel, with at least one cutting blade for dividing each, log into individual rolls plus front and rear trims; a log feed device along the feed channel, including at least one rear member for pushing the logs to be cut, movable along the feed channel to push each log through the cutting station. The feed device also includes at least one front member for engaging with the log to be cut, arranged and controlled so as to engage frontally with each log, or series of rolls obtained after the log has been cut, for at least a part of its travel along the feed channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli, Gioni Chiocchetti
  • Publication number: 20120285307
    Abstract: A flying saw has at least one guide rail, on which a saw apparatus is mounted so as to be movable along profile or pipe material to be cut to predetermined lengths, by way of at least one travel drive, particularly synchronous to the advancing movement of the profile or pipe material during cutting. The at least one guide rail as well as the travel drive are disposed above the saw apparatus, and no machine bed is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO. KG.
    Inventor: Hans-Joerg BRAUN
  • Patent number: 8292792
    Abstract: A cutting device feeds a web between a die roll and an anvil roll, and cuts a continuous portion of the web. The cutting device includes a continuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport the continuous portion of the web being continuous in a moving direction of the web, and a discontinuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport a discontinuous portion of the web being discontinuous in the moving direction of the web. The die roll includes a first large diameter portion whose outer peripheral surface is provided with a cutting blade configured to cut the continuous portion of the web. The anvil roll includes a second large diameter portion disposed to face the first large diameter portion. By the discontinuous portion transport unit, the discontinuous portion passes through between the die roll and the anvil roll without contacting the first large diameter portion and the second large diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Unicharm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120247290
    Abstract: A thin layer is cut from a foam material body using a band-knife. A take-off device that lifts and removes the layer from the cutting site, comprises a belt conveyor with an electrostatically chargeable conveyor element. The layer is lifted and removed from the cutting site by electrostatic attraction to the conveyor element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Fecken-Kirfel GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Leyens, Stefan Lennartz
  • Patent number: 8266993
    Abstract: A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a support form, work surface or other member of a material conveyance system. According to embodiments, the deflectable lifting device can have a base that mounts into the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of a material conveyance system, such as a paper stripping or paper blanking work station. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwards, but still contact the sheet or web with a gently humped or arcuate portion, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material. The deflectable lifting device can comprise an arcuate portion or head over which the sheet or web can slide in a bearing fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Die, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Coursey, Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Publication number: 20120210837
    Abstract: A book trimmer is provided. The book trimmer includes an infeed device supplying a plurality of books to be trimmed, an edge trimming knife for trimming the books which is movable back and forth in a book travel direction and a conveyor downstream of the edge trimming knife, the conveyor including a reciprocating section movable back and forth in the book travel direction, the conveyor positively controlling the books as the books are received from the infeed device. A method for trimming a book is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: GOSS INTERNATIONAL AMERICAS, INC.
    Inventor: Glenn Alan GUARALDI
  • Publication number: 20120204694
    Abstract: A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a frame, work surface or other support in a material conveyance system. The device can have a base mounted in the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of the conveyance system. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwardly, but still contact and lift the sheet or web, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: ATLAS DIE, LLC
    Inventors: David J. COURSEY, Brightman Kenneth HOLLIDAY
  • Publication number: 20120174719
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a novel hole punch system including a punch assembly removably coupled to a frame member. In one embodiment, the frame member has an elongated slide track defining a slot along which the punch assembly may be movably positioned. The punch assembly may include a punch mechanism for punching a hole in a material and a chad dispenser mechanism for efficiently storing and discharging accumulated chads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Lenore KAUFMAN, Perri RICHMAN
  • Publication number: 20120152075
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing apparatus that performs a cutting process on a booklet formed by a bundle of center-folded sheets of paper includes: a conveying member that conveys the booklet; a leading edge stopper capable of reciprocating in a booklet conveying direction and used for setting a cutting position by abutting on a center-folded portion of the booklet; and a supporting member that supports the booklet when the cutting position of the booklet is to be set. When the booklet is being conveyed, the conveying member and the conveyed booklet are located in a contact position, and when the cutting position of the booklet is to be set, each of the conveying member and the conveyed booklet is located in one of separated positions, and the cutting position of the booklet is set by the leading edge stopper while the conveyed booklet is supported by the supporting member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Kyosuke Nakada
  • Patent number: 8181560
    Abstract: A food processing tool particularly suited for processing garlic and the like generally includes a main body having a tray configured to allow garlic to be passed back and forth across the tray for processing as desired. The main body optionally includes a pair of opposing guides positioned on opposing lateral sides of the tray and a plurality of ribs provided along either a portion or the entirety of the tray to reduce friction and improve the sliding ability of the garlic along the ribs and therefore the tray. A main slicing blade and one or more pluralities of blades are provided to slice, mince, or julienne cut the garlic. A pusher and cap is configured to selectively allow or restrict rotational movement of the cap and garlic for different orientations when cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Hauser, Ricky Wai Kit Chan, Joanna Clark
  • Publication number: 20120104130
    Abstract: A cutting unit for comminuting bulky feedstock and a device into which such a cutting unit is integrated. The cutting unit has a cutting chamber, which is arranged along a conveying direction and is formed by paired opposite cross walls and longitudinal walls. A knife for comminuting the feedstock can be moved transverse to the conveying direction across the entire cross section of the cutting chamber from one cross wall to the opposite cross wall. To also assure the complete cutting through of fiber-containing or film-shaped feedstock, a counter knife is arranged in the cross wall opposite to the blade of the knife which is stationary relative to the cutting chamber and which during the cutting process forms a cutting gap with the blade of the knife. The wall segment of the opposite cross wall is placed movable in the advance direction of the knife.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Hartmut PALLMANN
  • Patent number: 8166855
    Abstract: A thin section preparing apparatus prepares a thin section from an embedded block having a biological sample embedded and carries the thin section. The thin section preparing apparatus includes a cutter, an approaching and separating mechanism, a carrying mechanism, a moving unit, a sliding mechanism and a control unit. The cutter slices the block at a pull angle. The approaching and separating mechanism relatively moves the block and the cutter along an approaching and separating direction. The carrying mechanism having a carrying body is arranged as one end side is near a nose, and the moving unit moves the body along a transport direction. The sliding mechanism relatively moves the block and the body along a moving direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsumasa Ito, Koji Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 8161854
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cutting boxes. The box cutter has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Cutting tools along the sides of the work area cut into the side panels of the boxes as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the box-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Patent number: 8127649
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, the present teachings relate to a paper pushing device. The paper pushing device can comprise a shaft configured to be received and anchored in an opening of a retaining board. The paper pushing device can comprise a head connected to the shaft. The paper pushing device can comprise an arm that extends from the head at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The paper pushing device can be used in various tool and die, stock manipulating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Atlas Die LLC
    Inventor: Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Patent number: 8096931
    Abstract: A cutting device feeds a web between a die roll and an anvil roll, and cuts a continuous portion of the web. The cutting device includes a continuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport the continuous portion of the web being continuous in a moving direction of the web, and a discontinuous portion transport unit configured to hold and transport a discontinuous portion of the web being discontinuous in the moving direction of the web. The die roll includes a first large diameter portion whose outer peripheral surface is provided with a cutting blade configured to cut the continuous portion of the web. The anvil roll includes a second large diameter portion disposed to face the first large diameter portion. By the discontinuous portion transport unit, the discontinuous portion passes through between the die roll and the anvil roll without contacting the first large diameter portion and the second large diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110283854
    Abstract: In a device for cutting to length and feeding spine strips (3) for a case maker (1), a center strip conveying device (30) is provided that advances the spine strip material (5, 6) by the spine width (BS) transverse to the board feed direction (23) in a cyclic fashion. The spine width (BS) can be changed from work cycle to work cycle without accumulating additional waste. This can be realized because the previously required width sizing on the material web is eliminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Inventors: Günter Geldmeier, Frank Tautz
  • Patent number: 8061247
    Abstract: A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a support form, work surface or other member of a material conveyance system. According to embodiments, the deflectable lifting device can have a base that mounts into the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of a material conveyance system, such as a paper stripping or paper blanking work station. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwards, but still contact the sheet or web with a gently humped or arcuate portion, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material. The deflectable lifting device can comprise an arcuate portion or head over which the sheet or web can slide in a bearing fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Atlas Die LLC
    Inventors: David J. Coursey, Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Patent number: 8047109
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for transversally cutting a rolled strip using shears, especially drum shears. According to the invention, a gap between the end of the roller table upstream of the shears and the beginning of the roller table downstream of the shears, where there is no support for the rolled strip, is reduced by a pivotable roller table part supporting the rolled strip as it passes through, and a mobile guiding table is arranged between said pivotable roller table part and the beginning of the rear roller table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: SMS Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Bäumer, Jürgen Merz
  • Publication number: 20110232438
    Abstract: A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a support form, work surface or other member of a material conveyance system. According to embodiments, the deflectable lifting device can have a base that mounts into the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of a material conveyance system, such as a paper stripping or paper blanking work station. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwards, but still contact the sheet or web with a gently humped or arcuate portion, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material. The deflectable lifting device can comprise an arcuate portion or head over which the sheet or web can slide in a bearing fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: ATLAS DIE, LLC
    Inventors: David J. COURSEY, Brightman Kenneth HOLLIDAY
  • Publication number: 20110169217
    Abstract: In a method and a device for transporting paper within a paper handling installation from a first conveyor to a second conveyor, the second conveyor has a velocity which at least partially follows a drive curve of the first conveyor. A frictional force between the second conveyor and the paper is set to a first value when the first conveyor and the second conveyor are in engagement with the paper. The frictional force between the second conveyor and the paper is set to a second value, which is higher than the first value, when the papers is conveyed by the second conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventors: Manfred Ziegler, Helmut Koelle, Walter Okelmann, Andreas Glossner, Helmut Eichelberg, Christian Keil
  • Publication number: 20110120282
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for thermoforming articles. The apparatus includes an in line series of processing stations including heating, forming, cutting and separating stations. A stacker is provided to receive formed articles and form an x-y array of stacks of formed articles. A stack picker is provided that is operable to pick up the stacks of articles during a sheet pause cycle portion and move the picked stacks from a storage magazine to a deposit area. The movement of the stacks for depositing and the picker assembly back to the stacker can occur while the apparatus is producing and stacking additionally formed articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Inventors: John Benker, Philip Llewellyn
  • Patent number: 7832315
    Abstract: A chopper for chopping fibers or fiber strands having a back up roll and a blade roll containing blades that work against a peripheral surface of the back up roll and a method of using is disclosed. The chopper has a number of improved features for reducing the frequency of long fibers or long fiber strands and fuzz from getting into the chopped product. The chopper can have one or any combination of the improvements. The improvements include a strand guide located at least two feet up stream of the chopper, a first starting roll for starting a new strand that runs on a fluid bearing that can be adjusted to control the RPM of the first starting roll, a mount for a roll that runs against the peripheral surface of said back up roll, a strand guide insert for reducing fuzz generation and for preventing fuzz from getting into the product, and a deflector plate for catching and deflecting chopped strands thrown off the back up roll into a chopped strand product chute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Randall Clark Bascom, Harold Miles Hendrickson, Russell Donovan Arterburn, Carlos Gilberto Santizo, Emery Sidney Barber
  • Patent number: 7765907
    Abstract: A trimming apparatus for trimming a lateral edge a printed product includes a trimming table arranged to receive the printed product in a position ready for trimming. A trimming knife is configured to cut the lateral edge of the printed product during a cutting stroke, thereby creating cuttings separated from the print product. A removal device is provided for removing the separated cuttings. The removal device includes a collection region arranged behind the trimming knife to receive the separated cuttings during the cutting stroke of the trimming knife and a plurality of air nozzles located above the collection region. The nozzles are adapted to blow compressed air into the collection region to remove the separated cuttings through the collection region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Müller Martini Holding AG
    Inventor: Hanspeter Meyer
  • Publication number: 20100180985
    Abstract: The portable sawmill is constructed on a frame having a series of mechanisms for loading and manipulating a log thereon and removing boards cut from the log. Powered tines load a log onto a vertically adjustable log deck, the deck including powered mechanisms for turning and securing the log in the desired orientation for cutting. Cuts are made by a horizontally traveling band saw. The saw has no vertical adjustment. Board thickness is determined by the height of the vertically adjustable log deck. Cut boards are removed by a board sweep that pushes the board laterally from the top of the log onto a tray. The saw travels along the tray to push the board longitudinally onto a suitable platform for transport. All of the above mechanisms are controlled hydraulically from a single operator station on the mill, thus freeing the operator from many manual tasks and increasing production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Inventor: Larry C. Burton
  • Publication number: 20100175522
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiving module, a conversion module, first and second rollers, a motor, and a cutting head. The receiving module receives a desired weight value. The conversion module converts the desired weight value to a first length of wheel weight material based on a linear density of the wheel weight material. The first and second rollers engage first and second opposing sides of a continuous strip of the wheel weight material. The linear density of the wheel weight material is approximately constant along the continuous strip. The motor directly drives the first roller based on the first length. The cutting head is selectively actuated to cut the wheel weight material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: ESYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis R. HEDTKE, JR., Matthew W. KING, Scott R. CLAXTON, Mark A. COMPTON, Christopher J. MARCUS