With Means To Effect Subsequent Conveying Or Guiding Patents (Class 83/112)
  • Patent number: 9107424
    Abstract: An input conveyor, output conveyor, and knife assembly with a blade between the input and output conveyors all reciprocate back and forth as a blade moves perpendicular to the conveyors to cut portioned sized of product, such as ground meat. The cut cycle allows the product feed to keep moving in a continuous manner on conveyors. For ground meat, this system can allow production rates of 150 pieces or more per minute per conveyor line and can improve the accuracy of portioning. The blade is actuated by a profiled cam set that pulls the blade down, and then returns it with a spring to an upper position. The knife assembly can accelerate just after cutting to reduce the potential for sticking to the cut product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Inventor: Alan G. Miller
  • Patent number: 9073371
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus includes a fixed blade, a movable blade that moves toward the fixed blade to cut a recording paper, a housing to which the fixed blade is attached, and a discharge port that discharges the recording paper. The discharge port includes a lower paper guide attached to the housing for guiding a lower side of the recording paper. The lower paper guide includes an inner guide part formed on an inner side of the housing toward a side of the fixed blade and the movable blade, an outer guide part formed on an outer side of the housing, and a support part attached to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Tetsuhiro Ishikawa, Sumio Watanabe, Yukihiro Mori, Masahiro Tsuchiya
  • Publication number: 20150101469
    Abstract: A clipping tool for clipping flash from a forged component is provided. The clipping tool includes: a riser having a support surface for supporting the component; a punch for gripping the component on the support surface such that the flash projects laterally from the riser and the punch; and a tool body having an aperture through which the riser and the punch are translatable to shear the projecting flash from the gripped component, the sheared flash being pushed by the tool body over an outer surface of the punch. The clipping tool further includes: a controllably movable receptacle which, when the punch is withdrawn from the aperture, is interposed between the punch and the riser; and a stripper element which is actuatable to strip the sheared flash from the outer surface of the punch, the stripped flash being received by the interposed receptacle, which is then moved to dispose of the stripped flash.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: John McBAIN
  • Patent number: 8997614
    Abstract: A method and a device for separating food products, including to permit a straight cut at high cycle rates, the food product is conveyed by a conveying device in the direction of transport. The food product is cut through, where a cutting element is moved in the direction of transport and transverse to the direction of transport, wherein the motion of the cutting element transverse to the direction of transport is controlled independently of its motion in the direction of transport and the food product does not rest on the cutting area on the conveying means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Manfred Baechtle, Wolfgang Braig, Siegfried Reutter, Bernd Romer, Klaus Schmid, Daniel Teufel
  • Patent number: 8950303
    Abstract: A web product cutting and screening machine includes a first conveying unit having a first movable roller set, a second conveying unit having a second movable roller set movable relative to the first movable roller set and defining with the first movable roller set a first gap therebetween, and a cutter movable across the first gap to cut off a web product, producing a head cut piece, normal cut pieces and a tail cut piece. During screening operation, the second movable roller set can be moved away from the first movable roller set to screen the heat cut piece and the first movable roller set can be moved away from the second movable roller set to screen the tail cut piece, and therefore the web product cutting and screening efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung I Tsai
  • Patent number: 8915171
    Abstract: A device for unloading, from a work plane, flat articles having cut portions, the work plane having zones exhibiting first holes selectively connectable to a source of compressed air. A plate arranged horizontally and subdivided into sections exhibits second holes selectively connectable to an aspirating source. An activator vertically and horizontally moves the plate. A control and command board controls the activator, the compressed air source and the aspirating air source, for arranging the plate on the cut article positioned on the work plane and to connect the aspirating source (S) with at least one of the second holes (51) facing the article (A), and the compressed air source (Sc) with at least one of the first holes (29) covered by the article, to detach the article (A) from the work plane (2) and to engage the article to the plate (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Giuseppe Gallucci
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8813619
    Abstract: A cutting assembly for a printer that includes a cutting frame that has opposing side walls is provided. The cutting assembly further includes a blade housing slidably mounted in the cutting frame for slidable movement along the side walls and a blade fixed in the blade housing that includes a cutting edge. The cutting assembly further includes a plurality of ejector posts that extends from the blade housing in a direction of blade housing slidable movement and past the cutting edge to engage media being cut by the cuffing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brent A. Bandholz, Richard L. Carriere
  • Patent number: 8746117
    Abstract: Provided is a printer in which a cut-off paper is pushed into a paper stacking portion without an additional power source while reducing the maximum load applied to driving means for driving a movable blade. A printer includes a movable blade for cutting a paper disposed between a fixed blade and a movable blade as it moves in a forward direction and separating a printed part as a cut-off paper; driving means for moving the movable blade in a reciprocating manner; a pushing member which is driven to push a cut-off paper in a thickness direction of the cut-off paper; a paper stacking portion for stacking the cut-off paper pushed by the pushing member; and a driving force transferring mechanism for transferring a driving force of the driving means to the pushing member to drive the pushing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Kondo, Takeshi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8607607
    Abstract: A system and a method for feeding wire material to a rotary compaction press are provided. In some embodiments the method includes the steps of feeding a wire strand of material to a location adjacent a cutting surface; moving the cutting surface, thereby causing the cutting surface to cut the wire strand of material into a wire pellet of material; and transporting the wire pellet of material to adjacent a die table of a rotary compaction press. In some embodiments the system includes a wire exit aperture. A cutting disc may be provided adjacent the wire exit aperture and may have a plurality of wire cutting surfaces and adjacent wire notches. The cutting disc may be rotatable, thereby causing the wire cutting surfaces to sequentially pass over the wire exit aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Elizabeth-Hata International
    Inventors: Richard A. Sanderson, Scott Brady
  • Publication number: 20130205965
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting a vegetable product includes a frame, supporting a product flow path, at least three links, pivotally attached to the frame, a cutting plate, pivotally attached to each of the three links at three pivot points and oriented substantially perpendicular to the flow path, a plurality of cutting knives, carried by the cutting plate, each having a generally corrugated configuration defining adjacent peaks and troughs, the cutting knives oriented angularly with respect to each other, and a drive motor, coupled to rotationally drive at least one of the links with respect to the frame, whereby the cutting plate moves in an orbital motion in a plane substantially perpendicular to the flow path, thereby moving the cutting knives sequentially and repeatedly across the product flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: J.R. SIMPLOT
    Inventor: J.R. Simplot
  • Publication number: 20130068077
    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: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: ATLAS DIE, LLC
    Inventor: David J. COURSEY
  • Patent number: 8387496
    Abstract: There is described a method and system for producing notes of securities, in particular banknotes, wherein individual printed sheets or successive printed portions of a continuous web are cut into individual notes on a sheet-fed or web-fed processing system, and wherein these individual notes are subsequently processed by a single-note processing system comprising a plurality of single-note processing stations. Individual notes corresponding to independent production cycles or dependent production cycles are produced on the sheet-fed or web-fed processing system, each production cycle being processed on a separate one of the single-note processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8245613
    Abstract: To provide a thin-section manufacturing apparatus capable of firmly receiving and transferring a thin-section made by sectioning an embedded block by bringing a transfer belt into a wet state, a thin-section manufacturing apparatus 1 includes a cutter 3 of sectioning an embedded block B, a cutter fixing portion 15 having a fixing base 16 of supporting the cutter 3 and an cutter holder 17 of squeezing the cutter 3 from an upper side, a sample base of fixing the embedded block B, feeding means 4 for moving the sample base 2 relative to the cutter 3 in a predetermined feeding direction X, a liquid bath 6 arranged on a rear side of a cut edge 3a of the cutter 3 for storing a liquid W, and a transfer belt 20 in an endless shape having a first turn back portion 20a provided on an upper side of the cutter 3 and a second turn back portion 20b provided at an inner portion of the liquid bath 6 for transferring a thin-section B1 to the liquid bath 6, an upper face of the cutter holder 17 is formed with a liquid storing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyatani, Yukimitsu Kijima, Masatoshi Nonoyama
  • Patent number: 8225701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tire segmenting device capable of cutting tires into two or more segments, the device including: a cutter for dividing the tire into two or more segments; a positioning device on which the tire is mounted, the positioning device positioning a tire mounted thereon in alignment with the cutter; and a moving device operatively connected to the positioning device; wherein in use, the moving device moves the positioning device between a loading position in which a tire can be loaded and unloaded from the positioning device and a cutting position where the cutter engages the tire and divides the tire into the two or more segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Vainer, Boris Rozenblit
  • Publication number: 20120111162
    Abstract: Device and method for producing scrims of fiber bands. The device includes a dispensing arrangement structured and arranged for dispensing fiber bands, a severing device structured and arranged for cutting the fiber bands to a cut length and comprising a knife with a cutting edge displaceable in a direction of an extension of the cutting edge, a conveyor device structured and arranged for conveying at least one layer of fiber bands to a bonding device, and a transport device structured and arranged to deposit the cut length fiber bands onto the conveyor device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Astrid KIRCHBERG, Wolfram KRETZSCHMAR, Frank VETTERMANN, Klaus WIEDENHOEFT, Matthias THIEME
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20120055301
    Abstract: A waste stripping unit in a packaging production machine (1), positioned downstream of a cutting unit (3) for cutting one or more flat substrates (4). The stripping unit includes a frame (16) supporting two rotary tools cooperating with one another (17, 18). At least one of the two tools (17, 18) is formed with a mandrel (27) and a removable sleeve (28), and the sleeve can be inserted on, fixed to and driven in rotation by the mandrel (27). One tool has protruding needles for the stripping and the other tool has a flexible strip cooperating with the needles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Giovanni Compagnone, Glenn Corminboeuf
  • Patent number: 8087334
    Abstract: A sectioning instrument fabricates a section having an accurate and uniform thickness to be carried to a next step automatically without deforming a surface of an embedded block and while observing the surface of the embedded block. The sectioning instrument includes a sample base for fixing an embedded block, a cutter for fabricating a section by sectioning the embedded block, a carrier for carrying the section, and a feed mechanism for moving the sample base in a predetermined feed direction. The carrier includes a belt, a direction switching portion provided on an upper side of the cutter, and a rear roller. The belt is inserted to between the cutter and the direction switching portion from a rear side of the cutter, folded back to an upper side by the direction switching portion and is reeled back to the rear side of the cutter by the rear roller substantially in parallel with the feed direction of the feed mechanism in a plane view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyatani, Tetsumasa Ito, Hirohito Fujiwara, Koji Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20110314981
    Abstract: A printer according to the present invention includes a recording unit that makes recording on recording paper, a cutter unit that has a movable cutter edge to cut the recording paper, and a containing portion that receives recorded matter, which is the recorded paper cut by the cutter unit. Further, the printer includes a cut piece collecting portion that collects cut pieces, which are recording paper cut by the cutter unit, and a cut piece collecting portion cover that opens/closes in conjunction with a cutting operation of the cutter unit. The recording paper cut by the cutter unit is collected by a cut piece collecting portion if the cut piece collecting portion cover is in an open state and is made movable to the containing portion if the cut piece collecting portion cover is in a closed state. Further, the cut piece collecting portion cover performs one opening/closing operation for a predetermined number of cutting operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Takashi Furuta
  • Patent number: 7895928
    Abstract: A shear device is disclosed. The shear device includes a material guiding mechanism, a shear head including a shear blade disposed proximate the material guiding mechanism, and a linkage for translating a first movement of one of the shear head and the material guiding mechanism into a second movement of the other of the shear head and the material guiding mechanism. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Flat Rock Metal Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Maloney, Donald Nash
  • Publication number: 20110023674
    Abstract: A dust collection system designed for a table saw is disclosed. The dust collection system includes a dust shroud and dust shield to channel dust generated by a blade as it cuts wood or other material. The dust shroud includes fins and walls to “peel” dust and air off a spinning blade and direct the dust and air downward. The dust shroud encloses the lower front portion of a blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Paul H. Stasiewicz, John P. Nenadic
  • Patent number: 7861629
    Abstract: Tomatoes are placed on cutting blades (20) in article openings (46) of an article positioning plate (44). The blades are moved as article pushers (24) move downwardly and engage the upper facing surfaces of the tomatoes, pushing the tomatoes through parallel cutting blades (20). The end slices (30 and 40) are gathered in end collectors (96) and discarded while the intermediate slices (42) are received in transfer tray (72). Gathering plates (100) urge the intermediate slices of the several tomatoes to gather in one accumulation of tomato slices, and the transfer tray (72) is lowered to a position immediately above shipping containers (74) and tilted to deposit the tomatoes in the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Brander, Ivan Stanojevic
  • Publication number: 20100139468
    Abstract: The invention relates to a separating device for separating individual container products from a frame assembly made of a plastic material, particularly polypropylene, having at least one stamping device (36) that at least partially separates the respective container product from a frame waste. By the stamping device (36) comprising a free fall body (52), separating the respective frame waste from the associated container product from an initial position during free fall, the separation can be carried out with very high speed (free fall) and additional mechanical components for applying a constraint force on the stamping body during the creating of the separating line can be omitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Bernd Hansen
  • Patent number: 7168353
    Abstract: A material handling system for a table saw that controls the orientation and speed of material as it moves through the system. The material handling system includes an idler device having upper and lower support surfaces configured to maintain a piece of processed material in the processing path until it substantially passes the upper support surface. The material handling system includes a ramp configured to deliver a piece of processed material from the processing path to a return conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Frecision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart Aldrich, David A. Morgan
  • Patent number: 7140284
    Abstract: A cold separation device for separating an elongate metallic member along its length. The device has a separation unit having a driven blade, support member to support the elongate member upstream and downstream of the separation unit. The device further has to feed the elongate member towards and through the separation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Edmet International Limited
    Inventors: Edwin James DuMorris Eddy, Shay Vincent Eddy, Delville Edwin Eddy, Paul Anthony Eddy
  • Patent number: 7090418
    Abstract: A tape printing apparatus including an internal unit having a print mechanism, a cutting mechanism, and a tape discharge mechanism that safely and reliably discharges tapes at a suitable speed to a proximate location relative to an apparatus main body. When printing a tape accommodated in a tape cassette by a thermal head, cutting the tape using a fixed blade and a movable blade and forcibly discharging the tape by a driving roller and a pressing roller, a bisectrix that bisects the width of the tape in a vertical direction is located further upward by a length L2 than a bisectrix of the driving roller and the pressing roller. As a result, the cut end of the tape will be rotated and gradually directed upward in the course of delivery of the tape by the driving roller and the pressing roller to discharge the tape outside of the apparatus main body through the tape discharge slot in a obliquely maintained position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Miki, Satoru Moriyama
  • Patent number: 7073420
    Abstract: A hydraulic cutting device for a raw aluminum material includes an input tract for transporting the raw aluminum material to a cutting seat to be cut by the incorporation of a movable cutting block and a fixed cutting block. A measuring device is provided to measure the length of the raw aluminum material being cut. After the raw aluminum material is cut, an output cylinder is activated to transport the cut raw aluminum material to an output tract which is driven by a motor via a chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2006
    Assignee: Hsung Huei Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Hsiung Kuo
  • Patent number: 6955107
    Abstract: Support and positioning means (10) and a cutting head (13) supported on them extend in the operating position of the area of the edge part (14?) of a paper web (14). In the cutting head (13), there is a support surface (16) and at least one nozzle (17), which is set in such a way that the edge part (14?) travels between the support surface (16) and the nozzle (15). The equipment includes mechanical cleaning means (20) and/or a cleaning construction (21) for keeping the support surfaces (16) clean. The cleaning means (20) and/or cleaning construction (21) are arranged on the opposite side of the paper web (14) to the nozzle (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: Metso Paper, Inc.
    Inventors: Markus Alitalo, Petri Enwald, Mikko Hakuli, Markku Lyytinen, Samppa J. Salminen, Anssi Toivanen, Mika Viljanmaa
  • Patent number: 6929460
    Abstract: A dough cutting apparatus is disclosed including a plurality of dough cutting members (6), each of which is adapted for cutting a desired shape out of a strip of dough. Each dough cutting member is spaced apart from an adjacent cutting member by a predetermined distance so that when each cutting member cuts a dough cut-out from the strip of dough, there is a relatively narrow web (101) of waste dough produced in the region between adjacent dough cutting members. There is also a waste dough web removing apparatus (50) which has a plurality of fingers (51, 52, 53) for urging the waste dough web upwardly for separation from the dough cut-outs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2005
    Assignee: Irish Bakery Inventions Limited
    Inventor: Ronan McNamee
  • Patent number: 6612213
    Abstract: A method and device for diverting signatures is disclosed. A first cutting device partially cuts a web, while a second cutting device downstream of the first cutting device fully cuts the web so as to form a plurality of signatures. At least one first belt and at least one second belt hold the plurality of signatures, with the first belt having at least one first raised outer section and passing through at least part of the second cutting device, and with the second belt having at least one second raised outer section. The first and second raised outer sections interact to offset the plurality of signatures so as to define an alternating first stream and second stream of the plurality of signatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2003
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Paul Emmett Bredenberg, Matt Thomas Sharkady, Richard Daniel Curley, Kevin Lauren Cote
  • Publication number: 20030024362
    Abstract: A return conveyor belt system for conveniently returning ripped lumber to an individual after being ripped. The return conveyor belt system includes a table having an upper surface, a manipulating member slidably positioned upon the table and mechanically connected to a drive motor, a conveyor pivotally attached to the table, a control unit for controlling the drive motor and the conveyor, and a sensor positioned upon the conveyor for sensing a piece of lumber. A saw positioned adjacent to the table delivers ripped lumber upon the upper surface of the table where after the manipulating member forces the ripped lumber either onto the conveyor or away from the conveyor. The ripped lumber is transported towards the operator until a sensor detects the lumber thereby terminating movement of the conveyor. The operator is then able to remove the ripped lumber from the conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2001
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventor: Michael A. Preuss
  • Patent number: 6318049
    Abstract: A slitter machine of the type where tab lock cases of varying height, width, and length are advanced therethrough in a product flow direction on a machine bed by a main drive motor, is presented. The slitter machine includes a frame, a centerline, a leading flap lifter and a trailing flap lifter. The leading flap lifter and trailing flap lifter are mounted are mounted to the frame on opposite sides of the centerline, and extend at an incline relative to the machine bed. Each flap lifter includes a tear drop assembly attached to a drive chain and actuated by a pair of cams to rotate the leading flap and the trailing flap toward a closed position. A chain track is disposed in each of the flap lifting assemblies, with the drive chains disposed therein. Each chain track has a first section having a first distance between the drive chains and a second section having a second distance between the drive chains. The second distance is greater than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2001
    Assignee: Standard Knapp Inc.
    Inventors: John L. Raudat, Emilio N. CoFrancesco, Jeffrey Reilly
  • Patent number: 6182547
    Abstract: A steel blank can be removed from the space between a lower stationary die and an upper movable die by employing a belt conveyor in a cavity in the upper die. The frame for the conveyor belt mounts an array of permanent magnets that exert a magnetic pick-up force through the lower run of the belt into the steel blank. The conveyor frame is floatably suspended to follow the upper die, while being downwardly deflected by the action of a stripper pad carried by the upper die, such that the blank is dislodged from the upper die and then transported out of the space between the two dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2001
    Inventor: Irvin D. Bond
  • Patent number: 6038951
    Abstract: High speed flying shears with contrarotating blades (13) fitted to blade-holder drums (30), the shears comprising an upstream one-channel switch (16) of a start-stop type which conveys the rolled stock (11) lengthwise into sharing area and can be oriented laterally on a plane substantially containing the axis of feed of the rolled stock (11) and parallel to and lying between the planes containing shafts (12) of rotation of the blade-holder drums (30), the circumferential position of the blades (13) being associated with the lateral position of the upstream one-channel switch (16) at least in the transient time of the feed of the rolled stock (11) through the shearing area (35), a two-channel (22-23) switch (20) which can be oriented laterally substantially on the same orientation plane as, and in synchronization with, the one-channel switch (16), the two-channel switch (20) including the inlets of two enlarged channels (22-23) superimposed on each other on a plane perpendicular to the axis (12) of rotation of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2000
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventor: Poloni Alfredo
  • Patent number: 5996456
    Abstract: An apparatus for punching transversely throughgoing coaxial holes in spaced walls of a workpiece has a holder supporting the workpiece and an outer tool part formed with a pair of transverse bores and displaceable between an advanced position engaged over the workpiece on the holder and outwardly flanking the walls and a retracted position spaced from the holder. An inner tool part formed with a transversely throughgoing bore is displaceable in the advanced position of the outer tool part between an advanced position engaged between the walls and with its bore coaxial with the bores of the outer tool part and a retracted position with its bore spaced from the workpiece in the holder. The outer tool part is formed with a waste passage aligned with the inner-part bore in the retracted position of the inner part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1999
    Assignee: CFS Falkenroth Umformtechnik GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hans-Dieter Streck
  • Patent number: 5865081
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting thin tissue sections using an anti-roll rake. The anti-roll rake comprises a rake head for engaging the cut tissue section and leading it away from the specimen block without rolling. The rake head is hingedly mounted to a mounting surface in the cutting instrument by way of a linkage assembly in order to provide freedom of movement between the various operational and non-operational positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1999
    Assignee: Sakura Finetek U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: John Charles Myers
  • Patent number: 5768963
    Abstract: In the punching of a stack (7) of sheet-like articles, especially labels made from paper or paperboard, with a punching knife (4), a punching ram (3) which can be moved to the punching knife (4) and a counter-pressure plunger (5) which is guided through the punching knife (4), the punching knife (4) and the counter-pressure plunger (5) are arranged on the carriage (10) which can be moved towards and away from the punching ram (3). As a result, a receiving apparatus (26) which can be moved laterally towards and away from the punching area can remove the ready-punched stack (21) and at the same time a new stack (7) of precut sheets can be presented to the punching ram (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1998
    Assignee: Blumer Maschinenbau AG
    Inventor: Michel G. Bruehwiler
  • Patent number: 5347898
    Abstract: A method and system for assorting a number of small product pieces (G) cut off from a large work sheet (W) which is processed by a cutting machine (1) to form small product parts (G). The system includes a cutting-off device (71) for cutting off the small product parts (G) in turn from the large work sheet (W), transportation device (9) for transporting the small product pieces (G) cut off from the sheet (W) in a direction (X) and positioning the pieces (G) in desired places in the transportation device (9), and an assorting device (11) for collecting the pieces (G) at the desired places and positioning the pieces in predetermined places by every kind of the pieces (G).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1994
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventor: Masaoki Ito
  • Patent number: 5241744
    Abstract: An apparatus is described for individually inserting successive components of a series of components having mounting legs by movement of the components along an insertion direction to introduce the mounting legs into holes in a substrate at an insertion station. The apparatus includes a guide for guiding a strip of components along a feedpath generally normal to the insertion direction with the mounting legs oriented in the direction of the substrate surface. The strip is advanced stepwise after each insertion operation to position the next successive components of the strip at the insertion station. The carrier web between a components to be inserted and the next successive upstream component is centered relative to a web shearing line, a first cutting element at the insertion station being arranged for abutment against a carrier edge or line proximate to the mounting legs for preventing movement of that portion of the carrier web upstream of the shearing line in the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1992
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1993
    Assignee: Zierick Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Janos Legrady, Hal Wylie, Greg Torigian, Jim Dicaprio
  • Patent number: 5135727
    Abstract: An automatic single crystal ingot disconnector which is mounted on the uppermost chuck of the conventional single crystal ingot removing assembly, which uppermost chuck assembly is adapted to shift in the axial direction of the ingot being chucked; the proposed single crystal ingot disconnector includes: (a) a neck clamper for clamping the neck of the single crystal ingot, (b) a neck cutter for cutting through the neck of the ingot to thereby disconnect the ingot from the seed crystal to which the ingot is connected, and (c) a TV camera to view the position where the neck cutter applies a cutting operation on the neck of the ingot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Handotai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Ibe
  • Patent number: 4966060
    Abstract: Very high speed flying shears (10) which is suitable to shear rolled stock (18) travelling even at more than 100 meters per second and comprises two knives (14) with blades (17) able to contrarotate in relation to each other at a preset speed at least in the transient period of shearing and is equipped with a guide (11) able to move sideways (19-119) at a pre-set speed (V) and to position itself in a defined position in relation to the circumferential position of the blades (17), an inner dividing wall (27) being located downstream of the knives (14) in a conveyor channel (13), in which shears (10) during the transient period of shearing;the speeds (VR) of lateral movement of the guide (11) and of rotation of the knives (14) are correlated, andthe lateral position of the guide (11) and the cirmcumferential position of the blades (17) of the knives (14) are strictly interdependent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 30, 1990
    Assignee: Danieli & C. Officine Meccaniche SpA
    Inventor: Alfredo Poloni
  • Patent number: 4919027
    Abstract: An apparatus for diverting and delivering sheets in which the sheets are positively controlled throughout the entire operation. Initially, a continuous web of paper passes between opposing cylinders comprising a rotary cutter. The lead edge of the web is then engaged by a pair of opposed nip rollers. Once held by these nip rollers, the rotary knife cuts a separate sheet from the front of the continuous web. The separate sheet then passes between and is accelerated by the nip rollers whereupon a dual set of diverting cams, in combination with a pair of conveyors, directs the sheet to one of two delivery systems. The next subsequent sheet is directed to the other delivery system so that each successive sheet is alternately diverted between the two delivery systems. Upon exiting either delivery system, the sheet is subjected to a snubbing means which decelerates the sheet and further allows the next subsequent sheet to overlap the previous sheet before being similarly decelerated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Littleton Industrial Consultants, Inc.
    Inventor: Francis J. Littleton
  • Patent number: 4912959
    Abstract: A conveyor belt apparatus is mounted between the upper and lower die shoes of a press for removing a metal blank from the press. The conveyor has magnetic means for magnetically attracting the workpiece to the underside of the belt as it is being moved from the press at right angles from the direction the sheet metal is fed into the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventor: Irvin D. Bond
  • Patent number: 4846030
    Abstract: This application discloses removing scrap trimmed from a moving web with a series of pins mounted upon a disc which brings the pins into an impaling engagement in the scrap. The movement of the pins into such engagement is carefully synchronized between the cutting roller and the pins. The scrap is removed from the pins by causing it to be grasped between an abutment on one side and a nip roller on the other side and pulled from the pins at the same time as the pins are being withdrawn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: Baldwin Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond McMahon, John C. Jellovitz, James T. Vaile, Gregory J. Renn
  • Patent number: 4807503
    Abstract: In a hydraulic food cutting apparatus having mixing tank 13, food pump 14, converging tube segment 11 for accelerating and aligning food product to be cut, deceleration loop 18 and separating means 20 a method and means for reducing turbulent flow of cut food product 19 and carrier fluid which is either a converging cutter blade assembly 10, having the same angle of convergence and serving as an extension of converging tube segment 11, or in the event a standard in line cutter blade assembly 21 is used, then a second converging tube segment 22 attached to the discharge of the in line cutter blade assembly 21 for reaccelerating the carrier fluid and cut food product 19 as it exits the cutter blade assembly 21, in order to induce improved laminar flow of the carrier fluid and to reduce tumbling of the cut food product 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1989
    Inventor: George A. Mendenhall
  • Patent number: 4708042
    Abstract: With a punching machine with at least one punching carriage, which can be moved transverse to the advance direction of a material belt, with a piston cylinder unit arranged in the punching carriage, which effects the punching stroke of a tool stamp and, with an abutment for receiving a tool die-plate, it should be guaranteed that, a female die is always realized absolutely exactly below the punching material opposite the male die. This is achieved in that, the abutment is firmly arranged in a defined position to the piston cylinder unit in the punching carriage carrying the piston cylinder unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1987
    Assignee: Schon & Cei, GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Jung
  • Patent number: 4694716
    Abstract: A cutting machine for solid bodies such as rubber tires according to the invention comprises a blade base 14 moved vertically by pressing cylinders 1. Downwardly directed cutting blades 18 are mounted on the underside of the blade base 14. These blades 18 can retractably project through slits 15a formed in a presser plate 15 positioned below the blade base 18. Rubber tires T.sub.1 placed on a receiver 27 are cut by the blades 18 with the presser plate 15 compressively retaining the tires T.sub.1. The resultant cut pieces are discharged by horizontally moving an accommodating box 22 through discharge cylinders 23. The receiver 27 is slightly rotated after a predetermined number of cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 22, 1987
    Assignee: Kansai Environmental Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 4596173
    Abstract: A bobbin separating unit, includes at least two first and second serially connected bobbin separating devices, the second bobbin separating device having a given upper level, the first bobbin separating device including a feeding device being controllable by the second bobbin separating device, the feeding device being movable from a bobbin receiving position to bobbin feeding positions disposed above the given upper level, and the feeding device including a feed location in the form of a vibratory conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 24, 1986
    Assignee: W. Schlafhorst & Co.
    Inventors: Paul Straaten, Heinz-Lorenz Toputt