And Means To Strip The Outer Surface Of A Cutter Patents (Class 83/124)
  • Patent number: 11466453
    Abstract: A punch assembly for creating clean holes in a wallboard sheet having at least one surface with a face paper layer. The punch assembly includes a frame having a lower assembly configured to support the wallboard sheet, a plate on an upper frame assembly being reciprocable relative to the at least one surface of the wallboard sheet, at least one stripper bushing connected to the plate, where the at least one stripper bushing including a hole and a piercing edge, and at least one punch configured to move through the hole in the at least one stripper bushing. In operation, the plate is moved against the at least one surface of the wallboard sheet so that the piercing edge of the at least one stripper bushing contacts the face paper layer and at least partially cuts the face paper layer prior to the at least one punch moving through the wallboard sheet to form at least one clean hole in the wallboard sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventors: James J. Lehane, Peder John Gulbrandsen
  • Patent number: 11279107
    Abstract: A dunnage conversion machine converts a sheet stock material into a dunnage product that is relatively thicker and less dense than the stock material. The conversion machine includes a conversion assembly that draws the sheet stock material therethrough and randomly crumples at least a portion of the sheet stock material. Before severing a discrete dunnage product of a desired length from the substantially continuous length of sheet stock material, the random crumpling is minimized or eliminated in an area to be cut to reduce or eliminate the production of scrap shards of sheet stock material during the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ranpak Corp.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Corbin, Michael A. Steimle, Kevin Park
  • Patent number: 10479040
    Abstract: In an apparatus and a method for controlling the primary drive of a hydraulically driven fine blanking press, the hydraulic circuit is simplified due to the elimination of hydraulic tubes, and the amount of hydraulic fluid is reduced, while increasing the number of strokes and achieving a simple design for the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Feintool International Holding AG
    Inventors: Hans-Ruedi Honegger, Andreas Walther, Alex Wehrli
  • Patent number: 9630233
    Abstract: A bipolar plate having a surface structure for a flow field, inner forms such as holes and slots in the plate, and a reference geometry on the outer form thereof is produced by means of a hydraulic fine-blanking press having an at least three-stage progressive die, in the first stage of which a blank is cut partially free from a metal-foil strip, subsequently in a second stage the surface structure is formed in the connected blank via compression-forming using a forming force of at least 2500 to 3500 kN, the inner form, the slots and the reference geometry are formed by way of cutting in, and on, the blank and then, in a third stage, cutting of the outer contour and removal of the finished blank in the form of the bipolar plate are carried out successively in the stroke cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Ulrich Schlatter
  • Patent number: 9440281
    Abstract: An upper die unit and a lower die unit are provided. One of the upper and lower die units includes a main punch and the other die unit includes an ejector, a slider and a biasing portion which is connected to the slider and biases the slider in a predetermined sliding direction S. A cam structure is disposed between the slider and the ejector and converts a movement of the ejector to a movement of the slider in a direction opposite to a predetermined sliding direction when the upper and lower die units are closed, and converts a movement of the slider to a movement of the ejector in a work ejecting direction when the upper and lower die units are opened. A position retaining portion is also provided which retains a position of the slider for a period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 9248604
    Abstract: An apparatus configured for stripping a release paper from a workpiece, including a base defining a through hole, a pushing mechanism mounted on the base adjacent to the through hole; and a stripping mechanism mounted on the base. The stripping mechanism includes a bracket mounted on the base, a driving member mounted on the base away from the pushing mechanism and abutting the through hole, a pushing member connected to the driving member towards the through hole, and an suction assembly including an suction driving member fixedly-connected to the bracket and an suction member connected to the suction driving member. The driving member enables the pushing member to extend into the through hole for clamping the release paper between the pushing member and the pushing mechanism, and the suction member is capacity of sucking and moving the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Jie Ni
  • Patent number: 8789449
    Abstract: A piercing apparatus is provided, including a piercing die including a first section and a second section, the first section having a top surface for a workpiece to be placed on and internal surfaces surrounding a first hollow formed vertically, the second section placed in the first hollow and having an internal side surface surrounding a second hollow formed vertically, a piercing punch having a tip portion for punching the workpiece to cut off a scrap piece to produce a hole in the workpiece, and a scrap removing unit that is formed to be planar and fixed horizontally between the first section and the second section. The scrap removing unit is configured for the tip portion attached with the scrap piece after the punching to move through while the tip portion is lowered, and is further configured to scrape off the scrap piece from the tip portion while the tip portion is lifted through the scrap removing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Hirofumi Saito
  • Patent number: 7093526
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a billet for cold forging according to the present invention is characterized by the first spheroidizing annealing step of spheroidizing a carbide in a blank, the drawing step of drawing the blank at a predetermined sectional area reduction ratio after the first spheroidizing annealing step, and the second spheroidizing annealing step of promoting the dispersion of the internal carbide for an increased spheroidizing ratio after the drawing step. The drawing step has a drawing ratio of approximately 20%. The blank is cut to a desired dimension between said first spheroidizing annealing step and said second spheroidizing annealing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shoichi Ando, Hiroshi Ono, Tadashi Kobayashi, Mitsuru Kamikawa, Fumio Fukuda, Eiki Matsuura
  • Patent number: 6681666
    Abstract: An improved rotary die cutting apparatus and method for removing scrap material from work pieces such as paperboard blanks. One of the dies of a pair of rotary cutting dies is provided with gripper elements that extend over at least a portion of the area of the die corresponding to the areas over which the scrap portions are generated. The gripper elements grip, without piercing completely through, the scrap portions generated by the cutting operation of the dies. A stripping knife extends across the die carrying the scrap portions at a height above the gripper elements that provides clearance between the gripper elements and the stripping knife but contacts the scrap portions retained on the gripper elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventor: Alan R. Pfaff, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6553882
    Abstract: A housing having an integral receptacle which is particularly useful for pencil sharpeners. The receptacle is attached to the body so as to be pivotable between a closed position, for closing a cavity of the housing, and an open position, for exposing the cavity. This is useful, for example, for emptying pencil shavings in a pencil sharpener. Attachment of the receptacle to the housing minimizes accidental opening of the receptacle and spillage of shavings. In the open position, the receptacle also serves as a spout for controlled disposal of shavings. In the preferred embodiment, the housing and receptacle have a mating rib and groove on opposing sides of the cavity which interfit when the receptacle is in the closed position to form a seal trap shavings within the cavity. Additionally, the receptacle is provided with a lower surface and rearward edge positioned to form a seal with the housing when the cover is in the closed and open positions, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Hunt Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip Bruce Daley, Jr., Peter Bressler, Peter Byar, John Coleman, Leslie Juhng, Mathieu Turpault
  • Publication number: 20010039865
    Abstract: A stamping die produces gears or other parts having quality tooth forms or the like from smooth edged metal blanks. A lower portion of the die includes a trim punch, whose perimeter shape corresponds to the shape of the desired part, and a vertically moveable stripper plate surrounding the trim punch and having a recess for aligning the blank. An upper portion of the stamping die is vertically moveable with respect to the lower portion, and includes a trim die. The trim die has a bore disposed therein complementary to the trim punch. A nest plate is affixed to the underside of the trim die, and has a tapered nest opening that aligns with the die bore. A controllably biased shedder passes through the bore and opening. During operation, a blank is first placed in the recess. A press ram subsequently descends, with the blank becoming sandwiched between the shedder and the trim punch, with a portion of the blank to be trimmed being left unsupported.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 1999
    Publication date: November 15, 2001
    Inventor: EDWARD D. BENNETT
  • Patent number: 6009783
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet metal work center and a method for fabricating sheet metal therefrom. In the sheet metal work center, a locking arrangement is placed between the upper tool and a releaser, and the transfer device is arranged to consist of two parts. The sheet metal work center is adaptable to work in either a passive or active mode. In the passive mode, the releaser is positioned at a certain distance from the surface of the sheet, and the movements of the upper tool and the releaser are made with the locking arrangement locked and either part of the transfer device used. In the active mode, the releaser is positioned to be in contact with the sheet, and the movements of the upper tool and releaser are made with the locking arrangement locked and either part of the transfer device used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Lillbacka Jetair Oy
    Inventors: Jorma Taijonlahti, Mikael Ollikainen
  • Patent number: 5247862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process and a device for producing burr-free workpieces by blanking using a counterblanking tool. The counterblanking tool has an upper tool and a lower tool which include respectively an upper blanking die and a lower blanking die and an upper punch and a lower punch. The counterblanking tool further includes a ram plate which moves one of the upper and lower tools towards the other of the upper and lower tools. The ram plate moves in a continuous ram stroke during which a blanking strip from which a workpiece is to be blanked is clamped between the upper and the lower tool. During the initial portion of the blanking operation, the blanking dies remain in place while a first one of the punches, travels further and a second one of the punches travels back until a limit stop is reached. During this travel the first punch cuts partly into the blanking strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1990
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1993
    Assignee: Feintool International Holding
    Inventor: Johannes Haack
  • Patent number: 5129295
    Abstract: A method of cutting stacked layers of compressible material utilizing a steel rule cutting die. An open cell foam member is placed in the area between spaced portions of the cutting die to define a flat upper surface substantially flush with the sharpened upper edge of the cutting die. The stacked layers of compressible material are placed on top of the foam member and on top of the sharpened upper edge of the die and the upper platen of the associated press is lowered to precompress the stacked compressible layers prior to the cutting operation by the die. The foam member is an open cell member and has a compressibility such that it maintains a flat upper face flush with the upper cutting edge of the die during the precompression of the layers and thereafter moves downwardly in a smooth translatory manner to allow the layer to be moved downwardly through the cutting die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 1991
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: Ontario Die Company Limited
    Inventors: Mike Geffros, Martin M. Levene
  • Patent number: 4967626
    Abstract: A mechanism for cutting a tire carcass into small sections for disposal. An array of adjoining female die sections has knife edges forming the sides of each die and shearing sections forming the corners of each die. Matching, shearing fit male punches opposingly face each die and material clasping anvils extend through each die facing the punches. A tire carcass is placed between the anvils and the punches. The anvils and punches are actuated against each other clamping the tire carcass. Punch pressure overrides the opposing anvil pressure, driving the combination of anvil, carcass and punch through the die. The forward extending knife edges penetrate the rubber of the carcass, shearing the rubber as the carcass is held taut between the anvils and the punches. The punches then proceed through the die, shearing the reinforcing cords against the corner shearing sections. The clamping action of the anvils and punches substantially prevents the carcass from escaping the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Inventors: John Doster, Joe W. Barnett, Jimmy Barnett
  • Patent number: 4662256
    Abstract: An improved die set for vertical stamping presses producing stamping. Knockout pins are replaceable from the upper end of the reciprocating shoe by movement of a bushing without requiring removal of the die and die retaining components which would require realignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Rochez Bros. Inc.
    Inventor: Charles D. Hicks
  • Patent number: 4501179
    Abstract: A compound die assembly adapted to produce large-sized parts having a plurality of holes, complicated holes and/or lengthy holes wherein a blanking die (103) and a blanking punch (203) are made by wire-cut electro-discharge machining and are directly fixed onto a punch holder (101) and a die holder (201), respectively, a knockout plate (109) and a stripper plate (204) are also made by wire-cut electro-discharge machining and are fixed by hanger bolts onto the punch holder and the die holder through polyurethane rubbers (111, 206), respectively. Guide posts (30) are fixed to the punch holder and extends through the die holder downwardly. A mount (40) to be fixed onto the press bolster has a flat top surface on which the die holder is fixedly mounted and has a plurality of guide-post-receiving holes (401) in which coil springs (402) are contained to raise the guide posts received together with the punch holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 26, 1985
    Assignee: Tetsutaro Iwata
    Inventor: Satoshi Iwata
  • Patent number: 4377097
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for automatically performing work operations, such as the punching of apertures, on moving web materials. The apparatus includes a chassis that is mounted for limited movement in the direction of web travel. The chassis includes a clamping plate and a base plate which are selectively brought into clamping engagement with the web, which enables the chassis to be moved along with the web. Subsequently, a tool is drawn into engagement with the web to perform the work operation. Upon completion of the work operation, the tool is removed from the vicinity of the web, the web is released by the chassis clamping and base plates, and the chassis is returned to its original position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1980
    Date of Patent: March 22, 1983
    Inventor: Joseph E. Calvano
  • Patent number: 4355556
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing the wire-reinforced inside rim cores of automobile tires and the like so as to permit shredding for fuel or other use of the remaining carcass, such apparatus principally featuring axially aligned reciprocative action tubular cutters, associated tire positioning and centering mechanism including conjointly actuated centering arms, an annular tire support platform that yieldably supports the tire at a level initially above the lower cutter, and a centering cone member that precisely centers the tire as the upper cutter approaches cutting engagement with the tire, and further featuring an upper cutter assembly that carries a stripper that presses the severed or partially severed cores through the interior of the lower cutters and in the process thereof completes the severance of tire wall material over the edge of the lower cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1982
    Assignee: KACA Corporation
    Inventor: Carl M. Ulsky
  • Patent number: 4267753
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for producing a smooth edge blank from stock material. A blanking die is carried by the movable die shoe and a closely cooperating blanking punch is secured on the fixed die shoe. Spring biassed means is displaceably provided within the blanking die to apply pressure on a sheet of stock located on the punch only over the area to be blanked out from said sheet of stock. A piercing punch may also be provided and extends coaxially through the blanking die and a bore extending through the blanking punch provides a piercing die. The spring biassed means for applying pressure to clamp the stock only over the area to be blanked is a shedder displaceably disposed within the bore of the blanking die. A stripper encircling the blanking punch is provided for removing scrap stock upon completion of the blanking step and a spacer means is disposed to space the blanking die and the stripper apart by a distance exceeding the thickness of the stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1981
    Inventor: Edward D. Bennett
  • Patent number: 4160396
    Abstract: An apparatus for the perforation of tracks of goods which are transportable approximately in their plane, particularly of thermoplastic synthetic material foils, with at least one sleeve-shaped punching tool which is moveable back and forth relative to the track of goods perpendicularly to the plane of transportation and parallel to its longitudinal axis, with a coaxially arranged pin which engages in the hollow punching tool for discarding the stamping cuttings, with a carrier of the track of goods arranged on the side of the track of goods which faces away from the pin, the carrier extending crosswise to the direction of transportation, and a carrier of the pin arranged parallel to the carrier of the track of goods and extending over its entire width. The carrier of the pin which serves as the ejector of the stamping cuttings carries the punching tool beyond the pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1979
    Assignee: Felix Stiegler Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Peter Matzner, Ehrhart Schulze
  • Patent number: 4051754
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting plastics, said apparatus comprising heated and cooled parts separated from each other by insulating means, whereby said tool is continuously working under a temperature corresponding to the temperature of the transition from a solid into a liquid phase of the plastic to be shaped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: Siegfried Harcuba
    Inventors: Siegfried Harcuba, Herbert Dits
  • Patent number: 4048890
    Abstract: The die of a punching tool has a body of relatively soft and elastically deformable material with a through hole in extension of a through hole of the die but of smaller section, corresponding to that of a punch which passes through the die with a clearance, so that as the punch is withdrawn waste pieces are retained in the body by elastic deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Raskin S.A.
    Inventor: Fritz Aeschbach
  • Patent number: 4022089
    Abstract: Apparatus is disclosed for trimming the flange of a drawn metal container such as a food or beverage container so as to place it in condition for having the lid applied thereto. The apparatus includes a fixed trim punch secured to the base of a press, with a trim die stripper disposed around its upper edge. A trim die is secured to the movable upper bolster of the press for movement therewith. The trim die carries with it a pressure pad which is movable in a downward direction independently of the trim die and movable in an upward direction together with the die. The movement of the pressure pad is such that it will engage a portion of the flange of the container which is received within the trim punch, following which the trim die will continue its downward movement to shear off the excess material along the flange. The shearing motion is downward against the flange so that any burrs or irregularities which might occur on the remainder of the flange after the shearing operation will project downwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1977
    Assignee: Redicon Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph D. Bulso, Jr., William R. Lewers
  • Patent number: 3949631
    Abstract: An apparatus for punching holes in thin sheet stock includes an improved clamping arrangement which holds the sheet stock firmly during the punching operation in the regions surrounding the hole to be cut as well as in the slug region which is to be cut from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Assignee: Rubin Goldman
    Inventors: Rubin Goldman, Morris Meyerkopf