Processes Patents (Class 83/13)
  • Patent number: 9656404
    Abstract: A method for punching bodywork components, in particular a skin in order to install parking-assistance sensors or headlight washers therein. The invention also relates to a punching machine having an anvil for receiving the bodywork component, a punch, and movement means for moving the punch, initially over a first stroke in order to bring it into a utilization position, and then over a second stroke in order to pierce said component. The movement of the punch over the second stroke takes place at a travel speed not exceeding 10 mm/s and less than the travel speed of the punch over the first stroke. The means for moving the punch over the second stroke comprise a punching actuator coupled to a force-multiplication mechanism. Finally, the invention relates to the use of a machine and to a bodywork component obtained by performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventor: David Tresse
  • Patent number: 9630335
    Abstract: An apparatus includes at least one module that receives a desired weight value to correct an imbalance of a wheel/tire assembly and converts the desired weight value to a corresponding weight amount of a wheel weight material; a roller disposed so as to be on a first side of the wheel weight material, a contact surface disposed so as to be on an opposing side of the wheel weight material, a forcing element that compresses the wheel weight material between the roller and the contact surface, a motor that drives the roller according to the weight amount, a blade selectively actuated to separate the weight amount from the wheel weight material, and either (i) a device that selectively adds a witness mark on the wheel weight material, and/or (ii) a diverter that selectively diverts the separated weight amount to a first location or a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Esys Corporation, 3M Innovative Properties Co.
    Inventors: Louis R. Hedtke, Jr., Matthew W. King, Scott R. Claxton, Mark A. Compton, Christopher J. Marcus, Mark R. Gabel
  • Patent number: 9618430
    Abstract: An apparatus can be used to apply and remove fluid substances for processing biological samples. The fluid substances can be delivered between a first substrate and a second substrate. One substrate carries a specimen. A layer of the fluid substance is retained in a gap defined by the first and second substrates. One substrate is moved with respect to the second substrate to disperse the fluid substance in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Howard Kram, Kevin David Marshall, Christine Tse, Timothy James Keller, Austin Micheil Ashby
  • Patent number: 9611167
    Abstract: A method of forming a scribe line in a strengthened glass substrate includes providing a strengthened glass substrate having a first surface, a second surface, a first edge and a second edge. The first and second surfaces have a strengthened surface layer under a compressive stress, and a central region under tensile stress. The method further includes applying a scoring blade to the first surface at an initiation location that is offset from the first edge by an initiation offset distance greater than a diameter of the scoring blade, and translating the scoring blade or the strengthened glass substrate such that the scoring blade scores the first surface. The translation is terminated such that the scoring blade stops at a termination location that is offset from the second edge of the strengthened glass substrate by a termination offset distance greater than the diameter of the scoring blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: James William Brown
  • Patent number: 9469041
    Abstract: Knife assemblies and methods therefor that are adapted to be used with a cutting apparatus capable of producing a variety of shaped food products having large amplitudes, for example, sliced, shredded, and strip-cut food products. The knife assembly is adapted for cutting food product includes a knife having a corrugated shape to produce a large-amplitude food product slice having a periodic shape and at least one julienne tab metallurgically joined to the knife adapted to cut the food product slice into strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wade King, Michael Scot Jacko, Thomas R. Mahaffey, II
  • Patent number: 9440274
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for feeding long workpieces into a processing machine, such as a bend-straightening machine, and discharging them therefrom, in which the long workpiece which is located in the processing positions defines a processing section and the long workpiece is supported at its two end regions by, in each case, one grasping device. A horizontal conveying means for the long workpiece adjoins at least one head end of the processing section as a straight prolongation of the processing section. At least one of the grasping devices has a gripping head for gripping in a frictionally locking fashion one end of the workpiece which is conveyed here by the horizontal conveying means, and drive means for pulling the workpiece to be straightened into the processing section and for pushing the straightened workpiece out onto the at least one horizontal conveying means by means of the gripping head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: MAE Maschinen—und Apparatebau Gotzen GmbH
    Inventor: Manfred Mitze
  • Patent number: 9409424
    Abstract: A printing device comprising: a housing; a printing mechanism; a receiving portion for receiving a supply of image receiving medium; a cutting mechanism for cutting the image receiving medium; a drive mechanism for driving the cutting mechanism during a cutting operation; wherein the cutting mechanism comprises a blade holder removably attachable in the printing device; and said drive mechanism comprises at least one of a drive member or engaging portion for engaging with a respective other of at least one drive member or engaging portion of said blade holder; wherein said drive member is configured to be received in said engaging portion when said blade holder is in the printing device, and wherein said drive member and engaging portion are configured to permit said blade holder to be inserted in said printing device when said blade holder is moved in a direction of insertion, and to permit said blade holder to be removed from said printing device when said blade holder is moved in a direction of removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: DYMO
    Inventor: Kris Vandermeulen
  • Patent number: 9335238
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for forming tissue pieces which allows stable and accurate winding around a core rod in rolling a sheet-like tissue piece, and a device therefor. In the tissue pieces used as each tissue piece in a tissue array obtained by arranging the tissue pieces on a substrate in an array form, the method for forming a roll-shaped tissue piece 6 obtained by rolling a sheet-like tissue piece 8 is characterized by the facts that the sheet-like tissue piece 8 is produced by slicing a tissue block 5 obtained by embedding the tissues with an embedding medium, the sheet-like tissue piece 8 is placed on a mounting block 12, peeling means 13 which easily enables peeling of the tissue piece 8 from the mounting block 12 is applied between the mounting block 12 and the tissue piece 8, and the tissue piece 8 is wound around a core rod 11 while heating the tissue piece 8 on the mounting block 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignees: Sakura Seiki Co., Ltd., Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Nakazawa, Masaki Takano, Masahiko Arakawa, Kohji Naritake
  • Patent number: 9226618
    Abstract: An apparatus for a kitchen appliance for handling items to be processed includes a static housing part having an upper axial face, and a rotating ring element having a lower axial face which rests on the upper axial face of a static housing part in the presence of an annular gap there between. The upper axial face and/or the lower axial face and/or the rotating ring element is hereby constructed such as to effect a radial conveying of items being processed in the annular gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: BSH HAUSGERAETE GMBH
    Inventors: Matej Berzelak, Andrej Blagotinsek, Uros Jegrisnik, Stanislav Mazej
  • Patent number: 9061432
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for cutting a food strand into slices including the steps inserting the food strand in a conveying device, conveying the food strand into a transfer position in a feed device, transferring the food strand through the feed device into a feed position where the food strand is more inclined relative to horizontal than in the transfer position, gripping the food strand at a rear end, feeding the food strand towards a cutting device, cutting the food strand into slices through the cutting device, and fixating the food strand at least during transfer from the transfer position into the feed position at least at one of its free longitudinal sides through at least one fixation element providing a form locking and/or friction locking engagement with the food strand. The invention also relates to a device for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Uwe Reifenhaeuser
    Inventor: Uwe Reifenhaeuser
  • Publication number: 20150148902
    Abstract: Present example embodiments relate generally to nasal implants comprising a body portion, the body portion forming a central axis and having opposing inner body and outer body surfaces. The inner body surface may comprise a ventral groove portion disposed substantially parallel to the central axis, and the outer body surface may comprise a ridge portion. The ventral groove portion may comprise a deepest portion in proximate correspondence to a highest portion of the ridge portion with respect to the central axis. The nasal implant may comprise an elongated tail portion. A lower portion of the tail portion may be in communication with at least an upper portion of the body portion. An angle formable between an axis definable by the tail portion and the central axis may be between 0 to 90 degrees. The nasal implant may comprise a first wing portion, head portion, second wing portion, and leg portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Sampandh KOMRIT
  • Patent number: 9038512
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a bandsaw blade provided at the top of the teeth with cutting tips made of a hard material, includes the steps of: offsetting to the left and right saw teeth constituting left and right offset teeth; forming the saw teeth constituting the left and right offset teeth to a smaller tooth height than that of the saw teeth constituting straight teeth; and grinding cutting tips provided to the top of the left and right offset teeth subsequent to the offsetting step, and machining the edge lines at the top of the left and right offset teeth so that the lines are orthogonal to the travel direction of a bandsaw blade and the cutting direction of the bandsaw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignees: AMANDA COMPANY, LIMITED, AMANDA MACHINE TOOLS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Horiguchi, Susumu Tsujimoto
  • Patent number: 9038511
    Abstract: A strip die is prepared with cutouts according to a pre-determined pattern, e.g., on a cutting table and positioned on a stripping station that has a removal tool to remove waste material. After a sheet of material is cut on the same or another cutting table, the sheet is positioned in the stripping station over the female strip die. The removal tool moves to programmed positions in the stripping station and removes pieces of waste material. The final stripped cut sheet is the brought to the out-stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Esko-Graphics Kongsberg AS
    Inventor: Ivar Holm
  • Patent number: 9038513
    Abstract: Cutting device, method and use are for cutting of a line extending from a floating vessel. The cutting device is structured for placement on the vessel. The cutting device comprises: at least one guide structured for directional steering of the line past a cutting area for the line; and at least one of the following cutting-promoting devices: at least one induction coil device directed inwards toward the cutting area and structured for heating, hence weakening, of the line within the cutting area; and at least one moveable cutting knife with an opposite contact surface directed inwards toward the cutting area and also structured for cutting of the line within the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Smart Installations AS
    Inventor: Petter Birkeland
  • Publication number: 20150135915
    Abstract: A saw blade for a machine tool driven oscillatingly about a longitudinal axis has at least one cutting edge, on which, at least in part, abrasive particles are provided. The saw blade is suitable, in particular, for sawing fiber composites.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Rainer Mann
  • Publication number: 20150135914
    Abstract: A hand operated cutting tool includes a first cutting member; a first handle including a second cutting member, wherein the second cutting member is coupled to the first cutting member and includes a first set of projections; and a second handle including a lever, wherein the lever is coupled to the first cutting member and includes a second set of projections. The first and second handles are movable between a full open position and a full closed position, wherein during a first region of travel proximate the full open position the first and second set of projections are disengaged, and during a second region of travel proximate the full closed position the first and second set of projections are at least partly engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: FISKARS BRANDS, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Cunningham
  • Publication number: 20150122093
    Abstract: A microtome has a knife and a specimen holder for a specimen. The specimen holder can be adjusted relative to the knife. A safety device for the knife is provided, which is adjustable between a protective position, in which it covers the knife at least partially, and a release position, in which it releases the knife. Status parameters of the microtome are detected by means of a sensor and analyzed in a control device. A driving device, by means of which the safety device can be brought at least from the release position into the protective position, is associated with the safety device. The driving device can be actuated by the control device as a function of at least one status parameter of the microtome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Roland Johe
  • Publication number: 20150119976
    Abstract: A medical device that can be wrapped around a segment of an artery downstream of an arteriovenous fistula. The wrap, when used in this manner, creates a stenosis for reducing retrograde flow at the fistula. Sutures are positioned in holes present in the upper and lower halves or connecting ends of the wrap, after which the sutures are pulled to oppose the two sides in order to create a stenosis. When the surgeon is satisfied that the stenosis is appropriate, the sutures are tied in place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Consigny, Dariush Davalian
  • Publication number: 20150114190
    Abstract: The problem of penetrating through nets and other objects is solved by cutting the object using a linear cutting assembly having a linear cutter arm that moves in an arc and pivots about an attachment point. The object is cut by a severing action caused by a moveable blade of the linear cutting arm moving back and forth across a stationary blade of the linear cutter arm. An underwater vehicle modified to incorporate an embodiment of the linear cutting assembly can cut a sufficiently large opening in the object to allow the vehicle to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: James Wiggins, Chris Norkoski, Conrad Zeglin, Walter Allensworth
  • Publication number: 20150118445
    Abstract: An entrance floor system is provided. The entrance floor system includes a base mat and a plate. The base mat has opposing bottom and top surfaces. The bottom surface of the base mat is configured to rest on a floor surface. The plate has opposing bottom and top surfaces. The bottom surface of the plate is configured to rest on the top surface of the base mat. The top surface of the plate has a border region and a non-border region. The non-border region is substantially parallel with the bottom surface of the plate and the non-border region has a pattern machined therein. The pattern includes a plurality of slots. At least one slot is configured to receive fluid and debris. The top surface of the plate in the border region includes a transition from the floor surface to the non-border region of the top surface of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jeff Gmitro, Matthew Umbriac, Charlie Brown
  • Publication number: 20150114188
    Abstract: Disclosed are pliers and related methods for punching a hole in a non-flat material without distorting the material. Such pliers may comprise a first member having a first handle and a first jaw, and a second member having a second handle and a second jaw. The first and second members are attached at a connection point to permit pivoting in response to a squeezing force on the handles. The first jaw comprises a punch tip to be received by the second jaw, where the punch tip may have an angled distal end truncating a cross-section of the punch tip. The second jaw comprises a shaped edge facing the punch tip and extending along a length of the second jaw, the shaped edge having substantially the same shape as the non-flat material and comprising an opening having substantially the same shape as the cross-section of the punch tip and to receive the tip therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: WUBBERS LLC
    Inventor: Patricia Bullard
  • Publication number: 20150118449
    Abstract: A method of producing a document of value, the method including providing a single lamina or multi-laminate sheet carrying data relating to one or more documents of value; selecting the shape of at least part of the edge of the or each document using the data relating to the document; and operating a cutting tool to cut out the or each security document from the sheet by cutting along the edge of the or each security document such that the at least part of the edge has the selected shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew Sugdon, Stephen Banister Green
  • Publication number: 20150114189
    Abstract: A method is provided for removing an abandoned marine platform from a seabed having an upper surface or mud line. The platform extends typically below the seabed and mud line. In order to remove the platform, frame sections are lowered to the seabed with a lift device. A movable cutter cable is fitted to the frame sections. At least a part of the cutter cable is positioned below the mud line. The cutter cable is moved relative to the frame sections to cut the platform below the mud line. Such movement can be a back and forth movement wherein the cutter cable moves in a first direction, stops and then moves in a second direction that is generally opposite the first direction. A lifting device can employ two vessels and two frames, each frame bridging from one vessel to the other. Winches can be used to provide movement to the cutter cable. These same winches can take up cable slack as cutting moves from one platform member (e.g. leg, jacket leg, piling, etc) to another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Jon KHACHATURIAN
  • Publication number: 20150107127
    Abstract: A template, such as a quilting template, is configured as a relatively thin piece of material having a first circular portion disposed at a first end of the template and a second circular portion disposed at a second end of the template. The template further includes a concave curve portion disposed between the first end and the second end along a first side edge of the template, a linear curve portion disposed between the first end and the second end along a second side edge of the template, and a set of guide markings. In use, a user can utilize the template to cut, for example, heart-shaped, flower-shaped, or leave-shaped elements, from a piece of material. With such a configuration, the template allows the user to cut a variety of differently sized and shaped elements directly from the material, without requiring the creation of multiple patterns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Susan Pelland
  • Patent number: 9003935
    Abstract: A cutting device for cutting labels includes a cutting element for cutting into individual labels a label strip that is provided with a plurality of labels arranged one behind the other in the direction of the length of the label strip. The cutting element has a cutting tool in a first axis, about which the cutting element is rotatable. A counter-pressure roller which serves for the placement of the label strip is rotatable about a second axis arranged parallel to the first axis and has at least one counter-cutting bar which is provided on the outer surface of the counter-pressure roller essentially parallel to the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Juergen Herlinger, Michael Utz
  • Patent number: 8997612
    Abstract: A hair cutting guide and method for aiding in creating/trimming a human hair into a Mohawk type hairstyle. The Mohawk guide consists of two side pieces, two adjustable spacers/connectors, and two clips. The bottom edges of the two side pieces are contoured to follow the shape of the human head from the start of the hairline to the nape of the neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Steven Andrade
  • Publication number: 20150090085
    Abstract: Replaceable shaving assemblies are disclosed that include a razor cartridge comprising: an elongated housing defining a central open area, and, adjacent each short edge of the housing, a clip-receiving aperture and a clip-receiving channel; a plurality of blades disposed within the open area of the housing, and a pair of clips, each clip having a first leg and a second leg, the first leg extending through the clip-receiving aperture and being bent against a lower surface of the housing, and the second leg being wrapped around the housing and seated in the clip-receiving channel. Shaving systems including such shaving assemblies are also disclosed, as are methods of using such shaving systems and methods of manufacturing these cartridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: John W. Griffin, Craig A. Provost, William E. Tucker, Douglas R. Kohring
  • Publication number: 20150090086
    Abstract: A power tool includes a sawing working device of an at least partially flat form and at least one actuator. The sawing working device is configured to produce a sawing cut in a working direction. The at least one actuator is configured to produce at least one oscillation in the sawing working device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas Winkler, Helge Sprenger, Peter Schwenkel, Richard Schoenleber, David Gaenzle
  • Patent number: 8991673
    Abstract: An automatic cutting device is described for cutting an assembly. The assembly includes a material having a weakened zone therein that defines a useful layer and being attached to a source substrate. The cutting device includes a cutting mechanism and a holding and positioning mechanism operatively associated with the cutting mechanism. The holding and positioning mechanism positions the material so that the cutting mechanism detaches the layer from the source substrate along the weakened zone. The cutting device also includes a control mechanism for adjusting at least two different portions of the assembly during detachment of the layer to facilitate a more precise detachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Olivier Rayssac, Fabrice Letertre
  • Patent number: 8993082
    Abstract: The invention relates to a splittable adhesive tape with a left-hand and a right-hand delimiting edge, wherein at least one of these two edges is not straight. The edge that is not straight has rounded projections, which comprise blunt or flattened zones at their furthest-projecting points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Kerstin Götz, Klaus Kleinhoff
  • Publication number: 20150079258
    Abstract: A combination kitchen device includes a double peeler having a substantially hollow handle having a forward end and a rearward end and a releasably engageable holding tool inserted within the rearward end of the hollow handle. The double peeler includes a head connected transversely to the forward end of the hollow handle. The head has at least one recess, and at least one means for cutting mounted within the recess. The head has an opening having an eye removal cutting edge. The holding tool has a handle portion and an elongated blade portion attached transversely to the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Szymanski
  • Publication number: 20150076375
    Abstract: A photon collimator, suitable for use in medical imaging equipment, is constructed from a block of photon-attenuating material, such as solid tungsten or molybdenum alloy that defines a plurality of integrally formed septa slats. Each slat has an elongated length dimension greater than thickness and depth dimensions, and is oriented in an opposed pattern array that is laterally spaced relative to its respective thickness dimension. An aperture channel is defined between each pair of opposed slats. Rows of integrally formed slats in one block or separately affixed blocks may be stacked on each other at skewed angles to form two-dimensional grids of apertures having polygonal cross sections. The slats may be formed by electric discharge or laser thermal ablation machining, such as by a sequential passing of an EDM wire cutting head along the pattern array, repeating sequential cutting of respective channel depth and width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald E. Malmin
  • Publication number: 20150068374
    Abstract: A guiding instrument for forming a cut in a work piece with a cutting tool includes a base member, a guide member, and an elongated linking member. The base member has an aligning wall and a platform. The aligning wall is configured for alignment with an edge of the work piece. The platform extends outwardly from the aligning wall. The guide member is pivotally coupled to the base member. The elongated linking member extends between the base member and the guide member. The first end of the elongated linking member is coupled to the base member and the second end of the elongated linking member is releasably coupled to at least one of base member and the guide member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Wayne Roth
  • Publication number: 20150068373
    Abstract: The continuous rod cutting system has a base; a rod path; a shear cutting unit mounted to the base and having a cutting jaw operable to cut across the rod path; and two pinch roller units mounted to the base, each on a respective side of the cutting jaw, each having at least one corresponding pair of rollers aligned with the rod path, on opposite sides of the rod path. The rollers being movable relative one another of the corresponding pair, into and out of engagement with the rod path, and each pair of rollers being selectively operable into cooperating opposed rotation in both directions, independently of said relative movement operability, for moving a rod engaged therebetween in a corresponding direction along the rod path and stopping and holding the rod for subsequent cutting by the shear cutting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Tiffany Armitage
  • Publication number: 20150068372
    Abstract: A plate configured to contact a web includes a first region having a first characteristic and a second region having a second characteristic different than the first characteristic. The plate has a substantially arcuate wall with an inner surface and an outer surface. A plurality of vacuum holes extends between the inner and outer surfaces and are configured to be in fluid communication with a vacuum source. A vacuum region is adapted to contact the first region of the web and a reduced-vacuum region is adapted to receive the second region of the web. The plurality of vacuum holes are configured such that, when attached to the vacuum source, a vacuum pressure at the vacuum region is greater than a pressure at the reduced-vacuum region so that the first region of the web is held against the plate with a greater force than the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Dean Abney, Paul Douglas Beuther, Kevin Dolan, David John Enz
  • Publication number: 20150065208
    Abstract: An accessory unit for use with an electronic device is described. Accessory unit includes a front flap and a rear cover. The rear cover includes a recessed portion that defines a chamber and a lip portion. The chamber is configured to receive a consumer electronic device, and the lip portion is configured to hold the consumer electronic device therein by an interference fit that exposes substantially all of a display portion of the consumer electronic product. The front flap can include segments formed from panels with folding regions therebetween, which allow the front flap to fold. Further, an end region of the front flap pivotally couples the front flap to the rear cover, such that the front flap may be moved between open and closed configurations. The front may include magnetic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Santhana Krishnan Balaji, Amy Qian, Pinida J. Moolsintong
  • Publication number: 20150053054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of image processing. In one form, the invention relates to image processing as applied to digital processing and/or digitisation of an image and/or photo. In one particular aspect the present invention is suitable for use in computer controlled knife cutting systems. The present invention uses an ‘auto centre’ feature in association with the tracing of an image to provide a number of advantage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: ROSJOH PTY LTD
    Inventors: John Hollo, Ross Kaig
  • Publication number: 20150053055
    Abstract: A system, a method and a cutting apparatus may use a bit to cut an object. The apparatus may have a bit connected to a cutting block on a cutting apparatus. The cutting apparatus may rotate about the object while the bit may advance into the object to cut the object. The cutting apparatus may have another bit located opposite to the bit to bevel an edge of the object. The cutting system may reduce point loads and/or provide an equalized load. The cutting system may reduce tool pressures when cutting a pipe and may provide extended tool and/or bit life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mactech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Schammel, Joel Kent Wittenbraker
  • Patent number: 8961079
    Abstract: The problem of penetrating through nets and other objects is solved by cutting the object using concentric cutters in which a rotatable cutter having floating teeth rotates concentrically about a stationary cutter having fixed teeth. The object is cut by a severing action caused by the floating teeth of the rotatable cutter sliding against the fixed teeth of the stationary cutter. Embodiments of the invention include a UUV system for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects, concentric cutting assemblies for use in the UUV system and other systems, and a method for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects. A UUV system in accordance with an embodiment of the invention has a concentric cutting assembly at the forward end and a propulsor at the aft end. The concentric cutting assembly integrates seamlessly within the UUV housing and is deployed from the forward end of the UUV, enabling the UUV to quickly and efficiently penetrate through objects blocking its path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Adaptive Methods, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Wiggins, Walter Allensworth, Conrad Zeglin
  • Publication number: 20150043073
    Abstract: A production method for producing a thin circularly polarizing plate at a high productivity is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Mitsutaka SASE, Nobuyuki HATANAKA
  • Publication number: 20150040733
    Abstract: Described herein are haircutting patterns for use when cutting hairs, and methods for use therewith. In an embodiment, a haircutting pattern includes a spine and a plurality of threads extending from the spine. The spine is configured to be affixed to hairs and/or a scalp. The threads are configured to be visibly distinguishable among hairs. In certain embodiments, free ends of the threads define a perimeter shape of a haircut and thereby provide a guide for cutting hairs. In certain embodiments, different portions of the threads are different colors, and different perimeter shapes are defined by where different colors end. In certain embodiments, different colored lines on the threads define different perimeter shapes for a haircut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Rachel Croft
  • Publication number: 20150040734
    Abstract: A powered stem-cutting apparatus includes a top plate having a hole positioned therein. An actuation device is positioned proximate to the top plate, wherein the actuation device is activated by an activation device to move an actuator. A blade is connected to the actuator, wherein the blade is movable along a cutting path, wherein the cutting path intersects an axis of the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150036959
    Abstract: A rolling bearing (6), in particular for the mounting of the shaft of a turbocharger, which rolling bearing includes a bearing ring (1) and a number of rolling bodies (9). The bearing ring (1) is formed from a steel which comprises, as alloy constituents, 0.05 to 0.65 wt % carbon, 0.5 to 5.0 wt % chromium, up to 1.0 wt % molybdenum, up to 1.0 wt % vanadium, and up to 1.0 wt % aluminum. The surface of the bearing ring (1) has a hardened surface layer (2) which comprises nitrites and which comprises a diffusion layer (3) and a connecting layer (4) situated above said diffusion layer. The surface layer (2) has a thickness of up to 1 mm. The invention also relates to a method for producing a corresponding bearing ring (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ernst Strian, Peter Gebauer, Heiko Schmidt, Oliver Graf-Goller
  • Publication number: 20150036220
    Abstract: A lens sheet is provided with a lens layer which is formed by arranging lenses, which extend in a y direction as a first direction, in a plurality of lines in an x direction as a second direction which is a direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, and an ink absorbing layer which configures a surface on the opposite side with regard to a surface which is configured by the lens layer, where the thickness of an edge which is an end surface on one side of the lens layer in the x direction is thinner than the thickness of an edge which is an end surface on the other side. In other words, a width of a lens which is formed at the edge is wider than a width of a lens which is formed at the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomonori YAMASHITA, Hiroshi SHIROTORI, Katsuhito SUZUKI, Tomio SONEHARA
  • Publication number: 20150033920
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for cutting a facestock on a liner. An anvil roller receives facestock on liner. A cutting roller, under a force, cuts facestock between the cutting roller and the anvil roller. At least one support roller supports the cutting roller and, optionally, the anvil roller, thereby distributing the force into two or more portions and/or subportions, in two or more directions. Apparatuses, methods and kits for preparing a cutting surface of a cutting roller in a facestock cutting apparatus, or for extending the usefulness of a cutting roller. An equalizer roller is provided in a position adjacent to the cutting roller. The equalizer roller has an equalizing surface having a hardness at least as hard as a hardness of the cutting surface. The cutting roller is rotated against the equalizer roller such that the cutting surface is equalized by the equalizing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: ETI Converting Equipment
    Inventors: Francois Bayzelon, Eric Ouellet, Denis Blouin, Jean-Francois Poirier
  • Publication number: 20150033919
    Abstract: A blade cover may include a cover body defining an interior volume, the cover body being configured to receive a cutting implement within the interior volume, a recess is disposed in the cover body, and a slot is disposed through the recess, the slot defining an opening into the interior volume, wherein the slot is configured to receive at least a portion of a blade of the cutting implement and the recess is configured to expose at least a portion of the blade of the cutting implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Thomas A. Gingrich
  • Patent number: 8943934
    Abstract: A waste strip-removing apparatus for use with a ripsaw that saws an incoming board into one or more usable boards and removes the opposite side edges, which become two waste strips that must be removed and transported to a different destination from that to which the usable board(s) is (are) transported. The apparatus includes two air-blasting units each having one or more air nozzles assigned to each waste strip. The air-blasting units are positioned with respect to a lateral direction by a positioning mechanism so that air directed from the nozzles impinges on the waste strips and moves them laterally away from the usable board(s). The positioning mechanism can include a linear motor having two forcers movable along a platen and respectively attached to air-blasting units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hasko Machines
    Inventors: Louis R. Brooks, Dan V. Stocke
  • Patent number: 8943935
    Abstract: A knife including a blade section having a sharp edge, a J-shaped section, and a handle section connected to the J-shaped section. The J-shaped section may have a bottom portion connected to a stem portion, and a substantially uniform thickness. The sharp edge may have a thickness which is substantially less than the substantially uniform thickness of the J-shaped section. The handle section may have a thickness which is substantially greater than the uniform thickness of the J-shaped section. The blade section, the J-shaped section, and the handle section may be configured so that a person can place an index finger of the person so that an end of the index finger contacts the bottom portion of the J-shaped section and a length of the index finger contacts the stem portion of the J-shaped section, while simultaneously one or more further fingers of the person grip the handle section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Master Cutlery Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan W. Qian
  • Publication number: 20150027282
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a method of using a cutting blade with specific features on a portable cutting device to cut various materials, including profiles formed of wood, ferrous metal, and/or non-ferrous metal, such as pipe or structural members, or other materials known to those skilled in the art. The method includes the step of providing a cutting blade, wherein the cutting blade includes at least one cutting tooth and the cutting tooth includes a positive rake face angle. The method also includes the steps of providing a portable cutting device, installing the cutting blade on the portable cutting device, and using the portable cutting device with the installed cutting blade to cut an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Fowler, Charles Davis Burkhart
  • Publication number: 20150027277
    Abstract: A ratchet (1) is provided, in particular a ratchet for surgical interventions or a dental ratchet, wherein the ratchet has a handle (2) and a pivot housing (4) arranged thereon, said pivot housing being a flat spiral (6). The spiral (6) is flexible and can be actuated such that the spiral (6) coils up in a plane that is oriented substantially vertically to the pivot axis D. The invention also relates to a torque transmission system which comprises a ratchet (1) and an implant driver. The implant driver has a first portion that is cylindrical and a second portion that is cylindrical or frustoconical, the second portion additionally having a receptacle for a medical tool, a surgical implant or any other object. In this way, an improved ratchet is obtained with which the torque to be applied can be applied to the implant driver in a metered manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Markus Waizenegger