With Means To Position Tool(s) For Cutting Patents (Class 83/184)
  • Publication number: 20140224088
    Abstract: Feather cutters are described that cut a feather shaft of a feather. One feather cutter includes a first sildable arm and a second sildable arm that move in a linear direction with respect to each other between a first position and a second position, a plurality of springs that are placed between the first sildable arm and the second sildable arm, an adjustable blade that is attached to the first sildable arm via a screw and cuts the feather shaft of the feather upon moving the first sildable arm to the second position, a shaft cylinder with two slits that is attached to the second sildable arm and the feather shaft of the feather is placed within the shaft cylinder to hold the feather shaft which is being cut with the adjustable blade in a fixed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Albara Mohammed Binothman
  • Patent number: 8411119
    Abstract: A printer module for use in a printer apparatus having a rotationally openable lid includes a fixed blade module having a fixed blade, a movable blade module having a movable blade and configured to be joined to the fixed blade module such that the movable blade and the fixed blade face each other, and a positioning unit configured to position the movable blade module relative to the fixed blade module such that an angle between the movable blade and the fixed blade becomes optimum upon joining the movable blade module to the fixed blade module, wherein the movable blade module is configured to be movable relative to the rotationally openable lid upon being mounted on the rotationally openable lid of the printer apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventors: Masahiro Tsuchiya, Yukihiro Mori, Sumio Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20110290091
    Abstract: An internal caisson/jacket leg cutter and method provides a frame having upper and lower end portions. The upper end portion has rigging that enables the frame to be lifted. Extensible arms are movably supported upon the frame. The arms extend and retract along generally radially extending lines. Extension of the arms enables them to contact the inside surface of a caisson/jacket leg and thus center and anchor the frame within the caisson/jacket leg interior. A cutting mechanism at the lower end portion of the frame includes one or more rotary cutters or milling devices that cut the caisson/jacket leg wall as these cutters traverse an arc shaped path, tracking the caisson/jacket leg wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: TETRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Galen R. Clark, II, Michael Todd Martin, Gary L. Siems
  • Publication number: 20100122614
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for shaving the inside of barrels. In particular, the present invention relates to reconditioning used wine barrels by shaving the inside surface to a predetermined depth, ready for re-crozering, toasting, and re-use. Conventional shaving methods typically involve routing the internal surface by hand, but this technique is problematic in that it is a very slow process, the quality of the wood is often adversely affected, and there is no way of ensuring that the surface will be shaved to the same depth across the entire surface. Therefore, the resultant internal dimensions of the barrel are not reflective, relatively, of the original barrel surface. The apparatus of the present invention includes a scanning means adapted to scan the internal dimensions of the barrel, and a cutting means adapted to shave the internal surface to a predetermined depth relative to the scanned internal dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: BRECK WATERMAN
  • Patent number: 7703856
    Abstract: A manhole cover frame removal apparatus has a ring-shaped base with a circular track thereon and a saw mounting framework disposed atop the base. Rollers allow the saw mounting framework to advance in rotation about aligned vertical axes of the frame and the base. A saw mounting arm is joined to the framework and may be raised and lowered and locked in the raised position. A saw carriage is mounted on the saw arm for reciprocal movement toward and away from a saw arm hinge axis. A single saw motor is mounted on the carriage and can be immobilized at selected angles. Separate horizontal-cut and vertical-cut saw blades are alternatively and interchangeably attached to the saw blade rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: C. Warren Duncan
  • Publication number: 20090277316
    Abstract: A groove cutting assembly comprising a cutter housing, a cutter assembly with a cutting edge, and the cutter assembly being accommodated by the cutter housing, and a drive mechanism, coupled to the cutter assembly, for indexing the cutter assembly one of radially inward and radially outward relative to the cutter housing upon rotation of the cutter assembly past an indexing member. The drive mechanism comprises a barrel assembly, engaged with the cutter assembly, and a feed member which threadedly engages with the barrel assembly. Rotation of the feed member, in a first rotational direction, indexes the cutter assembly radially outwardly away from the cutter housing, while rotation of the feed member, in an opposite rotational direction, indexes the cutter assembly radially inwardly toward the cutter housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventor: Thomas ESSLINGER
  • Publication number: 20090193947
    Abstract: A multipurpose cutting tool comprising a multi-function handle housing with a multi-function blade that can be used in a variety of different ways to open a variety of different packages. The multipurpose cutting tool can be used to safely and easily open almost any product packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Dennis H. Hancock, Jeffrey D. Hancock
  • Publication number: 20090165619
    Abstract: A tyre cutting apparatus includes a body member defining a mounting formation for mounting to a support structure. A cutting assembly is supported by the body member. The cutting assembly comprises a control member and a cutting unit, for cutting the tyre. The control member effects positional variation of the cutting unit relative to the body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2007
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: ENTIRE SOLUTIONS LTD
    Inventors: D'Arcy Shane Lacey, D'Arcy Michael Lacey
  • Patent number: 7036599
    Abstract: A method for the cutting of underwater structures below the level of the sea bottom on which they are installed, comprises determining an ideal plane of cutting, having considered the characteristic features of the structure i.e. its morphology and its positioning on the bottom, the shape and consistency of the bottom itself, and the depth below the level of the bottom at which the cut must be effected; positioning and anchoring of a cutter in proximity of the cutting area; obtainment of at least one perforation or boring in proximity of the structure through the bottom at least up to the predetermined level for the cutting of the structure, along a direction parallel to the cutting direction and preferably lying on the cutting plane; and introduction of the cutter inside the perforation or boring and cutting of the structure. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: TS Tecnospamec S.r.l.
    Inventor: Francesco Matteucci
  • Patent number: 6874398
    Abstract: A tube cutting assembly has a pair of opposite, rotatable cutting wheels, the outer of which is movable into engagement with a rotatable tube for cutting through the tube wall. Each cutting wheel is provided with a peripheral elastic ring which is configured to engage the tube wall and which is compressible towards the opposite cutting wheel. As a result, undesirable deformations of the cut tube end are avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2005
    Assignee: Spiro SA
    Inventor: Rudolf Binggeli
  • Patent number: 6832536
    Abstract: A tube cutting machine comprises a tube secured in a chuck tightened against an outer tube wall and by a mandrel expanded within the tube against the tube inner wall opposite the chuck. A blade with a conical body side on the tube body side advances into the tube at the body side angle, eliminating longitudinal force against the tube body and accumulation of tube material on the blade body side. In alternative embodiments, either the tube or the blade can rotate. As the blade edge enters the tube wall, the blade end side, opposite the body side is also conical and pushes the tube cut portion longitudinally away from the tube body, causing the tube before the blade to neck under the longitudinal force imposed by the blade end side. The blade is reversed when the neck weakens and is unable support the tube cut portion but has not yet broken, referred to as the failure point. The blade is then withdrawn and the neck is snapped off. The failure point is detected by a rod urged transversely against the tube end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2004
    Assignee: Exotic Metal Forming Company
    Inventor: Edbert E. L. Dittmar
  • Patent number: 6776074
    Abstract: Apparatus for and a method of handling flexible tubes, for example in the production of a liner for a cargo container to provide a tubular attachment on the liner. A tube 16 in the form of a web of flexible material is drawn over a support 39 mounted on a carrier 29,30, the support having a greater area than that of the opened-out tube and being tilted to the radial plane (FIG. 2) during the drawing action. The support is then moved to the radial plane (FIG. 4) so as to stretch the tube 16 in the region of the support whereafter the tube is cut from the web, in the vicinity of the support. The support 39 is moved to a further processing station (FIG. 8), carrying the cut off tube 16, whereat the tube is released from the support 39 by tilting the support once more and withdrawing the support from the tube. The support is then returned to its initial position ready for another cycle of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Assignee: Philton Polythene Converters Limited
    Inventor: Antony Luigi Paul Tisi
  • Publication number: 20030221527
    Abstract: A piper cutter in the invention comprises a spindle, a fixing disk, a locating seat, a cutting member, a stop member, and two nuts. The locating seat can slide along the spindle to move the cutting member to a location at a level of a required length of a pipe body to be cut, whereby after a socket head of a power drive unit is locked on a fixed head of the spindle, the power drive unit is actuated to rotate the spindle with a lower portion of the spindle moved sideways to make the cutting member follow the rotation of the spindle to cut the pipe body accordingly, thus enabling the piper cutter to be convenient and quick in use; time-saving and labor-saving; adapted to cut pipe bodies with different thickness, bore sizes or length; and, provided with good working efficiency, economical benefits and high utility in industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 4, 2003
    Inventor: Mei-Chu Lee
  • Patent number: 6561065
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for punching holes at any location along the length of an elongate hollow body comprising an expandable die which is insertable into the elongate hollow body. The elongate hollow body may have any shape and be of any length. In operation, the expandable die cooperates with the punch or punches of an external, conventional punch press. The expandable die self-aligns its die cavity or cavities with the punch or punches of the external punch press. The expandable die can expand to support the elongate hollow body during the punching operation to avoid denting or other damage to the elongate hollow body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Inventor: James M. Ranalli
  • Patent number: 6073526
    Abstract: Method for cutting preferably metal reinforced hoses, metal pipes or similar, and a device for utilization of the method, the cutting operation being performed in a known way using a cutting tool, such as a motor driven cutting disc or similar. As an initial step, a single unit (1) is located within and surrounded by the tubeshaped member (2) at with a central position in relation to the point where cutting is intended to be performed, the single unit (1) being arranged to take up sealing contact with the internal surface of the tubeshaped member (2) by at least two separated areas (4, 4') at each side of the cutting point. Cutting is thereafter performed through the tubeshaped member (2) as well as through the surrounded single unit (1), and the separated parts of the surrounded single unit (1) are as a final step pulled out from the tubeshaped member (2) in direction towards the end portions formed by the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2000
    Inventor: Axel Borje Pettersson
  • Patent number: 6009780
    Abstract: A process carried out by an apparatus for cutting a tubular bar comprises a first cutting stage performed by a first disc-shaped rotary cutting tool, oriented so as to rotate about an axis parallel to a line of extension of the bar and also movable gradually along the contour of the bar, which is made to penetrate into the peripheral wall of the bar over a distance less than the thickness thereof, forming a groove therein. In a second and successive cutting stage, a second stationary cutting tool, oriented transversely with respect to the line of extension of the bar and movable along the contour of the bar inside the groove, is made to penetrate into the remaining thickness of the peripheral wall so as to cause gradual shearing of the bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2000
    Assignee: Sica S.P.A.
    Inventor: Leopoldo Savioli
  • Patent number: 5974924
    Abstract: An internally expanding cutting device is used for severing large cylindraceous objects in two. The device comprises a spider mechanism in which a series of radially extending arms are attached to a central hub. The spider is arranged to be mounted on a base member so that the spider mechanism is free to rotate. A series of self propelled cutting wheels are mounted on the arms of the spider to allow the cutter wheels to contact the interior wall of the cylinder to be cut. The cutting wheels are arranged to drive the spider in a rotational manner while the cutter wheels are progressively pushed outwardly to deepen the cut. Each wheel follows in the track of the previous cutter wheel until the cylinder is severed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Assignee: General Electric Canada Inc
    Inventors: Edward J. Schartinger, deceased, Terry Hunter
  • Patent number: 5842397
    Abstract: A punching transport apparatus attached to an end surface a cylindrical inner surface drum includes two transport units which are connected with a pulse motor, two belts, and two pulleys so as to be able to move in synchronism to each other. The two transport units are linked to two punching units through linkage blocks. Transport carriers of the transport units are threadingly engaged with ball screws which are linked to the pulleys so that the transport carriers are loosely fitted to guide rails. Receiving an input signal which is entered in accordance with a plate edge distance which is determined by the specifications of a printer, a controller drives the pulse motor under the control of a pulse count. As a result, from an origin position which is determined in accordance with a condition which is detected by an origin sensor, the two transport units and the two punching units move in a central axis direction X.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Shimizu, Hiroshi Nomoto
  • Patent number: 5709139
    Abstract: A photosensitive material is mounted onto an inner surface of a cylindrical inner surface drum. An input signal which provides the size of the photosensitive material is supplied to a controller. As the controller drives a pulse motor under the control of a control signal, a moving part with which punching units are connected is moved in a circumferential direction of the drum by means of the pulse motor and positioned at the desired positions for punching. Then only two punching units, determined by the controller in accordance with the size of the photosensitive material, are driven to punch holes in the photosensitive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1998
    Assignee: Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Shimizu, Touru Kawata, Hiroshi Nomoto
  • Patent number: 5553525
    Abstract: A punch press machine for punching a series of holes in a cylindrical work piece has a main frame, a clamping fixture for holding the work piece, and a punch press frame having a horizontal moving punch and a die for receiving the punch. The clamping fixture is moveable relative to the main frame along a first horizontal axis and the punch press frame is moveable relative to the main frame along a second vertical axis for lowering the punch and die into a punching position with the punch on one side of the work piece and the die on the other side of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 10, 1996
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Desmond Mailey, Jose J. Rodriguez, Jerry P. Fregoe, Curtis L. Stevens, Frank M. Dettmers, Sr., Glenn L. Brown, Gary L. Kitzer, James G. Miller, Martin J. Hillbrands, Carl F. Strebel, Thomas A. King
  • Patent number: 5477717
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus usable in a machine having a forming head for helically winding a metal strip into a helically wound metal tubing and for issuing the helically wound metal tubing along a defined path. The apparatus includes a first mounting for supporting the forming head, and a carriage guided and longitudinally movable along the first mounting in a direction of travel parallel to the defined path. A cantilever boom has one end mounted to a first end of the carriage and a free end opposite to the one end. The boom extends generally parallel to the direction of travel. A cutting blade is connected to the free end of the cantilever boom and extends in a plane generally perpendicular to the direction of travel. A second mounting is guided with the carriage and is extendible in a direction generally perpendicular to the direction of travel. A rotary shaft is carried by the second mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1995
    Assignee: Spiro Machines S.A.
    Inventors: Nils O. Skrebergene, Paul H. Brudeli
  • Patent number: 5261996
    Abstract: An applicator wheel and guide system are provided in order to accurately align and position web material, either as discrete lengths or as a continuous strip, to articles or a continuous web. Specifically, the guide system includes a lateral edge guide disc rotatable with the applicator wheel which exhibits an edge guide surface at a first point along the periphery of the wheel applicator to precisely laterally align the web material and which moves radially inward from the surface of the applicator wheel at an application point so as not to obstruct the application of the web material to the articles or continuous web moved at a constant rate thereby. Moreover, the guide system includes the provision of an air bar for forming a loop in the supplied strip of web material prior to handling by the wheel applicator. The air bar eliminates roller inertia and guarantees consistent lengths of discrete lengths of web material to be applied to articles or a web when used on a wobbler arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Assignee: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Steven J. Rossini
  • Patent number: 4982490
    Abstract: A method of lining a main fluid conduit 1 having a branch conduit 2 and apparatus for use in the main conduit includes a carrier 7 which is longitudinally displacable in the conduit 1. A portion 9 of the carrier is rotatable above a longitudinal axis and carries a scissors-type extendible linkage 10 having a platform 11. By rotation of the portion 9, displacement of the carrier 7, and extension of the linkage 10, service structure on the platform 11 can be maneuvered to be located in the branch conduit 2. The service structur=e may be a water jet cutter or a locating member 15 having a chamber which is expandible by fluid pressure to engage the sides of the conduit 2 and be retained therein. The locating member 15 includes a metallic part which a metal detector can detect through a lining which is fitted in the main conduit 1 to determine the position at which a port has to be cut in the lining to coincide with the branch conduit 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 8, 1991
    Assignees: Stephen Tracey, Stanley R. Moore
    Inventor: Hunter M. Franklin
  • Patent number: 4843930
    Abstract: The apparatus comprises axially aligned punches 1 and 2 which are operated to cooperate with dies 3 and 4 to trim the flanged ends of a tubular article. The dies are formed in two halves which are opened to allow an article to be positioned at the work station and are then closed around the ends of the article. The punches, dies, and an article delivering mechanism are driven in timed relation from a motor 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Assignee: MB Group plc
    Inventor: Mark T. Ashbolt
  • Patent number: 4844660
    Abstract: An assembly for severing tubular piling used to support offshore platforms comprising a support or frame secured adjacent the open, upper end of the piling, a cutting string suspended from the support and comprised of a pipe string, a centralizer and an internal pipe cutter and a power swivel to rotate the cutting string to effect internal severing of the piling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 4, 1989
    Inventor: Leon D. Ortemond
  • Patent number: 4809775
    Abstract: A pipe cutting tool especially adapted to cut the interior of in-the-hole (I-T-H) drill pipe to allow subsequent removal of the pipe above the cut. Due to blasting damage, long sections of I-T-H pipe, otherwise in good condition, cannot be removed because the damaged section prevents the removal of the entire drill string. The tool is adapted to receive power from an external source and includes a frame, a pivoted motor and cutter, and an actuator for pivoting the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1989
    Assignee: INCO Limited
    Inventor: Roland Fortin
  • Patent number: 4802393
    Abstract: The subject piercing die is particularly adapted for piercing a hole in a blank having an open interior and an outer wall defining a closed figure. The piercing is done from the interior of the blank through the wall to the outside of the blank. The piercing die includes a base with a slide movably mounted on the base. A guide is movably connected to the slide to control movement of the slide to a straight line movement. A female die having a blank receptacle for holding the blank is mounted on the base. The female die has a cutting aperture extending through a portion of the female die and intersecting the blank receptacle. A male die is mounted on the slide and is positioned within the blank receptacle for mating with the cutting aperture to cut a hole in a blank positioned in the receptacle. The male die cuts a hole in the blank from the interior of the blank through the outer wall to the outside of the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1989
    Assignee: Ecological Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Gruchalski, Albert Gruchalski
  • Patent number: 4744276
    Abstract: This invention provides a method of and apparatus for punching apertures in the walls of square sectioned steel tube. An elongated square sectioned mandrel is supported horizontally by and is connected at a rear end to roller decking so that a square tube can be fed onto the mandrel and can be used to feed the tube off the mandrel step by step, while between steps the tube is punched at the front end of the mandrel by a punch die on a punch head which moves laterally of the mandrel and into a punch recess in the mandrel. The punch head also has a guide pin which engages a guide recess in the mandrel before the punch die engages the punch recess to ensure that the punch die and punch recess are accurately aligned and that the apertures will be evenly spaced along the length of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 17, 1988
    Assignee: Stockrail Services Limited
    Inventor: Edward C. Duce
  • Patent number: 4709471
    Abstract: A method of constructing a jointed magnetic core from amorphous metal, which includes winding a closed core loop having a plurality of nested lamination turns disposed about a core opening or window, and positioning the closed core loop on a support surface with the winding axis horizontally disposed, to allow the inherent flexibility of amorphous metal to collapse the loop opening and create a concave loop in the unsupported portion of the closed core loop. The method further includes the step of lifting a plurality of lamination turns from the concave loop portion, to provide a clearance between the raised lamination turns and the remaining lamination turns in the concave loop to facilitate cutting the lamination turns. A cutting device, which may be a laser or a mechanical cutter, cuts one or more of the raised lamination turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Corp.
    Inventors: Milan D. Valencic, Dennis A. Schaffer
  • Patent number: 4631998
    Abstract: A mandrel apparatus for a tube cutting machine in which the mandrel apparatus is moved into the open end of the tubing advancing along the feed axis of the tubing as the tubing is moved by the feed means into a cutting position. The mandrel apparatus includes a stop member which is mounted for movement between a stop position in which it is positioned across the tube feed path at a location along the feed axis between a rest position of the mandrel and the cutting station and a clear position in which it is pivoted upwardly clear of the feed path. The mandrel apparatus further includes a stripper member having a stripper surface positioned along the feed axis across the feed path between the stop position of the stop member and the rest position of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1986
    Inventor: Alexander Borzym
  • Patent number: 4545273
    Abstract: A multiple punching machine for punching out holes in the partition walls of a battery box. To accommodate all the different sizes and shapes and dimensions of battery boxes, the machine has multiple punching heads which are independently operated and independently positioned longitudinally, laterally, and vertically. Each head consists of a pair of pivoted punch jaws of small transverse dimensions to fit into small battery cells and each head is operated by an independent pneumatic ram with the piston rod moving along the length of the limbs of the jaw to minimize transverse diemensions. By using independent heads the reaction force at each punch is absorbed thus eliminating a heavy frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: October 8, 1985
    Inventor: Thomas B. Stamp
  • Patent number: 4521264
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for formation of tubular segments from a generally continuous tube of material by internally cutting the tube of material. The apparatus of the present invention includes a forming mandrel upon which the tube of material to be cut is carried, and upon which the tube is preferably spirally wound. The apparatus further includes a rotary cutter assembly mounted within the forming mandrel. The cutter assembly includes a cutter arbor and a blade actuating rod, with one or more cutting blades of the cutter assembly operatively associated with the actuating rod and the arbor such that relative axial movement of the actuating rod and the cutter arbor moves the cutting blades inwardly and outwardly of the forming mandrel of the apparatus. A cam mechanism is provided for effecting this desired relative axial movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Osgood Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin Mueller
  • Patent number: 4499749
    Abstract: A tube perforator is provided which has a generally cylindrical mandrel which extends within a tube. The mandrel is hollow and has a passage therein which extends in angular relation to the axis of the mandrel and exits on one side thereof. A punch disposed in the passage can be driven against the tube wall to cause perforation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1985
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventors: Robert A. Hay, II, Brian W. Krause
  • Patent number: 4158417
    Abstract: Apparatus comprising a pair of endless conveyors arranged on an aligned line with a space therebetween, one of which runs intermittently and the other continuously; a lifter arranged between the conveyors to freely move up- and downwards; a gripper arranged above the lifter to freely close and open its claws; and a cutter arranged immediately below the gripper and attached freely swingable and integral to a cutter plate being freely movable in a direction perpendicular to the direction at which a cylindrical package is conveyed; wherein the front end of the package is brought and stopped above the lifter by means of the intermittently running conveyor; the front end of the package is a little lifted and pressed by the lifter against the claws of the gripper; the gripper closes its claws to grip the packaging material of the package at the upper side thereof and then to hang the package when the lifter returns to its original position; the tip of the cutter is horizontally thrust into the packaging material be
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1979
    Assignee: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshito Inoue
  • Patent number: 4151773
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a device for repeatably scribing a V-shaped scratch having sharply defined dimensions on the interior surface of a nuclear reactor fuel rod tube. A cutting tool having a V-shaped cutting tip is supported within the fuel rod tube so that the V-shaped cutting tip can be pivoted about an axis and scribe a scratch on the interior surface of the fuel rod tube. Lengthwise the scratch runs parallel to a line drawn through the axis of the fuel rod tube and is in the shape of an arc, and widthwise the scratch is V-shaped. This shape is used because the dimensions of the scratch can be plugged into appropriate formulas to calculate stress intensity of cracks in fuel rod tubes. Since the fuel rod tubes which are to be scribed may be radioactive, the scratching assembly is designed for use in a fixture which allows it to be operated in a cave by remote control handling devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 1, 1979
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventor: Harold C. Russell
  • Patent number: 3948124
    Abstract: Apparatus for severing from a plurality of windings in a dynamoelectric machine stator a generally annular grouping of winding end turns extending from an end face of the stator. The apparatus has means movable generally in a predetermined plane for severing at least a portion of the winding end turns from the stator windings. Means for mounting the stator includes means for positioning the end face generally adjacent the predetermined plane and also means for supporting the winding end turns portion adjacent the end face and the plane upon the severance of the winding end turns portion in response to the movement of the severing means into severing engagement therewith.A method for severing the end turns from the stator winding, a method of mounting the stator having end turns adapted to be severed, and means for mounting a stator in apparatus for severing end turns from windings of the stator are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1975
    Date of Patent: April 6, 1976
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Frank R. Dombrowski, Frank R. Kuzan, Raymond L. Larson