Combined With Another Type Tool Of The Class Patents (Class 83/197)
  • Patent number: 9487995
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises a saw blade for cutting a plurality of different types of window coverings. A first controllable drive moves the saw blade into engagement with a window covering selected from the plurality of different types of the window coverings. A second controllable drive for rotates the saw blade. A preferred saw blade feed rate and a preferred saw blade speed for each of the plurality of different types of window coverings is determined. The first variable drive and the second variable drive are controlled based on the preferred saw blade feed rate and the preferred saw blade speed for the window covering being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas Industries Switzerland GmbH
    Inventors: Kristi Jane Georgi, Brian Bellamy Johnson, James McCauley, Martin Richard Van Buren
  • Patent number: 7918150
    Abstract: A blind cut-down apparatus for trimming a blind down to size the blind having at least a head rail component, and blind slats suspended from the head rail, and having a blind holding plate with an opening for holding the components in position for cutting, a slat cutter moveable relative to the holding plate for cutting blind components held in the holding plate, and including a movement device for moving the cutter. Also disclosed is a method of saw cutting ends of blind components in which the blind components are held in a head plate and in which a cutter cuts the components. Also disclosed is a blind cut down machine having a moveable head rail support mounted on a blind holder plate, with a moveable head rail opening in the support, with the support being selectively moveable into and out of position for accommodating various types of head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7810418
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sizing window coverings slidably extendable from a bay into an aisle of a retail outlet. The method includes the steps of locating the center of the window covering relative to a cutting station utilizing a half scale for removing a portion of the window covering from each of its ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Potts
  • Patent number: 7752724
    Abstract: A method of trimming blinds is disclosed in which at least one spacer is attached to a blind to space the headrail, bottomrail, and window covering between the headrail and bottomrail in relative positions that correspond to openings in a cutting device. A portion of the blind that is desired to be cut is then moved into those openings and cut away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kollman, Adam Ward
  • Publication number: 20100126323
    Abstract: A blind cutter includes a base, a rail obliquely mounted to the base, a slide block slidably mounted to the rail and slidable between a first position and a second position that is lower than the first position, and a saw blade rotatably connected with the slide block. As a result, when a user pushes the slide block from the second position to the first position for cutting slats of a blind, the saw blade and the slide block can move back to the second position automatically because of gravity when the cutting action of the saw blade has been finished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Fu CHEN
  • Patent number: 7610835
    Abstract: A blind cut-down apparatus for trimming a blind down to size the blind having at least a head rail component, and blind slats suspended from the head rail, and having a blind holding plate with an opening for holding the components in position for cutting, a slat cutter moveable relative to the holding plate for cutting blind components held in the holding plate, and including a movement device for moving the cutter. Also disclosed is a method of saw cutting ends of blind components in which the blind components are held in a head plate and in which a cutter cuts the components. Also disclosed is a blind cut down machine having a moveable head rail support mounted on a blind holder plate, with a moveable head rail opening in the support, with the support being selectively moveable into and out of position for accommodating various types of head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7467578
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting elements of a window covering, such elements including at least a head rail, the apparatus comprising a holding plate having an opening for holding the head rail in a selected position; a cutting die disposed adjacent to the holding plate and having an opening for receiving the head rail extending therethrough; and a driving means operable to pivot the cutting die relative to the holding plate so as to cut the head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Ltd
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7444910
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming the width of blinds of the type having a headrail, and a bottom rail and blind slats, and having a support body with a headrail opening, and a bottom rail opening, and a blind slat opening the blind components being insertable into their openings from one side of the support body, a die located adjacent to the support body, a headrail cutting recess in the die, guides on the support body for the die, enabling the die to move relative to the headrail opening between two positions and a bottom rail and blind slat cutter operable to cut the bottom rail and the blind slats. A modified apparatus can be used to trim the width of a vertical blind having a headrail and control rods. Also disclosed is a method of trimming the width of blind, having a head rail, a bottom rail and blind slats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7124672
    Abstract: A blind cut-down apparatus for trimming a blind down to size the blind having at least a head rail component, and blind slats suspended from the head rail, and having a blind holding plate with an opening for holding the components in position for cutting, a slat cutter moveable relative to the holding plate for cutting blind components held in the holding plate, and including a movement device for moving the cutter. Also disclosed is a method of saw cutting ends of blind components in which the blind components are held in a head plate and in which a cutter cuts the components. Also disclosed is a blind cut down machine having a moveable head rail support mounted on a blind holder plate, with a moveable head rail opening in the support, with the support being selectively moveable into and out of position for accommodating various types of head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7114421
    Abstract: A method of trimming the width of a blind having a head rail and a fabric panel depending therefrom, by a predetermined trim measurement, by trimming a first length from the head rail, retracting the head rail away from a first side edge of said fabric panel, trimming a second length from the first edge of the fabric panel,; moving the head rail axially relative to the fabric panel so as to retract it from a second side edge of the fabric panel opposite to the first side edge, trimming a third length from the second edge of the fabric panel, and moving the head rail axially relative to the fabric panel whereby to locate it equidistant from the first and the second edges of the fabric panel. Also disclosed is apparatus for trimming such a fabric blind.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7017459
    Abstract: A blind cut-down apparatus for trimming a blind down to size the blind having at least a head rail component, and blind slats suspended from the head rail, and having a blind holding plate with an opening for holding the components in position for cutting, a slat cutter moveable relative to the holding plate for cutting blind components held in the holding plate, and including a movement device for moving the cutter. Also disclosed is a method of saw cutting ends of blind components in which the blind components are held in a head plate and in which a cutter cuts the components. Also disclosed is a blind cut down machine having a moveable head rail support mounted on a blind holder plate, with a moveable head rail opening in the support, with the support being selectively moveable into and out of position for accommodating various types of head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 7000516
    Abstract: A multipurpose blind cutting machine is constructed to include a machine base, a first cutter unit and a second cutter unit mounted on the machine base and stacked with each other. The first cutter unit has a circular cutting blade and a cutter drive adapted to rotate the blade and to move the blade in a direction substantially perpendicular to the feeding direction of a blank blind to be cut. The second cutter unit has a locating molds having a plurality of positioning through holes for the positioning of parts of the blank blind to be cut, a cutting-off tool, and a cutter drive adapted to move the cutting-off tool in a direction substantially perpendicular to the feeding direction of the blank blind. A control unit is adapted to selectively control the operation of the first cutter unit and the second cutter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignees: Industrial Technology Research Institute, Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Kuei Lin, Kuei-Lu Liu
  • Publication number: 20040237740
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming the width of blinds of the type having a headrail, and a bottom rail and blind slats, and having a support body with a headrail opening, and a bottom rail opening, and a blind slat opening the blind components being insertable into their openings from one side of the support body, a die located adjacent to the support body, a headrail cutting recess in the die, guides on the support body for the die, enabling the die to move relative to the headrail opening between two positions and a bottom rail and blind slat cutter operable to cut the bottom rail and the blind slats. A modified apparatus can be used to trim the width of a vertical blind having a headrail and control rods. Also disclosed is a method of trimming the width of blind, having a head rail, a bottom rail and blind slats.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 6758120
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming the width of blinds of the type having a headrail, and a bottom rail and blind slats, and having a support body with a headrail opening, and a bottom rail opening, and a blind slat opening the blind components being insertable into their openings from one side of the support body, a die located adjacent to the support body, a headrail cutting recess in the die, guides on the support body for the die, enabling the die to move relative to the headrail opening between two positions and a bottom rail and blind slat cutter operable to cut the bottom rail and the blind slats. A modified apparatus can be used to trim the width of a vertical blind having a headrail and control rods. Also disclosed is a method of trimming the width of blind, having a head rail, a bottom rail and blind slats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2004
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Publication number: 20030213346
    Abstract: 1. An apparatus for sizing a window covering in a retail outlet includes a housing having a first end and a second end, and a top operating surface adapted to support a window covering to be sized. Movably disposed at the first end of the housing is a first cutting station that includes a stationary die and a movable die. The stationary die and the movable die are adapted to receive and size a window covering. The first cutting station further has a top portion and is movable from a first operating position to size a window covering to a retracted position in which the top portion is substantially flush with or lower than the top operating surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: David Roberts, Thomas A. Caputo, Richard D. Coulcher, David A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20030213345
    Abstract: An apparatus for and a method of sizing a window covering in a sizing mechanism in a retail outlet includes a slide secured to a bay of a retail outlet. A housing configured to support a sizing mechanism for sizing a window covering is slidably coupled to the slide and is movable from a retracted position located substantially within the bay to a extended position in which at least a portion of the housing extends out of the bay. A sizing mechanism for sizing a window covering is disposed on the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: David Roberts, Thomas A. Caputo, Richard D. Coulcher, David A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20030213348
    Abstract: An apparatus for sizing a window covering in a retail outlet includes a housing with a first working end, a second working end, and a top operating surface adapted to support a window covering. The window covering includes first and second ends and a connector disposed approximately midway between the first and second ends. A cutting element is disposed on the first working end and defines a cutting plane. A locator is axially slidable on the housing relative to the cutting plane and is adapted to engage the connector of the window covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventors: David Roberts, Thomas A. Caputo, Richard D. Coulcher, David A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 6336388
    Abstract: A blind cut-down apparatus for cutting and sawing a blind having at least a head rail component, and blind slats suspended from the head rail, and having a blind holding plate with an opening for holding the components in position for cutting, a slat cutting saw moveable relative to the holding plate for cutting blind components held in the holding plate, and including a movement device for moving the cutting saw and the cutting die holder. Also disclosed is a method of saw cutting ends of blind components in which the blind components are held in a head plate and in which a saw balde cuts the components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 6196099
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming the width of blinds in which the blinds have a headrail, and a bottom rail and blind slats, and the apparatus has a support body with a headrail opening, and a bottom rail opening, and a blind slat opening in which the blind components are insertable from one side of the support body, a die plate located alongside the support body, a headrail cutting recess in the die plate, guides on the support body for the die plate, guiding the die plate to move relative to the headrail opening between two positions and the apparatus having a bottom rail and blind slat cutter which operates to cut the bottom rail and the blind slats. A modified apparatus can be used to trim the width of a vertical blind having a headrail and control rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 6178857
    Abstract: A method for trimming the width of blinds of the type having a headrail, a bottom rail and blind slats, by an apparatus having a support body with a headrail opening, and a bottom rail opening, and a blind slat opening, the headrail, bottom rail and blind slats being inserted into their openings from one side of the support body, and cutters located alongside the support body for cutting the blind components for cutting the ends of the components, and in which the blind slats are arranged in two bundles separated by a spacer. A method for trimming the width of a vertical blind having a headrail and control rods is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 6089134
    Abstract: A multi-purpose blind cut-down apparatus for cutting a blind having a head rail and closure elements. The cut-down apparatus has a blind holding plate with a blind component opening and a closure element opening for holding the head rail and closure elements in position for cutting. The cut-down apparatus uses a closure element cutting bar moveable relative to the holding plate for cutting the closure elements extending through the holding plate. The cutting bar has an die opening for receiving a cutting die on a cutting die plate. The die opening and cutting die receive the head rail of the blind and cooperate to cut the head rail by moving the cutting die plate relative to the holding plate. The cutting bar moves in a linear path while the die plate moves in an arcuate path, both the cutting bar and die plate are moved by a transmission element moveable relative to the holding plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2000
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 5806394
    Abstract: An apparatus for trimming the width of blinds of the type having a headrail, and a bottom rail and blind slats, and having a support body with a headrail opening, and a bottom rail opening, and a blind slat opening the blind components being insertable into their openings from one side of the support body, a die plate located adjacent to the support body, a headrail cutting recess, and a bottom rail cutting recess in the die plate, guides on the support body for the die plate, enabling the die plate to move relative to the headrail and bottom rail openings between two positions. A modified apparatus can be used to trim the width of a vertical blind having a headrail and control rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Assignee: Shade-O-Matic Limited
    Inventor: Norbert Marocco
  • Patent number: 5170689
    Abstract: A metal working machine (10) is disclosed according to the preferred form including a punching station (48) associated with a first crank arm (18) pivotably mounted to the frame (12) by a first pivot pin (20) and including multiple shearing stations (50a-e) associated with a second crank arm (26) pivotably mounted to the frame (12) by a second pivot pin (28). A link (36) has its opposite ends pivotably mounted by pivot pins (38, 40) to the first and second crank arms (18, 26), respectively. An expandable and contractable actuator (42) having its opposite ends pivotably mounted by pivot pins (44, 46) to the first and second crank arms (18, 26) simultaneously pivots the crank arms (18, 26) about the first and second pivot pins (20, 28) in opposite directions. The pivot pins (20, 28, 38, 40, 44, 46) are spaced from and parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Inventor: Jim Dvorak
  • Patent number: 4685365
    Abstract: An angle shear for cutting profile steel has generally parallel and spaced front and rear frame plates fixed relative to each other, at least one fixed blade carried on the front plate, a working slide displaceable vertically between the frame plates, and individual guide rails extending at an acute angle of generally 45.degree. to the vertical and secured to one of the frame plates. An angle slide displaceable along the guides generally at 45.degree. to the vertical between the plates carries a movable blade displaceable past the fixed blade. Formations link the slides for joint synchronous movement between the plates. Both slides move in generally the same plane and have front and rear faces directly confronting and engaging the front and rear plates, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1985
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1987
    Assignee: Muhr und Bender
    Inventors: Richard Muhr, Werner Schroder
  • Patent number: 4662207
    Abstract: This specification discloses a compact press tool which is capable of accommodating eccentric loadings without jamming or causing hydraulic fluid leakage.Specifically the press tool (1) comprises: a stationary element (2), a movable element (3) and an hydraulic ram (5) adapted to translate the movable element (3) relative to the stationary element (2). The hydraulic ram (5) has a first piston (7) fixedly connected with the stationary element (2), a second piston (9), axially spaced from the first piston (7), able to bear against the movable element (3), and a floating cylinder (10) sealed at one end by the first piston and at the other end by the second piston (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Liras Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Douglas A. McDonald
  • Patent number: 4457197
    Abstract: A device for cutting or stamping metal bars and sections comprising a machine frame having a slide which is guided for movement in a frame and which is driven in the direction of its length by an hydraulic or pneumatic drive which applies a driving force substantially along the longitudinal center line of the slide, a pair of tools one of which is connected to the machine frame, the other being carried by the slide, said pair of tools being laterally offset relatively to the line of application of the driving force, and the machine frame being provided with laterally spaced guides both above and below the tools for guiding said movement of the slide. An additional force is applied to the slide to oppose the torque which in use will be generated by the force couple which is formed by the aforesaid driving force applied by the hydraulic or pneumatic drive and the cutting or stamping reaction force which will be developed in use by the pair of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Rolf Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Joachim Wepner, Hubert Barysch, Erwin Kruse