By Increased Tensioning Of Work-enclosing Wire Patents (Class 83/200.1)
  • Patent number: 8833219
    Abstract: A device for cutting a length of pipe includes a clamp portion for clamping around a length of pipe and a bow moveable with respect to the clamp portion that retains a loop of diamond embedded wire. The device further includes a feed for driving the bow with respect to the clamp portion and a detector for detecting bending of the wire and a control responsive to the detector for controlling feed rates. The device is made of modular parts and has synchronizing arms for clamping around a length of pipe. In one embodiment, the wheels are retained in enclosures with slots through which the cutting wire passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20130283986
    Abstract: A glazing panel cut out system for use with a cutting wire in cutting out a vehicle glazing panel cut out procedure has a dispenser unit for dispensing cutting wire and a winder unit for winding the wire, both being mounted to the glazing panel during use. The winder unit has one or more winder spools for winding the cutting wire dispensed from the dispenser. The cutting wire is paid out from the dispenser whilst mounted to the glazing panel during the cut out procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: William Finck
  • Patent number: 8474355
    Abstract: A glazing panel cut out system for use with a cutting wire in cutting out a vehicle glazing panel cut out procedure has a dispenser unit for dispensing cutting wire and a winder unit for winding the wire, both being mounted to the glazing panel during use. The winder unit has one or more winder spools for winding the cutting wire dispensed from the dispenser. The cutting wire is paid out from the dispenser whilst mounted to the glazing panel during the cut out procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Belron Hungary KFT—Zug Branch
    Inventor: William Finck
  • Patent number: 8465227
    Abstract: A diamond wire saw and method provides a frame that includes a clamp that attaches to a target (e.g. piling, beam, tubular), an elongated toothed rack extending away from the mount and target, and a moving portion that carries the diamond wire and motor drives that advance the moving portion toward the target and along the toothed rack while driving the wire around roller guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Tetra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Galen R. Clark, II
  • Patent number: 8290328
    Abstract: A cutter tool for cutting at least one optical fiber arranged freely in a cavity of a telecommunications cable, the tool including a cutting element and a tube, the cutting element being adapted to form a snare around at least one optical fiber to be cut, the snare providing two strands of filament adapted to be introduced in the tube, and the tool enabling an optical fiber branch connection to be made over a long distance through an existing tapping window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Draka Comteq B.V.
    Inventors: Olivier Tatat, Alain Lavenne, Jean-Pierre Bonicel
  • Patent number: 8171833
    Abstract: The present invention is a rail system cheese cutter comprised of an arched cutting surface, rail and cutting arm with a removable cutting wire and tension adjustment component which allows the user to adjust the tension of the wire. The rail has a milled portion where the cutting arm is to be attached to the rail. One end of the cutting arm has a rotational bearing with a slot and opening. The slot is slid around the milled portion of the rail until the rail rests in the opening of the rotational bearing. Once attached, the cutting arm can be pivoted around the rail and moved laterally along the rail allowing the user to uniformly cut or slice a food item without moving it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: John Reed Felton
  • Patent number: 8151674
    Abstract: A layer cutting apparatus includes a tray having an interior defined by a bottom and sidewall. A sleeve is at least partially disposed in the interior of the tray, and a cutting line is attached to the sleeve. The cutting line is configured to be removed from the sleeve by pulling the line away from the tray at one point of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: General Mills Marketing, Inc.
    Inventors: James R. Baeten, Vanessa L. Little, Karalyn A. Littlefield, Mark W. Yungner, Robert A. Zoss, Linda Baggio
  • Patent number: 8109693
    Abstract: A diamond wire saw and method provides a frame that includes a clamp that attaches to a target (e.g. piling, beam, tubular), an elongated toothed rack extending away from the mount and target, and a moving portion that carries the diamond wire and motor drives that advance the moving portion toward the target and along the toothed rack while driving the wire around roller guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Tetra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Galen R. Clark, II
  • Publication number: 20110197732
    Abstract: A cutter tool for cutting at least one optical fiber arranged freely in a cavity of a telecommunications cable, the tool including a cutting element and a tube, the cutting element being adapted to form a snare around at least one optical fiber to be cut, the snare providing two strands of filament adapted to be introduced in the tube, and the tool enabling an optical fiber branch connection to be made over a long distance through an existing tapping window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: DRAKA COMTEQ B.V.
    Inventors: Olivier TATAT, Alain LAVENNE, Jean-Pierre BONICEL
  • Publication number: 20110113938
    Abstract: The present invention is a rail system cheese cutter comprised of an arched cutting surface, rail and cutting arm with a removable cutting wire and tension adjustment component which allows the user to adjust the tension of the wire. The rail has a milled portion where the cutting arm is to be attached to the rail. One end of the cutting arm has a rotational bearing with a slot and opening. The slot is slid around the milled portion of the rail until the rail rests in the opening of the rotational bearing. Once attached, the cutting arm can be pivoted around the rail and moved laterally along the rail allowing the user to uniformly cut or slice a food item without moving it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: John Reed Felton
  • Patent number: 7922424
    Abstract: A diamond wire saw and method provides a frame that includes a clamp that attaches to a target (e.g. piling, beam, tubular), an elongated toothed rack extending away from the mount and target, and a moving portion that carries the diamond wire and motor drives that advance the moving portion toward the target and along the toothed rack while driving the wire around roller guides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: Tetra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Galen R. Clark, II
  • Patent number: 7603932
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the separation of a first structure from a second structure at a connecting point thereof, wherein damage to the first structure is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Newcomb
  • Patent number: 6920871
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cable saw device (1) comprising a sawing cable (25) and a cable storage device (30) which is used for temporary accommodation of the sawing cable (25). The cable storage device (30) comprises several deflection rollers (5,6). At least two of said deflection rollers (5,6) are placed at a modifiable axial distance (A) from each other. The cable saw (25) is driven by several deflection rollers (5). Means for compensating the different speeds of the cable saw (25) are arranged between the driving deflection rollers (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Assignee: Tyrolit Hydrostress AG
    Inventor: Hans Bieri
  • Patent number: 6389942
    Abstract: A wire cutting device (3) for cutting a wire electrode (5), used to generate an electric discharge between it and a workpiece (W), comprising a drive gear (12), a follower gear (13) which meshes with the drive gear and is shiftable in its axial direction relative to the drive gear, an adjustable bias mechanism (17) which presses the follower gear against the drive gear in order to accommodate wire electrode of various diameters, materials and conditions, take-up rollers (10a, 10b) which feed spent wire electrode between the drive gear and the follower gear, and a drive mechanism for driving the drive gear such that the peripheral speed of the drive gear is greater than the speed at which the wire electrode is fed out by the wire take up device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignees: Sodick Co., Ltd., KHS Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Matsumoto, Sadao Sano