Work Feed Means Controlled By Means Mounted On Tool Or Tool Support Patents (Class 83/225)
  • Patent number: 8939748
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for cutting a strand to a length with regard to a weight and to the use of such device in a method for producing a medicament dosage form of at least one piece composed of at least one medicament and at least one additive, the medicament and the additive being mixed and extruded from a die as a strand and the strand being cut into pieces of precise weight using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Gr√ľnenthal GmbH
    Inventors: Elisabeth Arkenau-Maric, Johannes Bartholomäus, Dieter Schateikis, Kai-Uwe Ustorf
  • Patent number: 8695469
    Abstract: A cotton dispenser includes a spool configured to receive a cotton strand thereabout and that rotates when the cotton strand is unwound therefrom. The dispenser includes a feed assembly downstream from the spool configured to receive an end of the cotton strand and unwind it from the spool when actuated. A cutting assembly is downstream from the feed assembly and configured to receive the cotton strand from the feed assembly. The cutting assembly includes a blade movable from a retracted configuration not in contact with the cotton strand and an activated configuration that severs the received cotton strand. The cotton dispenser includes a discharge chute in operative communication with the cutting assembly for guiding severed cotton portions to an outlet opening. A first input switch is electrically configured to actuate the feeding assembly so long as the input button is depressed and to actuate the cutting assembly when released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Inventors: Trecia Ann Webb, Jacob David Webb
  • Patent number: 7611036
    Abstract: A film feeding machine includes a drawing device to draw a continuous film out of a film base to a predetermined position. The film is held by a feeding device and cut off by a cutting device to have a film piece. The film piece is fed to external equipment by the feeding device. The film feeding machine of the present invention is incorporated in a molding process having advantages of lower cost, lower defective ratio and high production efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Snyang Yu Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsung-Wen Yu
  • Publication number: 20090133552
    Abstract: A food product slicer includes a base and a knife mounted for rotation relative to the base. A carriage assembly is mounted to the base for reciprocal movement back and forth past a cutting edge of the knife. An adjustable gauge plate (70) is mounted for movement between a closed position that prevents slicing and multiple open positions that permit slicing at respective thicknesses. A handle (74) is mounted to the base for changing the gauge plate position. The handle is connected to move a cam member (128) internal of the base. The cam member is operatively connected to move the gauge plate through a cam follower (132, 134). A gauge plate adjustment system for setting an orientation of the gauge plate relative to the knife when the gauge plate is in the closed position includes structure for holding the handle, cam member and cam follower in respective, set positions while the orientation of the gauge plate relative to the knife is set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Applicant: PREMARK FEG L.L.C.
    Inventor: Douglas J. McGuffin-Noll
  • Patent number: 7121499
    Abstract: A tape dispensing device is comprised of a means for rotatably supporting a roll of tape. A means for adhering to the tape and pulling the tape forwardly is positioned forwardly of the supporting means. The adhering means and pulling means is rotatably supported. A motor means is provided for imparting rotation to said adhering and pulling means. Means for cutting the tape means is positioned forwardly of said adhering and pulling means. A switch means is provided for actuating the motor continuously while said actuating means is engaged. Also a shaping means is positioned above the path of travel of the tape to urge the tape against the adhering and pulling means, the adhering and pulling means including a set of feed rollers. The shaping means is positioned between a pair of adjacent feed rollers, the lowermost edge of the shaping means being positioned below the uppermost edge of said pair of adjacent feed rollers forming a structural indentation in said tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2006
    Assignee: InnoDesk Business Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony J. Lammers, John R. Nottingham, John W. Spirk, Patrick W. Brown, Daniel Wanhainen
  • Patent number: 7032486
    Abstract: The description refers to a mill saw with a saw gate (3) driven via a slider-crank drive (4), whose parallel saw blades (5), which cut in only one stroke direction, are provided with a bias, and with a feed conveyor (6) for the stock to be cut, which is driven intermittently during the cutting stroke of the saw gate (3) as a function of the cutting speed by means of at least one motor (10) separated from the slider-crank drive (4) and connected to a controlling system (12). To achieve favorable construction features, it is suggested that the controlling system (12) connected to a signal transmitter (17) for a preset position of rotation of the slider-crank drive (4) controls the motor (10) in dependence on the response of the signal transmitter (17) according to a stored control program for one conveying step adaptable to the respective stroke frequency of the slider-crank drive (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Wintersteiger GmbH
    Inventors: Reinhold Mayr, Franz Diermaier
  • Publication number: 20040163516
    Abstract: An article conveying, guiding, and locating device includes a treadle including a web guide plate, a knock lever mechanism having a knock lever arm configured to co-act with a stationary platen as the treadle is moved relative to the stationary platen during a severing operation so as to retract the follower wheel away from the drive wheel to release a web carried therebetween to enable lateral centering of articles carried in the web. The device also includes a web conveyor having a servo pick assembly and a servo helper assembly driven by a servo motor. The web conveyor is configured to move a web of articles. The servo pick assembly is carried by the treadle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Jere F. Irwin
  • Publication number: 20040163515
    Abstract: An article handling apparatus for a trim press includes a die and a cooperating punch configured to sever articles from a web, a treadle configured to move relative to the die, and a drive wheel assembly configured to move the web and the articles. The drive wheel assembly includes a pair of roller feed assemblies. Each of the roller feed assemblies include a knock-lever mechanism having a lever arm and a follower wheel, the lever arm being configured to contact the die as the treadle is moved towards the die. The the follower wheel is configured to retract from the respective drive wheel in response to contact of the lever arm with the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Jere F. Irwin
  • Publication number: 20040069108
    Abstract: The elongate rocker is forked at its first end and includes two fork tines. These are designed symmetrically relative to the longitudinal plane of symmetry of the rocker. A control rod with a longitudinal center axis is pivotally mounted at its bottom end to the second end of the rocker. A spiral pressing spring with a longitudinal center axis acts onto the rocker. The upper feeding roller is designed symmetrically to a plane extending perpendicularly relative to its longitudinal center axis. The longitudinal center axis of the control rod defines together with the longitudinal center axis of the pressing spring a geometrical plane. This plane coincides with the longitudinal plane of symmetry of the rocker, which in turn coincides with the geometrical plane which extends perpendicularly to the longitudinal center axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Publication date: April 15, 2004
    Applicant: BRUDERER AG
    Inventor: Oskar Eigenmann
  • Patent number: 5761978
    Abstract: A roll type stock feed apparatus having one feed roll rotatably mounted on a stationary frame structure, and a second feed roll mounted on a movable roll carrier and yieldably urged into a stock engaging condition. An electro-responsive servomotor is drivingly connected to at least one of the feed rolls for driving the feed rolls through a preselected feed cycle. An elongated ram position sensor is slidably mounted on the stationary frame structure for lengthwise reciprocation along an upright path and is yieldably urged upwardly relative to the frame structure to a preset raised position on the frame structure. A cam on the ram position sensor member engages a cam follower on the movable roll carrier and is operative in response to movement of the sensor member downwardly from the preset raised position to move the roll carrier and the second stock feed roll to a stock release condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1998
    Assignee: Mechanical Tool & Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Richard D. Nordlof
  • Patent number: 5579669
    Abstract: The combination of a dispenser and a strip of a food product and a method for dispensing the food product from the dispenser so that it can be used by a user of the dispenser. The strip comprises an elongated web of an edible material, e.g., gum, which is coiled up in a compact configuration having a free end portion. The dispenser comprises a housing for the strip, an outlet, a motor for advancing a desired length and most preferably any desired length of the free end portion of the strip out of the outlet, and a severing element for severing the desired length of the free end portion of the strip from the remaining portion of the strip to form a dispensed section of the strip which may be placed in the user's mouth while the remaining portion of the strip remains within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Assignee: Basic Fun, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kind, Alan Dorfman, lo N. Ku
  • Patent number: 5308435
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing one or more individual stacks of superimposed, secured together, expandable tubular strips forming an expandable honeycomb panel. The strips coated with adhesive are advanced sequentially to the inlet of a stacking chamber having an elevated floor with a longitudinally extending slot of a length to receive each strip and which is narrower than the width of the strips to be delivered thereto. The strip so delivered is pushed up through the narrower slot and against the strip just previously delivered to the chamber, to adhere it to the latter strip. The chamber has a weight bar to exert a downward force on the stack of strips to provide good adherence between the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 3, 1994
    Assignee: Home Fashions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kay L. Ruggles, Cary L. Ruggles, Bryan K. Ruggles, Kerry Strauss, Dennis Buehner
  • Patent number: 4755129
    Abstract: An arrangement for the thermoforming of molded plastic articles from a continuous web of a thermoplastic material, and more particularly, a trim in place thermoforming arrangement in which the plastic articles are simultaneously molded and at least substantially or completely separated from the remaining thermoplastic web material. A high degree of alignment and precision is obtained between cooperating cutting blades employed in the trimming of the thermoformed articles, because of a unique self-aligning or floating support structure of at least one of the cutting blades operating in conjunction with the thermoforming apparatus. The self-aligning action provided for between the slidingly contacting cutting blades allows for an automatic compensation for any temperature changes and blade wear encountered during operation, and with only one movable part being required for the trim in place device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1988
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Philip S. Baker, Roland De May, Stephen L. Goulette, Jonathan Gross
  • Patent number: 4329897
    Abstract: An improved semi-automatic control system for a punch press feeder, having a novel combination of three control components including a new main sequencing valve arrangement, a trigger valve and a reverser valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1982
    Inventor: Albert W. Scribner
  • Patent number: 4277997
    Abstract: An improved multi-stroke control system for a pneumatically operated feeder for punch presses and the like; such system including means to charge and discharge a pneumatic capacitance. The pneumatic capacitance is adapted to be charged in response to the initiation of a first operative cycle of the feeder and to be discharged in response to the completion of said first cycle; said discharge being adapted to initiate a second operative cycle of said feeder. Once triggered the feeder may execute a number of successive operative cycles, the particular number being dependent on the effective volume of said pneumatic capacitance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1979
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1981
    Inventor: Albert W. Scribner
  • Patent number: 4261238
    Abstract: A pneumatically operated feeder for punch presses and the like and having a feed slide that is adapted to be moved automatically through successive feed and index strokes. Instead of using a limit switch type device for sensing for the physical presence of the feed slide when the latter has reached the end of an operative stroke thereof, an improved control means is provided to identify the completion of such an operative stroke and to thereby cause said feed slide automatically to initiate its next operative stroke. When pressure fluid is applied to the main fluid motor of the feeder in order to produce say an index stroke of the feed slide the effective fluid pressure in said motor will not normally reach line pressure until after completion of said index stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1981
    Inventor: Albert W. Scribner
  • Patent number: 4144780
    Abstract: A numerically controlled nibbling machine including means for controlling the feed rate of the work piece with respect to the work tool of the machine and in which the feed distance or travel of the work piece is limited by a release time in which the work tool is disengaged from the work piece according to a predetermined number of strokes of the work tool per unit of time. The improvement of the invention comprises the provision of means for determining the release time of the work tool in a single stroke of the work tool for any number of strokes of the tool, and means for automatically determining the minimum accelerations and decelerations of the work piece required for travelling the feed distance and for forming a desired feed rate value for the work piece from the determined release time of the work tool and the feeding distance of the work piece per stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1979
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Gunter Bromer, Wolfgang Kanzler
  • Patent number: 3958479
    Abstract: A machine tool which is operable on a workpiece, particularly a stamping or nibbling machine, comprises a movable electrically conductive work tool which is connected in a circuit along with a workpiece. The circuit includes a relay having a switch which is closable to energize a control device such as a drive motor for the feed of the workpiece. The relay is controlled by a contact which is effected when the tool contacts the workpiece to energize the relay and, for example, to open the contact in the control circuit, to stop the control operation. The relay advantageously includes a spring to return this contact switch to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Firma Trumpf Maschinen A.G.
    Inventor: Berthold Leibinger
  • Patent number: RE36143
    Abstract: The combination of a dispenser and a strip of a food product and a method for dispensing the food product from the dispenser so that it can be used by a user of the dispenser. The strip comprises an elongated web of an edible material, e.g., gum, which is coiled up in a compact configuration having a free end portion. The dispenser comprises a housing for the strip, an outlet, a motor for advancing a desired length and most preferably any desired length of the free end portion of the strip out of the outlet, and a severing element for severing the desired length of the free end portion of the strip from the remaining portion of the strip to form a dispensed section of the strip which may be placed in the user's mouth while the remaining portion of the strip remains within the housing.This is a Reissue of a Patent which was the subject of Reexamination Certificate No. B1 5,579,669, dated Sep. 16, 1997, Request No. 90/004,572.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: Basic Fun, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kind, Alan Dorfman, lo Nin Ku