With Rotary Work-carrier Patents (Class 83/267)
  • Patent number: 8967025
    Abstract: An optical fiber feeding mechanism of a scrap collector includes a lower roller and an upper roller for advancing an optical fiber scrap cut out by an optical fiber cutter into a scrap receptacle, and further includes a roller holding member. In a state in which the lower roller and the upper roller are not actuated, the roller holding member forms a clearance enough to keep the lower roller and the upper roller from holding an optical fiber therebetween. After the optical fiber cutter cuts the optical fiber, the roller holding member lowers the upper roller toward the lower roller in accordance with the rotation of the upper roller so that the optical fiber may be held by and between the lower roller and the upper roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Fujikura Ltd.
    Inventors: Masashi Ishihara, Manabu Tabata, Makoto Iwamatsu, Yuya Kurosaka
  • Patent number: 7987753
    Abstract: A cutting machine is configured for cutting an injection molded original product. The injection molded original product has a component and stub bar connected to the component. The cutting machine includes a base portion, a supporting arm attached to the base portion, and a cutting device coupled to the supporting arm. The cutting device includes an electrothermal cutting line for cutting the component off the stub bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chien-Feng Huang
  • Publication number: 20100313730
    Abstract: An automated system for manufacturing self-retaining suture is disclosed. The system includes a cutting bed to which a suture is mounted. A power-operated cutting arm moves a cutting device through the suture along a preselected path and at a preselected angle to create a tissue retainer having a desired geometry. An indexing mechanism moves the suture relative to the cutting device. The operation of the cutting arm in conjunction with the geometry of the cutting device and movement of the suture thread allows for creating a plurality of tissue retainers having a desired geometry distributed along the length of the suture thread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Perry Genova, Robert C. Williams, III, Warren Jewett
  • 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: 20080289468
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a web processing device, comprising a plurality of pads Pi revolving around a axis X1, a cutter 30 for cutting a continuous web W, and a plurality of anvils Ai for receiving the cutter 30. The pads Pi receive the continuous web W, and the cutter 30 cuts the continuous web W into a cut-off web W2 together with the anvil Ai positioned at a first relative level L1. The pad Pi revolves around the axis X1 while changing an attitude of the pad Pi by turning about a line extending from the first axis toward the pad Pi, thereby carrying the cut-off web W2 while changing an attitude of the cut-off web W2. When the pad Pi changes its attitude, the anvil Ai relatively moves to a second relative level L2 so as not to hinder the pad Pi changing its attitude.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Masaki Nakakado, Hitoshi Satoh
  • Patent number: 6532856
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a paper sheet cutting apparatus which cuts the front end portion opposite to the fold, where both the leading edge and trailing edge get together by center folding, and an image forming apparatus equipped with the paper sheet cutting apparatus. The sheet cutting apparatus includes a conveying device for conveying a booklet; a stopping device for stopping the booklet at a predetermined position; a cutting device for cutting the front end portion of the booklet; and a controlling section to control each of the conveying device, the stopping device and the cutting device. The controlling section controls the stopping device so as to variably determine a stopping position of the booklet stopped by the stopping device, based on a number of sheets included in the booklet conveyed to the cutting device by the conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Norishige Kato, Tetsuo Hirata
  • Patent number: 6463845
    Abstract: A preferred device for making cream-style corn includes a corn-receiving member and a blade member. The corn-receiving member incorporates a first open end and defines an interior that is configured to receive at least a portion of an ear of corn. The blade member includes a blade that is movably mounted within the interior so as to be movable between a retracted position and an extended position. In the extended position, the blade is configured to engage an ear of corn inserted into the interior of the corn-receiving member so that, as the ear of corn is rotated about its longitudinal axis, the blade tears open individual kernels of the ear of corn and allows liquid and fibrous contents of the kernels to drain into the corn-receiving member. Systems and methods also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: John L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 5911806
    Abstract: A groove stamping machine stamps the required grooves successively into a disk-shaped blank particularly for manufacturing stator and rotor plates for electric machines. The groove stamping machine has a stationary bench which, on the end side, carries a spacing apparatus for receiving the blank. A stamping device disposed on the bench is adjustable with respect to the spacing apparatus. The distance between the spacing apparatus and the stamping device can be adjusted by a ball thread spindle which acts between the spacing apparatus and the stamping device. The fixing of an adjusted distance takes place by the blocking of the ball thread spindle, preferably by way of a disk brake. The stamping device is disposed via a combined roller slide bearing on the bench which permits a low-friction displacement of the stamping device which also supporting the latter in a stiff manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1999
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Alfred Bareis, Helmut Elsasser, Otto Kurz, Wolfgang Muhlhauser, Gerhard Pick
  • Patent number: 5899131
    Abstract: An apparatus for punching out pockets in a roller cage for rollers is provided with two simultaneously movable male dies whose outer cutting edges in the circumferential direction are spaced apart from one another by at least about 0.4 times the cage diameter. These male dies are preferably operative from the interior of the cage and each punches slightly more than half the pocket width. By indexing the cage by one pocket division each time, the pockets are punched out completely. In each punching increment, they receive the runup face for the roller over their entire length, which runup face need not be further machined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: SKF GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Benkert, Berthold Beyfuss, Peter Horling
  • Patent number: 5845553
    Abstract: The invention is a stator lamination jig system which comprises a centrally located spindle and a support for a stator lamination having a plurality of holes therein. The support is rotatively-mounted on the spindle for driving the lamination during a notching operation. A plate is included to secure the lamination on the support and a non-rotatable ejector is located below the support which has a lowered position and a raised position. An ejection cylinder is seated upon the ejector which is shaped and positioned to extend through holes in the support. The invention also comprises a cylinder connected to the ejector for driving the ejector. When the cylinder is actuated upwards, the ejector is in a raised position which urges the ejection cylinder through the holes in the support to cause the lamination to be released from the jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 8, 1998
    Assignee: Dayton-Phoenix Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gale A. Kooken, John W. Murphy, Roger D. Fleming
  • Patent number: 5797306
    Abstract: A lamination notching apparatus for forming dynamoelectric core laminations with winding slots includes a sprocket and drive belt system connecting an indexer to the drive table shaft of a lamination table. The indexer is driven from a punch drive and has an output sprocket. A coupling unit has a first sprocket and a second sprocket mounted on a common same shaft and connected by a passive clamp unit to produce a one-to-one rotation. Drive belts connect the indexer sprocket to the first sprocket and the second sprocket to the drive sprocket table shaft. The sprockets are formed with a special tooth profile to eliminate tooth-to-belt clearance and backlash with a standard HTD profile belt for precise rotary motion. The indexer is movably mounted for tension adjustment of the drive belt. The passive clamp unit includes telescoped tapered sprocket hubs on a tubular shaft, with a spring-loaded clamp nut and bolt passing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 25, 1998
    Assignee: Marathon Electric Mfg. Corp.
    Inventor: Larry I. Kufahl
  • Patent number: 5458032
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for punching a hole in the end of a battery terminal bushing having a head at one end, a frustum at the other end and a spline ring intermediate the head and the frustum, the bushing including a tapered recess and terminating at a blank wall or disc at the end of the frustum, the apparatus including a base having a plate mounted with a number of openings equally spaced around the perimeter thereof, the plate being mounted on the base for rotary motion with respect to a punch assembly aligned with the path of motion of the opening, the punch assembly including a punch for removing the blank disc at the end of the frustum, and passing the punch through the tapered recess in the bushing and the opening in the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 17, 1995
    Assignee: Tulip Corporation
    Inventor: Bernard N. Spiegelberg
  • Patent number: 5453070
    Abstract: A system of forming a coreless roll paper product in which an elongated coreless paper roll is cut into segments by a saw. Prior to being cut from the elongated coreless paper roll, each roll segment is positioned on a support shaft located on a rotatable turret. The roll segment is severed while being supported by both an elongated mandrel and the support shaft, the blade passing through a space between the mandrel and support shaft. The turret has a number of spaced support shafts projecting therefrom, and rotation of the turret simultaneously brings the support shafts to various locations so that various steps in the operation are performed seriatim and simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: James River Paper Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 5394605
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for shaping a top surface of a product, such as an antiperspirant or deodorant product, to have a compound-curved shape. The apparatus includes at least one cutting blade which moves inward and outward in a second direction while the product passes by in a first direction perpendicular to the second direction, such that the cutting blade cuts the top surface of the product to have a desired profile in the first direction. The cutting blade itself can have a desired profile along a third direction perpendicular to the first and second directions, to impart to the top surface of the product a desired profile in the third direction. A plurality of cutting blades can be used, to incrementally remove product material to form a final shaped product surface. The product cut off in forming the shaped surface can be reclaimed for re-use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1995
    Assignee: The Mennen Company
    Inventors: Joseph E. Fattori, David J. Schiller
  • Patent number: 5333525
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing motor laminations from blanks uses a servo-controlled linear transport mechanism for transporting blanks a fixed stroke distance to a notching station wherein the notching station includes a stationary index spindle and movable punch head which adjusts for accommodating blanks of varying diameters. A lamination removal mechanism removes and transfers a notched lamination from the notching station to a lamination carrier by traveling a fixed stroke distance. Different diameter blanks are facilitated by adjusting grippers and the punch head while the stroke distances remain unchanged. The linear transport mechanism and the lamination removal mechanism move independently to transfer blanks and laminations at different times to improve blank throughput.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1994
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mark D. Schlegel
  • Patent number: 5331873
    Abstract: An improved tank configuration wherein a die is employed to stamp a formed member is disclosed. The formed member may be used as either the top or bottom head for a portable liquid container, and is constructed so that all welding is eliminated in the corner and outlet portions of the container. A trim machine is employed to remove uneven edges from the formed part. By the present invention, a stamped configuration is provided in which a draw formed tank bottom is formed so as to allow complete and full drainage of the tank bottom. The top and bottom heads are finish trimmed to exact dimensions so as to facilitate the assembly of these parts to the shell of the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 26, 1994
    Assignee: Custom Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald G. Lancaster
  • Patent number: 5083486
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for trimming solid stick deodorants to provide for a protruding rounded deodorant stick in the container in a continuous manner on subsequent deodorant sticks whereby the deodorant stick is brought into registration with a means for raising the solid deodorant stick to a predetermined height, the deodorant stick then being transported into registration with a rotating knife which trims the deodorant stick and imparts a rounded oval configuration to the top of the deodorant stick, the deodorant stick then being transported to a conveyor and released for further packaging. The apparatus and method accomplishes the trimming in a continuous and automatic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Fluid Packaging Co.
    Inventors: George Allison, Stuart Lawrence, Roy Valeo
  • Patent number: 4846031
    Abstract: A method of blanking articles or products molded in a unitary sheet and arranged in a predetermined configuration or array consisting of the steps of configuration or array comprising a plurality of identical symmetrical segments consisting of the steps of first blanking the articles in a first segment of the sheet, rotating the sheet to present the next adjacent segment to the blanking dies, blanking the articles in the next successive segment and repeating the indexing and blanking until all of the articles in all of the segments have been removed from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1989
    Assignee: JL Tool and Machine Co.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Voytilla, Mikel Smithson
  • Patent number: 4665785
    Abstract: A multiple station sequentially operating trim press is arranged to receive workpieces for subsequent transfer from a loading station to a treatment station by means of a pivotally mounted workpiece support. After trimming and deburring, the workpiece is transferred to a collection station and the workpiece support is moved to a cleaning station where its surface is washed free of residual trimmings. The workpiece support is then returned to its loading station and the sequence repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: Bayrisches Druckgusswerk Thurner GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Helmut Thurner
  • Patent number: 4641481
    Abstract: A device for cutting continuous bags formed of thin film including a cutter and a drum for feeding the bags. The cylindrical surface of the drum is provided with radial cutting grooves so that the bags on the cylindrical surface are cut into individual packages containing a straw, spoon, etc. when the cutter advances into the grooves. The cutter, provided above the cylindrical surface, is inclined with regard to the cylindrical surface and advances obliquely in a direction which forms an acute angle with the higher side of the inclined cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1987
    Assignee: Tetra Pak International Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Goran Brosten
  • Patent number: 4633744
    Abstract: A punch press for cutting windows in a ball cage. The ball cage is held in an established position. A first press assembly includes a first frame member and a punch assembly on a first surface of the cage, for cutting a portion of the cage. A second press assembly includes a second frame member, a cutting bed for supporting a second surface of the cage, said first and second surfaces being opposite surfaces of the cage, around the portion to be cut by the punch assembly. It also includes a counterpunch for opposing the punch assembly on the second surface. Pressure is applied to the second press assembly toward the punch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1984
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1987
    Assignee: Hydrel AG
    Inventor: Martin Maurer
  • Patent number: 4615248
    Abstract: This machine for sawing commercial products consisting of accurately sized plates of metal, wood, chipboard or other similar materials comprises a turn-table mounted on a feed table adapted to be set in various positions along a path disposed at right angles to the sawing line, and responsive to means for driving the feed table forwards and backwards, the backward movement of the feed table being attended automatically by a 90-degree rotation of the turn-table. The invention is applicable more particularly to the trimming and finishing of the contours of multilayer printed circuits subsequent to the strata-forming operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1986
    Assignee: Smid, S.A.
    Inventor: Raymond Erhard
  • Patent number: 4602541
    Abstract: A punch press which has an X-Y guidance system for moving the workpiece relative to the workstation also includes means for rotating the workpiece on the worktable upon release of the workpiece from the X-Y guidance system. In this fashion, the workpiece may be rotated into a reoriented position and then reclamped in that position within the X-Y guidance system. This press includes a tool mounting means on the head of the press and means for effecting reciprocal motion of the tool mounting means along a vertical axis and rotation of the tool mounting means about that axis. Generally, the press will also include a die assembly in the base which includes at least a portion which is rotatable about the same vertical axis so that the workpiece when gripped therebetween may be freely rotated in a fixed clamped position to effect the desired reorientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 1984
    Date of Patent: July 29, 1986
    Assignee: Trumpf GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Martin Benzinger, Erich Brekle
  • Patent number: 4471644
    Abstract: A machine for mechanically treating components, such as metallic hollow members having a body and a bottom. The machine has a stationary frame bearing a plurality of work stations each of which has a tool pair including a first fixed tool coaxial with a movable second tool. The first and second tools are arranged on two coaxial circular paths with the first tool of each pair on a bolster. The second tool of each pair is on one end of a ram member having a tool bearing end and an actuated end. The ram member is slidably supported in guiding means. The actuated end of the ram member is connected to a cylindrical actuating cam having a free end in contact with the actuated ram member end. At least one pair of the tools are different than another pair. The tool bolster is immovable, the cam is rotated and transfer mechanisms are associated with the machine so that each component is treated by at least two different pairs of tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1984
    Assignee: KM-Engineering AG
    Inventors: John Kimbell, Werner Uehlinger
  • Patent number: 4409716
    Abstract: A cast wheel body is formed with an angular slot for receiving a hammerhead bolt used to fasten a wheel rim to the wheel body with an angle piece cast in this slot being pushed outwardly by means of a vertically movable tool which deburs the areas where the angle piece is broken away and the adjacent walls of the wheel rim while also leveling the bolt support and compressing the wall for the bolt to a predetermined thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Assignee: Georg Fischer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Urs Buttiker
  • Patent number: 4362075
    Abstract: A common intermittent drive mechanism intermittently rotates a feed roller and a cutter rotor. An intervening gear and the radii of the feed roller and the cutter rotor differentiate the circumferential speed of the roller and the rotor to provide a slip between a continuous strip-like dispenser sheet fed by the feed roller and the cutter rotor surface. A suction means in the cutter rotor surface holds the dispenser sheet while allowing the slip thereof. When the movement of the cutter rotor is interrupted, a cutter is actuated and separates the individual articles from the remaining dispenser sheet. While the separated article is carried by the moving surface of the cutter rotor for a distance greater than the pitch of the article wrapped in the dispenser sheet, another single article is moved into the position for separation, and this procedure is repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 7, 1982
    Assignee: Tetra Pak International Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Utsumi
  • Patent number: 4331049
    Abstract: An automatic numerically controlled slotting or notching press arrangement which includes a multi-armed feed and removing device having a turnstile or turntable which is selectively indexed or rotated so as to convey blanks to various processing stations. The feeding and removing device is adapted to transfer the blanks from at least one stack unloading station to a centering or aligning station, a locating or turning station, a processing station, a stator stacking station, and a rotor stacking station. A numerically controlled indexing unit (a clamping table for blanks to be processed) and a numerically controlled tool changing is provided. The stack unloading station and the rotor stacking station form the first and last processing stations and are linked by a conveying device which operates independently of the turnstile or turntable of the feeding and removing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1982
    Assignee: L. Schuler GmbH
    Inventors: Ewald Bergmann, Hans-Martin Dommer
  • Patent number: 4287748
    Abstract: A rotary transfer press apparatus wherein a plurality of workpieces are simultaneously and progressively moved over a circular path through a series of working stations which themselves are arranged in a circular path whereby successive operations are performed on each workpiece to obtain a finished product for each cycle of the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1981
    Assignee: Stewart Stamping Corp.
    Inventor: Maurice Wolfthal
  • Patent number: 4232575
    Abstract: An arrangement for notching or slotting circular blanks so as to produce stacks of rotor and/or stator laminations for electric machines. At least one slotting machine is provided which in a first direction is adjustable radially with respect to a spatially fixed axis of rotation of a blank support table by way of a separate adjusting drive. The support table for the blanks, constructed as an indexing apparatus, may be driven by a numerically controlled adjusting drive. The at least one slotting machine is movable in a second direction at right angles to the first direction by way of a further adjusting drive. The stacks of lamination produced by the punching arrangement may include spiral slots or notches as well as oblique slots or notches enabling the production of special motors having a cone or tapered armature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1978
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1980
    Assignee: L. Schuler GmbH
    Inventors: Franz Schneider, Helmut Braitinger, Ewald Bergmann, Otto Kurz
  • Patent number: 4228701
    Abstract: A carrier takes up a gin saw blade blank from a magazine stack, swings the blank to position over a collet chuck on a continuously rotating vertical spindle, and places the blade on the chuck. The chuck is actuated to clamp the blade thereto and the chuck is shifted laterally to move the blade into cutting engagement with a cutter wheel having peripherally spaced teeth. The chuck drive includes a yieldable mechanism to permit intermittent stopping of the blade as the cutter teeth pass through. After the cutting cycle, the chuck is again moved laterally to the load-unload position; and an ejector removes the blade from the chuck, after release by the chuck, and carries it to a storage spindle for finished blades. During the cutting cycle, the carrier is moved back to its position over the magazine to pick up a succeeding blank for deposit on the chuck. Apparatus functions are performed by air cylinder motors controlled by a bank of air valves operated by cams on a common cam shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Inventor: Ivey Herpin
  • Patent number: 4068695
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is shown for cutting logs into lumber by first cutting the logs into elongated wedge-shaped segments and then cutting the segments into boards. A pair of opposed spaced-apart chucks grip the ends of the log, and a saw mounted on a carriage makes longitudinal and radial cuts approximately to the center line of the log. The log is rotated incrementally by the chucks between cuts to produce the wedge-shaped segments. After all cuts have been made, the chucks release the segments and the segments are then resawn into boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Inventor: J. Kenneth Seaman
  • Patent number: 4038894
    Abstract: Apparatus for piercing an arcuate workpiece includes a frame, an index table rotatably mounted on the frame, piercing means horizontally adjustable on the frame with respect to the index table and a punch head movable horizontally into engagement with the workpiece mounted to the index table. A swivel clamping mechanism detachably mounts the workpiece to the index table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: Springfield Tool and Die, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan C. Knibbe, Willard J. McPhee
  • Patent number: 4038893
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting continuously arriving flat structures, especially printed products, wherein there is provided a revolving driven rim of similar cutter tools which can be each actuated via entrainably moving follower elements through the agency of a common control cam. Operatively associated with each of the cutter tools are feed means for the infeed and removal of a flat structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1976
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1977
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Walter Reist
  • Patent number: 4009627
    Abstract: The device is particularly adapted to dispense portions of a chain having relatively diametrically enlarged segments therein, such as master links, which are disposed at substantially regularly spaced intervals along the length of the chain, although the intervals may not and in fact need not be uniformly spaced. According to the apparatus, the chain is supported so that it is movable relatively lengthwise thereof through the opening in a collar which is capable of being opened and closed about the chain, and the opening of which has a diameter of less than that of the relatively enlarged segments of the chain in the closed condition of the collar. When the collar is open, the chain is advanced lengthwise in the direction of the collar to the extent that a portion of the chain including one relatively enlarged segment therein, is fed through the opening in the collar and assumes a position on the opposite side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1977
    Assignee: Morley Brotman
    Inventor: Cliff High
  • 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