By Separating Products From Each Other Patents (Class 83/27)
  • Patent number: 9865395
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a capacitor element includes singulating a mother block into a plurality of laminate blocks having a shape of an elongated, substantially rectangular parallelepiped, by dividing the mother block in rows; rolling each of the plurality of laminate blocks; and singulating each of the plurality of laminate blocks into a plurality of laminate chips having a shape of a substantially rectangular parallelepiped, by dividing the plurality of laminate blocks after rolling in columns. The step of rolling each of the plurality of laminate blocks includes the step of moving the plurality of laminate blocks placed on a stage, along a direction in which the plurality of laminate blocks are arranged side by side, thereby sequentially pushing each of the plurality of laminate blocks to an end portion of the stage and causing each of the plurality of laminate blocks to rotationally fall from the end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Junya Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9492938
    Abstract: A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a frame, work surface or other support in a material conveyance system. The device can have a base mounted in the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of the conveyance system. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwardly, but still contact and lift the sheet or web, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Atlas Die, LLC
    Inventors: David J. Coursey, Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Patent number: 9368427
    Abstract: An integrated circuit film and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The integrated circuit film includes a circuit board containing a circuit route; a first set of pads located on a first surface of the circuit board and configured to be applicable to ISO 7816 standard; and a semiconductor device mounted on the circuit board for communicating with at least one of the first set of pads. The first set of pads are arranged in two rows and the semiconductor device is mounted on the circuit board in a space between the two rows of pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: MXTRAN INC.
    Inventors: Chin-Sheng Lin, Cheng-Chia Kuo, Chih-Cheng Lin
  • Patent number: 9157836
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for removing a sample (24) from a coil (2), comprising at least one bottom roll unit (30, 32) for supporting the coil (2) during removal of the samples, at least one contact roll unit (40, 42) pressable against an outer surface of the coil (2), and at least one strip binding device for binding the coil (2) supported on the at least one bottom roll unit (30, 32). The present invention further relates to a device for removing a sample (24) from a coil (2), comprising a deflection device (70) for deflecting a material beginning (20) of the coil (2) from a beneath located layer (22), wherein the deflection device is so formed that the strip beginning only elastically deflected from the beneath layer (22). The invention also relates to corresponding methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: SMS GROUP GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Bohn, Klaus Baeumer, Thomas Runkel
  • Patent number: 9131598
    Abstract: A fixture applicable for breaking a circuit board includes: a bottom board, comprising a front side and a back side opposite to the front side; a breaking mechanism, disposed on the front side of the bottom board, and comprising a fixing board and a flap board adjacent to the fixing board, an axis line defined between the fixing board and the flap board, the flap board being flapped along the axis line, and the circuit board being placed on the fixing board and the flap board; a first platen, including a first moving device disposed on a side of the fixing board for fixing the circuit board onto the fixing board by the first moving device; and a second platen, including a second moving device disposed on a side of the flap board for fixing the circuit board onto the flap board by the second moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignees: INVENTEC APPLIANCES (PUDONG) CORPORATION, INVENTEC APPLIANCES CORP., INVENTEC APPLIANCES (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinshen Wu, Xiao-Dong Hu, Jia-yun Shen
  • Patent number: 9126348
    Abstract: A method for regulating a speed of a cutting device comprising a cutter for cutting printed products includes transporting the printed products consecutively on a first conveying component of a feed device. A final printed product of a stack of the printed products to be formed is detected. The stack is formed in a stacking device. The stack is transported to the cutter using the feed device. An actual number of cycles of the cutter is regulated based on a time of the detecting the final printed product of the stack such that the stack is fed to the cutter within a time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: MUELLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Meyer, Thomas Kruegel
  • Patent number: 9038511
    Abstract: A strip die is prepared with cutouts according to a pre-determined pattern, e.g., on a cutting table and positioned on a stripping station that has a removal tool to remove waste material. After a sheet of material is cut on the same or another cutting table, the sheet is positioned in the stripping station over the female strip die. The removal tool moves to programmed positions in the stripping station and removes pieces of waste material. The final stripped cut sheet is the brought to the out-stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Esko-Graphics Kongsberg AS
    Inventor: Ivar Holm
  • Publication number: 20150135918
    Abstract: In order to improve a saw device with a feed axis for a workpiece to be sawed, with a first saw unit to saw the workpiece in a first sawing plane extending transversely to the feed axis and with a second saw unit to saw the workpiece in a second sawing plane extending transversely to the feed axis, with a central device region arranged between the sawing planes, with a front device region arranged in front of the first sawing plane, viewed in a feed direction, and with a rear device region arranged behind the second sawing plane, viewed in the feed direction, in such a way that as high a cutting efficiency as possible can be achieved, it is proposed that the saw device comprises at least two transport mechanisms arranged in different device regions to transport different workpiece portions along the feed axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Christian Behringer
  • Publication number: 20150128414
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously stripping at least two cable ends surrounded by insulation material includes a cutting device having first and second cutters that are movable relative to each other in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the cable ends. The cutting edges of the first and second cutters are disposed substantially in the same plane and are movable towards each other such that the cutting edges simultaneously cut into the insulation material of the at least two cable ends. In addition, the cutting device and the cable ends are movable relative to each other in the longitudinal direction of the cable ends to simultaneously pull-off the cut insulation material from the at least two cable ends and thereby strip the at least two cable ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas HASLINGER
  • Publication number: 20150114193
    Abstract: An integrated station for extracting specimens suitable for viewing by a transmission electron microscope from a patterned semiconductor wafer, including a wafer cassette holder; a wafer transfer device; a nanomachining device, including a scanning electron microscope and a focused ion beam, a vacuum load lock and an operator control device, and wherein the operator control device notes locations of created lamellae; a plucker device; a control computer, adapted to control the wafer transfer device and the plucker device, commanding the plucker device to remover lamellae at the locations noted by the operator control device; and a user monitor and data input device, communicatively coupled to the computer. The wafer transfer device can transfer wafers from the wafer cassette holder to the vacuum load lock; from the vacuum load lock to the plucker device and from the plucker device to the wafer cassette holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: FEI Company
    Inventor: Kelly Bruland
  • Patent number: 8950303
    Abstract: A web product cutting and screening machine includes a first conveying unit having a first movable roller set, a second conveying unit having a second movable roller set movable relative to the first movable roller set and defining with the first movable roller set a first gap therebetween, and a cutter movable across the first gap to cut off a web product, producing a head cut piece, normal cut pieces and a tail cut piece. During screening operation, the second movable roller set can be moved away from the first movable roller set to screen the heat cut piece and the first movable roller set can be moved away from the second movable roller set to screen the tail cut piece, and therefore the web product cutting and screening efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung I Tsai
  • Publication number: 20140366694
    Abstract: A method and related apparatus for scoring a workpiece are disclosed. A first scoring die has a score section structured to score a workpiece in a predetermined pattern, a second scoring die having as a score section structured to score a workpiece in a predetermined pattern substantially identical to the predetermined pattern of the first score scoring die. In operation the method and apparatus align the first scoring die and second scoring die and score the workpiece from opposite sides to effect complete or substantially complete reduction of the workpiece in a predetermined path to define a part. The workpiece will generally be a sheet. The scoring dies will each have score sections having one surface configured to be substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the workpiece and an adjacent angularly disposed surface structured to be adjacent to the scrap being produced by the scoring operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: OBERG INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: MATTHEW RAYMOND KONIECZNY, RICHARD GENE DeCROO
  • Patent number: 8892239
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method for cutting a food product into slices for producing portions by taking into account the target weight thereof. Information about a remainder of the food product to be sliced is used to control corresponding actuators for a successive food product to be sliced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20140290453
    Abstract: A method of discharging workpieces cut from a planar material on a processing machine. A workpiece discharge device has several holding elements to receive and carry respective workpieces. After receiving a cut workpiece, the discharge device is moved to a waiting position outside and adjacent a processing region of the machine, and may then be moved back into the processing region to receive a subsequently cut workpiece before being moved to an unloading station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Buettner, Stefan Kerschner, Wolfgang Laib
  • Patent number: 8839700
    Abstract: A microtome method and apparatus includes a microtome blade configured to oscillate in a direction transverse to a direction of advancing a cut, and a first flexure to support and guide the blade. The first flexure is compliant in the transverse direction while being stiff in the cut direction. A second flexure operatively engaged at one end portion with the first flexure, is stiff in the transverse direction while being compliant in the cut direction. The other end portion of the second flexure is rotatably engaged by an eccentric driven by a rotatable actuator, which oscillates the blade in the transverse direction while effectively isolating non-transverse motion from the blade. The second flexure is configured to move independently of any guides or other stationary objects during oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tissuevision, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Chi Chen, Martin L. Culpepper
  • Publication number: 20140238208
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for stripping tight-buffered optical fibers are disclosed. The apparatus is configured to perform one or more of the functions of stripping a tight buffer layer, removing a coating layer, and cleaving the fiber, in a single motion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Coring Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Brandon Andrew Barnes, Joshua Douglas Raker, Kevin Lee Strause
  • Publication number: 20140238207
    Abstract: A strip adhesive tape except for a portion on a notch of a wafer W is cut by contacting a cutter of a first cutting mechanism along an outer periphery of the wafer. The adhesive tape cut out into a wafer shape is reeled and collected while being separated. Thereafter, the wafer with the adhesive tape is transported to a second cutting mechanism. The second cutting mechanism cuts out the portion of the adhesive tape on the notch with a cutter having the same shape as that of the notch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuji Kaneshima, Naoki Ishii, Masayuki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8761919
    Abstract: This invention pertains to machinery and methods for cutting a workpiece utilizing a cutting tool into at least two parts having prescribed shapes from a metal plate comprising the steps of: identifying each of the parts by one or more contour lines; cutting a workpiece along one of the identifying contour lines into one of the parts; creating at least one path diversion, wherein the diversion has an associated bounded region or opportunity; cutting the workpiece along a contour line associated with the opportunity; resuming the cutting of the part along the identifying contour line with minimal damage to the part being cut; finishing the cutting of the part and then moving the cutting tool to the opportunity and hence to an associated adjacent identifying contour line and then repeating the process until all parts have been manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20140157963
    Abstract: A method for separating a pipe comprising a pipe axis, a pipe wall, a pipe interior, an inside pipe circumference, an upper end to be separated, and a lower end, the pipe being anchored in the ground by the lower end, includes providing a cutting assembly comprising at least one water jet nozzle which produces a water jet. The cutting assembly is lowered into the pipe interior through the upper end to be separated down to a separation zone. The pipe is cut with the cutting assembly. The cutting assembly acts progressively against the inside pipe circumference. The water jet, when activated, produces a cut comprising a substantially constant cut width and two complementary conical cut surfaces. The water jet is directed at an angle (?) to a plane which runs perpendicular to the pipe axis so that the cut runs diagonally through the pipe wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: AKER WIRTH GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Josef Von Wirth, Torsten Kleinen
  • Publication number: 20140130649
    Abstract: Methods of processing a glass ribbon are provided. The method comprises the step of traversing the glass ribbon through a travel path at a predetermined velocity and severing the glass ribbon to create an upstream web and a downstream web. The method further includes the step of increasing a relative velocity of a downstream edge portion with respect to an upstream edge portion to create a gap between an upstream severed edge and a downstream severed edge. In other example methods, a segment of the glass ribbon is removed to create a gap between an upstream severed edge and a downstream severed edge. In still further example methods, an upstream severed edge is directed along a second travel path to create a gap between the upstream severed edge and a downstream severed edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Chester Hann Huei Chang, Todd Benson Fleming, Dale Charles Marshall, Gary Edward Merz, Christopher Michael Rhoads, John Earl Tosch, Thaddeus Francis Trzeciak
  • Publication number: 20140109739
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a frame movable in a first direction and a second direction that is opposite the first direction. The apparatus includes a cutting roll. The cutting roll is rotatably connected with the frame and configured to rotate about a first longitudinal axis. The apparatus includes an anvil roll. The anvil roll is rotatably connected with the frame and is configured to rotate about a second longitudinal axis. The first longitudinal axis is substantially parallel with the second longitudinal axis. The apparatus includes a first stationary member adapted to prevent movement of the frame in the first direction. The apparatus also includes a second stationary member connected with the frame. The second stationary member has a first configuration that prevents movement of the frame in the second direction. The second stationary member has a second configuration that allows movement of the frame in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe SCHNEIDER, Daniel Patrick FINDLEY
  • Publication number: 20140020542
    Abstract: A cell cutting device that cuts a mother substrate for display devices includes a fixing unit configured to move in a state where the mother substrate for display devices is fixed on the fixing unit, a cutter configured to perform a cutting process on the mother substrate for display devices and the cutter faces a surface of the mother substrate during the cutting process, a cutter driving unit driving the cutter in a state where the cutter is fixed thereon, and a buffer member arranged on another surface of the mother substrate to correspond to the cutter. The other surface is opposite the surface facing the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Kyung-Hoe HEO, Seung-Jun LEE
  • Publication number: 20130319195
    Abstract: Scrap Scraper technology is an improved Scrap Separation means for separating Loose Scrap from Boxes within a Layboy with minimal, if any, increase in possible Flap bending. A Distinct Intersection Of Action avoids problems inherent in other prior art. A shallow Scraper Funnel while maintaining a steep Scraper Angle Of Action allows effective Scrap Scraping while avoiding Flap bending. The Flexible Scraper results in Active Scrap Ejection of the Loose Scrap from the upper side of the Box down below the Board Line. Means providing the Scrap Scraper Variable Board Line Penetration and Variable Scraper Stiffness allow effective Scrap removal over a wide range of Boxes. Positioning the Scrap Scraper over a Scrap Exit Opening allows the removed Scrap to exit the Board Line area. Scrap shingling provides for subsequent boxes to push down scrap from a current box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: Geo. M. Martin Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Talken, David R. Carlberg
  • Publication number: 20130320022
    Abstract: A container for food includes an enclosure, a lid, and partition members. The enclosure includes an interior with a base portion and a perimeter portion. The perimeter portion includes one or more walls that extend between the base portion and an opening of the enclosure. The partition members separate food layers from each other. A base partition member separates a bottom food layer from the base portion of the interior. An opening partition member may separate the lid from a top food layer. The partition members include a separating portion with a perimeter that substantially locally matches a cross-sectional shape of the perimeter portion of the interior. The partition members each further include at least one pulling structure that extends from the separating portion to a grip. The grip may be positioned outside of the interior of the enclosure, at least when the container is in the storage configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Lindsay Bell Breidenbach
  • Publication number: 20130298739
    Abstract: Separating and/or sorting processed workpieces cut from a metal sheet, and the remnant surrounding the workpiece, is performed by holding the workpieces and remnant in a co-planar state after processing, moving the held workpieces and remnant away from a processing area, and then, with the workpiece and remnant still held, moving the workpiece and remnant relative to one another with a separating movement perpendicular to the workpiece plane, to such an extent that the workpiece is displaced outside the remnant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Heiko Bauch, Christoph Protze, Andreas Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8567293
    Abstract: A method of severing a band (11) which encloses a blank stack (10), wherein the band (11), preferably in the region of a band station (19), is severed by a cutting means, in particular a knife (23), and is then removed from the blank stack (10). According to the invention, it is provided that the blank stack (10) is pushed together such that the band (11) is spaced apart from the blank stack (10), at least in certain regions, and that the band (11) is then severed in the spaced-apart region by the cutting means. The invention also relates to a corresponding apparatus for implementing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Focke & Co. (GmbH) & Co. KG)
    Inventors: Harald Freudenberg, Otto Gerotzke
  • Patent number: 8554355
    Abstract: A computer obtains user input from an input to control a cutter and a conveyor to cut a substrate. The control module of the computer calculates a total number of cuts of the substrate and a distance that the substrate moves before each cut of the substrate according to user input. A conveyer control module of the computer controls the conveyer to move the substrate, where a reminder signal is sent out after the substrate has moved the distance. A cutter control module of the computer controls the cutter to cut the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Heng Sheng Electronical Technology (HuaiAn) Co., Ltd, Zhen Ding Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Xiao-Bin Wu
  • Publication number: 20130247728
    Abstract: An optical fiber cutter/coating material remover apparatus includes an optical fiber cutter unit and a coating material remover unit, the apparatus being configured such that the end portion of the multi-core optical fiber is cut while the optical fiber cutter unit is apart from the coating material remover unit, the cut end portion of the multi-core optical fiber is inserted into the coating material remover unit by sliding the optical fiber cutter unit or the coating material remover unit so that the optical fiber cutter unit and the coating material remover unit are in contact with each other, and then the coating material is removed by sliding the optical fiber cutter unit or the coating material remover unit so that the optical fiber cutter unit is apart from the coating material remover unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Minoru SEKINE, Yuji Watanabe, Yoshimi Iijima
  • Publication number: 20130233137
    Abstract: A web product cutting and screening machine includes a first conveying unit having a first movable roller set, a second conveying unit having a second movable roller set movable relative to the first movable roller set and defining with the first movable roller set a first gap therebetween, and a cutter movable across the first gap to cut off a web product, producing a head cut piece, normal cut pieces and a tail cut piece. During screening operation, the second movable roller set can be moved away from the first movable roller set to screen the heat cut piece and the first movable roller set can be moved away from the second movable roller set to screen the tail cut piece, and therefore the web product cutting and screening efficiency is improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: CHAN LI MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: TUNG I TSAI
  • Publication number: 20130205962
    Abstract: A winder assembly is provided and includes two or more cores mounted for rotation on a turret assembly and a web of sheet-type work material is wound around a core. A lay-on roll assembly roller and a core cooperate to define a first nip. A transfer roll assembly includes a roller coupled for rotation to a rail such that the roller and a core cooperate to define a second nip. A cutting means for cutting the work material includes a traverse assembly having a work material guide means. During operation, after cutting work material, the turret assembly indexes a core into a winding position and the work material guide means is moved to the operating position such that the roller coupled to the rail causes the work material to be fed into the second nip and begin winding around the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: DAVIS-STANDARD, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Oravits, John Radovich, Edward J. Smith
  • Publication number: 20130125720
    Abstract: Space in a conduit having at least one cable therein which is surrounded by a duct is recovered by longitudinally cutting the duct and removing the duct from around the cable. The duct may be pulled out of the conduit and past a blade to affect the cutting, or a blade may be pulled through the conduit to cut the duct while still in the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Jerry L. Allen
  • Publication number: 20130061729
    Abstract: A method for cutting a food strand into slices, including the steps of feeding the food strand forward to a cutting device including a rotating blade, successively cutting off slices, placing the cut off slices onto an intermediary storage device moveable transversal to the feed direction and in feed direction in order to form a portion, wherein a stacked or fish scaled slice arrangement with a total of n slices is generated and n is a natural number?3, transferring a non-finished portion including m slices, wherein m is a natural number and m<n, in its entirety from the intermediary storage device to a conveying device, wherein the slices are extracted through the conveying device, wherein the transferred portion after being transferred to the conveying device is completed by cutting off and adding at least one additional slice and is subsequently extracted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: Uwe Reifenhaeuser
  • Publication number: 20130059044
    Abstract: To cut food material, in particular potatoes and sweet potatoes, into continuous close-loop shapes, a cutting blade assembly is used. The cutting blade assembly consists of an outer and at least one inner concentrically arranged cutting blade, where each cutting blade has a close-loop cross-sectional shape. The space between adjacent cutting blades forms a cutting tube. The cutting tubes ultimately form the cross-sectional shapes of the cut food material. Supports, such as blade guides and plungers are slidably positioned between the cutting blades in the cutting tubes. These supports maintain the distance between adjacent cutting blades and assist in separating cut food material from the cutting blades. This cutting blade assembly may be used in a method and system for cutting food material into continuous close-loop shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: CAVENDISH FARMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Alan THORPE
  • Patent number: 8387496
    Abstract: There is described a method and system for producing notes of securities, in particular banknotes, wherein individual printed sheets or successive printed portions of a continuous web are cut into individual notes on a sheet-fed or web-fed processing system, and wherein these individual notes are subsequently processed by a single-note processing system comprising a plurality of single-note processing stations. Individual notes corresponding to independent production cycles or dependent production cycles are produced on the sheet-fed or web-fed processing system, each production cycle being processed on a separate one of the single-note processing stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: KBA-Notasys SA
    Inventor: Johannes Georg Schaede
  • Publication number: 20130047551
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a foam-in-bag dispensing system, including a dispensing apparatus operative to dispense foam precursor, the foam precursor being configured for expanding and solidifying into a polymeric foam, to a dispensing location between first and second web plies extending respectively on first and second sides of the dispensing apparatus; and a bag-status indicator associated for providing an indication to the operator indicative of the readiness of the bag for removal from the device for avoiding premature bag removal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Pregis Intellipack Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Paul Jones
  • Patent number: 8371024
    Abstract: Process for industrially filling differently structured cavities in building blocks with moldings, having the following features: a) the moldings are cut in the form of differently configured mineral-wool pads (1, 2) from mineral-wool boards supplied, b) the mineral-wool pads (1, 2) are then distributed in layers on at least two levels, c) the mineral-wool pads (1, 2) distributed in this way are respectively separated, arranged in rows and moved into a vertical position in order to be transported further, d) the vertically positioned mineral-wool pads (1, 2) are pushed off laterally in layers and distributed on at least two levels in a supply unit (A 170), wherein, for example, one level has large mineral-wool pads (1) and the other level has small mineral-wool pads (2) and the levels are arranged in accordance with the construction of the cavities of the building block; e) in a further position of the distributing unit (A 180), the mineral-wool pads (1, 2) are pushed into sheet-metal channels, moved up to th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Karl Hertle
  • Publication number: 20120180438
    Abstract: The apparatus includes a slicing machine (1) for cutting rows of slices (A) from several pieces of food product, and a loading unit (2) comprising a set of array-forming conveyor belts (7a, 7b, 7c) arranged in parallel, a device for aligning each of the array-forming conveyor belts (7a, 7b, 7c) with the slicing machine (1) for receiving successive rows of slices (A) arranged in a direction transverse to the forward movement direction while the array-forming conveyor belt is made to move forward synchronously with the operation of the slicing machine (1) until forming a partial array of slices (A) on each array-forming conveyor belt, and a transfer device for transferring a complete array of slices (A) formed by the partial arrays from the array-forming conveyor belts (7a, 7b, 7c) to a moving conveying surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: METALQUIMIA, S.A.
    Inventor: Narcis Lagares Corominas
  • Publication number: 20120152070
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing wires from a bale includes a conveyor system for moving one or more bales and a de-wiring station positioned adjacent the conveyor system. The de-wiring station includes a robot with an end tool. A bale that is bound by one or more wires is transferred by the conveyor system to a position proximate the de-wiring station. The robot with end tool moves to sense the location of the wires, cut the wires, collect the wires and deposit the wires in a collection hopper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Automatic Handling, International
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pienta, David M. Pienta
  • Patent number: 8186254
    Abstract: A cutting device that, after a sheet is stuck on a wafer on a sticking table, cuts the sheet along the outer edge of the wafer. The cutting device includes a robot body disposed besides the sticking table and a cutter blade supported by a tool holding chuck positioned at the front end of the robot body. The cutter blade is detachably attached to the tool holding chuck so as to be replaceable and is arranged so as to cut the sheet in a state that the posture thereof is adjusted along a preset movement track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Lintec Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Nonaka, Kan Nakata, Yoshiaki Sugishita, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20120079926
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure involve methods and apparatuses for cutting and removing trim from an advancing substrate. Particular embodiments of the apparatuses and methods disclosed herein provide for removal of continuous lengths of trim, and in some embodiments, discrete pieces of trim from an advancing substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Devin Long, Nathan Alan Gill, Andreas Josef Dreher
  • Publication number: 20120035569
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (2) of the open type, having a main part (4), comprising a front region (6) having front lateral longitudinal edges (42), a rear region (8) having rear lateral longitudinal edges (41) and a crotch region (10) that is located in between in the longitudinal direction (28) and comes to lie between the legs of a user, wherein the main part (4) comprises an absorbent pad (12), and having rear side portions (20) that are attached to the rear region (8) on both sides and front side portions (22) that are attached to the front region (6) on both sides, said rear and front side portions extending in the transverse direction (30) beyond the lateral front and rear longitudinal edges (42, 41) of the main part (4), and wherein the rear side portions (20) have first closure means (32) which are close to the leg opening and have closure aids and wherein the closure means (32) can be secured in a detachable manner at least on the outer side of the front side
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Enno Gause, Ruediger Kesselmeier, Krzystof D. Malowaniec, Maximilian Swerev
  • Publication number: 20120016329
    Abstract: The invention relates to a disposable absorbent incontinence diaper (2) of the open type, having a main part (4), comprising a front region (6) having front lateral longitudinal edges (42), a rear region (8) having rear lateral longitudinal edges (41) and a crotch region (10) that is located in between in the longitudinal direction (28) and comes to lie between the legs of a user, wherein the main part (4) comprises an absorbent pad (12), and having rear side portions (20) that are attached to the rear region (8) on both sides and front side portions (22) that are attached to the front region (6) on both sides, said rear and front side portions extending in the transverse direction (30) beyond the lateral front and rear longitudinal edges (42, 41) of the main part (4), and wherein the rear side portions (20) have first closure means (32) which are close to the leg opening and have closure aids and wherein the closure means (32) can be secured in a detachable manner at least on the outer side of the front side
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Enno Gause, Ruediger Kesselmeier, Krzysztof D. Malowaniec, Maximilian Swerev
  • Publication number: 20110301630
    Abstract: An occlusion device having a frame including a plurality of radially expandable struts formed from a plurality of cuts through a tubular wall of a tube. The frame includes a first collar at a proximal end and a second collar disposed in between the proximal and distal ends of the device. A bulbous portion extends between the first and second collars. The bulbous portion includes first and second conical portions joined at their respective bases. A third conical portion extends from the second collar to the distal end of the device. The second conical portion adjacent the second collar and the third conical portion are each defined by a set of cuts forming substantially the same pattern. The first conical portion is defined by a set of cuts forming a pattern that is different from that of the second and third conical portions. The bulbous portion and the third conical portion are configured to expand to approximately the same outer diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: COOK INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Per Hendriksen, Jacob Lund Clausen
  • Publication number: 20110296965
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for stripping fibers of a fiber bundle, wherein each fiber comprises a core and a cladding, wherein the fibers are disposed next to each other on an underlayment such that they extend along a first direction, a cutter extending transverse to the first direction cuts into the claddings and simultaneously all fibers are rolled about the longitudinal axis thereof on the underlayment, so that the cutter generates a cut running in the circumferential direction in each cladding, the fiber bundle is then immersed in a chemical solvent for a prescribed period of time, in order to pre-weaken the bond between the cladding and the core, and the pre-weakened cladding segments are mechanically pulled off of the fiber cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: JT OPTICAL ENGINE GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Inka Manek-Hönninger, Marcin Michal Kozak, Holger Kühn
  • Publication number: 20110271808
    Abstract: A hold-down device (10; 10a) for a punching die (100), wherein the punching die (100) comprises at least one punching or cutting blade (12; 33) which is movable up and down and which serves for punching out an opening (1) or for cutting off a plurality of layers (4 to 6) of a carton, a corrugated board (7) or the like, wherein the punching or cutting blade (12; 33), when interacting with the carton or the corrugated board (7) or the like, compresses the carton or corrugated board (7) or the like, wherein the hold-down device (10; 10a) is arranged at a distance from the at least one punching or cutting blade (12; 33), wherein the hold-down device (10; 10a) is arranged to be movable up and down and wherein the hold-down device (10; 10a), during its downward movement, comes into operative connection with the carton or the corrugated board (7) or the like and moves at least the topmost layer (4) in the direction of the at least one punching or cutting blade (12; 33).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Franz Vossen
  • Publication number: 20110265620
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure generally provide a cutting die system. The cutting die system includes a substrate, at least one blade, and an ejector coupled to the substrate. The ejector includes a compressible portion having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface. The bottom surface is coupled to the substrate and a protective layer is cured to the top surface. A method of die cutting a blank according to an embodiment of the present disclosure includes directing a blank between a cutting die and an anvil, the cutting die comprising a substrate. An ejector coupled to the substrate is compressed between the cutting die and the blank. A scrap piece is cut from the blank as it passes between the cutting die and the anvil, and the scrap piece is ejected by releasing the compressed ejector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Inventors: Aaron Duke Kicinski, Gregory Dean Burger
  • Publication number: 20110170655
    Abstract: A tablet T is divided without moving a cutter and divided tablets T1, T2 are fed one by one. A rotor 24 is installed in a container 21 receiving the tablets T. A rotor receiving part of the container has a barrel shape with a bottom section formed with a discharge port 27, and a fixing blade 33 is installed outside the rotor receiving part. Recesses 25 are formed on an entire lateral side of the rotor at a regular interval to receive a tablet. A peripheral groove is formed on the entire lateral side of the rotor and a fixing blade and a support plate are inserted into the peripheral groove. The fixing blade divides the tablet, which is accommodated in the recess and move while being guided along an inner wall of the rotor receiving part as the rotor rotates. A lower divided tablet T1 is discharged to the discharge port 27 and an upper divided tablet T2 is kept on the fixing blade. The upper divided tablet is discharged as the rotor further rotates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shoji Yuyama, Naoki Koike, Mitsuhiro Mitani, Masao Fukada
  • Publication number: 20110132162
    Abstract: The incomplete compound die cut along the circumference of the fine-blanked part is carried out with a specially shaped cutting edge of cutting punch (11) and/or cutting plate (5) such that the fine-blanked part (1) initially remains bonded to at least one partial connecting part on the material strip (2), either on the upper or lower plane at a level relative to the material strip. It is then moved together with the material strip in the running direction of the strip to a subsequent removal stage (ejector), in which the fine-blanked part and material strip are separated from each other perpendicular to the running direction of the material strip towards the bottom by braking the connecting part without a vertical shear force and without pressing, wherein the removed fine-blanked part (1) is fed through a chute (9) in the cutting plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventor: Willi Grimm
  • Patent number: 7878098
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a roll of material includes an elongated blade having a distal end, a cutting guide attached to the elongated blade and positioned to direct the distal end of the elongated blade towards the roll of material, and a support position to hold the roll of material approximate to the elongated blade. A method for cutting a roll of material having an axis and a circumference includes radially cutting the roll of material from the circumference to the axis by advancing the distal end of an elongated blade, then rotating the elongated blade relative the axis to cut the roll of material. Alternately, the method teaches rotating the roll of material relative to the axis to cut the roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: P&M Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus T. Wallace
  • Patent number: 7861629
    Abstract: Tomatoes are placed on cutting blades (20) in article openings (46) of an article positioning plate (44). The blades are moved as article pushers (24) move downwardly and engage the upper facing surfaces of the tomatoes, pushing the tomatoes through parallel cutting blades (20). The end slices (30 and 40) are gathered in end collectors (96) and discarded while the intermediate slices (42) are received in transfer tray (72). Gathering plates (100) urge the intermediate slices of the several tomatoes to gather in one accumulation of tomato slices, and the transfer tray (72) is lowered to a position immediately above shipping containers (74) and tilted to deposit the tomatoes in the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2011
    Assignee: Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Brander, Ivan Stanojevic