Cutting Motion Of Tool Has Component In Direction Of Moving Work Patents (Class 83/284)
  • Publication number: 20150068377
    Abstract: In one example, a cutter for cutting a moving media includes a cutting tool movable along a first straight line at a speed sufficient to cut moving media along a second straight line different from the first straight line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: David Chanclon, Marta Ramis, Martin Urrutia
  • Publication number: 20140260853
    Abstract: The invention discloses an industrial slicer (1) of food products, comprising a frame (2), at least one cutting member (5) mounted on the frame (2) and movable with respect thereto with a cutting movement lying in a cutting plane (P2), and means for guiding and conveying (6) the food product in a direction (3) through the cutting plane (P2), wherein the slicer is characterised in that the at least one cutting member (5) exhibits a cutting movement of a rotational and translational type lying in the cutting plane (P2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Giorgio GRASSELLI
  • Patent number: 8783082
    Abstract: A rotary stamper includes an upper die plate assembly, a lower die plate assembly, and a support frame having a drive assembly that moves the upper die plate horizontally and vertically along a generally circular pathway while moving the lower die plate along a linear horizontal pathway. The upper die plate is vertically slidably connected to the lower die plate by way of one or more vertical rods that extend from the lower die plate assembly up through the upper die plate. In operation, the lower die plate matches the horizontal movements of the upper die plate as the latter is moved along its circular pathway. Concurrently, the upper die plate moves towards and away from the lower die plate. This maintains a substantially constant alignment between the die plates for carrying out a periodic machining operation on a moving web of material passing there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Formtek, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald R. Hill, James A. Gafkowski
  • Publication number: 20140165808
    Abstract: A cutter cartridge includes a chuck shaft, a sleeve, a connection unit configured to connect the sleeve to the chuck shaft, a chuck located inside the sleeve and formed by combining a first chuck member formed with a first contact brought into contact with one of flat sides and a side edge of the cutter and a second chuck member formed with a second contact contacting with the other flat side and. the side edge of. the cutter, the chuck causing the cutter to face an outside of the sleeve from an end of the sleeve located opposite the chuck shaft, and a conversion unit configured to convert movement of the sleeve and the chuck shaft in a direction such that both come close to each other to .movement in a direction of a shaft center, transmitting the converted movement to the first and second chuck members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20130145796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the continuous production of cellular glass sheets, wherein the cellular glass is expanded from at least one glass raw material and at least one blowing agent in a cellulating furnace to yield a cellular glass web (16) and is then continuously cooled in a cooling furnace (5), wherein the cellular glass web is transported on a continuous conveyor system through the furnace(s) during foaming and cooling, and wherein the cellular glass web is cut in the furnace or between two furnaces as well as a corresponding cutting apparatus and a cellular-glass cooling section with a corresponding cutting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Walter Frank
  • Patent number: 8402870
    Abstract: A reconfigurable flying cutting, notching and shaping machine operates upon a workpiece traveling along a generally linear axis of motion. The machine supports one or more flying tools upon one or more splined shafts and provides bearings for travel along a splined shaft in a direction of movement parallel to the direction of work travel. Rotation of the splined shaft is coupled through a double-acting cam to move one or more flying cutting tools transversely to the splined shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael S. Marquette
  • Publication number: 20120285309
    Abstract: A flying saw has at least one guide rail, on which a saw apparatus is mounted so as to be displaceable along a profile or pipe material to be cut to predetermined lengths, by way of at least one travel drive, particularly synchronous to the advancing movement of the profile or pipe material during cutting. The saw apparatus is disposed within a frame element that is mounted so as to be displaceable on the guide rail. The saw apparatus is releasably connected with the frame element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO. KG.
    Inventor: Hans-Joerg BRAUN
  • Publication number: 20120285307
    Abstract: A flying saw has at least one guide rail, on which a saw apparatus is mounted so as to be movable along profile or pipe material to be cut to predetermined lengths, by way of at least one travel drive, particularly synchronous to the advancing movement of the profile or pipe material during cutting. The at least one guide rail as well as the travel drive are disposed above the saw apparatus, and no machine bed is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO. KG.
    Inventor: Hans-Joerg BRAUN
  • Patent number: 8155778
    Abstract: A system and method that may utilize one or more cutting tools to machine insulating sheet materials comprising one or more layers. In accordance with one aspect, a user may utilize a computer to input preferences and use software algorithms to determine an optimum fabrication sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: AUTODESK, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Barcock
  • Patent number: 8109187
    Abstract: A tissue harvesting method and device for obtaining micrograft tissue particles within the size range of 50-1500 microns, and more preferably 500-1000 microns, and most preferably 600 microns. The particles may be processed after a piece of donor tissue has been excised from the donor site, or processed into the desired size directly at the donor site, and thereafter excised. Cutters having blades or cutting edges spaced in the range of 50-1500 microns are utilized to obtain particles within the desired size range. An elastomer is positioned between the cutting edges to push the excised particles out of the blades for ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Mishra, Charles Seegert, Makoto Ohira
  • Publication number: 20110300279
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for removing fat from one face of a meat cut, where a knife tool cuts a layer of fat and possibly skin from the face. The knife tool is adapted to cut across the entire width of said meat cut along a desired trimming interface. The knife tool includes at least two controllable blade parts, each having a cutting edge, the blade parts extending between the first face and a fat-to-lean interface without intersecting said first face. The position of said cutting edges and the angle of the blade parts are continuously adapted, by controlling the at least two controllable blade parts, to cut following the desired trimming interface, whereby the fat and possible skin is trimmed from the lean in one single piece of fat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Per Black, Benny Lauritzen
  • Publication number: 20110252935
    Abstract: A dissecting device and dissecting system. The dissecting device comprises at least one knife, preferably a punch or stamper, a first and second moveable stage, and at least one receiving plate. The dissecting system further comprises a controller and optionally an imaging component or plate feeding component. In addition, methods of using the device and system are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: John Welsh
  • Patent number: 8020475
    Abstract: The production of liquid crystal displays (LCDS) on plastic substrates is desirable over glass substrates so that the finished product is thinner, lighter, and more robust. Plastic substrates can enable the use of new and different processing techniques which are not possible on glass such as roll-to-roll processing. This invention discusses an advancement which is laser cutting a plastic substrate and display layer. One aspect of the invention is laser cutting and welding together two or more plastic substrates and LCD layer therebetween from a larger sheet or roll of plastic LCDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Kent Displays Incorporated
    Inventors: Tod Schneider, Sean Franklin, Nithya Venkataraman, Donald Davis
  • Patent number: 8000833
    Abstract: A system for cutting a given portion of a surface of a core insert includes a piezoelectric actuator, a turning tool, a rotating member, a driving unit and a numerically-controlled unit. The controlling unit stores coordinates of the storing coordinates of each point on the given portion of the surface in a predetermined coordinate system, and compares the instant coordinates of the cutting portion of the turning tool with the stored coordinates of the given portion, thus controlling the piezoelectric actuator to drive the turning tool to cut the given portion of the surface if the coordinates of the cutting portion of the turning tool match with the stored coordinates of any point on the given portion of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Ssu Chiu, Kun-Jung Tsai
  • Patent number: 7980162
    Abstract: A rotary punch includes an upper die plate, a lower die plate, and a support frame having a drive assembly that moves the upper die plate horizontally and vertically along a generally circular pathway. The lower die plate is connected to the support frame for movement in a linear horizontal direction only. The upper die plate is vertically slidably connected to the lower die plate by way of one or more vertical rods attached to the upper die plate that extend down through bushings provided in the lower die plate. In operation, the lower die plate horizontally follows the upper die plate as the latter is moved along its circular pathway. Concurrently, the upper plate moves towards and away from the lower plate. This maintains a substantially constant alignment between the die plates for carrying out a periodic machining operation on a moving web of material passing there between.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Formtek Metal Forming, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Barnes, Yiming Dai, George Oratowski, Michael Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20080202299
    Abstract: In order to further develop cutting methods for linear workpieces, the invention proposes a cutting device for substantially linear workpieces, in particular for substantially continuously fed linear workpieces, in which a cutting carriage is moved together with the workpiece and a cutting device provided on the cutting carriage cuts the workpiece during this movement and in which the cutting device is characterised by at least two successively arranged cutting carriages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Heiner Kudrus
  • Publication number: 20080110310
    Abstract: A device is disclosed for continuously cutting a fiber cable into sections, as well as a process for operating this device. The device comprises a rotary cutter carrier fitted with a plurality of cutter blades, against which the fiber cable is pressed by means of a pressing wheel. Wear and break of the cutter blades are sensed by one or more structure-borne noise sensors. In addition, a characteristic variable is formed from the signal from the structure-borne noise sensor(s) and compared with a comparison value. Deviations from the comparison value are recognised as disturbances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Inventors: Carsten Voigtlander, Matthias Strebe
  • Publication number: 20070235895
    Abstract: A molded body cutting apparatus according to the present invention comprising a first conveyer member that conveys an extrusion-molded pillar-shaped ceramic molded body a cutting member that moves in a direction parallel to a movement direction of the above mentioned first conveyer member while moving also in a vertical direction, and cuts the above mentioned ceramic molded body to a predetermined length by passing through the interior of the above mentioned ceramic molded body and a second conveyer member that conveys a cut ceramic molded body cut to a predetermined length by the above mentioned cutting member, wherein a conveyance speed of the above mentioned first conveyer member and a movement speed of the above mentioned cutting member in the above mentioned parallel direction are almost the same, before the above mentioned ceramic molded body is cut, and each of the conveyance speed of the above mentioned first conveyer member, the movement speed of the above mentioned cutting member in the above mentio
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Publication date: October 11, 2007
    Applicant: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Norihiko Yamamura, Kazuya Naruse, Eiji Sumiya
  • Patent number: 7104174
    Abstract: A saw mill has a head having at least one saw. The head is configured to travel on a track longitudinally to make alternating cuts between laterally spaced apart first and second work pieces. After traveling forward longitudinally to make a first cut of the first work piece at least one of the heads in the saw move laterally to then cut the second work piece on the return longitudinal trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Lumberchief
    Inventor: Bela Tibor Ocsai
  • Patent number: 6840247
    Abstract: A filter-attachment machine in the tobacco-processing industry is provided. The machine has a plurality of conveying devices for products in the tobacco-processing industry, and at least one main drive that drives the plurality of conveying devices. The machine also has a pull-off device for pulling a cover tape ribbon from a cover tape supply, a cover-tape cutting device for cutting the cover tape ribbon into sections of a predetermined length, and at least one secondary drive that drives the pull-off device and the cover-tape cutting device. The cover tape ribbon is conveyed from the pull-off device to the cover-tape cutting device, and the sections of cover tape ribbon are transferred to the products on one of the plurality of conveying devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Hauni Maschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Berthold Maiwald, Manfred Dombek, Manfred Folger, Karl-Heinz Pawelko, Franz Rottmann
  • Publication number: 20040089123
    Abstract: A sawdust-free wood cutting apparatus (10) comprises a guide (62, 72) for guiding a piece of wood (W) along a feed path having a cutting zone. At least one circular blade (18b) is mounted in the cutting zone and driven in rotation about an axis transversal to the feed path. The circular blade (18b) has a toothless circumferential cutting edge. A feeder (14, 16) advances the piece of wood (W) to be cut through the cutting zone at a linear speed substantially equal to a tangential speed at the toothless circumferential cutting edge of the circular blade (18b).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Publication date: May 13, 2004
    Inventor: Jerome Lavoie
  • Patent number: 6702917
    Abstract: A method is provided for making absorbent pads that may have a longitudinally asymmetric shape. The pads may be used in various consumer absorbent articles. The method includes delivering a supply of an absorbent web material in a machine-direction and cutting the absorbent web material in a cross-direction to form a repeating nested pattern of generally identically shaped and oppositely oriented absorbent pads, the pads being disposed longitudinally in the cross-direction of the absorbent web. The pads are longitudinally asymmetric and nested such that the crotch portion of one pad is oriented towards the back portions of immediately adjacent pads, and adjacent nested pads share defining cut lines such that there is no wastage of absorbent web material between the nested pads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Venturino, Leon R. Flesburg, Mark C. Jacobs, David W. Heyn, Jennifer L. Dopke
  • Publication number: 20040040650
    Abstract: A method is provided for making absorbent pads that may have a longitudinally asymmetric shape. The pads may be used in various consumer absorbent articles. The method includes delivering a supply of an absorbent web material in a machine-direction and cutting the absorbent web material in a cross-direction to form a repeating nested pattern of generally identically shaped and oppositely oriented absorbent pads, the pads being disposed longitudinally in the cross-direction of the absorbent web. The pads are longitudinally asymmetric and nested such that the crotch portion of one pad is oriented towards the back portions of immediately adjacent pads, and adjacent nested pads share defining cut lines such that there is no wastage of absorbent web material between the nested pads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Venturino, Leon R. Flesburg, Mark C. Jacobs, David W. Heyn, Jennifer L. Dopke
  • Patent number: 6672189
    Abstract: A construction toy device that can be used to create multiple construction elements and methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Aiken, Jon Paul Castiglione, Kevin C. Dakan, David E. Grober, Jeffrey J. Miller, Charles W. Paddock
  • Publication number: 20030024672
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and arrangement for processing a wide paper or board web in connection with such a manufacturing method, in which a wide base web (14) is manufactured and the base web is processed in at least one processing stage before the separation of the finished product by cutting it transversely from the web on the production line. According to the invention, the base web (14) is divided at least once to form two part-webs (17, 18) before the separation of the finished product by cutting it transversely from the web and before the final processing stage preceding separation. At least one part-web (17, 18) formed in this manner is guided to a finishing stage before the separation of the finished product by cutting it transversely from the web on the production line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Mika Viljanmaa, Reijo Pietikainen
  • Publication number: 20020007901
    Abstract: Apparatus for scoring a cover to be applied to a bound stack of sheets to form a book. A base unit is provided having a surface for receiving the cover, an lower die holder disposed below the surface and an upper die holder disposed above the surface. A lower die is supported on an upper surface of the lower die holder and an upper die is supported on the lower surface of the upper die holder. An actuating structure such as a handle, is used to move the upper and lower die between an open position and a closed where the upper and lower die score the cover. The upper die holder is fabrication using a transparent material so that a user can view the upper die and underlying cover to facilitate proper alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventors: Kevin P. Parker, Wayne Kasom, Evelyn Steiner, William M. Elliott
  • Patent number: 5805193
    Abstract: A die-punch cutting apparatus for a continuous web thermal printer consists of a die body having a longitudinal I-shaped cutting opening and a punch body having a longitudinal I-shaped cutting blade which is slidably received in interfitting engagement within the I-shaped cutting opening of the die body. The I-shaped cutting opening and cutting blade include first and second spaced longitudinal cutting edges symmetrically disposed on opposing sides of a longitudinal centerline, and further include terminal end portions which are outwardly rounded in configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Assignee: Atlantek, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul S. Follett, Edward A. Nardone
  • Patent number: 5657677
    Abstract: The apparatus for cutting semi-rigid sheets one by one, in particular corrugated cardboard sheets, comprises a cutting tool fixed on a tool-carrier plate, a backing cylinder, at least one independent motor having electronic servo-control and rotatable in either direction driving the tool-carrier plate in its reciprocating motion, and device for monitoring rotation of the backing cylinder and connected to a controlling electronic circuit provided with an input for receiving operating parameters including at least the length l of the cutting tool. The electronic circuit is programmed so that the amplitude of the reciprocating motion is a function of the parameter l and so that the linear speed of the tool-carrier plate is constantly equal to the peripheral linear speed of the backing cylinder so long as the cutting tool is in contact with said backing cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1997
    Assignee: Etablissements Cuir
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Cuir, Gerard Cuir
  • Patent number: 5388390
    Abstract: A dough cutting and packing apparatus for cutting a sheet of dough into dough pieces and transferring the dough pieces to containers. A cutting unit is defined by a plurality of cutting plates having dough retaining openings. The sheet of dough is partially sheeted into the dough retaining openings by an initial compressor roll which is spaced from an upper surface of the cutting plates. A terminal compressor roll contacts the upper surface of the cutting plates, and acts to sheet a remaining portion of the dough sheet into the dough retaining openings to divide the dough sheet into a plurality of dough pieces retained in the openings. The initial compressor roll is driven at a peripheral rate of speed that exceeds an instantaneous liner rate of speed of the cutting unit. The terminal compressor roll is frictionally driven via contact with the cutting plates such that a peripheral rate of speed of the terminal compressor matches the linear rate of speed of the cutting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 14, 1995
    Assignee: The Pillsbury Company
    Inventors: James W. Finkowski, William L. Murphy, Steven K. Hanson
  • Patent number: 5123318
    Abstract: A paperboard cutting machine which includes a main unit, two locating tables separately at two sides of the main unit, and a movable template having cutter bearings fixed thereon. The movable template is allowed to reciprocally move over the two locating tables and therefore allows paperboard put on the cutter bearings to be pressed and but into desired pattern by two cylindrical rollers in the main unit. Different sizes of paperboards may be cut on such paperboard cutting machine in mass production while the machine can be operated much safer even by inexperienced workers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventors: Shun-Fa Su, Ching-Chuan Lin
  • Patent number: 4911047
    Abstract: A synchronous rotary cross-cutter is disclosed with two oppositely rotated, axially parallel cutting rotors that support cooperating, helically extending knife blades with cutting edges situated in a cylindrical envelope. The axes of these cutting edges run at an angle, corresponding to the inclination of the helix, with respect to the direction of advancement of the material web being cut. To accommodate different cutting lengths without the need for a controllable irregular drive for this purpose, the axial distance of the cutting rotors from the material web is variable and the knives are mounted on a flat blade holder that runs substantially tangentially in the rotor cross section and is slightly flexible. The knife blade holder, supported by a series of individually adjustable supporting elements, can be given a slight flexure with a radial adjustment, so as to assure that the position of the cutting edge of the knife remains within in the cylindrical envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1990
    Assignee: Valmet-Strecker GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Hornung, Bernd Fuchs, Eduard Voltz
  • Patent number: 4860622
    Abstract: A machine for cutting sheet material by means of a dinking die comprises a pair of pressure rollers through which a pack represented by a sheet material/dinking die is caused to pass by travel along a work surface transversely to a pair of rollers supported by a central frame; provision also being made for a drive unit with relative controls for rotating at least one of the rollers of the said pair alternatively in one of the two directions, wherein the said sheet material/dinking die pack are held in place by a rectangular containment frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1989
    Assignee: Interdibipack S.p.A.
    Inventor: Pietro Di Bernardo
  • Patent number: 4853073
    Abstract: The adhesive tape cutting device includes a cutting blade constrained to a moving support which guides the blade to intercept the tape at a predetermined point on the path of travel of the tape. The blade is constrained in a yielding manner to the support in such a manner that the blade, following its engagement with the tape, is entrained by the latter and then, due to the yielding nature of its constraint with the support, follows the travel of the tape until completion of the tape cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 1, 1989
    Inventor: Augusto Marchetti
  • Patent number: 4656904
    Abstract: A cutter apparatus is disclosed for cutting elongated food products such as french fry potato strips, to cut them in two or to remove defects. The cutter apparatus includes two independently operated knives which are actuated by pneumatic cylinders controlled by solenoid valves that apply air pulses to such cylinders for fast operation. The valves are operated in response to control signals produced by light sensor means which senses the defect and causes a central processing unit of a computer to produce the control signals. The knife blades are each connected to the piston rod of the cylinder by a flexible resilient connector for causing the blade to move in a non-linear manner downward in response to linear movement of the piston rod for cutting the defect from the food product while such product is moving along a conveyor belt beneath such cutter, without arresting movement of the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Lamb-Weston, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur G. Rayment, Herbert W. Johanson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4643062
    Abstract: A rotary die cutter for cutting sheet material has a drive mechanism which reduces the shock applied between the work piece and the die. Including a drive train for the die cutting rollers which permits slippage. The drive train can have a tension belt system which allows slippage when excessive force is required at the die so that the shock on the prime mover and drive train is minimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1987
    Assignee: Kirby's Engineers, Ltd.
    Inventors: James H. Highfield, Roy Pugh
  • Patent number: 4573388
    Abstract: A pizza docker assembly including a motor driven shaft on which are mounted a plurality of docker wheels each including radially extending spines for perforating dough as it is passed therebeneath. The spines on adjacent docker wheels are offset to avoid forming a continuous line of spines and thereby reduce the tendency to lift the dough after it is perforated. A comb assembly attached to the docker assembly aids in separation of any dough lifted by the spines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1986
    Assignee: Automated Portion Control Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman D. Sullivan, Forrest E. Baker
  • Patent number: 4523448
    Abstract: A method for continuously producing a core member to be embedded within a trim, comprises the continuous steps of forming slits in a band-shaped metallic plate by means of slitting rolls, elongating the slit metallic plate by means of elongating rolls and pressing the elongated metallic plate by means of finishing rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 18, 1985
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromu Sakai, Sazo Ezaki, Atsuo Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 4444076
    Abstract: Rocking type flying shears having a main crank shaft for shearing and a rocking crank shaft which sways a cutter, the shears being provided with a phase converter which permits selective setting of the phase of the rocking crank shaft on either of two phases relative to the main crank shaft. This arrangement enables the shears to perform a shearing operation on a material to be sheared either while it is on the move or in repose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1984
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Terai, Katsuto Sudo, Yoshiki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 4420998
    Abstract: An improved die cutter is proposed in which the blanks are supported for a certain amount of movement with respect to the blank gripper so as to be fed not clamped by the gripper but by engagement with the blade and the anvil during the die-cutting. This eliminates the problem resulting from the difference between the blank feed speed and the horizontal component of speed of the blade and the anvil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 20, 1983
    Assignee: Rengo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masateru Tokuno, Tetsuya Sawada
  • Patent number: 4335636
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a newly formed continuous sheet being transported longitudinally along a belt conveyor, and particularly a newly formed gypsum board sheet, the cutting taking place in a direction transverse to the direction of movement of the sheet, comprising a frame, a high pressure fluid jet cutter mounted to move obliquely with respect to the direction of the moving sheet, wherein the vector component of velocity of the forward motion of the cutter equals the forward velocity of the moving sheet, and means for rotating the support on which the jet cutter is mounted to another oblique position so that a successive cut may be made from the other side. In an improved embodiment, tank means is arranged to catch the spent fluid from the jet cutter so that the cutter may traverse the moving sheet from either side successively without turning off the fluid jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1980
    Date of Patent: June 22, 1982
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Porter
  • Patent number: 4245538
    Abstract: In a process and apparatus for cutting portions such as labels or tickets from a continuously moving web, the web is passed between a blade and a co-operating support member. As the web moves past the blade, the blade is displaced during the cutting operation in the same direction as the web and synchronously therewith, but over a shorter distance than the length of the portion to be cut out. The blade is then disengaged from the web and returned to its initial starting position. The support member may also be displaced in the opposite direction to the movement of the web and blade during the cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1981
    Assignee: Werner Kammann Maschinenfabrik GmbH
    Inventors: Knut Kammann, Gerhard Tiemann
  • Patent number: 4092890
    Abstract: A stencil-cutting machine comprises a support adapted to receive a ferrous-metal plate upon which a plurality of cutting dies can be mounted to pass between a pair of rollers, at least one of which can be rotated, e.g. by a handle. Guide means is provided on the support for enabling the plate to move between the rollers with a stencil cardboard overlying the cutting dies and overlain, in turn, by a yieldable blanket. Magnetic alignment rules are provided on the plate to assist in aligning the dies and, at the end of a row of such dies, magnetic blocking members can be provided to hold them in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1978
    Assignee: Etablissements Tiflex Societe Anonyme
    Inventor: Jacques Bousquet
  • Patent number: 4086834
    Abstract: Apparatus for die cutting sheets of die cuttable material comprises endless conveyor means, a plurality of platens sequentially mounted on the conveyor means, a respective cutting die mounted on each of the platens, storage means for retaining a plurality of sheets of die cuttable material in a stack, means for removing a respective one of the sheets from the bottom of the stack and positioning the sheet on the cutting die of a respective one of the platens as the platens are continuously, non-reversingly conveyed by the conveyor means and means for pressing the sheet onto the cutting die sufficiently to cause the die to cut through the sheet as the platens are continuously, non-reversingly conveyed by the conveyor means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1978
    Inventor: Walter A. Shields
  • Patent number: 4048885
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting a continuously moving sheet material in which a nozzle for directing a jet stream of fluid under high pressure is driven in predetermined directions along a closed track consisting of a pair of straight paths intersecting each other symmetrically at a predetermined angle relative to the cutting direction of the sheet material and a pair of curved paths connecting the associated ends of the straight paths. In the method and apparatus, the moving velocity of the jet nozzle is controlled as a function of the feeding velocity of the sheet material and the desired length of sheets cut from the sheet material, and the energy of the fluid under high pressure directed from the moving jet nozzle toward the sheet material is utilized to cut the sheet material into the sheets of desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1977
    Assignee: Ichiro Miyakita
    Inventors: Hiroshi Miyakita, Ichiro Miyakita