Orbital Motion Of Cutting Blade Patents (Class 83/321)
  • Patent number: 9016178
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting tubular members includes a support structure, a control system, a cutting station, a guide and an extracting assembly. The cutting station includes a first wheel having at least one cutting member located on the circumference of the first wheel and a second wheel having at least one projection located on the circumference of the second wheel. The extracting assembly has a cylindrical member with a first end and a second end. The cylindrical member also includes a pair of grooves extending along a portion of the interior thereof. The grooves decrease in height and depth from the first interior section to the third interior section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Lewis W. Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 8122801
    Abstract: A device for slicing food product having a conveyor which transports the food product toward a cutting edge. An air cushion is provided between an end of the conveyor and the cutting edge which elevates and guides the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Weber Maschinebau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gunther Weber
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 7926396
    Abstract: A transfer apparatus for a sheet material article trimmer includes a transfer element configured to grip the sheet material article and move the sheet material article in a transfer direction onto a side table of the sheet material article trimmer. A driver is provided, the driver being configured to move the transfer element at the same speed as the side table during period of time when the sheet material article is gripped by the transfer element and the side table is moving in the transfer direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Lauren Cote, Richard Daniel Curley, Benedict Sammuel Raffaele
  • Publication number: 20080210071
    Abstract: An anvil wheel including a rim and an applied peripheral bandage. The rim includes at least two sides, which clamp the applied bandage and trap the applied bandage, each of the sides including on its lateral face at least one retention area configured to counteract expansion of the applied bandage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2006
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: Dominique Font, Christophe Naulet, Jerome Vollet, Michel Oudart
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20030167889
    Abstract: A chopper for chopping fibers or fiber strands having a back up roll and a blade roll containing blades that work against a peripheral surface of the back up roll and a method of using is disclosed. The chopper has a number of improved features for reducing the frequency of long fibers or long fiber strands and fuzz from getting into the chopped product. The chopper can have one or any combination of the improvements. The improvements include a strand guide located at least two feet up stream of the chopper, a first starting roll for starting a new strand that runs on a fluid bearing that can be adjusted to control the RPM of the first starting roll, a mount for a roll that runs against the peripheral surface of said back up roll, a strand guide insert for reducing fuzz generation and for preventing fuzz from getting into the product, and a deflector plate for catching and deflecting chopped strands thrown off the back up roll into a chopped strand product chute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Publication date: September 11, 2003
    Applicant: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Clark Bascom, Harold Miles Hendrickson, Russell Donovan Arterburn, Carlos Gilberto Santizo, Emery Sidney Barber
  • Patent number: 6615699
    Abstract: The described method serves for trimming or cutting during conveyance in a conveying direction (F) substantially in parallel to their main surfaces, flat objects along predetermined cutting lines parallel to the conveying direction (F). The objects are conveyed between a first and a second cutting edge (SK1 and SK2) and are cut by a relative movement of the two cutting edges. The first cutting edge (SK1) is positioned, e.g. stationary, in the plane of a support surface supporting the objects and for each cutting process, the second cutting edge (SK2) is moved past the first cutting edge in such a manner that at least the cutting point on the second cutting edge has a speed component in conveying direction (F) which has the same size as the conveying direction and a speed component perpendicular to the support surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Ferag AG
    Inventor: Erich J├Ąger
  • Publication number: 20020124696
    Abstract: Lack of balance of a crank mechanism, which reciprocates a ledger having one or more guides for one or more cigarette rods or filter rods each issuing from a maker and being subdivided into a row of cigarettes or filter mouthpieces, is at least partially counteracted by at least two counterpoises one of which orbits about the axis of the crank mechanism in a first direction and the other of which orbits, in a second direction counter to the first direction, about a second axis laterally offset relative to the axis of the crank mechanism. A third counterpoise can be mounted for orbital movement about the axis of the crank mechanism and, if utilized, is angularly offset relative to the first counterpoise. The prime mover for the crank mechanism orbits the first and (if provided) third counterpoises in the first direction, and (e.g., by way of a V-belt) the second counterpoise in the second direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Publication date: September 12, 2002
    Inventor: Cord Wohltmann
  • Publication number: 20010015118
    Abstract: A chopper for chopping fibers or fiber strands having a back up roll and a blade roll containing blades that work against a peripheral surface of the back up roll and a method of using is disclosed. The chopper has a number of improved features for reducing the frequency of long fibers or long fiber strands and fuzz from getting into the chopped product. The chopper can have one or any combination of the improvements. The improvements include a strand guide located at least two feet up stream of the chopper, a first starting roll for starting a new strand that runs on a fluid bearing that can be adjusted to control the RPM of the first starting roll, a mount for a roll that runs against the peripheral surface of said back up roll, a strand guide insert for reducing fuzz generation and for preventing fuzz from getting into the product, and a deflector plate for catching and deflecting chopped strands thrown off the back up roll into a chopped strand product chute.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Publication date: August 23, 2001
    Applicant: Johns Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Clark Bascom, Harold Miles Hendrickson, Russell Donovan Arterburn, Carlos Gilberto Santizo, Emery Sidney Barber
  • Patent number: 6012365
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting, including an anvil cylinder which may have a plurality of cut rubbers strips affixed around the anvil cylinder and a cut cylinder which is mounted for rotation about an eccentric axis. Two knife boxes may be mounted on the cut cylinder, each knife box having a knife and cheekwood for securing the knife to the cut cylinder. A paper tape guides the material to be cut between the cut cylinder and the anvil cylinder. When one knife box degrades, a knife sleeve on the cut cylinder can be indexed so that the other knife box takes the place of the degraded knife box. When a cut rubber strip degrades, the anvil cylinder can be indexed so that another cut rubber strip takes the place of the degraded cut rubber strap. Either of these functions can occur while the apparatus is still running. The anvil cylinder can also use a cut rubber sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Charles Henry Dufour, Kevin Lauren Cote
  • Patent number: 5931075
    Abstract: A continuously-fed flat tube is cut into sub tubes each having a given length. The flat tube has multiple ports therein. A pair of roller cutters are enabled to follow the flat tube at a zero relative speed between the roller cutters and the flat tube. The roller cutters are moved across portions of the flat tube respectively to cut the flat tube while the roller cutters are enabled to follow the flat tube at the zero relative speed. At least one of the roller cutters enters the flat tube by a depth equal to or greater than a half of a distance between outer flat surfaces of the flat tube while the roller cutters are moved across the portions of the flat tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Yamaguchi, Noriaki Hashimoto, Shoji Iriyama
  • Patent number: 4964325
    Abstract: A cut-off machine especially suitable for handling tubing and including a machine frame defining a work treatment area, a ram on the frame adjacent the work treatment area mounted for movement through a power stroke by at least two drive members engaging the ram at spaced points, a motor system mounted on the frame, and a drive system interconnecting the motor system and the drive members on the ram. The drive system comprises a pair of flywheels driven by the motor system, a pair of crank shafts driven by the flywheels through a clutch associated with each flywheel, and a crank portion on each crank shaft journalled in the ram so that the ram is moved through an orbital path in response to rotation of the crank shafts. A gear train is positioned between the crank shafts to synchronize the rotation of the crank shafts to ensure that the ram moves in a translatory manner through its orbital path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1990
    Date of Patent: October 23, 1990
    Assignee: Alpha Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Hartmann, Jr., John H. Nolan
  • Patent number: 4854203
    Abstract: A perforator has an inner drum positioned within an outer drum. The drums define a nip through which a web of photographic film or other material is fed for forming perforations in the web by punches and dies on the drums. The dies are formed in a strip carried by the outer drum, and the punches are on disks on the inner drum. The die strip and disks are easily replaced when the dies and punches become worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventor: Albrecht Wever
  • Patent number: 4767393
    Abstract: A flat platen-type cutting and creasing press for sheet material includes a continuously moving closed loop conveyor that carries sheet gripping means in a feed direction along a generally horizontal feed path extending through a sheet loading station, a sheet unloading station, and a cutting station having die elements positioned thereat with the cutting station being positioned between the sheet loading and unloading stations. Eccentric shafts rotating at uniform speed translates platens carrying the die elements along a circular path positioned for the die elements to operatively engage and thereby fully cut a sheet moving along the feed path through said cutting station. Rotating counterbalancing weights on the eccentric shafts are disposed between points on the platens that are connected to the eccentric shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1988
    Inventor: Edwin K. Smith
  • Patent number: 4692109
    Abstract: An apparatus for continuously cutting a filled cylindrical dough body is provided. The apparatus comprises a conveyor belt and at least one cutter arranged above and perpendicularly to the conveyance path of the conveyor belt. The cutter has a wedge-form blade which penetrates the cylindrical dough body from above, while the dough body is being conveyed, by the combination of a downward movement and repeated lateral movements, whereby the dough is cut into separate filled dough pieces without exposing the filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1987
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Torahiko Hayashi, Yasunori Tashiro
  • Patent number: 4658684
    Abstract: A clipper for cutting wood or plywood veneer transversely and other similar continuous sheet materials is described which ensures that the sheet material is cut in alignment and the cut achieves a square edge on the material. The clipper includes at least a pair of guillotine knife blades, each blade extending transverse to the sheet material, each blade cutting against a single anvil cylinder rotating in synchronization with the sheet speed. Each blade is preferably mounted in an actuating assembly which includes a crankshaft and a connecting rod. The blade is journaled to the crank of the connecting rod at its lower portion. The upper end of the connecting rod is guided along a radial line with respect to the center line of the anvil. Upon turning the crankshaft, the blade advances simultaneously vertically and horizontally into contact with the veneer. The imparted motion is such that the blade always remains substantially perpendicular to the surface of the veneer being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1987
    Inventor: Byron Brookhyser
  • Patent number: 4218944
    Abstract: Improvements relating to shear machines to cut advancing bars and particularly a rotary knives dividing shears cutting device, wherein one improvement relates to the conversion of a conventional rotary knives shear machine to a planetary rotary knives shear machine, working at a multiple ratio high speed, the other improvement provides planetary rotary knives working at a fractional ratio in order to keep the rotating knives always directed in the same shear direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1978
    Date of Patent: August 26, 1980
    Inventor: Ferruccio Sclippa
  • Patent number: 4133712
    Abstract: Apparatus for forming honeycomb material comprising a bonding station for continuously securing together an even numbered plurality of superimposed webs of flexible sheet material, such as paper, on lines extending longitudinally of the webs and spaced transversely across the webs at substantially equal intervals to form a composite web. A second adhesive station applies stripes of adhesive on an outside face on one of the webs constituting one outside face of the composite web, these outer stripes extending longitudinally of the composite web and each stripe being positioned intermediate the lines on the inside face of the one web securing this one web to the remaining webs of the composite web. A web feed is intermittently operable in cycles to feed forward an increment of the composite web beyond a reference line a predetermined distance and an intermittently operable drive drives the feed through a cycle to feed forward this increment of predetermined length with a dwell between successive cycles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1977
    Date of Patent: January 9, 1979
    Assignee: Lancaster Research & Development Corp.
    Inventor: Robert C. Geschwender
  • Patent number: 3958481
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a moving object into pieces of a fixed length, wherein an upper cutter base disposed at a specified distance from a lower cutter base is installed on the upper portion of rods supported to be vertically movable through vertical holes formed in the lower cutter base which is supported transversely on the frame in a rotatable fashion, said upper and lower cutter bases are respectively equipped with the upper and lower cutters confronting each other, the lower ends of said rods are pivotally connected to eccentric positions on the crank discs which are supported vertically on the frame in a rotatable fashion, and said crank discs are rotated by a driving mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1976
    Assignee: Eisai Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mamoru Arai