With Reorientation Of Tool Between Cuts Patents (Class 83/34)
  • Patent number: 9021929
    Abstract: A pizza cutter includes at least one blade, a handle attached to the blade, and extenders for positioning the cutter in a pizza box to cut uniform slices of pizza. The blade may be a single blade or two blades forming a 90 degree “X”. The handle is attached across the top of the blade and may include slots to better grasp the handle. The extenders are attached to opposite ends of the cutter and may be fixed or rotating, and intersect opposite corners of the pizza box to align the blade to cut uniform slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Cordova, Eduardo Martinez
  • Patent number: 8991289
    Abstract: In a method for slicing food products, a cutting blade carries out a primary movement defining a cutting plane and a product to be sliced is supplied to the cutting blade by means of a conveying device to bring the product into engagement with the cutting blade. The cutting blade moved is from time to time at a speed different from the speed of the primary movement while it is in engagement with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Markus Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 8931382
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing food products includes a product feed which feeds a product to be sliced along a product feed direction through a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves. The position of the cutting blade is adjustable relative to the product. A control unit is provided which is designed to automatically adjust the position of the cutting blade for the optimization of the blade wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20140352510
    Abstract: A dough cutting apparatus is suitable for cutting a sheet of dough. The dough cutting apparatus includes a structure defining a blunt dough engaging portion. The present invention can be embodied in a number of different ways, including a wheel cutter, a rotary drum cutter, a reciprocating head cutter, or another cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: James R. Evans, James W. Finkowski, Gene A. Russel
  • Publication number: 20140251102
    Abstract: A punching apparatus includes a holding part for holding a workpiece, a punch having a punching portion at an axial end thereof, the punching portion being configured to be inserted into the workpiece for punching the workpiece. The punching apparatus further includes a guide part supporting the punch so as to be movable in an axial direction of the punch, and a rotating part for rotating the punch around the axial direction of the punch while the punch is away from the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Ken KURIKI
  • Publication number: 20140224087
    Abstract: A knife includes a handle that includes a gripping surface; a blade slide positioned in a recess of the handle that extends from an opening of the handle through a cavity within the handle; a blade coupled to the blade slide near a proximal end of the blade and extending through the recess and into the opening when the blade slide is in the retracted position; and a guide coupled to the blade near a distal end of the blade opposite the proximal end, the guide including a contoured surface configured to engage a workpiece to extend the blade slide a distance from the retracted position to an extended position such that the blade is extended from the opening of the handle, the blade slide biased to move from the extended position to the retracted position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: ADCO Industries - Technologies, L.P.
    Inventors: Raymond E. Davis, Clifton Glenn Hampton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8683900
    Abstract: A torch guide device for cutting target material is presented, the torch guide device including a torch cradle assembly coupled to a rail assembly. The torch cradle assembly is configured for holding a torch to align a torch tip of the torch to the target material. The torch cradle assembly is movable along the rail assembly for cutting the target material along a cutting path. The connector member couples the torch cradle assembly to the rail assembly. The connector member comprises a pivot for pivoting the torch cradle assembly relative to the rail assembly. The torch cradle assembly, in a first position, pivots about the pivot to engage at least a portion of the rail assembly to establish an orientation of the torch tip relative to the target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Netta Jewell Hurt, Mitchell Loyd Hurt
  • Publication number: 20140069245
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate to methods, systems, and structures for cutting a part to form a highly reflective and smooth surface. In some embodiments, the part includes substantially horizontal and vertical surfaces with edges and corners. In described embodiments, a diamond cutter can be used to cut a surface of the part during a milling operation where the diamond cutter contacts the part a number of times with each rotation of the spindle of a milling machine. In some embodiments, a complex feature having planar and curved surfaces is cut into a part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Napthaneal Y. TAN, Chien-Ming HUANG, Yu YUNDI, Zhuojun LU
  • Publication number: 20140043686
    Abstract: Provided is an immersion diffraction element that prevents decrease of diffraction efficiency thereof so as to satisfy optical performance. A reflection type diffraction element is made of a material transmitting a light, beam having a predetermined wavelength. An echelle diffraction grating covered with a reflecting film that prevents transmission of the light beam is formed on one surface of the material. A diffraction grating is formed off in a repeated manner, a blazed surface facing incident light and a non-blazed surface connecting the blazed surface to a neighboring blazed surface. An angle formed between the blazed surface and the non-blazed surface is an acute angle. A defect generated at a grating vertex of the blazed surface fails in a shadow of the neighboring blazed surface so as to prevent the incident light from becoming scattered light due to the defect portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shigeru Sugiyama, Masato Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140033885
    Abstract: A method of cutting a control line mounted on an outer surface of a downhole tubular that includes providing a cutting tool having a main body, and a cutting head on a lower end of the body that rotates with respect to the body. A cutting blade is on a lower end of the cutting head, which is rotatable by a motor, where the blade is selectively pivoted radially outward from an axis of the cutting head. As the cutting head rotates, the cutting blade orbits within the tubular axially offset from the axis. When the tool is inserted into the tubular, the radial offset of the blade is controlled so it pivots radially outward into contact with the tubular when the blade approaches an azimuthal area proximate the control line. The cutting blade is retracted when its orbit moves it past the azimuthal area proximate the control line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Karsten Fuhst, Keat Hoong Wong
  • Patent number: 8640581
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting machine, in particular for cutting mats to size by means of a blade (21) arranged on a cutting head (8). The cutting head (8) can be displaced by means of a drive in at least two axes. The cutting-to-size of mats requires a vertical cutting angle (B-B) and an inclined cutting angle (C-C) in order to provide the mat cutout with the, in the main, usual bevel cut. In order to adjust the blade (21) from the first cutting angle (B-B) into the second cutting angle (C-C) or vice versa, the cutting head (8) is run up against a stop (17) arranged on the cutting machine and is brought into contact in such a way that a swivellable element (20) carrying the blade (21) is swivelled from one into the other cutting angle (B-B, C-C). This adjustment can thus take place in an automatically controlled manner, without an additional drive being required for this.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Weissenberger AG
    Inventor: Andreas Weissenberger
  • Patent number: 8621966
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for perforating a web includes an anvil roll having an outer surface wherein at least a portion of the outer surface defines an anvil surface. The anvil surface includes a plurality of angled grooves having a variable groove width. The method may include phasing the cutting position on the anvil to effect varying perforation patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Germaine, Michael Jay Haasl
  • Publication number: 20130319196
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for slicing a food slab info food slices by means of a slicing device, which has a cutting blade with which the food slices are separated from the food slab.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: GEA CFS BUHL GMBH
    Inventor: GEA CFS Buhl GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130298740
    Abstract: There is provided in a preferred embodiment of the present invention a multifunction safety knife having two cutting positions. The knife includes a head having a protected lower opening and a frontal opening. A bottom cutting edge of a blade is exposed by the protected lower opening and a front cutting edge of the blade is selectively exposed by the frontal opening. The head further includes a pointed hook for puncturing film prior to cutting a length of it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Donald Gringer, Yuan Fang Cheng
  • Publication number: 20130287466
    Abstract: A cross cutting device of a reel-fed printing press for cutting copies off a printed substrate web through cross cutting of the substrate web is disclosed. The cross cutting device includes at least two cross cutting modules each of which include a cutting cylinder and a counterpart cylinder interacting with the cutting cylinder. Each of the cross cutting modules can be displaced between a working position and a rest position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Manroland Web Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Peter KNAUER, Helmut Schnell, Erich Stoeckle
  • Publication number: 20130269493
    Abstract: A folder for a printing press includes a cutting cylinder assembly having at least two knife and anvil cylinder sets positioned near the cutting region of a folder. The cutting cylinder assembly slides or actuates one of the knife and anvil cylinder sets into a cutting position for a desired cut length. The web passes between the knife and anvil cylinder set and is cut. When the cut length needs to be changed, the assembly is relocated to such a position that a second or further set of knife and anvil cylinders is aligned with the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Goss International Americas, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130205564
    Abstract: Saw system, including methods and apparatus, for cutting pieces of stock to be installed end-to-end to form miter joints. In some embodiments, the saw system may include a computer that determines an appropriate saw pivot angle for cutting a proximal end of a second piece of stock, based on a corner angle entered for cutting a distal end of a first piece of stock. In some embodiments, the saw system may compensate for an offset pivot axis of a saw device based on entered lengths of cut first and second pieces generated respectively with the saw device pivoted to the left and to the right.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PRECISION AUTOMATION, INC.
    Inventor: Precision Automation, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8490286
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a method for manufacturing an aircraft fuselage section of composite material that comprises the following operations manufacturing a one-piece section; cutting the section longitudinally; spreading apart two edges located on the two sides of the cut; reassembling the section and making a longitudinal joint with the two edges overlapping. The disclosed embodiments also relate to a section made in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Cedric Meyer, Jocelyn Gaudin
  • Publication number: 20130180866
    Abstract: A method for cutting by a traveling wire, wherein the wire traveling direction of the wire and/or the workpiece are/is inclined alternately in relation to one another into at least two different specific angular positions in the cutting direction, with the result that the effective cutting height (s) on the workpiece (2) becomes smaller than the entire workpiece height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Agie Charmilles SA
    Inventor: Agie Charmilles SA
  • Publication number: 20130174701
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw blade has a blade body defining first end and second ends. A first cutting edge is located on one side of the blade body, and a second cutting edge is located on an opposite side of the blade body thereof. A first tang is located at one end of the blade body and defines a first acute cutting angle of the first cutting edge. A second tang may be located at another end of the blade body and defines a second acute cutting angle of the second cutting edge. The first and second tangs are alternately and releasably engageable by the chuck of the reciprocating saw. At least one cutting edge may be defined by a plurality of groups of cutting elements. Each group of cutting elements is oriented at a respective acute cutting angle relative to a tang edge that defines an effective cutting angle for that group of cutting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Asif Elliston, Charles E. Kalomeris
  • Publication number: 20130139663
    Abstract: One possible embodiment of the invention could be a panel saw comprising: a framework supporting a set of railings, the railings being held in a parallel and spaced apart orientation to one another and to the framework; a carriage having at least two pairs of opposing carriage side edges and at least one tool securing means, one pair of opposing carriage side edges reversibly engages the set of railings to movably locate the carriage between the set of railings; wherein the carriage moves in and out of contact with the railings through the top ends of the railings to allow the one pair of carriage side edges to be moved out of contact with the set of railings while alternately allowing the remaining pair to reversibly engage the set of railings in a manner that lets the carriage move along the railings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Paul R. Stone
  • Publication number: 20130104711
    Abstract: A punching device includes a worktable, a rotatable base, a puncher and a punching member. The worktable includes a loading plate, a planar plate, and a plurality of supporting rods. The plurality of supporting rods interconnects the loading plate and the planar plate, the loading plate defines a blanking hole thereof, the planar plate defines a guiding hole thereof. The rotatable base partially is received in the guiding hole and defines a first surface facing the blanking hole and a blind hole thereon, the rotatable base is capable of rotating about and moving along an axis of the blind hole. The puncher is fixed in the blind hole. The punching member includes a punching portion and defines a sleeving hole thereof. The punching member is sleeved on the puncher via the sleeving hole. The present disclosure further discloses a punching method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHENG-SHIUN WU
  • Patent number: 8433435
    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 then to an associated adjacent identifying contour line and then repeating the process until all parts have been manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 8375556
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of the present invention includes the steps of: preparing a pre-line forming member having no face line; and cutting the pre-line forming member using a cutter 12 to form the face line on the pre-line forming member. The cutter 8 has a tip part having a cutting surface. The cutting surface has a recessed curved surface c4. An edge of the face line 8 is cut by the recessed curved surface c4. Preferably, the step of cutting is carried out by axial rotation of the cutter 8. Preferably, the cutting surface has a plane part c5 formed on an upper side of the recessed curved surface c4. Preferably, the upper side plane part c5 is perpendicular to a rotation axis rz of the cutter 12. Preferably, the cutting surface has a conical surface Fc formed on a lower side of the recessed curved surface c4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: SRI Sports Limited
    Inventor: Takashi Nakano
  • Patent number: 8327743
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting plural aligned ply strips includes plural knife blades disposed in a spaced manner such that each knife blade is aligned with and in closely spaced relation to an associated ply strip. The knife blades are pivotally mounted in a common housing and are coupled to a single rotational drive for allowing each knife blade to assume the same predetermined cutting angle relative to its associated ply strip, where the cutting angle may be varied between ±45°. The plural knife blades are coupled to a rotational drive by means of plural circular drive gears and are connected to a linear drive for displacing the knife blades into contact with the ply strips for cutting the strips at the predetermined angle. The severed edges of the aligned ply strips are formed in mutual linear alignment and do not include projecting triangular patterns, or crenelations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Peter D. McCowin
  • Publication number: 20120222529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of stripping of wrapping material comprising, for example, ends and a casing on substantially cylindrical rolls of paper and the like, in which the end of the wrapping material is opened by engagement by means of a first tool from some position on the end surface for processing the end wrapping material by cutting, slicing, sawing and/or other processing of the end wrapping material in a direction out towards the periphery of the end where the end connects to the casing, the end being separated from the casing by means of the first tool or a second tool by cutting, slicing, sawing and/or other processing during rotation of the roll and/or displacement of the first tool or the second tool round about the periphery of the end, and a device for carrying the method into effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Ola Henriksson, Jörgen Jensen, Nils Strandh
  • Publication number: 20120198976
    Abstract: A method for automatically cutting a workpiece comprising the steps of moving a workpiece along its longitudinal axis, positioning a cutting blade by rotating the blade about a vertical axis, positioning the cutting blade by rotating about a bevel axis, and vertically moving the blade into cutting contact with the workpiece, thereby stab cutting the workpiece and creating a bevel cut. The method may also comprise moving the blade along a transverse axis. Further steps may include moving the cutting blade along a transverse axis simultaneous to moving the workpiece along it longitudinal axis, thereby creating a scarf cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Alpine Engineering Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Westfall, Brent McMillan, Richard Zeinert, Andrew Lashley, David L. McAdoo
  • Patent number: 8191449
    Abstract: The present invention is directed toward a repositioning device for a tool such as miter saw. The device includes a tool platform rotationally coupled to a base platform via a reorientation mechanism. The tool platform supports the miter saw. The base platform connects directly to a workbench, or connects to a support assembly that supports the cutting tool on a supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Black and Decker
    Inventor: Steven R. Wiezorek
  • Patent number: 8127646
    Abstract: A base having a substantially planar surface, a plurality of upright fingers, and a blade guide that can be adjustably positioned along the planar surface. The blade guide can be biased toward the upright fingers to secure a section of donor bone between the blade guide and the upright fingers. Aligned openings in the blade guide and planar surface, as well as the gaps between the upright fingers, permit precision cutting of a donor bone section to prepare a graft having a desired size and/or configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Inventors: Roy J. Couvillion, John E. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20120048081
    Abstract: This invention provides a cutting apparatus including a disc blade which trims a cover sheet along a linear edge of a substrate, a driving unit which rotates the disc blade, and a moving device which moves one of the driving unit and the substrate so as to relatively move the disc blade along the linear edge. This cutting apparatus further includes a pivot unit which pivots the disc blade about an axis perpendicular to a surface of the substrate for adjusting an angle between a plane which includes the linear edge and is perpendicular to the surface of the substrate and a plane formed by the disc blade, the pivot unit maintaining a pivot angle of the disc blade, and a controller which controls the moving device and the pivot unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: HIRATA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu TANAKA, Yasuhisa Koseki
  • Patent number: 8109185
    Abstract: A cutter blade is cut-in by being moved towards a deep part of a notch from one open end of the notch while being moved in a forward direction with respect to an outer periphery of a wafer. Immediately before a blade edge reaches the deep part of the notch, cutting movement of the cutter blade is once stopped, reversely moved to a initial piercing position, and thereafter, the cutter blade is moved towards the deep part of the notch from the other open end of the notch while being moved in a reverse direction with respect to the outer periphery of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Yukitoshi Hase, Yasuji Kaneshima
  • Publication number: 20110303062
    Abstract: A method for fabricating high aspect ratio nanostructures is provided. The method uses a nanomachining tip of an atomic force microscope to create an orthogonal series of isolated cuts that define a grid of high aspect ratio nanostructures in a work area on a substrate. Additional material can then be removed to smooth out at least one of the nanostructures in the work area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: RAVE LLC
    Inventor: Tod Evan Robinson
  • Publication number: 20110299270
    Abstract: An optical sheet (30) includes a sheet-like body portion (32), and unit prisms (35) arranged on one surface (32a) of the body portion. Each unit prism (35) extends linearly in a direction intersecting the arrangement direction. Each unit prism, when viewed in a direction parallel to the arrangement direction of the unit prisms, has an uneven polygonal-line-shaped contour and, with reference to raised portions (37) defined by the polygonal-line-shaped contour of each unit prism, the distance between a top (37a) of each raised portion, a farthest point from the body portion in the raised portion, and the body portion in the normal direction of the body portion is not constant. The optical sheet can prevent significant problems when it is superimposed on another member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kojima, Satoshi Goishihara, Satoko Maenishi
  • Patent number: 8051757
    Abstract: A method of cutting, simultaneously on two axes (X, Y) perpendicular to each other, of a sheet or web of paper and other graphic or photographic substrates (10) with series of images, comprising the steps of feeding forward the substrate sheet or web (10) to a direction (F), detecting the speed of sheet or web (10) feed and the speed at which the distance is varying between image reference marks (11) and the ideal feed direction, determining a correct cutting line (TX) in a transverse direction to the feed direction (F) of the sheet or web by data processing according to trigonometric relations through a microprocessor to obtain the angle of parallelism defect of the image with respect to the ideal feed forward direction, aligning suitable mobile means (4) of transverse cutting with the desired cutting line (TX) by means (5) for shifting the transverse cutting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Fotoba International S.R.L.
    Inventor: Valter Maddalon
  • Publication number: 20110232440
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing food products includes a product feed which feeds a product to be sliced along a product feed direction through a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves. The position of the cutting blade is adjustable relative to the product. A control unit is provided which is designed to automatically adjust the position of the cutting blade for the optimization of the blade wear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20110200966
    Abstract: Milling strategies for machining dental ceramic materials are provided that reduce milling time while maintaining strength, accuracy and marginal integrity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: IVOCLAR VIVADENT, AG
    Inventors: Markus Heinz, Klaus Rinner, Georg Gorfer, Marius Aster, Marcel Schweiger, Dmitri Brodkin
  • Publication number: 20110197728
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for cutting slices of food product from a larger portion of the food product, whereby the systems and methods can reduce down-time associated with some of the portions of the equipment during cleaning. Components of the system requiring more frequent cleaning can be readily disconnected from those components requiring less frequent cleaning. Further, substitute components can be connected to those components requiring less frequent cleaning to reduce their down-time while the other components are being cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Kraft Foods Global Brands LLC
    Inventors: Rory J. Redemann, Timothy T. Watson
  • Publication number: 20110179750
    Abstract: An improved net cutting assembly that may be used with an agricultural baler net wrapping system. More particularly, an up-cut net knife for improved cutting of wrapping material (e.g., a net) used to wrap bales of crop material in an agricultural baler. The up-cut net knife assembly improves net cutting performance by providing an up-cut net knife that moves in the same direction as the net whereby the motion of the net helps the knife get into the cut position. Further, embodiments of the up-cut knife assembly move the up-cut knife cutting edge at substantially the same speed and in the same direction as the net to be cut. This motion of the up-cut knife allows the up-cut knife to be lifted up into the net motion using a driver and then to continue on with no relative motion—or at least minimal relative motion of the knife to the net—until the knife gets into the cut position. In the cut position, the knife stops and the net is pulled against the knife blade resulting in cutting the net.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Applicant: CNH AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Kevin M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20100322692
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus includes a conveying motor for conveying a sheet along a conveying path, a skew detecting unit configured to detect a quantity of skew of the conveyed sheet, a hole punching section arranged downstream from the skew detecting unit, an attitude control unit configured to carry out skew correction by changing tilt angle of the hole punching section in accordance with the quantity of skew, a detecting unit configured to detect the forward edge and the rear edge of the sheet conveyed into the hole punching section, and a control unit configured to control the conveying motor to control the conveying speed of the sheet. During a period from when the detecting unit detects the forward edge of the sheet until the detecting unit detects the rear edge, the sheet is decelerated from a first conveying speed to a second conveying speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken Iguchi, Hiroyuki Tsuchihashi, Tetsuhiro Morita
  • Publication number: 20100147122
    Abstract: A torch guide device for cutting target material is presented, the torch guide device including a torch cradle assembly coupled to a rail assembly. The torch cradle assembly is configured for holding a torch to align a torch tip of the torch to the target material. The torch cradle assembly is movable along the rail assembly for cutting the target material along a cutting path. The connector member couples the torch cradle assembly to the rail assembly. The connector member comprises a pivot for pivoting the torch cradle assembly relative to the rail assembly. The torch cradle assembly, in a first position, pivots about the pivot to engage at least a portion of the rail assembly to establish an orientation of the torch tip relative to the target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Publication date: June 17, 2010
    Inventors: Netta Jewell Hurt, Mitchell Loyd Hurt
  • Patent number: 7674998
    Abstract: To enable the amount of air capable of bringing smoke to the vicinity of a discharge opening of a gas discharge chamber to be sent into the gas discharge chamber. A cutting machine has gas discharge chambers arranged side by side by partitioning the inside of a table, blower openings each provided on one end side of a gas discharge chamber, gas discharge openings each provided on the other side of the gas discharge chamber, and fans for sending air, while moving to the outside of the table, to at least one gas discharge chamber from the blower opening of the gas discharge chamber and arranged in the direction of the movement. The fans are arranged at intervals such that two or more fans face the blower opening of one gas discharge chamber, and the two or more fans can simultaneously send air to the one gas discharge chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Komatsu Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Satoshi Ohnishi, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20100031792
    Abstract: A wood cutter assembly includes a saw assembly, a slewing assembly and a skewing assembly. The saw assembly includes a cutter assembly rotated about a drive axis by a drive shaft passing through an open region therein. The cutter assembly includes a cutter mounted to a cutter spindle for rotation about the open region. The cutter assembly is mounted to a spindle housing, which is pivotally mounted to a saw positioner for movement about a pivot axis. The pivot axis passes through the drive shaft transversely to the drive shaft axis. The cutter is slewed so to move the saw positioner, and the spindle housing and cutter assembly therewith, along the drive shaft. The cutter is skewed relative to the drive shaft axis over a range of skew angles by selectively rotating the spindle housing, and the cutter assembly therewith, about the pivot axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: McGehee Development Company LLC
    Inventor: Ronald W. McGehee
  • Publication number: 20090293691
    Abstract: A power tool including a bevel mechanism for selectively determining a bevel cutting angle of the power tool, a bevel drive motor operably connected to the bevel mechanism that drives the bevel mechanism, and a switch connected to tile bevel drive motor that activates/deactivates the motor. The bevel drive motor may drive the bevel mechanism to lock/unlock the saw from a current position to allow a user to rotate a saw about a bevel axis. The switch may also activate release of a detent to allow the bevel angle to be set at a desired position. The switch may be mounted, for example, on an operating handle of the saw in a position easily accessible by the user. The output of the switch may be connected to a controller used to control operation of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Robert S. Gehret
  • Publication number: 20090293689
    Abstract: A specimen slicing guide for use in slicing a biopsy specimen taken from a human patient or an animal patient comprises a base extending in a longitudinal direction. A plurality of needles extends substantially perpendicularly to the base and the needles are spaced along the longitudinal direction of the base. Two specimen slicing guides may be coupled via at least one link, which may be adapted to allow an adjustable spacing of the two specimen slicing guides in a parallel relationship. A method of cutting a biopsy specimen includes fixing the biopsy specimen relative to a support surface using the needles of two, parallel-arranged specimen slicing guides, inserting a cutting tool between corresponding needle gap pairs and then downwardly moving the cutting tool under guidance of adjacent needles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Shu Ichihara
  • Publication number: 20090282959
    Abstract: A method for removing flooring from a substrate. A blade is forced between the flooring and substrate and is pneumatically actuated to separate the flooring from the substrate. The blade and actuating elements are contained in a tool having a handle and rolling means for facilitating movement such that the tool can be easily moved horizontally. The removed flooring may be directed towards the front of the tool so that the removed flooring can be easily disposed of. The blade may rotate, move vertically, or any combination of the two. The blade's precise movement is defined by linkages between a pneumatic cylinder and the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventor: Douglas C. Willis
  • Publication number: 20090249928
    Abstract: A method for cutting an industrial-size roll of paper or other sheet material into two or more rolls is disclosed. The method enables sections to be cut from the roll, without first having to remove a previously cut section from the roll. The roll is supported on two parallel rollers. A circular saw is mounted in a saw frame that travels along a carriage and positions the saw blade at any desired cutting position on the roll. The saw blade has a radius large enough to cut through such a roll in a single cut, leaving press-ready rolls that require no finish-trimming on the ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventors: Christopher G. Mitchell, Todd R. Morrison
  • Publication number: 20090153847
    Abstract: The operation of tow cutters in an automatic fiber placement machine are monitored to determine if inconsistencies in fiber placement are related to cutter operation. A machine vision system detects inconsistencies in tow placement, and timing signals are generated that represent the actuation of the cutters. The timing signals are correlated with recorded images of the placed tows to determine if the inconsistency in tow placement are related to cutter operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventors: Roger W. Engelbart, Reed Hannebaum
  • Patent number: 7516768
    Abstract: In a method for allowing a cutter blade to relatively travel along an outer periphery of a semiconductor wafer to cut a protective tape joined to a surface of the semiconductor wafer in conformity with an outer shape of the semiconductor wafer, the cutter blade is allowed to relatively travel along the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer with a positioning notch provided on the outer periphery thereof. The cutter blade is rotationally turned at the fore half of the notch recessed on the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer during the relative travel of the cutter blade in such a manner that its blade tip is directed toward the center of the wafer. In contrast, the cutter blade is rotationally turned at the rear half of the notch in such a manner that its blade tip is directed toward the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Norio Mori, Takashi Nishinohama, Atsushi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20090083983
    Abstract: A longer life and maintenance-free of a cutter for cutting a linear member are realized. A fixed blade (1) and a rotating blade (2) have through holes at the center of a disk, respectively, and shearing blades are formed on circumferential surfaces (1a) and (2a) of the respective through holes. The fixed blade (1) and the rotating blade (2) are held rotatably around the center axes of the through holes (free rotating direction) by a fixed blade holding member and a rotating blade holding member, not shown, respectively. A linear member (C) to be cut is inserted through the through holes of the fixed blade (1) and the rotating blade (2) and the center axis of the rotating blade (2) is displaced so that a centroid (6) of the rotating blade (2) becomes an oval so as to cut the linear member (C).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicant: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Yutaka Takasuga