Interrelated Tool Actuating And Work Guide Moving Means Patents (Class 83/373)
  • Patent number: 11524422
    Abstract: In a method of operating a flat-bed die-cutter a printing substrate in the form of a web is fed to a die-cutting module of the flat-bed die-cutter, a web section is severed from the web and removed as waste. The web is guided through the die-cutting module and the web section is severed from the web in or downstream of the die-cutting module and removed as waste. Products are thus formed by die-cutting a web while reducing waste and periods of standstill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventor: Werner Schwab
  • Patent number: 11305328
    Abstract: A blanking die apparatus includes a first blanking die including an upper die shoe including an upper die shoe cutting surface and a lower die shoe including a lower die shoe cutting surface. A second blanking die including an upper die shoe including an upper die shoe cutting surface and a lower die shoe including a lower die shoe cutting surface. An infeed assembly that is configured to form a continuous strip of a metal sheet into a non-planar, arc-shape as the continuous strip of metal sheet enters the first blanking die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Thoney R. Charles, George A. Weiss
  • Patent number: 9333667
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Inventor: Ken Kuriki
  • Publication number: 20140123823
    Abstract: A slicing apparatus and method suitable for reliably slicing elongated food products along a longitudinal axis thereof. The apparatus includes a slicing wheel mounted for rotation about a roughly horizontal axis, a first delivery structure adapted to deliver food product to the slicing wheel, and a moving delivery device adapted to press the food product against the first delivery structure and propel the food product in a delivery direction along a length of the first delivery structure to the slicing wheel. The slicing wheel produces a slice cut in the food product parallel to the delivery direction in which the food product is delivered to the slicing wheel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Urschel Laboratories Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony A. McCracken
  • Patent number: 8646366
    Abstract: An electronic sheet cutting machine includes a housing to which a drive roller is coupled for moving a sheet to be cut in a first direction and a cutter assembly coupled to the housing and moveable in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. A user interface is incorporated into the housing for allowing a user to select via the user interface at least one shape to be cut by the cutter assembly wherein controlled movement of the drive roller and the cutter assembly causes a shape to be cut in the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmett Workman, William Craig Youse, Jason B. Brinkerhoff, Jonathan Aaron Johnson, James R. Gunter, Rodney Stock, Phil Beffrey
  • Publication number: 20130036881
    Abstract: An applicating machine for applying a flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided from an infeed includes a jaw drum for applying a flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided and a cutoff device for cutting the carrier into a desired size. The cutoff device includes an adjustable beam positionable into multiple angular positions relative to a flow of the plurality of containers depending on the desired size of the multipack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Rachell SLOVIK, Christopher J. LUDWIG, Christopher J. SAMARAS, Jonathan GREGERSEN
  • Publication number: 20090229436
    Abstract: An undercut saw including a motor, a drive shaft rotated by the motor, a blade mount mechanically linked to the drive shaft, the blade mount allowing a saw blade to be mounted and a fixed blade guard circumscribing a portion of the saw blade. The fixed blade guard includes a top plate and a height adjustment skirt in telescoping attachment joined by fasteners. A guide washer including a guide washer slot runner is configured to move up and down in a slot on the height adjustment skirt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: Crain Cutter Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance D. Crain, Tan D. Nguyen
  • Publication number: 20090007738
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and tool for producing a press joint connection. According to the invention, portions of the radial lateral walls of the matrix opening (3) are configured as flexible displaceable segments, whereas other sections (5), when viewed from the periphery of the matrix opening (3), remain rigidly connected to the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: TOX Pressotechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Eugen Rapp
  • Patent number: 6918328
    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 third counterpoises in the first direction, and the second counterpoise in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Hauni Maschinenbau AG
    Inventor: Cord Wohltmann
  • Publication number: 20030154834
    Abstract: An automatic cutoff saw includes a workpiece positioner comprising a plurality synchronized conveying belts driven by a single motor to position a workpiece for cutting by reciprocating, rotating saw blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2002
    Publication date: August 21, 2003
    Inventor: LeRoy E. Cothrell
  • Patent number: 6532856
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a paper sheet cutting apparatus which cuts the front end portion opposite to the fold, where both the leading edge and trailing edge get together by center folding, and an image forming apparatus equipped with the paper sheet cutting apparatus. The sheet cutting apparatus includes a conveying device for conveying a booklet; a stopping device for stopping the booklet at a predetermined position; a cutting device for cutting the front end portion of the booklet; and a controlling section to control each of the conveying device, the stopping device and the cutting device. The controlling section controls the stopping device so as to variably determine a stopping position of the booklet stopped by the stopping device, based on a number of sheets included in the booklet conveyed to the cutting device by the conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Konica Corporation
    Inventors: Norishige Kato, Tetsuo Hirata
  • Patent number: 6453785
    Abstract: A hoop material cutter, which comprises a movable blade secured to a bottom surface of a ram movable reciprocally while rocking, a fixed blade secured to a top surface of a base plate, and a hopper for guiding a hoop material between the movable blade and the fixed blade, cuts the hoop material while allowing the movable blade to move toward and away from the fixed blade in accordance with an action of the ram. In this hoop material cutter, cylindrical guide pins are rotatably fitted in the base plate via blocks which are detachable in a horizontal direction from the base plate and each having both ends chamfered, and a part of the cylindrical surface of each guide pin protrudes sideways of the associated block so that the end faces of the movable blade are guided by the protruding portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Inventor: Seiji Tokukatsu
  • Patent number: 6414264
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for cutting laminates intended for application to the skin, including the following steps. (1) a laminate having at least one film and at least one further layer is supplied, (2) the laminate is transported to a cutting area of a laser beam cutting arrangement, whereby it is kept flat in the cutting area under a tension of between 0.1 N/m and 1×104 N/m by tightening the laminate synchronously in all four directions to the tightening plane, and (3) the laminate is cut into or cut through by laser beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventor: Christian von Falkenhausen
  • Patent number: 6324953
    Abstract: A device for forming a cutting blade for prints is disclosed. The device of this invention forms cutting blades by appropriately bending and cutting a metal strip into desired blades through integrated work regardless of a difference in the size of metal strips. The device is also provided with changeable jigs, thus being capable of forming bridge notches having different intervals, widths and configurations. The device has one vertically movable bending pin and one swing cutter. The bending pin is capable of quickly bending a metal strip into a desired configuration, while the swing cutter finely and precisely cuts the metal strip into cutting blades. The device also quickly produces high precision cutting blades, thus improving productivity and reducing the cost of the cutting blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2001
    Inventor: Hong Soon Park
  • Patent number: 6230598
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to an automatic cutting device which can be utilized for cutting woody plant material (e.g., stem, stalk). The subject device can comprise a housing having a fixed blade attached thereto. A movable blade, pivotally connected to the fixed blade, can be attached to an activating device for movement. The activating device is preferably a pushrod activated by an electrical solenoid which produces the force necessary to push the movable blade against the fixed blade in a cutting action. A spring can be used to return the movable blade to the open position between cuts. The solenoid can be activated by a switching means which is triggered by a lever device located in close proximity to the cutting portion of the blades. In a specific embodiment, as the stem is lowered, the lever is depressed which triggers the switch to activate the solenoid. The solenoid forces the push rod to push the movable blade against the fixed blade in a single cutting action to cut the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2001
    Inventor: David J. Ressler
  • Patent number: 5992282
    Abstract: On a machine for producing at least one continuous cigarette rod, the rod is guided along a given path through a cutting station where it is cut into portions by a cutting device wherein a supporting body, fitted with a counterblade for supporting and guiding the rod, and with a blade movable on the supporting body and through a transverse slit on the counterblade, is moved about an axis crosswise to the path of the rod to move the counterblade along a circular trajectory tangent to the path of the rod at the cutting station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: G.D Societa' Per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Biondi, Fiorenzo Draghetti
  • Patent number: 5941150
    Abstract: An apparatus for use with a length of articulating paper. The apparatus includes a container having an interior configured to contain the length of articulating paper; a housing member attached to the container; the housing member having an outlet; conveyor structure for conveying the distal end of the length of articulating paper from the interior of the container to the outlet of the housing member; cutter structure for cutting off a piece of articulating paper from the distal end of the length of articulating paper when the conveyor structure conveys the distal end of the articulating paper to the outlet of the housing member; and holder structure for securely holding the piece of articulating paper after the conveyor structure conveys the distal end of the articulating paper to the outlet of the housing member and after the cutter structure cuts off the piece of the articulating paper from distal end of the length of articulating paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1999
    Inventors: Gary Kropf, Cindy Mesler
  • Patent number: 5904084
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cutting sheet material in which the apparatus comprises a turntable, a cutter guide and a cutter mounted on and moveable along the cutter guide. A piece of sheet material to be cut is mounted on the turntable and a straight line is cut in the material by keeping the turntable stationary and pressing the cutter into the card and moving it along the guide. An arch is cut in the card by rotating the turntable underneath the stationary cutter. The movement of the turntable is limited by a pair of stoppers. Stoppers are provided for limiting the travel of the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 18, 1999
    Inventor: Frank William Weston
  • Patent number: 5669030
    Abstract: In a film feeder for use in an automatic developing machine, a cutter control circuit actuates a cutter using electrical energy from a utility power source and electrical energy stored in a capacitor if a film end sensor detects the tail end of a film during normal feeding conditions. In the event that the film end sensor detects the tail end of the film in the event of a power failure, the cutter control circuit actuates the cutter using the electrical energy stored in the capacitor. This makes it possible to actuate the cutter even in the event of a power failure as well as to reduce the capacitance of the utility power source to a small level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1997
    Assignee: Copal Company Limited
    Inventors: Akira Oshiro, Makoto Ochi, Makoto Takahashi
  • Patent number: 5550033
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for preparing tissue samples for subsequent slicing in a microtone, utilizing a thermally transmissive body and removable mold heads to facilitate encapsulation of tissue samples in a gelatinous substance so that the samples may be selectively oriented for proper slicing in the microtone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 27, 1996
    Inventor: Carlos Krumdieck
  • Patent number: 5088366
    Abstract: A label press for manufacturing labels on an elongated web of release liner having thereon label stock and having a longitudinal axis, the press comprising a roller for moving the web in the direction of the axis, apparatus for manufacturing labels from the label stock, apparatus for cutting pinfeed holes in the web, and apparatus for removing cut-outs from the pinfeed holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 18, 1992
    Assignee: Tailored Label Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Marvin E. Weiss
  • Patent number: 4919025
    Abstract: A continuously fed tube is momentarily halted at a cutting station and quickly cut by a rotating knife. The tube is continuously advanced from driving rollers to idler rollers and passes through intermediate pinch rollers which are cam controlled in synchronism with the cutting process to bow the tube at a rate which causes the tube portion at the cutting station to briefly stop during cutting. The cutter includes a planetary gear set having a carrier rotatable about a central axis which carries a knife for rotation about another axis while it revolves about the central axis. The knife makes many rotations per carrier revolution but is in position to cut the tube during one of the rotations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: George K. Snyder
  • Patent number: 4819533
    Abstract: Wire processing apparatus comprises a wire selector/feed mechanism for feeding a selected one of a plurality of different wire strands lengthwise into a wire insertion mechanism which then presents a wire segment severed by a wire cutter mechanism laterally to the infeed ends of a pair of laterally spaced apart conveyor units of a conveyor mechanism. Each conveyor unit comprises a support frame on which a conveyor belt assembly is mounted. The conveyor belt assembly is adjustably positionable on the support frame to enable wire segment end portions of desired length to project from the conveyor belt assembly. The wire selector/feed mechanism comprises a wire selector device including a pair of spaced apart rotatable plates having pairs of aligned holes for releasably supporting the wire strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: Artos Engineering Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Wollermann, Ragnar Gudmestad, Terry R. Kroening, John E. Conrardy
  • Patent number: 4800791
    Abstract: A first belt conveyor carries a cable in the direction of the cable axis. A second belt conveyor receives cable coming form the first belt conveyor. The direction of transportation of the second belt conveyor is at a substantial angle relative to the transportation direction of the first belt conveyor. A guide channel, which extends from a delivery side of the first belt conveyor to an input side of the second belt conveyor, is provided for the cable. A slider is disposed opposite to the second belt conveyor relative to the guide channel for engaging a wire disposed in the guide channel. A slot is disposed between guide channel and second belt conveyor. The slot opens for a cable section pushed by the slider from the guide channel into the direction of the second belt conveyor for placing the cable between belts of the second belt conveyor system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Inventor: Bernhard Jurgenhake
  • Patent number: 4740668
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting parts out of a sheet of material including a cutting table, an endless gas permeable conveyor movable in a feed direction along the cutting table for supporting the sheet material thereon, a suction box for applying a vacuum to the conveyor and holding the material firmly against the conveyor during a feeding step and a cutting step, a plasma arc cutter for cutting parts from the material supported on the conveyor and a carriage for supporting the plasma arc cutter and moving it along pattern coordinates of the parts. A brake is mounted on the carriage for selectively engaging the conveyor with the carriage to thereby selectively advance the conveyor along the feed direction. A controller stores pattern coordinates of the parts and controls movement of the carriage and actuation of the brake.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1988
    Assignee: Investronica, S.A.
    Inventor: Bernardo A. Perez
  • Patent number: 4696211
    Abstract: A punch press has a punch support and die support which are rotatable about a common vertical axis, and a drive mechanism for rotating and effecting the reorientation of the tooling relative to the X and Y axes of the punch press. In this fashion, rotation of the tooling will enable reorientation of single cutting surface, and location of various of the differently contoured cutting surfaces at the desired cutting position to effect cutouts of different contours or angular orientation in a workpiece relative to the X and Y axes. The punch has a cutting portion which is of a cross section providing at least one arcuate cutting surface A.sup.1 defined by the radius R.sup.1 and at least one rectilinear cutting surface A.sup.2. In accordance with one embodiment, the punch tooling is desirably of elongated cross section with a length L in its elongated axis and a width W in its transverse axis which is less than 1/2 L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: Trumpf GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Hubert Bitzel
  • Patent number: 4674373
    Abstract: A punch press has a punch support and die support which are rotatable about a common vertical axis, and a drive mechanism for rotating and effecting the reorientation of the tooling relative to the X and Y axes of the punch press. In this fashion, rotation of the tooling will enable reorientation of a single cutting surface, and location of various of the distinctly contoured cutting surfaces, at the desired cutting position to effect cutouts of different contour or angular orientation in a workpiece relative to the X and Y axes. The punch has a cutting portion which is of a cross section providing at least two cutting surfaces of different contours with at least at least two arcuate cutting surfaces. In accordance with one embodiment, the punch is desirably of elongated cross section with a length L along its elongated axis and a width W in its transverse axis which is less than 1/2 L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1987
    Assignee: Trumpf GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Rudi Kuppinger
  • Patent number: 4671151
    Abstract: A paper tail cutter for cutting and deflecting a tail from a moving sheet of paper. A cutter body member is pivotally mounted to swing a knife up through the moving sheet of paper, thereby cutting a narrow tail at one side of the moving sheet. The tail is supported by the body member and deflected away from the moving paper sheet for delivery to apparatus such as a stack of calender rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: June 9, 1987
    Assignee: Fibron Machine Corporation
    Inventor: Sidney C. Rooney
  • Patent number: 4664007
    Abstract: In a hoop material cutter having a movable blade driven by an eccentric cam to effect swirl or rocking motion of the movable blade, the hoop material is fed in a direction opposite to the moving direction of the movable blade. The space between the movable blade and the housing is enclosed, and the feeding hopper for feeding the hoop material is mounted to undergo movement with the movable blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventor: Seiji Tokukatsu
  • Patent number: 4655107
    Abstract: A first transport mechanism which unwinds the cable from a drum and which transports the cable in the direction of its longitudinal axis is provided. A second transport mechanism comprises two belt drives, disposed successively as seen in the direction of the cable, which transport the cable perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the cable to the individual stations processing the cable ends. Upon advancing through the first transport mechanism, the cable is fed into a guide channel which is formed by a groove and by a ledge bar, where the groove is covered like two lips toward the second transport mechanism by two spring plates. Two separately controllable sliders engage the guide channel from the rear side, which sliders press the end of the cut-to-length cable section between the lip-shaped spring sheet metal sections into the belt drives. Advantageously, a guide sleeve is disposed between the first transport mechanism and a cutting provision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1987
    Inventor: Bernhard Juergenhake
  • Patent number: 4635512
    Abstract: A shear for cutting a stock between a feed conveyor and a discharge conveyor has a pair of rollers which can engage the stock when the movable blade is in its upper position, the slide having a stroke equal to the distance by which the discharge conveyor is located below the feed conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 13, 1987
    Assignee: Carl Ulrich Peddinghaus
    Inventors: Kurt Wengenroth, Siegfried Klaus
  • Patent number: 4611518
    Abstract: In a device for introducing a web of material into a processing machine that has a knife for separating at least one edge of the web and means of conveying the edge, a pair of pressure rolls that divert the edge to one side out of its original course and convey it farther and a downstream transverse knife that has guide surfaces that guide the initial section of the edge onto a feed surface and/or into rope scissors. The device can be rotated around a vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1984
    Date of Patent: September 16, 1986
    Assignee: Jagenberg Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Arno Hildebrandt
  • Patent number: 4563926
    Abstract: A shear discharge conveying system including a plurality of individual conveying belt modules connectd to a main frame for easy repair and replacement. Impact bar assemblies are spaced between the modules to prevent sheared material from impacting directly on the belts. Rows of vertically extending and retracting gauging supports are adjustable to match the cut size, and tension links connected between the rows prevent the material from nosing down between supports. A scrap gripping and conveying mechanism moves strips of scrap transversely to the conveying direction directly behind the shear before the strips can contact and foul the conveyor. The main frame is mounted on air pads so a single operator can move the entire system to and from the shear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 14, 1986
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Peter W. Boardman
  • Patent number: 4543771
    Abstract: A photographic slide mounter cuts photographic film transparencies from a photographic film web and inserts the transparencies into slide mounts. A slide mount is advanced along a slide track to a position adjacent a knife where the slide mount is flexed to provide an insertion opening. The film web is advanced along a film track until a leading end of the web is partially inserted into the insertion opening. A first plurality of rollers are positioned over the film track and a second plurality of rollers are positioned under the film track to prevent transverse curl of the film web as it is advanced toward the insertion opening. A pair of curved shoes is mounted over the film track proximate the knife to prevent longitudinal curl of the film web as it is advanced through the knife and into the insertion opening. The knife is provided with tapered portions to align the web as it passes the knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1985
    Assignee: Pako Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald A. Jensen, Charles L. Euteneuer
  • Patent number: 4522094
    Abstract: An automatic sheet metal cutting machine has a continuous supply of metal strips in adjustable lengths, at will. A reciprocating cutter cuts laminations from the metal strip and a receiver receives the laminations. The receiver includes a swiveling plate movable through an angle .alpha. at will about a pin perpendicular to the direction motion of the laminations. The receiver is lowered and moved downstream relative to the direction of motion of the laminations received thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1984
    Date of Patent: June 11, 1985
    Assignee: Alsthom-Atlantique
    Inventors: Gerard Messe, Michel Faure, Marcel Ducombs
  • Patent number: 4494433
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting sheet material as a cantilever vacuum table with a fluid permeable support surface upon which sheet material may be spread. A movable vacuum box supported below the surface of the table defines a vacuum chamber and is connected outboard of a free edge of the table to a carriage assembly which moves a blade in cutting relation to material spread on the table in response to signals received from a programmable controller. The vacuum box moves with the blade and relative to the table to apply vacuum to a limited area of the table immediately surrounding the cutting region of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1985
    Assignee: Gerber Garment Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Heinz J. Gerber
  • Patent number: 4493233
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for repeatedly cutting segments from a strand of wire or cable and for conveying them to work stations so that either or both ends can be processed to provide a partly or fully finished wire lead or cord.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1983
    Date of Patent: January 15, 1985
    Assignee: Artos Engineering Company
    Inventors: Robert O. Dusel, James J. Berres, Harold J. Keene
  • Patent number: 4385556
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a scrapped good such as a scrapped automobile. The apparatus has a machine frame having a table provided with a recess, and a bifurcated pressing member rotatable into and out of the recess by means of a pressing cylinder. The pressing member has a lifting portion and a cutting portion provided at its both side with cutting edges for co-operation with cutting edges formed at both sides of the recess. As the pressing cylinder is energized, the pressing member is rotated into the recess to cut and press the scrap into tabular form. The pressed tabular scrap is then lifted by the returning rotation of the pressing member to the level of the table surface, and is discharged to the out of the apparatus by means of a pay-off device mounted on the machine frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1983
    Inventor: Masao Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4313357
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for supporting the end portion of a workpiece blank which extends through and to the rear of power shear blades. The apparatus includes a table top and a frame supporting the table top. The front portion of the table top is supported for limited vertical displacement by rollers on opposite sides of the table engaged in horizontal track sections of vertically displaceable tracks interposed between the table top and the frame. The rear portion of the table top is separately supported by reciprocating rear table supports on opposite sides of the table top, the rear table supports being guided for vertical displacement in vertical ways provided on opposite sides of the frame. The table top is displaceable downwardly in response to downward movement of the movable shear blade, and is tiltable rearwardly after initial downward displacement by reason of the rear table supports being allowed greater downward displacement than the rollers supporting the front portion of the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Wysong & Miles Company
    Inventor: Paul F. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 4246816
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet cutting apparatus comprising a body; a lower blade provided with a cutting edge and supported on the body; an upper blade provided with a cutting edge and mounted on the body by connecting means so as to be scissorwise movable with respect to the lower blade; as well as support means supported adjacent to the cutting edge of the lower blade below the upper blade. The support means comprises a support plate mounted upon the support means by means of at least three pre-stressed springs fitted along the support means. The springs may be pre-stressed between support plate and support means by means of pull rods. The support means is preferably provided with a power unit for moving the support means upwards and downwards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 27, 1981
    Inventor: Osmo O. Ivanoff
  • Patent number: 4095497
    Abstract: An apparatus for handling articles, in particular a tray for supporting long flexible material before, during, and after being automatically machine cut, automatically clearing the cut material from the machine such that the cut material is cleared in a "nontangling" manner, and the tray automatically returning to its starting position to support the next material to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 20, 1978
    Assignee: GTE Sylvania Incorporated
    Inventors: Billy R. Radford, Thomas Linwood McLamb
  • Patent number: 4051756
    Abstract: A cutting arrangement for a filament monitoring system for use in a draw-twister and the like comprises a gripping member, a cutting member and an intermediate filament guide, all of which are mounted on a spring actuated slide. Actuation of the slide causes the gripping member and cutting member to grip and cut the filament, the filament guide maintaining the filament in proper position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1975
    Date of Patent: October 4, 1977
    Assignee: Zellweger, Ltd.
    Inventors: Istvan Bognar, Peter Brassel
  • Patent number: 4033168
    Abstract: Relates to devices for separating and supporting strip stock out of engagement with opposing pairs of relatively movable progressive die members and during the separation of the latter and also for guiding the strip stock for intermittent advancement during such periods of separation. More specifically, the invention pertains to the assembly of parts making up such strip stock support and guiding devices and particularly one in which the parts of such a device are all enclosed within a single circular bore in one of the progressive die members including a provision for both releasably coupling the stock lifter member to a support within the bore enclosed to the die shoe and for guiding the lifter member for non-deviating rectilinear motion as the pairs of progressive die members open and close with respect to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1976
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1977
    Inventor: James C. Fisk
  • Patent number: 4024782
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for splicing the trailing end of an expiring web of an old stock roll to the leading web end of a new stock roll. The new stock roll is provided with a splicing tape for initially releasably attaching the leading end of the new stock roll to its outer web convolution. A plurality of sensors are provided for positioning the new stock roll and splicing tape in a precise presplicing position prior to the splicing operation. During the splicing operation, a web guiding and severing mechanism guides the expiring web into engagement with the new stock roll, severs the expiring web, and splices the trailing end of the expiring web to the splicing tape on the leading end of the new stock roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 24, 1977
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Martin W. Kron, Victor I. Polz
  • Patent number: 4003187
    Abstract: In a preferred embodiment, there is provided a microfilm jacket support supportable of a flat microfilm jacket in a horizontal position in an anchored state with a leading edge of the jacket extending beyond the support when mounted thereon, and with a microfilm insertion opening into microfilm jacket reservoir space being positioned at the edge of the support face-up when mounted on the support, and as a part of the combination additionally there being an upper edge pressure-flexing mechanism for flexing downwardly the leading edge extending beyond the support adjacent the insertion opening, and a feeding mechanism for aligning a longitudinal elongated axis of the microfilm with a longitudinal elongated axis of the microfilm jacket reservoir space and with the insertion opening and for feeding advancingly intermittently microfilm into the insertion opening and for intermittently serving microfilm, and additionally for mounting in association with microfilm immediately adjacent the insertion opening a microfi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1975
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1977
    Inventor: Paul A. Kiejzik
  • Patent number: 3996826
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for processing elongated lengths of material from a supply thereof, such as insulated wire mounted on spools or reels, into lengths, such as into electrical leads of predetermined lengths. The wire is drawn off continuously from the reel and is fed intermittently into the apparatus wherein it is cut off to lengths and gripped in the apparatus with the ends of the cut-off lengths a fixed distance apart and exposed. When the wire is thus cut off and gripped, it is moved at right angles to the length thereof along the apparatus while work operations are performed on at least one end of the lead, the work operations consisting of stripping insulation from the end of the lead and applying a terminal thereto. When the leads have been completely processed, the apparatus straightens the leads out in the direction of the length thereof and delivers them to a receiving station, and wherein the leads are counted and removed from the receiving station in batches of a predetermined number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Assignee: Lyall Electric, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl W. McKeever
  • Patent number: 3977280
    Abstract: Photographic transparencies are successively severed from the leading end of film strip by means of an oscillatory knife and simultaneously guided by surfaces on the knife to a mounting station at which the transparencies are inserted in slide frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1974
    Date of Patent: August 31, 1976
    Assignee: Geimuplast Peter Mundt KG
    Inventors: Peter Hans Ernst Mundt, Otfried Urban, Arnold Neuhold
  • Patent number: 3962943
    Abstract: A cable safety apparatus for use in a cable feeding system, comprising a pulley rotatably mounted on a frame, the pulley supporting the cable in a manner to provide a back pressure thereon. A locking member is slidably connected to the frame with a spring interposed therebetween, and the apparatus is suspended to a non-moving support structure by attaching the support end of the locking member to an external structure. The locking member and spring form a spring assembly that has locking engagement with a pivotable cutter blade that is biased to be in cutting engagement with the cable when the spring assembly is moved into clearing relationship with the cutter blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1974
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1976
    Inventor: Burl A. Allen
  • Patent number: 3951023
    Abstract: Apparatus for feeding a continuous web of photosensitive paper into a reprographic machine so that the leading edges of the paper and a transparent master sheet to be copied are coincident as they enter exposure and developing stations, and to ensure that the tail end of the paper is cut, during continuous forward movement of the leading edge, so that the trailing edge of the severed paper coincides with the tail end of the master sheet. The feed path of the paper includes a curved portion defined by an arcuate-section guide and a concentrically mounted roller. A loop of paper is formed by moving the roller out of the guide and the rear end of the paper is then held stationary and cut by a guillotine while the paper forming the loop is continuously fed forward. The timing of the feeding and cutting operations on the paper is controlled by micro-switches actuated by the leading and trailing ends of the master sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1973
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Harper & Tunstall Limited
    Inventor: Adi Kaikhushiroo Ashburner
  • Patent number: RE34645
    Abstract: A paper tail cutter for cutting .Iadd.a leading edge upon .Iaddend.and deflecting a tail from a moving sheet of paper. A cutter body member is pivotally mounted to swing a knife up through the .Iadd.path of .Iaddend.the moving sheet of paper, .[.thereby cutting.]. engage .Iaddend.a narrow, .Iadd.previously severed, .Iaddend.tail at one side of the moving sheet. The tail is supported by the body member and deflected away from the moving paper sheet the leading edge is simultaneously cut thereon .Iaddend.for delivery to apparatus such as a stack of calender rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 28, 1994
    Assignee: Fibron Machine Corporation
    Inventor: Sidney C. Rooney