Work Clamp Patents (Class 83/375)
  • Patent number: 9302408
    Abstract: A miter box fence system includes a fixed vertical portion and a movable portion that may be moved with respect to the fixed vertical portion. The movable portion includes a notch that allows one edge of crown molding to be placed in the notch while the other edge of the crown molding extends towards the fixed vertical portion. The movable portion may be moved with the crown molding in place until the crown molding makes appropriate contact with the bottom of the notch and with the fixed vertical portion. The movable portion may then be secured in place. Because the notch in the movable portion creates a stop for cutting crown molding, and because the notch is below the flat portion of the movable portion, the miter box fence system may be used to cut both crown molding and flat stock without modification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventor: Bernard F. Smith
  • Publication number: 20150128779
    Abstract: A fully automated optical fiber cutter includes a fiber cutter body and a fiber clamp. The fiber cutter body includes a cutter cover body and a cutter main body, which are pivotally connected. Inside the cutter main body is provided with a movable blade-fixation seat, which comprises a blade for fiber cutting. The fiber clamp is installed on the cutter main body. The fiber clamp includes a clamp main body and a clamp cover body, which are pivotally connected. The cutter cover body, the clamp cover body and the blade-fixation seat are linked by a linkage component. When the fiber in use, the cutter cover body is pressed to drive the clamp cover body close and push the blade-fixation seat to move, thereby the blade is aligned to cut the fiber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Yangri Zhao
  • Patent number: 8813620
    Abstract: Disclosed is a main body vise device (7) in a band saw machine, characterized in that: a movable main body vise body (33) is provided to a main body vise bed (31); an upstream movable vise jaw (37) is provided integrally to this main body vise body (33), while a downstream movable vise jaw (41) is movably provided on a downstream side of the main body vise body (33); a first pressing/biasing module (43) capable of advancing and retreating the main body vise body (33) is provided; and a second pressing/biasing module (45) capable of advancing and retreating the downstream movable vise jaw (41) independently of the upstream movable vise jaw (37) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Amanda Company, Limited, Amada Machine Tools Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toru Tokiwa
  • Patent number: 8640586
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating cutting of unit dose blisters from a blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a platform, a clamp, a blade and a sensor. The blister card may be positionable on the platform for cutting. The clamp may be positionable to hold a portion of the blister card in contact with the platform for cutting when the clamp is seated. The clamp may be operatively coupled to a guillotine head. The blade may also be operatively coupled to the guillotine head. The guillotine head may be configured to move the blade through a range of motion that intersects a plane of the platform. The sensor may be positioned to detect a seating status of the clamp to enable control of movement of the guillotine head based on the seating status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: McKesson Automation Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Jaynes
  • Patent number: 8631728
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a radial centering surface on an outer circumference of an annular laminated core of a stator comprises the steps of forming a stator with a hollow cylinder from strip-shaped laminations, preloading the stator axially before and during cutting, creating centering surfaces on an outer circumferential of the stator by using at least two cutting tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Eberhard Rau, Thomas Berger, Martin Henne, Klaus Pflueger, Rob Berry
  • Patent number: 8528453
    Abstract: High-pressure water jet cutting techniques generate numerous handling problems both for the plates being cut and for cut parts. These problems can be resolved by the device according to the disclosed embodiments. This device includes a plurality of wires held under stress at a predetermined stress level above a plate being cut. These wires intercept a jet cutting the plate. This interception results in the creation of a micro-fastener holding the cut part to the plate. This micro-fastener can be easily broken. The plurality of wires also prevents the boiling effect of water in a cutting pool, this boiling resulting from the impact of the water jet in the pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Hamann, Franck Guinchard
  • Publication number: 20130133489
    Abstract: A device for singling out products that are grouped in blister packs or similar multiple packages comprises a support structure (11, 12, 30) for at least one multiple package (B) to be singled out, with a bearing surface (13, 31) defining a reference plane (X-Y). Clamping means (14, 33, 34) can be activated selectively in order to clamp the at least one multiple package against the bearing surface. A cutting head (20, 36) comprises a cutting unit, preferably an ultrasound unit, with means for cutting the multiple package, and control means (26, 42) are operatively connected to the cutting head (20, 36) and to the clamping means (14, 33, 34) in order to control relative movement between the cutting unit (22, 23, 39, 40) and the multiple package (B) in accordance with a cutting scheme which is predetermined or is defined in real time, and which depends on the configuration of the multiple package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Flavio Este, Roberto Vecchi
  • Publication number: 20120247297
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus is disclosed in which a cutting blade and an object to be cut are moved relative to each other so that the object is cut by the cutting blade. The cutting apparatus includes a holding member which is disposed at a position opposed to the cutting blade and has an adhesive layer removably holding the object, and a pressing unit which presses the object held by the holding member, the pressing unit being set to a pressing force which meets a holding force necessary for a resultant force to immovably hold the object relative to the holding member when the object is cut by the cutting blade, the resultant force having an adhesion of the adhesive layer and the pressing force of the pressing unit both as components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Nakamura, Masahiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Katsuhisa Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120079929
    Abstract: A film clamping and cutting device of a film wrapping machine is revealed. A connecting plate of a film clamping and cutting unit is located by a braking part. Moreover, by moment of a rotating machinery before stopping, a film clamping and cutting unit main body assembled on the rotating machinery is driven to continue moving. Under the movement of the unit main body, a pulling force is generated by a pull cord arranged between the connecting plate and a vertical-wheel of the unit main body. The pulling force rotates the vertical-wheel so that both a film clamping and cutting rod assembled with the vertical-wheel and a clamp fall toward a blade block to clamp and cut off a film. The film is also pulled and cut by an elastic recovery force of the film clamping and cutting rod. Therefore automatic film clamping and cutting is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: SHENG-TIAN CIOU
  • Patent number: 8132488
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device, including a cutting blade for cutting a bundle of sheets, while moving in a slanted direction compounded by a direction perpendicular to the surface of sheet and a direction parallel to the sheet surface; a supporting member for supporting the bundle of sheets in the vicinity of a cutting position; a pressing section to press the bundle of sheets against the supporting member in a direction reverse to a moving direction of the cutting blade and perpendicular to the sheet surface, and the pressing section to receive the cutting blade at the time when the cutting blade cuts the bundle of sheets; a cutting blade driving section to drive the cutting blade; a pressing section driving section to drive the pressing section; and a control section to release pressing of the bundle of sheets and retract the cutting blade, after the bundle of sheets is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Toshio Shida, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20110232435
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating cutting of unit dose blisters from a blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a platform, a clamp, a blade and a sensor. The blister card may be positionable on the platform for cutting. The clamp may be positionable to hold a portion of the blister card in contact with the platform for cutting when the clamp is seated. The clamp may be operatively coupled to a guillotine head. The blade may also be operatively coupled to the guillotine head. The guillotine head may be configured to move the blade through a range of motion that intersects a plane of the platform. The sensor may be positioned to detect a seating status of the clamp to enable control of movement of the guillotine head based on the seating status.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Jaynes
  • Publication number: 20110173786
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting analytical instrument tubing includes a blade for cutting a tube and a clamp assembly configured to securely hold at least a portion of the tube. The clamp assembly is movable between a first position to hold the tube in a first cutting location relative to the blade and a second position to hold the tube in a second cutting position relative to the blade. A tube advancement mechanism is operably connected to the clamp assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Dionex Corporation
    Inventors: Khosro MOSHFEGH, Martin Vana
  • Patent number: 7802504
    Abstract: A web transport system operates cyclically to advance a web and provide a synchronization signal at a known point in a cutting cycle. A drive system oscillates a cutting knife from a resting position to an active position and back in response to an actuating signal. A sensor in the path of the cutting knife provides a position signal when the cutting knife is at a predetermined position that is substantially different than the resting position. A controller receives the synchronization signal, provides the actuating signal at a time relative to the synchronization signal, receives the position signal, and adjusts subsequent actuating signals in response to the position signal so that the cutting knife arrives at the predetermined position substantially at a predetermined point in the cutting cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Assignee: Smart Bottle Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Wilkes
  • Publication number: 20100162863
    Abstract: Magnets secure a pattern and a fabric on a magnetically-attractive substrate including a top layer of a resilient material that is well-suited to receive a sharp edge to produce a clean cut in the fabric being cut. A kit according to the present invention includes a plurality of magnets, preferably of various sizes and shapes, and at least one magnetically-attractive substrate. The kit can have a plurality of substrates, fasteners for holding the substrates together, a cutting tool and packaging. At least one of the magnets includes a magnetic portion having a bottom surface and a nonmagnetic portion extending laterally from the magnetic portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Anthony W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7722020
    Abstract: An arrangement for clamping a thin rod of glass or quartz having a diameter below 1 mm in two mutually-spaced clamping locations for holding the rod extended between the two clamping locations. The arrangement also comprises first clamping device arranged to clamp the rod in a first clamping location. The first clamping device has a first clamping member (22) with a clamp face (23) of substantially V-groove type for receiving the rod in the groove (24). The first clamping member is movably arranged with respect to a framework (45) of the apparatus for clamping a rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Nyfors Teknologi AB
    Inventor: Uwe Böttcher
  • Publication number: 20100083803
    Abstract: A perforation apparatus has a mandrel to support at least a part of the piping that is to be perforated from the interior of the piping. A punch housing has an aperture through which the piping is moveable and punches arranged radially around the aperture. At least some of the punches have an associated clamping mechanism that applies a force to the exterior of the piping adjacent the respective punch, to push or hold the piping against the mandrel. A driven annular housing rotates adjacent the punch housing. A plurality of rollers engage a surface on the punches during rotation of the annular housing to operate the punches upon contact and to operate the clamping mechanisms. A punch retracting mechanism retracts the punches after each operation. At least one mechanism longitudinally and rotationally moves the piping relative to the punch housing and drives the annular housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventor: Ronald Malcolm Bond Sanderson
  • Patent number: 7070078
    Abstract: An automatic optical-fiber cutter has a main lid, an auxiliary lid interlockingly opened and closed by the opening/closing operation of the main lid, and a slider provided with an edged tool. An optical fiber is pressed at two positions by the main lid and the auxiliary lid interlockingly closed by the closing operation of the main lid. At the same time, the slider moves synchronously with the main lid, and the optical fiber is cut by the edged tool. As soon as the auxiliary lid is opened synchronously with the opening operation of the main lid, the slider is returned to an initial position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2006
    Assignee: Ilsin Precision Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jae Seop Song
  • Publication number: 20020162437
    Abstract: A stripping device for die cutting machine comprising a female die 2 which has female holes 21 corresponding to a plurality of external wastes 111 or internal wastes 112 on the same straight line; a male die 3 which has male pins 31 corresponding to the female holes 21; and a lower plate receiving member 43 for housing a catching plate 411 having pin catching projections 412 corresponding to the male pins 31, and cutouts 413 corresponding to a product 1 or a product bridge 1A, the lower plate receiving member 43 having spring housing holes 415 for housing springs 4153 to vertically move the catching plate 411.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventor: Toshinaga Urabe
  • Patent number: 5839338
    Abstract: A wire rope cutter machine has at least a first and pair of jaws for holding the rope to be cut taut and a cutting blade for cutting the rope. The cutting blade has a "V"-shaped cutting edge and the bottom jaw of the first pair of jaws has a "V"-shaped edge which is off-center and displaced from the middle of the "V"-shaped edge of the cutting blade to permit a four-edge pivoting cutting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Stoil Metodiev Tcholakov
  • Patent number: 5802938
    Abstract: A slitting machine for cutting rolled material is disclosed which is maintained in position through use of a support frame. A support cylinder is unmovably connected to the support frame at one end. An expansion rod is centered within the support cylinder with one end extending through the frame and affixed to a lever. A rigid sleeve, preferably having a slick surface, is over the support cylinder. A motor is incorporated with a receiving channel receive the support cylinder is attached to the support frame. A flexible expansion ring is placed in contact with the motor, to allow it to revolve with the motor. A bearing and washer, with diameters greater than than the base leg of the rigid sleeve are placed between the connector affixed to the expansion rod and the support cylinder. The lever is equipped with a gear which, when the lever is placed in a locked position, shortens the distance between the connector and the support frame. A cutting device is movable horizontally along a blade support rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 8, 1998
    Inventors: Emile Fournier, David Markevich
  • Patent number: 5791222
    Abstract: A tool including two flat parallel flanges (2 and 3), defining between them a space (4) which corresponds to the thickness of a cutting blade (5) and including two symmetrical slots which have profiles that are roughly identical to that of a gutter (7) so as to constitute a guiding cradle for cutting the gutter by operation of the cutting blade (5) between flanges (2 and 3). The guiding cradle is defined by slots delimited in an upper zone by a convex contour (6b) of a fixed part of the flanges, and in a lower zone by the concave contour (6a) of a movable part, so that a movable part can be articulated at one of its ends around a fixed axis of rotation (8) like a jaw (9) in the open position (0), to allow free passage of the gutter (7) and in the closed position (F) constitutes a fixed support for cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Dal'Alu S.A.
    Inventor: Jean Pierre Micouleau
  • Patent number: 5740710
    Abstract: Device for cutting sheets of material, with a counter (12) for the material to rest on, a blade to cut the material, and a holdfast (11) that can be lowered onto the material by a mechanism (10) and raised off it by a spring (6). When the spring in such a device breaks, the holdfast can drop and injure the operator. The object is to prevent such injuries. An interceptor (7, 8, & 9) accordingly brakes the holdfast when the spring that raises it is broken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1998
    Assignee: Adolf Mohr Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Helmut Gross, Adolf Rasch
  • Patent number: 5628502
    Abstract: In a sheet output system with a stacking tray for accumulating, registering, and stacking on top of preceding sheets in a superposed set stack the printed sheets sequentially individually outputted by a reproduction system; a low force sheet hole punching system integral the output stacking tray for punching holes through only one individual sheet at a time on top of the set stack, before the next sequential sheet is so registered and stacked, with all of the sheets having underlying commonly superposed sheet holes which function as a punch die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1997
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Kiri B. Amarakoon
  • Patent number: 5488886
    Abstract: A method for optimizing the cutting of sheets of material that are stacked on a bench in a cutting machine. Before cutting the sheets, a beam descends to hold the sheets fast while guillotine blade descends and cuts the sheets. After the sheets have been cut, the blade and beam are lifted, with the lower edge of the beam following the sharp edge of the blade. A definite distance between the blade and the top of the stack is determined while the blade rises after cutting the sheets. The rise of the blade is terminated at the upper end of that distance, which is determined by a pick-up mounted stationary on the holdfast beam. This pick-up detects the position of the rising blade in relation to the holdfast beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1996
    Inventor: Wolfgang Mohr
  • Patent number: 5445053
    Abstract: An apparatus and a related method are disclosed for cutting a sheet from flexible film wound on a roll and for placing the sheet on a pallet or on a layer of one or more boxes on the pallet. The roll is mounted so that it is rotatable about an axis parallel to one end of the pallet. A leading end of the film is gripped. The gripped end is pulled away from the roll. As the roll is thus rotated, a portion of the film is unwound from the roll. Also, at least a substantial part of the unwound portion is extended over the pallet or over a layer of boxes on the pallet. The unwound portion at a position is clamped between the pallet and the roll. The clamped portion is cut so as to cut a sheet having a predetermined length from the remaining film. The gripped end is released after the sheet has been cut therefrom so as to permit the sheet to drop onto the pallet or onto a layer of one or more boxes or other articles on the pallet. The gripped end may be lowered toward the pallet before the gripped end is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Mima Incorporated
    Inventor: David J. Kallner
  • Patent number: 5280741
    Abstract: A dispenser for a quantity of a retraction cord where the cord is impregnated with a medicinal substance. The outer free end of the cord is conducted through an outlet hole formed within a cover which closes the access opening into the internal chamber of the housing where the cord stored. A lid is mounted on the cover with this lid including a cutting blade. This lid is movable between an open and a closed position and when in the open position the free outer end of the cord can be pulled from the dispenser a desired amount. As the lid is closed, the cutting blade severs the cord permitting the severed strand of the cord to be utilized. The remaining cord within the dispenser is closed to the ambient thereby keeping the stored cord in the dispenser from contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 25, 1994
    Assignee: Belport Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph V. Bell, Eric Groth
  • Patent number: 5134912
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cutting strip or reel form of TAB tape into individual sites ready for further processing. In addition, a lead plating buss may be removed at the same time. A universal and adjustable apparatus includes preferably two cutter assemblies positioned adjacent a replaceable tape adapter and a clamp foot is actuated prior to cutting, for holding the tape, and is also magnetically attracted toward the movable cutter blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Assignee: Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Richard L. Simmons
  • Patent number: 5105699
    Abstract: The invention is a slicing orifice for use with a foodstuff slicing machine wherein the foodstuffs have been formed into loaves and the slicing machine includes a tray with a bed, a feed guide, a loaf indexing drive, a cutting head, an upper and lower clamping portion, a plurality of semicircular orifices in the clamping portions and being laterally offset from one another, wherein each orifice has a plurality of longitudinal gripping channels to effectively retain the foodstuffs during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 21, 1992
    Inventor: James Dickson
  • Patent number: 5062336
    Abstract: A hot shearing apparatus for shearing heated round or flat section bars of light metal in billets comprises a stationary shearing ring 8 and a movable shearing ring 11. Both shearing rings are divided into shell halves 21, 22 and 31, 32, respectively, and adapted to be spread crosswise in translatory sense. This facilitates the feeding of material and improves the cutting accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 5, 1991
    Assignee: Elhaus Industrieanlagen GmbH
    Inventor: Friedrich W. Elhaus
  • Patent number: 4909110
    Abstract: A tube cutting apparatus of the type in which jaws carried by relatively reciprocal slides move into and out of clamping engagement with tubing to facilitate severing of lengths of tubing as the tubing is moving rapidly along its lengthwise axis. Each of the jaws is releasably secured to the respective slide by a cam pin which coacts with a cam surface on the jaw to bring an eccentric portion of the cam pin into wedging coaction with the cam surface on the jaw in response to rotation of the pin and firmly and wedgingly secure the jaw to the slide. The jaw may be removed from the slide by simply rotating the cam pin a fraction of a revolution, axially withdrawing the cam pin, and then lifting the jaw out of the slide. Replacement is accomplished by reversing this procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: March 20, 1990
    Inventor: John J. Borzym
  • Patent number: 4805500
    Abstract: A horizontal bandsaw has a main vise positioned slightly to the rear of the cutting location for gripping the workpiece during cutting, a material feed vise positioned to the rear of the main vise for feeding material into the cutting location, and a front vise positioned to the front of the cutting location. The front vise can move to a position to the rear of the cutting location to retrieve a small remnant of uncut material. The three vises each have a movable and a fixed jaw. A lower limit guide is provided on the main vise movable jaw which adjusts the descent of the cutting tool to the width of the workpiece. The fixed jaws are provided with means located within the operating area of the jaws for a slight advance or retraction of the contact face, to firmly grip the workpiece or to retract the contact face so as to prevent frictional contact with the workpiece. The movable jaws have a hydraulic cylinder built into a sliding tube for providing reciprocating motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 21, 1989
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventors: Shuichi Saito, Hisao Kumazawa, Toru Tokiwa, Toshihisa Yoshishige
  • Patent number: 4781093
    Abstract: This invention discloses an apparatus for cutting tubular objects such as rubber hoses and the like. It comprises a cutting blade movably positioned within a main body and includes a first and second actuator. A retainer is used to hold the tubular object before the cutting blade. The first actuator is secured to the cutting blade and the second to the retainer. Upon securing a tubular object in said retainer, the first actuator is activated thereby allowing the cutting blade to sever the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1986
    Date of Patent: November 1, 1988
    Inventor: Edward F. Guenard
  • Patent number: 4756220
    Abstract: An improvement is set forth in a sawing apparatus having a table supporting a workpiece, a fence for guiding the workpiece and an operator moveable electrically operated saw having a first normally biased off switch controlling application of electric power to the apparatus, the switch being positioned to be controlled by the hand of an operator which controls movement of the saw. The improvement comprises a second normally biased off switch connected in series with the first normally biased off switch, the second switch being mounted adjacent to the fence a sufficient distance from the saw blade to prevent the saw blade from contacting the operator's off hand when the off hand is activating the second switch and in a position whereat the off hand can, simultaneously with activating the second switch, adjust the position of the workpiece along the fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1988
    Assignee: Engineering Consulting Services
    Inventors: Joseph C. Olsen, Richard H. Steinbach
  • Patent number: 4664004
    Abstract: A cutting device for rubber samples produces constant-volume samples of rubber. The samples are suitable for testing, such as curemeter or rheometer testing, and their constant volume eliminates erratic test results caused by samples which are too large or too small. The device features a sizing mechanism which works in conjunction with a cutter, so as to ensure constant volume samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Assignee: Monsanto Company
    Inventor: Leslie L. Randall
  • Patent number: 4662258
    Abstract: An automated means and method for cutting matte board and other soft materials. A matte board having a front display surface and spaced rear surface is placed on a planar support in facing contact with the display surface. After the matte is fixed into position, at least one cutting blade is caused to initially move simultaneously in both a vertical and horizontal direction to make a bevel cut from the rear surface through to the front surface. Once the cutting blade has passed through the front surface, the blade is caused to move horizontally so as to form a bevel cut along a predetermined length of the matte board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Winchester Corporation
    Inventor: Steven Mood
  • Patent number: 4656902
    Abstract: A stamping machine tool having working parts in the form of one or several matrices and one or several stamps, and a blank-holder guiding the stamp(s) in its(their) displacements and securing in position against this or these matrices during the working stroke, a sheet metal piece subjected to a form shaping operation and wherein there is provided between the matrices and the stamp(s) a blank-holder that performs at least one normal working stroke and two withdrawal strokes, at will, namely a normal withdrawal stroke and an intervention withdrawal stroke which allow a dismantling of the working parts of the tool while on the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: April 14, 1987
    Assignee: Esswein S.A.
    Inventor: Dorice Vrignaud
  • Patent number: 4637288
    Abstract: An improvement is set forth in a sawing apparatus having a workpiece support structure and an operator moveable electrically operated saw having a first normally biased off switch controlling application of electric power thereto, the switch being positioned to be controlled by the hand of an operator which controls movement of the saw. The improvement comprises a device adapted for gripping, positioning and clamping a workpiece relative to the workpiece support structure and a second normally biased off switch connected in series with the first normally biased off switch, the second switch being positioned to be controlled by the off hand of the operator while the off hand is utilizing the device. Since both hands of an operator must be holding onto normally off switches and since both switches are in positions removed from the area of movement of the saw blade, the operator is protected from accidently cutting himself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1985
    Date of Patent: January 20, 1987
    Assignee: Engineering Consulting Services
    Inventors: Joseph C. Olsen, Richard H. Steinbach
  • Patent number: 4589314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for cutting motion picture film negatives. The improvements in the present invention film cutting apparatus enable the film cutter to cut the motion picture film negative with a precise, even, clean cut at a location mid-way between adjacent frames of film footage. This is necessary when using a new technique of negative cutting and splicing that allows no frame loss and still maintains all of the requirements of professional (state of the art) motion picture film processing. This has never before been done. The improvements include individual film seating plates which press the lengths of motion picture film to be cut against individual film support and ejection plates to assure that the lengths of film are securely held prior to and during the cutting operation. The present invention also provides safety features to assure that the operator will not accidentally cut himself during the operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 20, 1986
    Assignee: Brian Ralph
    Inventors: Brian Ralph, Martin Mueller
  • Patent number: 4458570
    Abstract: A dispenser for sheet material includes a housing defining at least one compartment for holding a continuous roll of sheet material. A cover for the compartment, pivotally mounted on the housing, includes a cutting edge located near its free end. The housing includes a member for holding the sheet material being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1984
    Assignee: Marvin Glass & Associates
    Inventor: Howard J. Morrison
  • Patent number: 4455904
    Abstract: A safety attachment for use with cutting apparatus having a cutting member adapted to reciprocate particularly with respect to a fixed frame structure including a support bar mounted for movement with the cutting apparatus and the cutting apparatus having successive cutting positions so that the support bar has successive work positions, at least one bell crank having one end pivotally coupled to the support bar, having its fulcrum provided with a connecting link for fixedly positioning the fulcrum in spaced relation from a reference point on the cutting apparatus, and having the other end of the bell crank free and containing an aperture therein, a working rod threaded at one end and threadedly engaging a coupling link and an intermediate portion proximate the other end of the working rod adjustably engaging in slidable relation with a support rod having a pivot coupled to said aperture, and rabbet holder means being supported in a transverse slot in a working area and having a linking coupling between the r
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 26, 1984
    Inventors: Charles W. Havner, Roger R. Havner
  • Patent number: 4313359
    Abstract: A device cuts vertically fed paper against a cutting edge by means of a carriage driven cutting wheel. There is a chute means downstream from the cutting edge and secured to a pivotable guideway bar, rotated by movement of the carriage during cutting operation. The paper is held against the cutting edge during cutting on one side by the chute means which tilts the paper to be cut toward a deposit tray and on the other side by a pivotable flap biased by a pressure roller mounted on the carriage. In the non-cutting mode, the flap and chute are substantially coextensive to help provide a gap-free pathway for paper being fed into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Miroslav Smoravek
  • Patent number: 4305318
    Abstract: In a power frame saw having a machine frame, workpiece clamping jaws mounted on the machine frame and relatively movable for clamping a workpiece in a fixed position, a guide member pivotally mounted with weight balancing on the machine frame, a saw bow mounted on the guide member to undergo reciprocating movement in a given direction relative to the guide member, a saw blade held in the bow to extend at an oblique angle to the direction of movement, a drive system connected for imparting such reciprocating movement to the bow to cause the saw blade to perform successive cutting and return strokes, and components for controlling pivotal movement of the guide means relative to the machine frame and including a source of hydraulic pressure fluid, and an adjustment device responsive to the spacing between the clamping jaws to control the advance of the saw blade into the workpiece during each successive cutting stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1980
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Assignee: Keuro Maschinenbau Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft
    Inventor: Paul Stolzer
  • Patent number: 4228707
    Abstract: The invention relates to cutters, and provides a cutter comprising a base and a cutting-blade carrying arm. The base and the arm may be parts of a one-piece plastic molding which incorporates a connection between the base and the arm, which connection permits movement of the arm relative to the base during the cutting action. The arm may carry at least one flexible member which engages the material to be cut prior to engagement of the material by the cutting blade, whereby the material is restrained from movement during the cutting action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 1979
    Date of Patent: October 21, 1980
    Assignee: Bryant & May Limited
    Inventor: John Arlett
  • Patent number: 4202853
    Abstract: Breast cups having various types of cuts or configurations are initially molded from basically flat sheets of flexible fabric on a bust cup mold having a prescribed configuration. The resulting, three-dimensional molded fabric cup then is cut by a die having a plurality of cutting surfaces, at least a portion of the outermost cutting surfaces serving as guides for alignment with the outer perimeter of the molded cup and a portion of the cutting surfaces cutting the molded breast cup to the desired shape resulting in a breast cup having a size and configuration differing from that of a bust cup initially molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1980
    Assignee: Hanes Corporation
    Inventor: Flavia DiTullio
  • Patent number: 4046041
    Abstract: A device for feeding a workpiece to the saw component of a sawing machine and for clamping the workpiece during the cutting thereof by the saw component, has first and second clamping jaws supported on a table of the sawing machine and cooperating with one another for immobilizing the workpiece; and a feed roller supported at the machine table in the zone of the clamping jaws for feeding the workpiece into the operational range of the saw component. The device further has an arrangement connected to the first clamping jaw for displacing the same towards and away from the second clamping jaw in a direction inclined with respect to the surface of the machine table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: September 6, 1977
    Assignee: KEURO Maschinenbau Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung & Co Kommanditgesellschaft
    Inventor: Paul Stolzer
  • Patent number: 4009631
    Abstract: A device for holding lumber to be cut including a conveyor system with an abutment plate and clamping arm to clamp the lumber against the plate. A saw is movable in a plane transverse to that of the conveyor to engage and cut the lumber at a side thereof opposite that engaged by the clamping arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: March 1, 1977
    Assignee: AB Hammars Mekaniska Verkstad
    Inventor: Rolf Ekholm
  • Patent number: 3992966
    Abstract: Punching apparatus particularly adapted for use in connection with flexible film materials including cooperatively arranged punch and die assemblies arranged in aligned relationship, and ram means for reciprocably driving or stroking the punch assembly in a reciprocatory path into engagement with the work film and die for performing cutting or perforating operations on the film. A film clamping shoe is provided on the punch and is disposed in opposed relationship to the die assembly, the shoe being arranged to clampably engage the work film disposed between the punch and the die upon advancing or stroking motion of the punch. An annular flange extends upwardly from the surface of the die and toward the punch and film clamping shoe means so as to provide for taut engagement and retension of the film by the film clamping shoe means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 23, 1976
    Assignee: Sheldahl, Inc.
    Inventor: Salvatore Patrick D'Agostino
  • Patent number: 3949631
    Abstract: An apparatus for punching holes in thin sheet stock includes an improved clamping arrangement which holds the sheet stock firmly during the punching operation in the regions surrounding the hole to be cut as well as in the slug region which is to be cut from the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1976
    Assignee: Rubin Goldman
    Inventors: Rubin Goldman, Morris Meyerkopf
  • Patent number: 3945287
    Abstract: A metal plate shears for cutting large sheets of metal includes a fixed blade, and a movable blade cooperable therewith. The movable blade is mounted on a plate having a plurality of circular apertures therein. Discs are mounted in these apertures, the discs being eccentrically supported, the axes of the eccentrics being in the same angular relation to and the same angular relation from, the centers of the discs. Arms are secured to the discs, and hydraulic means are provided for rotating the discs about their eccentric axes. Rotation of the discs lowers the plate bearing the movable cutting knife past the fixed knife, shearing off a sheet inserted between the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1976
    Inventor: Jim Dvorak