Plural Cutting Steps Patents (Class 83/39)
  • Patent number: 10234079
    Abstract: A light emitting diode (LED) light engine that includes an anode supporting base contact having a first arcular geometry; a cathode supporting base contact having a second arcular geometry; and a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filament structures connected in series, the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filament structures all connected at a common apex interface, wherein at least a first of the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filament structures has an anode contact in electrical communication with the anode supporting base contact, and at least a second of the plurality of light emitting diode (LED) filament structures of has a cathode contact in electrical communication with the cathode supporting base contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Tom Spehalski, Steve Farley
  • Patent number: 9675089
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for producing irregular slices of meat from meat products. The meat products can be rotated using an impeller having a plurality of paddles for urging the meat products against a slicing blade during rotation of the impeller in order to create a slice from the meat product. The meat products can impact the slicing blade in different orientations in order to create differently shaped, irregular slices of meat. A cutting blade downstream of the slicing blade can be used to reduce the width of the slices of meat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Lauren Michele Sammel, Cory Painter, Sarah C. Humke, Scott J. Bradley
  • Patent number: 9512571
    Abstract: A device (100) for the cutting to size of coated decorative paper web sections (5, 6), with a processing line (10) with units (11 to 13) for purposes of decorating and impregnating a continuous paper web (15) to form a decorative paper web (1), and at least one transverse cutting unit (30, 31) for purposes of cutting off decorative paper web sections (5, 6) of defined length (l1, l2) from the decorative paper web (1). In accordance with the invention provision is made for at least one longitudinal cutting unit (18) to be arranged ahead of the at least one transverse cutting unit (30, 31) in the direction of feed, for purposes of separating the decorative paper web (1) into at least two continuous decorative paper web lengths (2, 3), and provision is made for at least one deflection unit (25), which spaces the two decorative paper web lengths (2, 3) apart from one another and feeds each of them to a separate transverse cutting unit (30, 31).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Surteco Decor GmbH
    Inventor: Knut Zinnaecker
  • Patent number: 9459198
    Abstract: The present application relates to a pressing and tearing apparatus and method for peeling rate tests, wherein the apparatus comprises a working table configured to place a sample; a press mechanism disposed above the working table, and being capable of synchronously rolling and translating relative to the working table; an input unit configured for inputting a preset pressing force value and a preset tearing force value; a pressure sensor and tension sensor; a controller electrically connected to the input unit, the pressure sensor, and the tension sensor respectively; and a drive mechanism configured to drive the working table to move upward or downward and drive the press mechanism to roll and translate synchronously relative to the working table under the control of the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Xueli Ao
  • Publication number: 20150128777
    Abstract: A roofing shingle is disclosed comprising a headlap portion with a non-straight longitudinal edge and a buttlap portion with a plurality of tabs with a non-straight longitudinal edge and spaced apart by openings, wherein the non-straight longitudinal edges do not shadow each other laterally across the shingle. A roofing system is disclosed wherein at least a portion of the headlap portion of such shingle from a subsequently installed course overlaps at least a portion of the headlap portion of a shingle from a previously installed course. The maximum headlap overlap dimension is beneath the subsequently installed shingle laterally proximate the openings in the buttlap portion of the subsequently installed shingle. A method for making the shingle is disclosed comprising cutting a sheet of roofing material longitudinally along non-straight lines wherein at least a portion of each formed shingle has a width of about twelve inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Olan Leitch
  • Publication number: 20150134571
    Abstract: A food cutting guide comprising a base for supporting and cutting food, said base having first and second planar surfaces, a peripheral edge, and a plurality of cutting grooves formed in at least one of the planar surfaces to facilitate and guide the movement of a food cutting utensil in cutting the food, and at least one centering guide disposed inwardly from said peripheral edge on at least the planar surfaces having said cutting grooves; wherein said at least one centering guide facilitates the placement of the food in the center of the cutting surface; and wherein said plurality of cutting grooves are equally spaced to facilitate cutting equal size slices of food.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Greg T. Getzinger
  • Publication number: 20150090398
    Abstract: A nasal dilator comprises a laminate of vertically stacked layers each comprising at least one member or component. The layers form a unitary, or single body, truss. The truss features horizontal regions adapted to engage outer wall tissues of first and second nasal passages and to traverse the bridge of a nose therebetween. The dilator acts to stabilize and/or expand the nasal outer wall tissues and prevent said tissues from drawing inward during breathing. Dilator members, including components thereof, are configured to dimensional criteria suitable to engage and provide effective dilation to nasal passages, that create lateral and longitudinal registration of dilator members or components during manufacture, and that facilitate manufacture with minimal material waste. Methods of manufacture further include progressive steps that fabricate and assemble components into finished devices, including user assembly thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph V. IERULLI
  • Publication number: 20150090088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for extracting buds 8 from a stalk 1 of a graminaceous plant. The method comprises the steps of obtaining at least one stalk half 7 by cutting the stalk 1 in longitudinal direction L of the stalk 1, automatically detecting a bud 8 on the stalk half 7 and cutting out a vegetal tissue comprising the bud 8 based on the detected position of the bud 8. Furthermore, the invention relates to a system for carrying out this method as well as the use of this system for extracting buds 8 from a stalk 1 of a graminaceous plant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: BASF SE
    Inventors: Harald Rödel, Cassio da Silva Cardoso Teixeira, Antonio Cesar Azenha, Efraim Albrecht Neto, Domingos Guilherme Pellegrino Cerri
  • Publication number: 20150093978
    Abstract: A polishing film for a polishing head for plastic spectacle lenses, for polishing zones on a front side or rear side of the spectacle lens, having a polishing surface which can be positioned against the spectacle lens and is bounded by a peripheral surface, wherein an edge is provided between the polishing surface and the peripheral surface, wherein the edge either has a radius r of at least 0.5 mm to 10 mm or has a chamfer f with an extent f1×f2, where the extent f1 or f2 is at least 0.5 mm to 10 mm, or the polishing film, when not in use, has a basic curvature G with a radius RG?75 mm and, in addition to this, a peripheral curvature G with a radius Rg?0.5 G, wherein the peripheral curvature g is limited to the peripheral zone, or the polishing film is formed without any basic curvature G and has a peripheral curvature g with a radius Rg?35 mm, wherein the peripheral curvature g is limited to the peripheral zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Schneider GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Stephan Huttenhuis, Ferdinand Achenbach
  • Publication number: 20150082955
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for cascading and molding an LED filament support based on a support flitch. A plurality of supports may be separated apart from the support flitch as a whole body, thus reducing welded amount and increasing efficiency. The support flitch comprises a group of supports arranged in parallel and numbered as a first support, a second support, a third support, and so on, till an n-th support one after another. According to three different cutting ways, an inner extension section, an outer extension section, an inner connection side, and a middle connection side at the upper side of the support, as well as the inner extension section, the outer extension section, the inner connection side, and the middle connection side at the lower side of the support are cut out respectively, one group or two groups of the cascaded LED filament supports may be obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yongjun Zhou, Yifan Fan
  • Publication number: 20150079258
    Abstract: A combination kitchen device includes a double peeler having a substantially hollow handle having a forward end and a rearward end and a releasably engageable holding tool inserted within the rearward end of the hollow handle. The double peeler includes a head connected transversely to the forward end of the hollow handle. The head has at least one recess, and at least one means for cutting mounted within the recess. The head has an opening having an eye removal cutting edge. The holding tool has a handle portion and an elongated blade portion attached transversely to the handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Aaron Szymanski
  • Publication number: 20150068006
    Abstract: A method of converting a tire into cladding components includes removing a first sidewall and a second sidewall of the tire from a tread ring of the tire. The first sidewall and the second sidewall are cut radially forming a plurality of shingles. The tread ring is cut transversely forming a plurality of mounting struts. A method of manufacturing a cladding includes fastening at least two mounting struts to a structure. A plurality of interior-facing shingles are fastened to the structure in a mounting groove formed by the at least two mounting struts. A plurality of exterior-facing shingles are fastened to the structure through the at least two mounting struts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: John Carlos Osborne Odio
  • Publication number: 20150059543
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for cutting hair that incorporates the shape of the head to determine the angles at which the hair will be cut for a given hair style. The angle at which the hair is cut depends on the shape of the head where the cut is made as well as the angle at which the hair falls at the cut. The shape of the head changes according to location, and therefore the angle at which the hair is cut changes accordingly. Other factors also taken into consideration by the present invention include the natural fall of the hair, the density of the hair, and the guide lengths and the perimeter lines of the haircut style.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Diana Kim Moore
  • Publication number: 20150053056
    Abstract: A cutting board includes a cutting portion for cutting material thereon. The cutting board also includes one or more extensions extending from the cutting portion. At least one of the one or more extensions is operable to identify a type of food to be used with the cutting board. Systems and methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Ligia Nagy Ramos
  • Publication number: 20150053055
    Abstract: A system, a method and a cutting apparatus may use a bit to cut an object. The apparatus may have a bit connected to a cutting block on a cutting apparatus. The cutting apparatus may rotate about the object while the bit may advance into the object to cut the object. The cutting apparatus may have another bit located opposite to the bit to bevel an edge of the object. The cutting system may reduce point loads and/or provide an equalized load. The cutting system may reduce tool pressures when cutting a pipe and may provide extended tool and/or bit life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Mactech, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam Schammel, Joel Kent Wittenbraker
  • Publication number: 20150024172
    Abstract: A migration resistant loose fill packaging material according to the present invention includes a plurality of single faced corrugated strips. Each corrugated strip includes a single liner member having an elongate and generally planar configuration, the base member having an upper surface and an opposed lower surface. Each corrugated strip also includes a corrugation portion having a plurality of connected fluted elements bonded to the upper surface of the single liner member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: John Pollock
  • Publication number: 20150013514
    Abstract: A buffer layer can be used in conjunction with a cutting table to reduce cutting tool wear. During use, a first surface of the buffer layer can rest on a top surface of the cutting table, and a second surface of the buffer layer can receive a material to be cut. The buffer layer can include one or more channels in its second surface, and the one or more channels can correspond to a pattern to be cut from the material. The depth of the one or more channels can be sufficient to provide a clearance depth between a tip of the cutting tool and a bottom surface of each of the one or more channels. The clearance depth can prevent the tip of the cutting tool from wearing against the bottom surface of the channels, thereby increasing life expectancy of the cutting tool and reducing process costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Eric B. Strauss
  • Publication number: 20140373694
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a jacket-stripping tool including: a reference stop adapted and configured to contact an end of corrugated stainless steel tubing; and one or more cutting blades arranged substantially perpendicular to a central axis of the tool and adapted and configured to create one or more cuts through one or more external jacket layers of the corrugated stainless steel tubing. At least one of the one or more cutting blades is positioned relative to the reference stop such that the at least one of the one or more cutting blades is a multiple of a distance between adjacent corrugation valleys of the corrugated stainless steel tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jordan Strunk
  • Publication number: 20140373693
    Abstract: An abrasive article includes a blade body having an axis of rotation, and a peripheral edge comprising a plurality of blade segments with perimeter edges. Adjacent ones of the blade segments may be separated from each other by a slot that extends into the blade body at least partially in a radial direction with respect to the axis. At least one blade segment may include a plurality of apertures extending axially therethrough, comprising a perimeter edge aperture that intersects the perimeter edge, and at least two interior apertures are radially offset from and do not intersect the perimeter edge. An abrasive portion may include a bond material and abrasive particles, the abrasive portion overlies at least portions of the blade segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicants: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., Saint-Gobain Abrasifs
    Inventor: Ignazio Gosamo
  • Publication number: 20140360325
    Abstract: A method is described for producing a blank (1) from a fiber layup (5) having an edge (3) forming a chamfer (2), wherein the fiber layup (5), which is suctioned onto a cutting support (6) of a cutting table (7), is cut through using a contour cut (17), which extends into the cutting support (6), along the intended contour (4) of the blank (1) and is provided with the chamfer (2) using a chamfer cut (16) running at a flat chamfer angle (?) along the intended contour (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: GFM - GmbH
    Inventor: Franz HEIDLMAYER
  • Publication number: 20140360323
    Abstract: A method of cutting a wafer of composite core from a bulk composite core includes stabilizing the bulk composite core with a fixture, the bulk composite core having a plurality of tube members. The method also includes cutting through each of the tube members to create the wafer while the bulk composite core is stabilized by the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Phillip A. Kendrick, Levi H. Armstrong
  • Publication number: 20140318335
    Abstract: A steel-structure demolition method for demolishing a steel structure by causing the steel structure to collapse, the steel-structure demolition method includes: demolishing the steel structure in such a fashion that the steel structure is cut along a cutting line extending in a direction perpendicular to a depth direction thereof when having collapsed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicants: KACOH Co., Ltd., COSMOTEC Co., Ltd., University of Tsukuba
    Inventors: Takashi Shindo, Hirotaka Okura, Daigoro Isobe, Ryosuke Negishi, Jun Hirata, Naoshige Norimoto
  • Publication number: 20140298968
    Abstract: A dividing method for a disk-shaped workpiece having a plurality of first division lines and a plurality of second division lines intersecting the first division lines. The workpiece is cut along the first and second division lines by using a cutting blade in a down cut manner as supplying a cutting fluid to the cutting blade, wherein the workpiece is fully cut in a thickness direction thereof to obtain a plurality of chips. The dividing method includes a first cutting step of cutting the workpiece along the first division lines and a second cutting step of cutting the workpiece along the second division lines. In at least the second cutting step, the outer circumference of the workpiece at the cut end of each second division line is not cut to form an uncut region, thereby suppressing the formation of waste chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Shunichiro Hirosawa
  • Publication number: 20140290454
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a connecting rod is provided. The method includes the steps of (1) forming, on a long rod material, a rotation transmitting portion having a non-circular cross section; (2) cutting the rod material to provide the rotation transmitting portion at each of both ends; and (3) forming, by cutting work, a small diameter column portion and a tapered portion at a first end of the cut rod material from a tip-end side. The small-diameter column portion has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the rotation transmitting portion. The tapered portion is provided continuously from the small-diameter column portion and gradually increases in diameter. The rotation transmitting portion is provided continuously from the tapered portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Hirohito Aoi, Tomohiro Enokijima
  • Patent number: 8844413
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a form-cut object made of foam. The invention is based on the aim of refining a known method for producing a form-cut object made of foam in that it also allows the precise creation of complex shaped form cuts in the foam. This aim is achieved by the method according to the invention in that the first preliminary version of the object in the region of a first form or contour cut is provided with a (second) form cut, which is superimposed on the first form or contour cut and extends down to larger depths than the first cut. Preferred application areas of the claimed method and the resultant objects made of foam are pillows, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Koehler & Krafft GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Koehler
  • Publication number: 20140260930
    Abstract: One or more ram accelerator devices may be used to form one or more holes in geologic or other material. These holes may be used for drilling, tunnel boring, excavation, and so forth. The ram accelerator devices propel projectiles which are accelerated by combustion of one or more combustible gasses in a ram effect to reach velocities exceeding 500 meters per second.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: MARK C. RUSSELL
  • Publication number: 20140260849
    Abstract: Tools and methods are provided for scarfing rotor blade segments. A rotor blade segment includes a pressure side and a suction side. A tool includes a first guide configured for mounting on one of the pressure side or the suction side, the first guide including a first curved rail and a second curved rail spaced from the first curved rail. The tool further includes a second guide movably coupled to the first guide at a scarf angle, the second guide including a guide rail extending between and movable along the first curved rail and the second curved rail. The tool further includes a cutting device movably coupled to the second guide, the cutting device movable along the guide rail and operable to remove material from the one of the pressure side or the suction side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Bertram Johnson, Steven Haines Olson, Edward McBeth Stewart
  • Publication number: 20140238209
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a pre-cut infeed system for a machine center, such as an edger. A pre-cut infeed system may include an infeed, one or more saws arranged along the infeed, and a scanner optimizer system. The scanner optimizer system may scan a workpiece and determine whether greater value can be obtained from the workpiece by cutting the workpiece transversely into two or more pieces upstream of the machine center. If so, the workpiece may be cut transversely by the saw(s) positioned along the infeed, and the cut pieces may be fed sequentially into the machine center.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Petri Saastamo
  • Publication number: 20140234565
    Abstract: A sealing membrane includes a waterproof layer; a self-adhesive adherent layer or a fleece or fabric layer which is provided on the bottom of the waterproof layer; and a fleece or fabric layer which is provided on the top of the waterproof layer; the sealing membrane being provided along one of its long side edges with projections formed by lugs which are respectively separated from one another by recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Werner SCHLUETER
  • 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: 8783142
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for cutting pieces having a predefined length, i.e. sticks, out of a mass of cheese, in which a cheese bar is first cut into parallel longitudinal strips while being conveyed on a belt conveyer using a longitudinal cutting device. The longitudinal strips are then cut into pieces using a transverse cutting device having a transverse cutting knife, which is conveyed along with the cheese bar during the transverse cutting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Hochland SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Roland Zeuschner
  • Publication number: 20140183779
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensionally deformable, sheet-like reinforcing structure, wherein material attenuations are incorporated into a sheet-like, cellular base material, distributed over an area of the base material, by means of cutting or sawing, said material attenuations sub-dividing the base material into a plurality of material cells which are delineated from each other by the material attenuations but are still connected to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: ESC Extended Structured Composites GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Fritz Michael Streuber
  • Publication number: 20140150614
    Abstract: An eco-friendly wall panel system may comprise a plurality of panels, horizontal joints and panel clips which are all fabricated from the same sheet of material. For example, the panels may initially be fabricated from the phenolic sheets. After the maximum quantity of panels has been fabricated from any one sheet, the remaining portion of the phenolic sheet may be used to fabricate the horizontal runners and the panel clips which may be smaller than the panels. As such, as much of the phenolic sheet is being used to fabricate the system. Hence, the process and the product are both eco-friendly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Charbel Tannious Aboukhalil
  • Publication number: 20140147284
    Abstract: A turbine engine, bucket and method for modifying an airfoil shroud of turbine bucket is disclosed. A reference location is located in a second end edge of the airfoil shroud proximate a seal rail of the airfoil shroud. A relief cut is formed in the airfoil shroud to remove the reference location. Additionally, another reference location may be located in a first end edge of the airfoil shroud proximate the seal rail. Another relief cut may be formed in the airfoil shroud to remove the other reference location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John David Ward, JR., Antonio Rodriguez, Jason Adam Neville
  • Publication number: 20140144886
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a bearing assembly includes superhard bearing elements distributed circumferentially about an axis. At least one of the superhard bearing elements may include a first arcuate end portion, a second arcuate end portion, a first substantially planar face, a second substantially planar face, and a bearing surface. The first and second arcuate end portions may be generally opposite each other. The first substantially planar face may extend between the first and second arcuate end portions. The second substantially planar face may be generally opposite the first substantially planar face. The first substantially planar face may have a length greater than a length of the second substantially planar face. The bearing surface may extend between the first arcuate end portion, the second arcuate end portion, the first substantially planar face, and the second substantially planar face. The bearing assembly includes a support ring that carries the superhard bearing elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Craig H. Cooley, Timothy N. Sexton
  • Publication number: 20140113791
    Abstract: Apparatus for trimming paper rolls or logs (2) including: a section for the entry of the logs (2) to be trimmed; a section for the exit of the trimmed logs (2?); a station with cutting device (6) for trimming the logs (2); a device (3) for moving the logs (2, 2?) between the entry section, the cutting station and the exit section; a device (4), associated with the log-moving device (3), for retaining the logs when subjected to movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Fabio PERINI
  • Publication number: 20140109738
    Abstract: A slicer device for slicing and removing a fleshy part of a watermelon surrounded by a rind. The slicer devices comprises a cutter piece having an outer surface and an inner surface; and a series of cutters of a thickness attached to the inner surface of the cutter piece spaced apart, connected to each other and arranged to form a pattern with openings, the openings defined by the cutter sand the inner surface of the cutter piece for receiving and slicing the fleshy part of the watermelon from the rind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Daniel G. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8701532
    Abstract: A method includes removing material from a die and thereby changing a location of a cutting edge of the die in a punch entry direction and changing a cutting edge cross-section of the die; and assigning a punch and/or a workpiece thickness to the die based, at least in part, on the change in the cutting edge cross-section of the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Wolfgang Laib
  • Publication number: 20140104706
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optical component may include providing a plate formed from a transparent material, cutting depth-wise through a planar surface of the plate along first and second linear directions to define first and second planar surfaces, and cutting depth-wise through the planar surface along a curved direction to define a curved surface such that an optical component is obtained including the first and second planar surfaces and the curved surface extending between an edge of the first planar surface and an edge of the second planar surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Go!Foton Holdings, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140102143
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a device for cutting a glass sheet, continuously supplied after a melting and solidification process, into quadrangular glass substrates. The glass sheet cutting device includes two or more cutters for cutting a glass sheet into quadrangular glass substrates, a defect inspector for scanning the glass sheet to three-dimensionally check defect positions in a length direction, a width direction and a thickness direction of the glass sheet, a position adjuster for moving at least one of the cutters to a portion of the glass sheet at which few defects are distributed, and a controller for informing the position adjuster of positions of the cutters based on the scanned results received from the defect inspector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ho Kyung LEE, Kyu Hwang LEE, Soon Ki HEO
  • Patent number: 8695467
    Abstract: A method for cutting tubular members, particularly legs, for supporting structures using at least one travelling wire having suitable cutting parts is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: TS R&D S.R.L.
    Inventor: Francesco Matteucci
  • Publication number: 20140099195
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided in one example embodiment and includes a plate having a plurality of perforations configured in a pattern. The pattern includes the plurality of perforations arranged in concentric circles centered at a point. Each of the perforations is a closed shape comprising four edges, with rounded corners between adjacent edges, with two opposite edges of each of the perforations including non-parallel straight lines and two other opposite edges comprise concentric, offset curved lines. The non-parallel straight lines may form an angle with a vertex at the point, and the concentric curved lines may be centered at the point. The perforations in each concentric circle may be angularly spaced around the point. The apparatus may further include a substantially circular fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventor: Frank S. Jun
  • Patent number: 8689668
    Abstract: An automatic crimping tool may be used to seat and crimp a projectile in a cartridge case. The tool may include a center sleeve having a blind bore at one end, an outer surface, a spring stop disposed on the outer surface, and at least one opening extending through a wall of the blind bore. The tool may include an outer sleeve having a through bore. The center sleeve may be reciprocably disposed in the through bore of the outer sleeve. The through bore may include a counter bore at one end and an enlarged portion located distal from the counter bore. A spring may be disposed between a flat portion of the counter bore and the spring stop. A retainer may bear against the spring stop to limit axial motion of the center sleeve. An inner sleeve may be disposed in the blind bore. The inner sleeve may be selectively translatable with the center sleeve. A second spring may be disposed between a closed end of the blind bore and the inner sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Aaron Rider, Taylor Hale
  • Publication number: 20140083267
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing an article. The method includes providing a fiber material, splitting the fiber material with a splitting roller having a set of grooves that extend continuously around a circumference of the splitting roller, and cutting the fiber material to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Silva, Jeffrey Scott Dahl
  • Patent number: 8679560
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems and methods are disclosed to manufacture a plurality of edible pieces in a continuous process where each piece is generally different in thickness, shape, size and/or texture from another piece, so as to create, in the aggregate product distribution, pieces of randomly varying thickness, size, shape and/or texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Del Monte Corporation
    Inventors: Davor Juravic, Yomayra Alvarez, Oscar Ortiz, Dwayne P. McDowell, II, Geoffrey Chase Thornhill
  • 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: 20140046378
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clamping element for setting a bone fracture. The element comprises a closed contoured body which has a substantially hollow cross-section and is enclosed by a peripheral wall. The contoured body has two opposite receiving portions at the end faces thereof, the receiving portions being intended to receive fixing elements which can be pushed through the body, and has two lateral flanks having angled portions. The peripheral wall of the contoured body is resiliently deformable at least in sections, in particular in the region of the receiving portions on the end faces of same and in the region of the lateral angled portions. A defined resilient behaviour of the clamping element can be impressed via the angled portions in such a way that a predetermined tension can be generated between the receiving portions. Also disclosed are a method for producing the clamping element and a setting device for using said clamping element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Hipp medical AG
    Inventor: Markus Waizenegger
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140033886
    Abstract: A media cutting system is disclosed comprising a die cutter including a cutting surface and a plurality of dies stored proximate the cutting surface, a die exchange system including a die storage system configured to support the plurality of dies and a die transport system, and a computer system comprising a controller configured to operate the die transport system and the die cutter. A die exchange system and methods of making and using the die exchange system also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, William J. Nowak, William J. Hannaway
  • Publication number: 20130283986
    Abstract: A glazing panel cut out system for use with a cutting wire in cutting out a vehicle glazing panel cut out procedure has a dispenser unit for dispensing cutting wire and a winder unit for winding the wire, both being mounted to the glazing panel during use. The winder unit has one or more winder spools for winding the cutting wire dispensed from the dispenser. The cutting wire is paid out from the dispenser whilst mounted to the glazing panel during the cut out procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: William Finck