Plural Cutting Steps Patents (Class 83/39)
  • Publication number: 20130276603
    Abstract: A punch includes first and second blade sections juxtaposed relative to each other in a direction parallel or substantially parallel to a feed direction of a sheet material. The first blade section protrudes downwardly from the second blade section with a step intervening therebetween and includes lower end edges on downstream and upstream sides of the feed direction, which define respective punching edges. The first blade section includes a lower end edge following the feed direction, which defines a first notching and punching edge. The notching and punching edge includes a portion intermediate of the feed direction representing a projecting shape. The second blade section includes a lower end edge on the upstream side, which defines a punching edge and also includes a lower end edge following the feed direction, which defines a notching and punching edge. The notching and punching edge is inclined gradually upwardly towards the upstream side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD.
    Inventor: Kohei Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8555758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning a cutting knife of a microtome or ultramicrotome equipped with motors for moving the cutting knife. The method may include determining/defining at least two segments of the cutting knife according to a division of the previously defined width of the cutting knife, selecting a segment of the cutting knife, and positioning the cutting knife in an operational position by motorized movement of the cutting knife, the selected segment of the cutting knife being positioned to cut the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Ranner, Andreas Loydold
  • Publication number: 20130247730
    Abstract: This invention pertains to machinery and methods for cutting a workpiece utilizing a cutting tool into at least two parts having prescribed shapes from a metal plate comprising the steps of: identifying each of the parts by one or more contour lines; cutting a workpiece along one of the identifying contour lines into one of the parts; creating at least one path diversion, wherein the diversion has an associated bounded region or opportunity; cutting the workpiece along a contour line associated with the opportunity; resuming the cutting of the part along the identifying contour line with minimal damage to the part being cut; finishing the cutting of the part and then moving the cutting tool to the opportunity and thence to an associated adjacent identifying contour line and then repeating the process until all parts have been manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 8534172
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for translating articles. The apparatus has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of a positioning conveyor having an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Tools, such as cutting tools or inspection stools, along the sides of the work area interact with the sides of the articles as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the article-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Patent number: 8529991
    Abstract: A method involves creating a recess in a surface of a part so the recess is adjacent a portion of the part, thereafter forming a coating on the surface of the part with a portion of the coating being disposed in the recess, and thereafter removing material of the portion of the part with a tool. According to a different aspect, an apparatus includes a recess-forming section that forms a recess in a surface of a part so the recess is adjacent a portion of the part, a coating section that forms a coating on the surface of the part with a portion of the coating disposed in the recess, and a material-removing section that subsequently removes material of the portion of the part with a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey G. Harris, Daniel B. Mitchell, Douglas J. Brown
  • Patent number: 8490286
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a method for manufacturing an aircraft fuselage section of composite material that comprises the following operations manufacturing a one-piece section; cutting the section longitudinally; spreading apart two edges located on the two sides of the cut; reassembling the section and making a longitudinal joint with the two edges overlapping. The disclosed embodiments also relate to a section made in accordance with this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventors: Cedric Meyer, Jocelyn Gaudin
  • Publication number: 20130174702
    Abstract: A system and method utilizes strategies, priority rules, specifications, and comparisons to calculate the fewest number of cuts to separate individual instances from an imaged media sheet. Embodiments of the systems and methods may produce an optimal or more efficient arrangement of the media instances on an imaged media to minimize a total number of cuts to separate the instances, and thus reduce an overall cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Rohan John Holt, James Michael McBride
  • Publication number: 20130174398
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shaft assembly comprising a first shaft and a second shaft. The first shaft has a plurality of first splines that each have an end portion and a chamfer disposed on the end portion. The second shaft is coaxial with the first shaft and has a plurality of second splines. The plurality of second splines each have a base portion and an end portion. The end portion defines an inverted chamfer having a base and a tip. The tip projects from the base radially away from the second shaft and axially away from the base portion of the plurality of second splines. The base of the inverted chamfer undercuts the tip of the inverted chamfer. The plurality of first splines engage with the plurality of second splines to couple the first shaft and the second shaft for common rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Timothy J. Reinhart
  • Patent number: 8479625
    Abstract: A method of making a tube sump with integral clips from a single material modifies multiple lumen tubing of any material that allows for two or more lumens. Preferably, the tubing is a plastic polymer with dual lumens. One lumen functions as a suction tube and the other lumen undergoes modification to form tubular clips. The modification removes a pattern of tubing opposite the suction tube to form integral clips that retain the tube sump upon an existing endotracheal tube. The removed sections of lumen may have any length or number. Common methods to remove the lumen sections include mechanical cutting, sawing, laser cutting, thermal cutting, melting, ablating, and shearing. Alternatively, the clips may be formed during the manufacture of the multiple lumen tubular product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Mark S. Klepper
  • Patent number: 8474355
    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: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Belron Hungary KFT—Zug Branch
    Inventor: William Finck
  • Publication number: 20130160389
    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: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Building Materials Investment Corp.
    Inventor: Olan Leitch
  • Publication number: 20130133490
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing food portions by means of a slicing device, in particular a slicer, wherein said food portions comprise at least one food slice and are cut from a stick of food using the slicing device, wherein the stick of food is irradiated, preferably by means of x-rays, before the particular food portion is sliced and the data measured in the process are used to control the slicing device and/or a device arranged downstream of the slicing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: CFS BUHL GMBH
    Inventors: Jorg Schmeiser, Silvio Quaglia, Rainer Maidel, Wilfried Maier
  • Publication number: 20130112054
    Abstract: A double-acting pipe cutting band saw apparatus and method for using the same are capable of cutting a relatively large workpiece with a relatively small size band saw, furthermore, it improves the cutting efficiency and life of the band saw. Since the pipe to be cut is put on a rotary table which is mounted a slide table, it can be continuously rotated and moved with respect to the band saw assembly during the cutting operation. Hence, the pipe to be cut can be completely cut by a band saw whose operable cutting length of the band saw does not have to be larger than the diameter of the pipe, which reduces cutting time while improving cutting efficiency. On top of that, the service life of the band saw is extended since the cutting operation is not just performed by the rotation of the band saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: EVERISING MACHINE CO.
    Inventor: EVERISING MACHINE CO.
  • Patent number: 8433435
    Abstract: This invention pertains to machinery and methods for cutting a workpiece utilizing a cutting tool into at least two parts having prescribed shapes from a metal plate comprising the steps of: identifying each of the parts by one or more contour lines; cutting a workpiece along one of the identifying contour lines into one of the parts; creating at least one path diversion, wherein the diversion has an associated bounded region or opportunity; cutting the workpiece along a contour line associated with the opportunity; resuming the cutting of the part along the identifying contour line with minimal damage to the part being cut; finishing the cutting of the part and then moving the cutting tool to the opportunity and then to an associated adjacent identifying contour line and then repeating the process until all parts have been manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Publication number: 20130097864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a tube for a heat exchanger, in particular for a motor vehicle, in which a long tube, which is provided with turbulence inserts on the surface thereof, is separated into at least two individual tubes. In order to further reduce the production costs and nevertheless achieve a clean cutting surface, a first part of an at least two-part cutting device is introduced into the interior of the long tube through at least one opening of the long tube and the second part of the cutting device is placed against the outer face of the long tube approximately opposite of the inner, first part of the cutting device, wherein the first part and the second part of the cutting device are pressed against one another in order to dividing the long tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Steffen Brunner
  • Patent number: 8415175
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer includes multiple dies and a die identification region adjacent to or on each die. The die identification region can include a wafer indicator and a pattern of die locations representing die locations on the wafer. A die identification marker is provided in each pattern of die locations in the die identification region specifying a location of a respective die on the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Truesense Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Shen Wang, Robert P. Fabinski, James E. Doran, Laurel J. Pace, Eric J. Meisenzahl
  • Publication number: 20130072980
    Abstract: A flexible stabilization device for connecting at least two bone anchoring devices which are attached to vertebrae of the spinal column includes a flexible rod made of an elastomer material. The rod has a surface in which at least one recess is provided which is generated by separation of a portion of said elastomer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Martin Pabst, Berthold Dannecker
  • Publication number: 20130047536
    Abstract: Building panels, especially floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system comprising several cavities and local protrusions that provide horizontal locking of two adjacent edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Välinge Flooring Technology AB
    Inventor: Darko PERVAN
  • Publication number: 20130043408
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for obtaining a shielding element for minimizing the penumbra of a beam of hadrons outside a target area, the hadron beam being guided in a longitudinal direction by an irradiation unit, and the beam having a width (?). The method includes: (i) defining a closed or open contour of said target area; (ii) providing a block having a longitudinal thickness capable of blocking the passage of said beam and having a lateral surface perpendicular to said longitudinal thickness; (iii) forming an aperture of a shape similar to said contour and crossing said longitudinal thickness of said block for letting through said beam, said aperture forming a longitudinal internal surface; and (iv) trimming said block so as to form a longitudinal external surface around said longitudinal internals surface, said longitudinal internal and longitudinal external surfaces delimiting a side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Yves Claereboudt, Thomas Colmant, Michel Closset
  • Publication number: 20130038952
    Abstract: A laminated wafer lens includes a wafer lens and a spacer substrate bonded to each other. The wafer lens includes a resin section provided on a surface of a glass substrate. The resin section includes lens portions and interval portions, each interval portion provided between adjacent lens portions. The spacer substrate has openings at positions corresponding to the respective lens portions. The lens portions are arrayed in row and column directions in a matrix fashion. The interval portions include first and second interval portions, the second interval portion longer than the first interval portion. The spacer substrate includes interval portions each of which is provided between adjacent openings. The interval portions include third and fourth interval portions corresponding to the first and second interval portions, respectively, the fourth interval portion being longer than the third interval portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Tougo Teramoto, Akira Sato, Tohru Tominami
  • Publication number: 20130035688
    Abstract: A bipolar forceps includes a shaft extending from a housing and includes an end effector assembly at its distal end. The end effector assembly has a pair of jaw members movable between an open position and a closed position. A knife assembly includes a cutter having a generally circular cross-section. The cutter is configured to cut tissue when the jaw members are in the closed position. One or more electrically conductive tissue sealing plates are disposed on each of the jaw members. The tissue sealing plates are adapted to connect to an electrosurgical energy source configured to deliver electrosurgical energy to tissue held between the jaw members to effect a tissue seal. An actuator is operably coupled to the knife assembly and is configured to selectively reciprocate the cutter relative to the jaw members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
    Inventor: TYCO HEALTHCARE GROUP LP
  • Publication number: 20130032587
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for securely destroying used ribbon from a document personalization machine in order to render any information retained on the used ribbon as unreadable. In one embodiment, the method includes tapering the used ribbon into a used ribbon strand by feeding the used ribbon through a tapering mechanism. The method also includes heating the used ribbon strand to fuse the used ribbon strand into a used ribbon string thereby rendering any data retained on the used ribbon unreadable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flitsch, Richard C. Nubson, Milo B. Squires, Jeanette E. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20130032016
    Abstract: A saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw includes a first section having an attachment portion configured to engage the reciprocating saw. The saw blade also includes a second section having a body coupled to the first section, a cutting portion formed on the body, and an attachment portion configured to engage the reciprocating saw. The first and second sections are usable together with the reciprocating saw as a single saw blade. The second section is separable from the first section such that the second section is usable with the reciprocating saw independently of the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Robert W. Butzen, Ryan J. Malloy, Andrew J. Schulz, Austin J. Kazda
  • Publication number: 20130019727
    Abstract: A method for making a metallic casing includes providing an apparatus comprising a first mold and a second mold, placing a preform into a rectangular depression of first mold, moving the first mold to the second mold so that each sharp edge is substantially coplanar with a corresponding cutting edge, moving the first mold to the second mold so that the cutting edges are beyond the corresponding sharp edges of the first mold to complete a partial cut procedure, and moving the first mold to the second mold so that the secondary-cutting edge moves beyond the corresponding sharp edge and completely cuts the excess off the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Inventor: ZHI-DA LIU
  • Publication number: 20130016935
    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: July 15, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig H. Cooley, Timothy N. Sexton
  • Patent number: 8333312
    Abstract: A method of separating opening devices supplied jointly in the form of a sheet and applied individually to respective packages of pourable food products involves feeding the sheet, which has a number of parallel rows of opening devices integral with one another, to a first station where a first row is detached from the rest of the sheet. The first row is fed to a second station where it is divided into individual opening devices, and a following second row of the sheet is fed to the first station as the preceding first row is being fed to the second station and/or is being at least partly divided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Jonas Dickner, Inge Nilsson, Stefan Bokander
  • Publication number: 20120305297
    Abstract: Solder wires are conveyed from insert openings for allowing the solder wires to be inserted toward discharge openings from which the solder wires are discharged and the solder wires project. The projecting wires are cut with first cutting blades and the solder inserted into the insert openings are cut with second cutting blades. This enables fixed cutting stress on a portion of the solder wires to be cut with the first cutting blades and a portion of the solder wires to be cut with the second cutting blades at the same time to prevent deformation of the cut surface of the cut solder wires. Solder columns having a column shape and having a uniform length along a conveying direction thereof can be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichi Nomoto, Takashi Nauchi
  • Publication number: 20120309276
    Abstract: A retainer ring of a chemical mechanical polishing apparatus includes a base portion having a ring shape, the base portion including a pressurizing surface and a combining surface opposite the pressurizing surface, slurry inflowing portions on the pressurizing surface of the base portion, the slurry inflowing portions having groove shapes, and minute grooves at least on a surface portion of the slurry inflowing portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Choon-Goang KIM
  • Publication number: 20120285304
    Abstract: A method of producing a decorative carpet tile may include providing a carpet tile in accordance with the prior art techniques and then treating at least two carpet tiles in one of various manners to provide separations internal to side edges of the carpet tile. Specifically, two tiles can be treated simultaneously, in register and/or without moving the second tile after treating the first tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Robert S. Weiner
  • Publication number: 20120285303
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system are provided for cutting panels of stock material for producing hard book casings. The apparatus may include a transport mechanism, a vertical cutter, and/or a horizontal cutter. The vertical cutter may produce a vertical cut of the stock material. The horizontal cutter may produce a horizontal cut of the stock material. The apparatus may produce properly dimensioned panels from the stock material in a single pass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Applicant: GP2 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Porat
  • Publication number: 20120255718
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a solid foam article from a solid foam blank includes the steps of forming a pilot hole in the solid foam blank; positioning a chisel in the pilot hole, the chisel having a cutting portion and a shaft; and directing the cutting portion into the pilot hole in a reciprocating motion to remove solid foam material surrounding the pilot hole. A system for forming articles from solid foam blanks and a heat exchange device are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: UT-Battlelle, LLC
    Inventors: James William Klett, William Scalia
  • Publication number: 20120258265
    Abstract: Decorative grass, such as Easter grass, may be produced from a sheet or web of material having a decorative and/or embossed pattern thereon. The decorative pattern may have a non-linear side edge that provides the decorative grass with a contoured configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Donald E. Weder, Sonny K. Burnside
  • Patent number: 8281489
    Abstract: A number of flat tubes, flat tube heat exchangers, and methods of manufacturing both are described and illustrated. The flat tubes can be constructed of one, two, or more pieces of sheet material. A profiled insert integral with the flat tube or constructed from another sheet of material can be used to define multiple flow channels through the flat tube. The flat tubes can be constructed of relatively thin material, and can be reinforced with folds of the flat tube material and/or of an insert in areas subject to higher pressure and thermal stresses. Also, the relatively thin flat tube material can have a corrosion layer enabling the material to resist failure due to corrosion. Heat exchangers having such flat tubes connected to collection tubes are also disclosed, as are manners in which such tubes can be provided with fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Werner Zobel, Jens Nies, Roland Straehle, Siegfried Eisele, Bernhard Stephan
  • Publication number: 20120240740
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a frame with a first and a second conveyor operatively attached thereto. The conveyors are configured to carry a workpiece from a first end a second end of the frame. The first conveyor is disposed at an angle of about 45 degrees to a ground surface supporting the cutting apparatus. The second conveyor is disposed at an angle of about 45 degrees to the ground surface, wherein the second conveyor is positioned perpendicularly to the first conveyor so as to form a V-shaped channel therewith. A first cutting blade is operatively attached to the frame and is positioned generally parallel to the first conveyor and a second cutting blade is operatively attached to the frame and is positioned generally parallel to the second conveyor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: Park Industries, Inc
    Inventors: Michael P. Schlough, Phillip A. Snartland, Aaron J. Zulkosky
  • Publication number: 20120237291
    Abstract: An end-lock joinery system allows the formation of one or more elongated members configured to lock end portions with each other. An elongated member can have an end portion that includes, but is not limited to, a protrusion, a shoulder, and a recess, the protrusion and recess each having a width that smoothly tapers from a wider portion to a narrower portion. Various embodiments of the end-lock joinery system can provide different modular configurations to join elongated members and present curved surfaces. The end-lock joinery system can be formed via various methods, including, but not limited to, using a computer numerical control (CNC) machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Lorin Dean Friesen
  • Publication number: 20120198976
    Abstract: A method for automatically cutting a workpiece comprising the steps of moving a workpiece along its longitudinal axis, positioning a cutting blade by rotating the blade about a vertical axis, positioning the cutting blade by rotating about a bevel axis, and vertically moving the blade into cutting contact with the workpiece, thereby stab cutting the workpiece and creating a bevel cut. The method may also comprise moving the blade along a transverse axis. Further steps may include moving the cutting blade along a transverse axis simultaneous to moving the workpiece along it longitudinal axis, thereby creating a scarf cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: Alpine Engineering Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Westfall, Brent McMillan, Richard Zeinert, Andrew Lashley, David L. McAdoo
  • Publication number: 20120198977
    Abstract: A method for making an opening in a substrate includes creating a cutting path in the substrate for cutting out a polygonal area along predetermined side paths which enclose the opening and are connected to each other via respective corner points. The cutting path is started in an internal region of the polygonal area at a distance from the side paths. The cutting path is continued in a recess in the internal region to a start point on a first one of the side paths, the start point being disposed along the first one of the side paths at a substantial distance from each of the respective corner points so as to divide the first one of the side paths into a long side path portion and a short side path portion. The cutting path is continued, from the start point, along each of the side paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: LPKF LASER & ELECTRONICS AG
    Inventors: Florian Roick, Christian Kohlmeier, Stefan Boenigk
  • Publication number: 20120192691
    Abstract: A media punch includes an outer cutter configured to cut a fractional outer border pattern in a media sheet. The media punch also includes an inner cutter configured to cut a fractional inner pattern in a media sheet. The fractional inner pattern is interior to the fractional outer border pattern within the media sheet. The media punch also includes a selector configured to move between an outer cut position to engage the outer cutter alone, an inner cut position to engage the inner cutter alone, and a combination cut position to engage both the inner cutter and the outer cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventors: Andrew Jonathan Hiller, Jennifer Lynn Garry, Tavnir John Carey
  • Publication number: 20120167730
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously slicing a plurality of food products into portions including a plurality of product slices respectively is provided. The apparatus includes a cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis in a cutting plane and/or revolves about a center axis in a planetary motion and includes a multi-track product feed. The feed of the product in one track is respectively interrupted if the residual product remainder in the track is no longer sufficient for forming a complete portion and if the residual product remainder in at least one of the other tracks is still sufficient for forming at least one complete portion. The product remainders are sliced into incomplete part portions once the product remainders of all tracks have reached a dimension which is no longer sufficient for forming a complete portion. The incomplete part portions are completed by product slices of subsequent products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Joachim Schaub
  • Patent number: 8196498
    Abstract: A forming method for applying a continuous punching to a chain roller includes a raw block having a first surface and a second surface. The raw block would be sequentially punched and formed throughout the first to sixth punching or throughout the first to seventh punching. During the fourth punching, a first blanking would be executed. Alternatively, before executing the sixth or the seventh punching, a second blanking would be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Inventor: Wen-Pin Wang
  • Publication number: 20120103050
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a profile, including: a cutter configured to make cuts on the profile having a first surface and a second surface, and having at least one rib on the first surface, wherein the cuts are made on the first surface of the profile; a first drive unit to drive the cutter forward and backward to and from the first surface of the profile; and a second drive unit to drive the cutter up and down along the first surface of the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicants: Seoul Laser Dieboard System Co., Ltd., Seoul Laser Dieboard System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Moo Lee
  • Patent number: 8161854
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cutting boxes. The box cutter has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Cutting tools along the sides of the work area cut into the side panels of the boxes as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the box-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Publication number: 20120068414
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a composite plate produced by an alternating stack of (n+1) flexible graphite foils and (n) perforated metal reinforcing foils with spurs (where n?2). The thicknesses of the flexible graphite foils used are preferably such that any 2 mm slice of thickness of the composite plate comprises at least 3 layers of flexible graphite, and has a graphite density per unit area of at least 2.34 kg/m2. For each perforated metal reinforcing foil, the spurs present on the foil generally have a height in relation to the surface of that foil that does not exceed about 1.3 times the thickness of the thinnest of the flexible graphite layers to which it is attached. A composite plate of the present invention enables the manufacture of gaskets that resist temperatures up to 550° C. under continuous service.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Alexandre POTIER
  • Patent number: 8132487
    Abstract: To generate a bevel in an uncured composite layup, an edge of part cut through the composite layup is performed at about 90° relative to the composite layup and a bevel cut is performed on the edge of part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard B. Evans, John Heigl
  • Publication number: 20120048083
    Abstract: A method for producing growth-axis oriented single crystal sapphire cores or near-net cores is provided. According to the method, a boule is grown on a desired growth axis having a first axial end and a second axial end. An orientation of a plane normal to the desired growth axis with respect to the boule is determined. The boule is then cored in a direction perpendicular to the plane to produce at least one growth-axis oriented single crystal sapphire core, or the boule is outer-diameter-grinded the boule to form a single crystal sapphire near-net core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: ADVANCED RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY LLC
    Inventors: Carl Richard Schwerdtfeger, Matthew Gary Klotz, Chandra P. Khattak
  • Publication number: 20120048084
    Abstract: To generate a bevel in an uncured composite layup, an edge of part cut through the composite layup is performed at about 90° relative to the composite layup and a bevel cut is performed on the edge of part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard B. Evans, John Heigl
  • Publication number: 20120048082
    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: September 1, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond Silva, Jeffrey Scott Dahl
  • Publication number: 20120042758
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the simultaneous multitrack slicing of a plurality of food products, in particular food products of different types, into respective portions including at least one product slice, wherein the products are sliced using a common slicing apparatus, in particular a high-performance slicer, which has at least one cutting blade which rotates in a cutting plane about a blade axis and/or revolves about a central axis in a planetary motion and in that the products are individually supplied to the cutting blade such that each portion satisfies a condition predefined for the respective track which in particular relates to the weight of the portion, the weight and/or the thickness of the product slices forming the portion and/or the number of the product slices forming the portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20120036971
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade for cutting food products, in particular sausages, comprising a cutter having two partial cutters disposed tapered toward each other in a curved surface. The invention further relates to a cutting device for cutting food products, having a blade and having a holder on which the blade is rotatably disposed. The cutting device is designed so that an end piece can be sliced off of a product, the longitudinal axis thereof being oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the blade, by a rotary motion of the blade. The invention further relates to a method for processing a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Patent number: 8109187
    Abstract: A tissue harvesting method and device for obtaining micrograft tissue particles within the size range of 50-1500 microns, and more preferably 500-1000 microns, and most preferably 600 microns. The particles may be processed after a piece of donor tissue has been excised from the donor site, or processed into the desired size directly at the donor site, and thereafter excised. Cutters having blades or cutting edges spaced in the range of 50-1500 microns are utilized to obtain particles within the desired size range. An elastomer is positioned between the cutting edges to push the excised particles out of the blades for ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Mishra, Charles Seegert, Makoto Ohira