With Means To Convey Work Relative To Tool Station Patents (Class 83/401)
  • Patent number: 9254969
    Abstract: A transporting device includes a support frame, a driving mechanism, a first picking mechanism, and a second picking mechanism. The driving mechanism is mounted on the support frame. The first picking mechanism includes a first sliding member slidably mounted on the support frame and driven by the driving mechanism, a first driving member mounted on the first sliding member, a hinge member comprising a hinge portion driven by the first driving member, a first connection portion rotatably connected to the hinge portion, and a second connection portion rotatably connected to the first connection portion. The second driving member includes a driving portion capable of telescoping and selectively latching with the second connection portion. Thus, the first connection portion and the first picking member are rotatable relative to the second connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignees: FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (JIASHAN) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiang-Wei Wang
  • Publication number: 20150122094
    Abstract: A horizontally positioned cylindrical fixed barrel is provided with barrel side supply ports for a rubber bale, the barrel side supply ports being disposed on a pair of barrel walls of the cylindrical fixed barrel, and an ejection port for a rubber cut piece disposed on a lower part of the barrel, and an in-barrel rotary member which rotates while being in internal contact with the cylindrical fixed barrel is provided with an inner supply ports which receive the rubber bale when they oppose the barrel side supply port as the in-barrel rotary member makes a half turn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Yasuo YADA, Tatsuo YADA
  • Patent number: 8991289
    Abstract: In a method for slicing food products, a cutting blade carries out a primary movement defining a cutting plane and a product to be sliced is supplied to the cutting blade by means of a conveying device to bring the product into engagement with the cutting blade. The cutting blade moved is from time to time at a speed different from the speed of the primary movement while it is in engagement with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Markus Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 8978529
    Abstract: A food article feed apparatus for a food article slicing machine. The apparatus has conveyor with a drive belt for connecting a drive source to a drive roller, and a conveyor belt. The drive roller is for driving the conveyor. The drive roller has an outer diameter and a recessed diameter where the drive belt is connected around the recessed diameter and the conveyor belt is connected around the outer diameter. The drive belt operates within an area defined by the first conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Pasek
  • Patent number: 8967028
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device includes a cutter holder, a moving unit, and a guide member. The cutter holder accommodates a cutter. The cutter has opposed blades opposing each other to cut a sheet of recording media fed along a sheet feed path of a feed guide plate unit. The moving unit holds the cutter holder and is movable in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a sheet feed direction in which the sheet is fed along the sheet feed path. The guide member is disposed along the sheet width direction to guide the moving unit in the sheet width direction. The cutter holder partially overlaps with the feed guide plate unit in a thickness direction of the sheet perpendicular to both the sheet width direction and the sheet feed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Yamada, Kazuhiro Wakamatsu, Yuichiro Maeyama, Masato Ogawa, Toshihiro Yoshinuma
  • Publication number: 20150020664
    Abstract: A method and system for the processing of food items that are supplied to a batching apparatus, where the batching apparatus comprises at least one handling means of the robotic type. By means of the batching apparatus a first process is performed, according to which food items are selectively batched in consideration of measured, detected and/or estimated data for the individual items and in consideration of at least one predefined criterion. Particular food items are identified and led to another process, the particular food items being food items that are deviant in relation to one or more predefined parameter(s) relating to the batching and/or food items that have not been selected to be batched during the first process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Henrik F. Skyum, Svend Baekhoj Jensen, Rene Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20150020666
    Abstract: A cutting unit includes a spindle, a spindle housing, a support flange on the front of the spindle, a cutting blade detachably supported to the support flange, and a fixing flange for fixing the cutting blade to the support flange. The support flange includes a boss portion adapted to be inserted through a central opening of the cutting blade, a flange portion for supporting one side surface of the cutting blade, and a cylindrical portion for engaging the front of the spindle. The flange portion has a suction hole opening toward the fixing flange, and the cylindrical portion has a communication hole communicating with the suction hole. The communication hole is connected to a vacuum source through a rotary joint fixed to the spindle housing so that communication between the communication hole and the vacuum source is selectively made by an on-off valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Wakita
  • Publication number: 20150020667
    Abstract: A cutting unit includes a spindle, a spindle housing, a support flange on the front of the spindle, a cutting blade detachably supported to the support flange, and a fixing flange for fixing the cutting blade to the support flange. The support flange includes a boss portion adapted to be inserted through a central opening of the cutting blade, a flange portion for supporting one side surface of the cutting blade, and a cylindrical portion for engaging the front of the spindle. The flange portion has a suction hole opening toward the fixing flange, and the cylindrical portion has a communication hole communicating with the suction hole. The communication hole is connected to a vacuum source through a rotary joint fixed to the spindle housing so that communication between the communication hole and the vacuum source is selectively made by an on-off valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Nobuhiko Wakita
  • Patent number: 8925436
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device includes a cutter holder, a moving unit, a connecting member, and a drawing member. The cutter holder accommodates a cutter. The cutter has opposed blades opposing each other to cut a sheet of recording media fed along a sheet feed path. The moving unit is disposed away from the cutter holder in a sheet feed direction in which the sheet is fed along the sheet feed path. The moving unit is reciprocally movable in a sheet width direction perpendicular to the sheet feed direction. The connecting member connects the cutter holder to the moving unit. The drawing member is mounted on the moving unit to draw the moving unit in the sheet width direction. The cutter holder is pivotable around the connecting member in a thickness direction of the sheet relative to the moving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Yoshinuma, Kazuhiro Wakamatsu, Masahiko Yamada, Yuichiro Maeyama, Masato Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140360326
    Abstract: A cutting head for a food product cutting system includes a generally cylindrical rotatable body, having a radius and configured to rotate about an axis, and a plurality of spatially separated, generally parallel elongate cutting blades, arranged in a circular array centered on the axis and defining a perimeter of the body. Each blade has a long dimension and an outwardly-oriented cutting edge. The generally cylindrical rotatable body is connectable to a driving mechanism configured to rotate the cutting head about the axis, and is positionable adjacent to a food product delivery mechanism, whereby food product that contacts the cutting edges of the array of blades in a direction generally perpendicular to the axis is cut by the blades into slices having a repeatable curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: David Bruce Walker, Allen J. Neel
  • Publication number: 20140318336
    Abstract: A cutting equipment (41) processes overlapped continuous forms (23H, 23L) and comprises a cutting device (29), which separates the sheets from the forms, introduction devices (28H and 28L), which enter the continuous forms (23H, 23L) into the cutting device and a singularizing device (46) for overlapped sheets, which includes two transport paths (81 and 82), the one above the other, with differentiable transfer times; the singularizing device comprises a diverter (83) upstream of the transport paths (81 and 82) and wherein the introduction devices (28H and 28L) are actuatable for temporarily projecting a leading edge of one of the overlapped forms (23H, 23L) with respect to the other form up to a switching zone of the diverter (83), or for advancing together said overlapped forms (23H, 23L); the diverter (83) is configurable for addressing a continuous form or both forms (23H, 23L) to one or to both transport paths (81 and 82); and the introduction devices (28H and 28L) are also actuatable, in the case of pro
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Tecnau S.r.L.
    Inventors: Giuliano De Marco, Armando Aprato, Francesco Terrusi, Francesco Modica
  • Patent number: 8826787
    Abstract: A media feeder system for use with a media cutting system having a cutting table includes an upper out-feed tray and a lower in-feed tray bins are disposed laterally adjacent one side of the cutting system table. A bi-directional media transport system transports media in an in-feed direction from the in-feed tray to the cutting table surface and removes media from the cutting table surface in an out-feed direction from the cutting table surface to the out-feed tray. The media transport system includes a sheet acquisition system having gripping apparatus that adjust for a height of the media held in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Barry P. Mandel, Robert A. Clark, William W Nowak
  • Publication number: 20140240437
    Abstract: An adhesive label issuing apparatus comprising: a cutter unit; an adhesive force expression unit; and a slack unit, the slack unit including: a downstream paper passing portion arranged between the cutter unit and the adhesive force expression unit along the conveyance direction so as to pass a label paper which has passed the cutter unit therethrough; and an upstream paper passing portion arranged on the upstream side of the downstream paper passing portion along the conveyance direction so as to pass the label paper therethrough, the downstream paper passing portion being arranged so as to be offset with respect to the upstream paper passing portion along a normal direction of an upstream paper passing surface in the upstream paper passing portion and so that a downstream paper passing surface in the downstream paper passing portion and the upstream paper passing surface are in parallel to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Instruments Inc.
    Inventors: Kouji KAWAGUCHI, Yoshinori SATO
  • Publication number: 20140230619
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device 1 to remove binding materials 2 from packaged bulk goods 3, particularly binding wire or binding cord from compressed cuboid bales as packaged bulk goods. In order to have an automated process during removal of binding materials, a transport unit 4 is provided to transport the packaged bulk goods 3 into a gripping and cutting station 6 at which the package of bulk goods 3 is affixed on the one side by a clamping device 8 and on the other side of the package of bulk goods by a cutting device 7, and binding materials 2 are gripped by the clamping device 8 and cut by the cutting device 7.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Manfred Bayer, Olaf Kränke, Andreas Plogmann
  • Publication number: 20140182435
    Abstract: A device for slicing material includes a structural support and a nanotube blade. The nanotube blade includes a nanotube filament having atoms arranged in a lattice structure and has a first end and a second end. Both the first end and the second end are coupled to the structural support and separated by a length of the nanotube blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Michael H. Baym, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Conor L. Myhrvold, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Clarence T. Tegreene, Charles Whitmer, Lowell L. Wood, JR., Victoria Y.H Wood
  • Publication number: 20140150618
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a carriage provided with a cartridge holder to which a cutter cartridge is detachably attachable, a moving unit moving an object to be cut and the carriage relative to each other so that the object is cut by a cutter of the cutter cartridge. The cutter has a base and having a distal end side formed with a blade and the cutter cartridge includes an outer casing housing at least the base of the cutter and having an abutting portion. The holder has a receiving against which the abutting portion abuts. At least one of the abutting and receiving portions is tapered so as to be concentric with the cutter base. When the cutter cartridge is attached to the holder, the abutting portion is caused to abut against the receiving portion, so that a central axis of the cutter is positioned at a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20140150619
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a carriage with a cartridge holder to which a cutter cartridge is detachably attachable, a moving unit moving an object to be cut and the carriage relative to each other so that the object is cut by a cutter, and a pressing unit switchable between a fixing position where the pressing unit presses the cartridge attached to the cartridge holder to fix the cartridge and an open position where the pressing unit releases the cartridge from a fixed state. The cartridge has an abutment and the cartridge holder has an abutted portion against which the abutment abuts. At least one of the abutment and the abutted portion is tapered. The pressing unit presses the cartridge at the fixing position to fix the cartridge while the abutment is in abutment with the abutted portion, so that the cutter is held at a predetermined position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinya Fujihara
  • Publication number: 20140102272
    Abstract: Apparatus for moving logs (2) within cutting-off machines. The apparatus includes a platform (1) with one or more longitudinal channels (10) inside which the logs to be cut are disposed, and a pusher device (3) acting in correspondence of the platform (1) and intended for acting on the back of the logs (2) to push them, along respective guide channels (10), toward a cutting device (4) disposed downstream. The apparatus includes a clamping device (5) disposed intermediate between the pusher device (3) and the cutting device (4) and intended for engaging the logs (2) which are pushed along the channels (10) of platform (1) by the pusher device (3) and driving them along up to the cutting device (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Fabio PERINI
  • Patent number: 8683904
    Abstract: A target transportation device includes a first transportation portion which is capable of applying a transportation force toward a downstream side from an upstream side of a transportation path to a target, a second transportation portion which is provided on the transportation path at a position at the downstream side with respect to the first transportation portion in a transportation direction and is capable of applying a transportation force toward the downstream side from the upstream side of the transportation path to the target while nipping the target, and a cutting member which is provided on the transportation path at a position between the first transportation portion and the second transportation portion and is capable of cutting the target in the width direction perpendicular to the transportation direction of the target. The second transportation portion is configured so as to be capable of changing a nipping position of the target in the transportation direction of the target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Masato Mitsuhashi
  • Publication number: 20140020537
    Abstract: An auto-cutting apparatus cuts off burrs from a workpiece. The auto-cutting apparatus includes a work platform, a cutting device, and a control box. The work platform has a work station. The workpiece is placed on the work station. The cutting device is mounted to the work platform, the cutting device comprises a blade. The control box controls the blade to move to the workpiece on the work station to cut off the burrs of the workpiece. The control box controls the cutting device to move the blade away from the workpiece when the redundant part has been cut off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: ZHAO-YONG LI, QIU-SHENG LU, JUN ZHANG, DONG-YUE WU
  • Patent number: 8549969
    Abstract: Supply device (1) for a cutting device (2) for a web of reinforced rubber material, comprising a first and a second web transporter provided with web engagers, wherein the first and second web transporters are spaced apart from each other in web direction and are attached to a first and a second carriage that are connected to each other for being reciprocally moved as one unity, o attached to a common reciprocally movable carriage (23), respectively, wherein the first web transporter is situated downstream from the second web transporter, wherein the supply device furthermore comprises guides for guiding the carriage (s) with both transporters during the reciprocal motion, wherein the guides for the carriage or carriages with both transporters are continuous for the entire stroke of the reciprocal motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: VMI EPE Holland B.V.
    Inventors: Antonie Slots, Martinus Regterschot
  • Publication number: 20130247736
    Abstract: A cutting plotter includes a housing, a conveying mechanism, a guide shall, a cutting head, a cutter moving mechanism, and a slidable contact. The conveying mechanism is configured to convey a sheet-like cutting object to a first direction. The guide shaft extends in a second direction and is connected to the housing. The second direction crosses to the first direction. The cutting head is slidably supported by the guide shall, and is to be mounted with a cutter. The cutter moving mechanism is configured to move the cutting head along the guide shaft. The cutter moving mechanism includes a roller shaft extending parallel to the guide shaft. The slidable contact is provided in the cutting head and slidably contacts the roller shaft to maintain a position of the cutting head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Niizeki, Junnosuke Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20130247734
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for manufacturing cut glass fibres, whereby the apparatus comprises at least one first cot wheel and at least one second cot wheel, a first cutter head and a second cutter head, whereby the apparatus is configured such that the apparatus is operable in at least one first operation mode in which at least one of the cot wheels and at least one of the cutter heads are capable to cut inline glass fibres from a yarn, preferably from an endless yarn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: DIETZE & SCHELL MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Ulrich Singer
  • Publication number: 20130252072
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for notching, at an interval of a unit electrode, a continuous electrode sheet in which an electrode active material is applied to one or both surfaces thereof, to form a plurality of unit electrodes from the electrode sheet, the device including a press to press notches on the top and the bottom of the electrode sheet at a set position, and two or more grippers arranged at the rear of the press based on a feed direction of the electrode sheet, the grippers drawing and transporting the electrode sheet by one pitch, a size corresponding to the unit electrode according to operation of the press, wherein while one of the grippers draws and transports the electrode sheet, the remaining grippers move to a position for drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Hong MIN, Sung Min HWANG, Jihoon CHO, Taeyoon JUNG, Jeong Sam SON, Changmin HAN, Jae Hoon YOU, Su Taek JUNG, Hyeong KIM, Hyun-sook BAIK, Ki Hun SONG, Sang Hyuck PARK, Han Sung LEE, Byeong Geun KIM
  • Publication number: 20130247735
    Abstract: A device for simultaneous three-sided trimming of products in a plurality of cutting stations includes a common upper knife carrier operable in a vertical motion, blades to be attached to the upper knife carrier for at least front edge trimming and top and bottom trimming of the products and a first drive for driving the upper knife carrier. A conveyor system has top-related and bottom-related pairs of conveyor belts for conveying the products through the cutting stations of the device and a second drive driving the conveyor system. The first and second drives are self-contained, mutually independent drives connected to one another by control units. The top-related and bottom-related pairs of conveyor belts of the conveyor system are each driven by self-contained, mutually independent, position-controlled drives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
    Inventor: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AG
  • Publication number: 20130244083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for cutting an electrode sheet laminate wherein two or more continuous electrode sheets, in which an electrode active material is applied to one or both surfaces thereof, are laminated, to form a plurality of unit electrode laminates from the electrode sheet laminate, the device including a cutter to cut the electrode sheet laminate at a set position and thereby form unit electrode laminates, and two or more transport grippers arranged at the front of the cutter based on a feed direction of the electrode sheet laminate, the transport grippers drawing and transporting the electrode sheet laminate by one pitch, a size corresponding to the unit electrode laminate according to operation of the cutter, wherein while one of the transport grippers draws and transports the electrode sheet laminate, the remaining transport grippers move to a position for drawing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ki Hong MIN, Sung Min HWANG, Jihoon CHO, TaeYoon JUNG, Jeong Sam SON, Su Taek JUNG, Changmin HAN, Hyun-sook BAIK, Sung Hyun KIM, Ki Hun SONG, Sang Hyuck PARK, Han Sung LEE, Byeong Geun KIM
  • Publication number: 20130233142
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains generally to shave ice confection machines and processes, and more particularly to a block ice shaving apparatus, system and method whereby an improved blade and blade assembly produce more consistent output with increase machine life.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Publication number: 20130160627
    Abstract: Systems and methods for introducing hook fastening elements into a mold traveling along a mold assembly line are disclosed. The system can be configured to cut hook fastening tape into strips having a predetermined length based on information received from the mold assembly line, and to drop the cut strips directly into the mold at the appropriate intervals as the mold travels along the mold assembly line. Also disclosed is a system for facilitating the continuous feeding of hook fastening tape through the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Sho, Yoshifumi Nakata, Hisashi Yoneshima, Tomonari Yoshida, Takanori Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20130152754
    Abstract: A saw system in one embodiment includes a base, a work support surface member supported by the base and including a work piece support surface defining a horizontal work piece support plane, and a plurality of wheels, each of the plurality of wheels engaged with at least one of the base and the work support surface member, wherein none of the plurality of wheels is attached to either the base or the work support surface member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael J. Lawlor
  • Patent number: 8425818
    Abstract: A pelletizing machine for forming pellets from extruded material includes an extruder having at least one exit port and a body defining a cutting chamber through which high-temperature liquid flows, flooding the cutting chamber. The exit port of the extruder opens into the cutting chamber, which includes a cutting section defining a flow path for liquid through the cutting section. A cutter in the cutting section of the cutting chamber is mounted for rotation about an axis generally perpendicular to the first direction and disposed for cutting the extruded material exiting the exit port into the pellets. The axis of rotation of the cutter is parallel to or coincident with the flow path of the cutting section. A method for forming pellets of thermoplastic material with a foaming agent is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Interplast Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi An Lin, Ming-Tsai Liang
  • Patent number: 8408108
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for cutting slices of food product from a larger portion of the food product, whereby the systems and methods can reduce down-time associated with some of the portions of the equipment during cleaning. Components of the system requiring more frequent cleaning can be readily disconnected from those components requiring less frequent cleaning. Further, substitute components can be connected to those components requiring less frequent cleaning to reduce their down-time while the other components are being cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventors: Rory J. Redemann, Timothy T. Watson
  • Publication number: 20130036885
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drive and a blade. The drive is configured to be operatively coupled to a tubular member. The drive is configured to move the tubular member from a first location with respect to the blade to a second location with respect to the blade. The blade is configured to rotate about an outer surface of the tubular member and to cut the tubular member as the drive moves the tubular member from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Zerfas, Mohamed Fazni Abdulaziz, Ray Amos
  • Publication number: 20130025420
    Abstract: In a method for slicing food products, a cutting blade carries out a primary movement defining a cutting plane and a product to be sliced is supplied to the cutting blade by means of a conveying device to bring the product into engagement with the cutting blade. The cutting blade moved is from time to time at a speed different from the speed of the primary movement while it is in engagement with the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Markus Gerhardt
  • Publication number: 20120312136
    Abstract: In a method of slicing products, a plurality of products are fed simultaneously on parallel conveying tracks to a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves, in particular in a rotating and/or revolving manner. A number of produces exceeding the number of conveying tracks is provided, at least one product parameter is determined for each provided product, a set of products corresponding to the number of conveying tracks is selected from the provided products and the selected set of products is fed to the cutting plane on the conveying tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventors: Sergej Garaew, Kai Andre Briel
  • Patent number: 8322275
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120298260
    Abstract: A firewood processor includes a main framework having a front end, rear end and opposite sides. A log infeed trough is supported on the main framework for advancing a log lengthwise along a longitudinal axis from the front end to the rear end of the main framework to a cutting station extending upwardly from the main framework for selectively cutting a log advanced on the log infeed trough into individual log rounds. An operator control station is positioned on the main framework for selectively controlling the advancing and the cutting of the log. The cutting station includes a rotating blade that is positioned above the log infeed trough and is mounted for upward and downward movement controlled by an operator at the control station in a vertical direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the trough to enable cutting of the log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: MULTITEK NORTH AMERICA, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Kamps, David A. Foytik, Marcus W. Steigerwaldt
  • Publication number: 20120297944
    Abstract: The cutting machine includes at least one log feed channel; a cutting station along the feed channel, with at least one cutting blade for dividing each, log into individual rolls plus front and rear trims; a log feed device along the feed channel, including at least one rear member for pushing the logs to be cut, movable along the feed channel to push each log through the cutting station. The feed device also includes at least one front member for engaging with the log to be cut, arranged and controlled so as to engage frontally with each log, or series of rolls obtained after the log has been cut, for at least a part of its travel along the feed channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli, Gioni Chiocchetti
  • Publication number: 20120285302
    Abstract: In a cutting apparatus a rotating carousel conveys caps made of synthetic plastic material to a fixed blade having the shape of a circumferential arc. The caps are rotated about themselves by spindles. The blade cuts an annular weakening line to form the tamperproof ring of the cap. The carousel has an emitter and a laser receiver that cooperate to detect the presence or absence of the cutting edge of the fixed blade. The apparatus ensures good cutting quality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Stefano Bergami
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8286539
    Abstract: A tile saw includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a first rail disposed on the frame assembly, the first rail having a longitudinal axis, a table slidingly disposed on the first rail, a support assembly disposed on the base, a saw assembly supported by the support assembly, the saw assembly including a motor, a cutting wheel driven by the motor, the saw assembly being pivotable about a horizontal axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a switch electrically connected to the motor and disposed on the support assembly so that, when the motor assembly is pivoted about the horizontal axis, the switch remains stationary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gregg L. Sheddy, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Darren B. Moss, Warren A. Ceroll, Stuart J. Wright, William D. Spencer, Jiangang Zhao, William S. Taylor, Frank A. Mannarino
  • Patent number: 8276491
    Abstract: An automated sequenced food article tray loading method and apparatus for a high speed slicing machine where food articles can be loaded sequentially into designated and separated lanes of a lift tray and automatically sequentially assume a preload condition. Food article separation is maintained on the lift tray after the food articles are loaded by a plurality of support plates and one or more dividers. A food article sweep mechanism receives the food articles on the lift tray in their separated positions and transfers the food articles into the food article feed mechanism while maintaining the separated positions. The food article sweep mechanism is a substantially open structure without enclosing walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandberg, David Hansen
  • Publication number: 20120245011
    Abstract: A paper converting or rewinding machine provides a cutting or perforation section, equipped with at least one blade arranged to work in combination with a stationary knife to provide the division of the web of paper into a plurality of sheets of measured length. The blade can be integral to a fixed support, or alternatively to a cutting roller that rotates about a longitudinal rotation axis. The blade(s) can be a perforation blade, or a cutting blade, with helical shape, and mounted to a perforation roller. The stationary knife can be mounted to a fixed roller. The blade performs a cutting, or perforation, of the web into sheets working in combination with the stationary knife. The blades and the stationary knifes are long substantially as the width of the paper. In particular, the blade has at least one weakened portion of determined size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: MTC - MACCHINE TRASFORMAZIONE CARTA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro DE MATTEIS
  • Publication number: 20120227560
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus to cut a tow includes a tow support, a first blade, and a tow support deflector. The tow support deflector is disposed in cooperative alignment with the first blade to exert a deflecting force upon the tow support. The deflecting force substantially preventing the first blade from striking the tow support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Russell C. DeVlieg, Kenneth P. Zaballos
  • Publication number: 20120222532
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device includes a cutter holder, a moving unit, and a guide member. The cutter holder accommodates a cutter. The cutter has opposed blades opposing each other to cut a sheet of recording media fed along a sheet feed path of a feed guide plate unit. The moving unit holds the cutter holder and is movable in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a sheet feed direction in which the sheet is fed along the sheet feed path. The guide member is disposed along the sheet width direction to guide the moving unit in the sheet width direction. The cutter holder partially overlaps with the feed guide plate unit in a thickness direction of the sheet perpendicular to both the sheet width direction and the sheet feed direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiko YAMADA, Kazuhiro Wakamatsu, Yuichiro Maeyama, Masato Ogawa, Toshihiro Yoshinuma
  • Publication number: 20120222531
    Abstract: A moving unit of a sheet cutting device is movable in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a sheet feed direction in which a sheet of recording media is fed along a sheet feed path. A cutter holder accommodates a cutter, is connected to the moving unit and is rotatable in a thickness direction of the sheet relative to the moving unit. A guide member is disposed along the sheet width direction to guide the moving unit in the sheet width direction. A drawing member is mounted on the moving unit to draw the moving unit toward a downstream side in a cutting direction in which the cutter holder moves to cut the sheet. The moving unit is connected to the cutter holder at a position downstream in the cutting direction from an accommodated position of the cutter in the cutter holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Masato OGAWA, Kazuhiro WAKAMATSU, Masahiko YAMADA, Yuichiro MAEYAMA, Toshihiro YOSHINUMA
  • Publication number: 20120222530
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device includes a cutter holder, a moving unit, a connecting member, and a drawing member. The cutter holder accommodates a cutter. The cutter has opposed blades opposing each other to cut a sheet of recording media fed along a sheet feed path. The moving unit is disposed away from the cutter holder in a sheet feed direction in which the sheet is fed along the sheet feed path. The moving unit is reciprocally movable in a sheet width direction perpendicular to the sheet feed direction. The connecting member connects the cutter holder to the moving unit. The drawing member is mounted on the moving unit to draw the moving unit in the sheet width direction. The cutter holder is pivotable around the connecting member in a thickness direction of the sheet relative to the moving unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshihiro YOSHINUMA, Kazuhiro Wakamatsu, Masahiko Yamada, Yuichiro Maeyama, Masato Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20120219676
    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: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Davor Juravic, Yomayra Alvarez, Oscar Ortiz, Dwayne P. McDowell, II, Geoffrey Chase Thornhill
  • Patent number: 8250960
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cutting, or trimming, a catheter at a specified location along the length of the catheter. The catheter preferably includes a stop feature which interacts with an elongate member of the cutting system to determine the catheter is in a proper position to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Cardiac Dimensions, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis R. Hayner, Evan M. Keech, Lucas S. Gordon
  • Patent number: 8245615
    Abstract: A tire tread skiving machine having an elongated frame with two spaced ends. An elongated cutting platen extends transversely across the frame between the two ends. An infeed conveyor conveys extrusions to the cutting platen while an outfeed conveyor conveys extrusions away from the platen. A rail assembly is mounted to the frame above the cutting platen and a carriage is movably mounted to the rail assembly. A rotatably driven skiving blade is mounted to the carriage and cuts the extrusion at the cutting platen as the carriage moves along the rail assembly. The rail assembly is pivotally mounted to the frame so that the dynamically variable angle of the cut made by the skiving blade may be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Paul Brazier
  • Publication number: 20120180286
    Abstract: A continuous strip of T-Nuts formed on a common strip of metal. Each T-Nut of the strip of T-Nuts is integrally connected to the next adjacent T-Nut by carry tabs. The carry tabs can be frangible themselves or contain a frangible portion. Each T-Nut includes a cylindrical bore therein and a threaded interior. A mechanism feeds and severs the endmost T-Nut in endwise fashion. The mechanism to feed and sever the endmost T-Nut includes a cutting blade positioned vertically below the frangible portion of the carry tab. A shearing ram having a guide positioned axially in line with the cylindrical bore in the endmost T-Nut is adapted to move vertically from an upper to a lower position to engage the cutting blade with the frangible portion and sever the endmost T-Nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: STAFAST PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: JONATHAN WAYNE DIETER, STEPHEN R. SELLE