With Means To Stop Work Conveyor Patents (Class 83/416)
  • Publication number: 20140020538
    Abstract: A vegetable cutting apparatus which includes a rotation driving unit, a cutting unit, and a feeding unit having a vegetable intermittent feeding device; the feeding unit is provided with a drive roller and a driven roller which are installed across side walls horizontally extending from the cutting unit, a conveyor belt which is installed between both rollers, and a holding roller which is disposed above the conveyor belt on the rear side thereof with a clearance to the conveyor belt being held; and a oneway clutch is mounted to the drive roller such that, with rocking turning thereof, the drive roller is intermittently rotation-driven, thereby the vegetables placed on the conveyor belt being intermittently fed, and at the time of cutting operation, feeding of the vegetables can be stopped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Hideo MATSUMOTO
  • Patent number: 8505423
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiving module, a conversion module, first and second rollers, a motor, and a cutting head. The receiving module receives a desired weight value. The conversion module converts the desired weight value to a first length of wheel weight material based on a linear density of the wheel weight material. The first and second rollers engage first and second opposing sides of a continuous strip of the wheel weight material. The linear density of the wheel weight material is approximately constant along the continuous strip. The motor directly drives the first roller based on the first length. The cutting head is selectively actuated to cut the wheel weight material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignees: Esys Corporation, 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Louis R. Hedtke, Matthew W. King, Scott R. Claxton, Mark A. Compton, Christopher J. Marcus, Mark R. Gabel
  • 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: 20120048077
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a printing device includes a conveyance mechanism configured to convey a printing medium along a conveying path, and a detection device provided on the conveying path and configured to detect a position of the printing medium therealong. The printing device further includes a control device configured to select one of first and second conveyance modes in response to a predetermined condition, the control device being further configured to control the conveyance mechanism so as to convey the printing medium along the conveying path based on the selected conveyance mode. In the second conveyance mode, the printing medium is conveyed along the conveying path while being detected by the detection device, at a conveyance speed slower than that of the first conveyance mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshimasa Inoue
  • Publication number: 20110185871
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting foil strip from a spool includes a holding device, a pulling unit, a cutting unit, a brake unit, a detection unit, and a controller. The supporting is configured for receiving the spool. The pulling unit, the cutting unit, the brake unit are fixed on the holding device. The pulling unit is configured for pulling the foil apart from the spool to the cutting unit. The cutting unit is configured for cutting the foil into pieces. The brake unit is mechanically coupled to the reel and configured for applying a resistance to the spool. The detection unit is mechanically connected with to the reel and configured for sensing the rotation number of the spool. The controller is electronically connected to the sensor and the brake unit and configured for controlling the resistance the brake unit applying to the spool according signal of the detection unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicants: Hong Heng Sheng Electronical Technology (HuaiAn) Co., Ltd, FOXCONN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Yun-Fei Lien, Tao Huang, Bing-Yan Yu, Bing-Qing Dong, Shao-Jiang Zhang
  • Publication number: 20100180742
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for braking or locking a shaft (6) of a microtome (1). The microtome (1) comprises the shaft (6), an actuating element (2), a movement mechanism (37) and a housing (38). With the movement mechanism (37) an object to be cut can be moved relative to a knife blade. The actuating element (2) can be manually actuated by an operator. As a result thereof, the shaft (6) can be rotated. Via the shaft (6), the movement mechanism (37) for performing the relative motion between the object and the knife blade can be driven. Further, the present invention relates to a method for operating a device for braking a shaft (6) of a microtome (1). So that the device can be used in a mechanically formed movement mechanism (37), the inventive device is characterized by an actuator and a braking unit (25). The braking unit (25) is connected in a rotatably fixed manner to the shaft (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: LEICA BIOSYSTEMS NUSSLOCH GMBH
    Inventors: Roland Walter, Stefan Thiem, Andreas Laudat
  • Publication number: 20100175522
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a receiving module, a conversion module, first and second rollers, a motor, and a cutting head. The receiving module receives a desired weight value. The conversion module converts the desired weight value to a first length of wheel weight material based on a linear density of the wheel weight material. The first and second rollers engage first and second opposing sides of a continuous strip of the wheel weight material. The linear density of the wheel weight material is approximately constant along the continuous strip. The motor directly drives the first roller based on the first length. The cutting head is selectively actuated to cut the wheel weight material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: ESYS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis R. HEDTKE, JR., Matthew W. KING, Scott R. CLAXTON, Mark A. COMPTON, Christopher J. MARCUS
  • Publication number: 20100095819
    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: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Paul Brazier
  • Publication number: 20080202301
    Abstract: A sheet processing apparatus, by which a failure in control does not occur even if cutting wastes are conveyed by a conveying unit and an image forming apparatus having the sheet processing apparatus are provided. The sheet processing apparatus has a cutter unit for cutting a sheet, a dust box for accommodating the cutting wastes, a conveying belt pair which conveys the cut sheet, sensors for detecting the sheet conveyed by the conveying belt pair, and a controller for controlling conveyance of the sheet based on the signals detected by the sensors, wherein when the length of the sheet detected by the sensor is equal to or less than a predetermined amount, the controller does not determine the sheet as a sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenichi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 7011006
    Abstract: In preferred embodiments the invention includes a transverse board conveyor, a board extrusion portion, a marking station, a sawing portion, and a plurality of board feeding portions, all of which are controlled by a process controller. In such preferred embodiments, a bunk feeder and magazines feed boards serially onto the transverse board conveyor and are conveyed in a direction transverse to the length of the boards. The boards are individually deposited into an elongate receiver of a board extrusion portion to be conveyed longitudinally. A carriage in the receiver transports the boards past an end detection station, past a marking station, and to a sawing station. The marking station prints desired indicia at selected positions on the board such as by an ink jet printer without physical contact of the printing mechanism with the board and while the board is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2006
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome E. Koskovich
  • Patent number: 6539830
    Abstract: In preferred embodiments the invention includes a transverse board conveyor, a board extrusion portion, a marking station a sawing portion, and one or more board feeding portions, all of which are controlled by a process controller. In such, preferred embodiments, one or more stacks of boards are serially fed onto the transverse board conveyor and are conveyed in a direction transverse to the length of the boards. The boards are individually deposited into an elongate receiver of a board extrusion portion to be conveyed longitudinally. A carriage in the receiver transports the boards past an end detection station, past a marking station, and to a sawing station. The carriage has a moveable clamping member which pinches the board between a wall of the receiver and the clamping member. The carriage moves down the receiver with the board clamped thereto conveying the board in a longitudinal direction to position the board in a desired position for sawing the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: The Koskovich Company
    Inventor: Jerome E. Koskovich
  • Patent number: 5421227
    Abstract: A web of coherent labels or coherent blanks of wrapping material is advanced along an elongated path toward a severing station where the web is cut at selected intervals by an orbiting knife in cooperation with a stationary or moving knife to yield a succession of sections of desired length. If the web is to be arrested for a shorter or longer period, it is first accelerated above its standard speed and is thereupon decelerated to zero speed during the last interval of advancement so that the length of the leader of the web extending beyond the severing station matches the desired length. Analogously, when the web is restarted, it is accelerated above the standard speed and is thereupon decelerated to such standard speed during the first interval of advancement so that the knives sever a section whose length again matches the desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1995
    Assignee: Alfill Getranketechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Albrecht Rohrdanz, Jens Naecker
  • Patent number: 5251523
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting elongated, extruded plastic articles includes a cutter assembly composed of a pair of side-by-side, plate-like cutting die bushings having a transverse article opening formed therethrough configured and dimensioned to accommodate the passage and guidance of an elongated extruded plastic article therethrough, and a thin, generally planar cutting blade having a cutting edge. The blade is supportable for reciprocable movement between the cutting die bushings for movement between an operative position in which the blade moves across the article opening so as to cut an article disposed therein and an inoperative position in which the blade is displaced from the article opening. The blade is supported for reciprocable movement by at least one support finger disposed on each side of the blade which serves to prevent buckling of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: Fisher Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Harry M. Fisher, Stuart N. Fisher
  • Patent number: 5083486
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for trimming solid stick deodorants to provide for a protruding rounded deodorant stick in the container in a continuous manner on subsequent deodorant sticks whereby the deodorant stick is brought into registration with a means for raising the solid deodorant stick to a predetermined height, the deodorant stick then being transported into registration with a rotating knife which trims the deodorant stick and imparts a rounded oval configuration to the top of the deodorant stick, the deodorant stick then being transported to a conveyor and released for further packaging. The apparatus and method accomplishes the trimming in a continuous and automatic manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 28, 1992
    Assignee: Fluid Packaging Co.
    Inventors: George Allison, Stuart Lawrence, Roy Valeo
  • Patent number: 5001951
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting cigarette packs transversely in preparation for recovery of the tobacco from the cigarettes therein comprises a first belt conveyor driven at a first velocity, a device for delivering the cigarette packs in collated relation onto the first conveyor with all packs resting on one of their larger sides and oriented lengthwise of the conveyor, and a second belt conveyor arranged coaxially with and adjacent to the downstream end of first conveyor to receive the packs from the first conveyor and driven at a second velocity, the second velocity being higher than the first velocity such that the packs become spaced apart end-to-end on the second conveyor. An indexing conveyor arranged orthogonally to and adjacent to the downstream end of the second conveyor receives each pack from the second conveyor at a receiving station. A photodetector detects the arrival of each pack at the receiving station and produces a signal indicative thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Assignee: Lorillard, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Eisenlohr, David R. Jones, Frank Moorefield
  • Patent number: 4986155
    Abstract: Apparatus (10) for repeatedly cutting extruded rubber and plastic material (M) at preselected locations along a length thereof including, a frame (11), a drive shaft (35) mounted on the frame, a drive member (25) effecting a selected speed of rotation of the drive shaft, feed rolls (110) intermittently driven by the drive shaft for controllably advancing the extruded material, and a cutting element (B) reciprocally driven by the drive shaft for repeatedly cutting the extruded material advanced by the feed rolls at the preselected locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 22, 1991
    Assignee: Extrusion Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald F. Hays, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4848532
    Abstract: In a device for advancing several workpieces placed side by side, a slide comprises several thin plates arranged alongside of one another. These thin plates are positionable against the workpiece end remote from a stop and are movable back and forth over a predetermined compensation distance parallel to the direction of advance of the workpieces. The compensation distance is longer than the greatest difference in length between the workpieces. The thin plates are prestressed by an energy accumulator which exerts a force which is larger than the force required for the advance of the workpieces. A first switch is arranged on the slide to switch off the slide drive as soon as one of the thin plates is displaced beyond the compensation distance in the direction opposite to the direction of advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1989
    Assignee: Chr. Eisele Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Adelbert Lauffer
  • Patent number: 4441394
    Abstract: A table saw guide apparatus includes a generally flat guide plate adapted to overlie the tabletop of a table saw, and an upstanding stop device is disposed adjacent to, and space laterally by a short distance from the saw blade. A projection is disposed on the underside of the plate and is adapted to fit securely within a tabletop groove for ficing the plate on the tabletop. A substantially flat workpiece carrier is disposed on, and in overlying relationship, with the upper surface of the plate. The carrier has an edge adapted to engage the stop device for slidable engagement therewith. The upper surface of the workpiece carrier is flush with the top edge surface of the stop device to permit the workpiece to rest on top of both the top edge surface device and the upper surface of the carrier. A gauge device is mounted removably in the upper surface of the carrier for engaging the workpiece and for helping position it angularly relative to the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1984
    Inventor: Mario Barsotti
  • Patent number: 4300671
    Abstract: A band saw machine is provided with a cutting head that carries the endless saw blade. The cutting head can be swung from a vertical cutting plane into a horizontal cutting plane. Limits can be made in the feeding stroke of the cut and the return travel. A workpiece feeding and clamping vice is rotated about a horizontal axis. The combined positioning capability of the band saw blade and the workpiece vice allows difficult compound angular cuts to be made in the workpiece. The endless run of the blade is angled upwardly and outwardly away from the workpiece to provide additional clearance for cutting deep workpieces. Powered feed rolls advance the workpiece against a gauging stop to determine a predetermined length to be cut. The vice is then closed to hold the workpiece during cutting. Supplemental supports hold the rearward end of the workpiece during feeding and cutting. Blade guides are spaced for accomodating both small and large width blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 1979
    Date of Patent: November 17, 1981
    Inventor: George N. Bliss
  • Patent number: 4239445
    Abstract: A pallet positioning apparatus including a bed having guide members mounted thereon which define a pallet transfer path. A pallet traveling along the guide members includes a positioning pin on the lower surface of the pallet. A positioning lever rotatably mounted on the bed includes a roller and a member having a base surface opposite the roller mounted at an end of the positioning lever. The lever is biased to engage the pallet positioning pin for positioning the pallet on the guide members. The positioning lever is rotatable for releasing the pallet positioning pin. A clamping device clamps the pallet in position after the positioning pin has been engaged to fix the pallet in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1980
    Assignee: Seiko Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumihiro Ozawa
  • Patent number: 4165663
    Abstract: A vertical bandsaw machine having a feed mechanism with a driving component movable in opposite directions in response to the application thereto of hydraulic fluid pressure. A workpiece engaging element urges the workpiece towards the cutting blade in response to movement of the driving component in one direction, while accommodating movement of the workpiece away from the cutting blade during movement of the driving component in the opposite direction. The application of hydraulic fluid pressure to the driving component is controlled by valves which are both manually adjustable and automatically responsive to the forces opposing workpiece movement towards the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1979
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kikuo Tsutsui, Masao Sato
  • Patent number: 3994326
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a grooving machine and more particularly for making grooves in wooden or other similar members so as to provide for the fitting of partitions in the manufacturing of boxes, or the grooves may be used for supporting shelves or any other suitable structure as desired. The grooving machine having a novel tilting cable adapted to tiltably adjust the peripheries of rotary cutters rotatably mounted on an axis generally fixed relative to the frame of the machine and wherein fluid actuated cylinders clamp work being grooved onto a movable carriage which is operated by another fluid actuated cylinder mounted on the pivoted carriage support of the frame and wherein limit stop members are operable to limit actuation of the fluid actuating means to move the carriage backward and forward certain distances relative to the rotary cutters aforementioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1975
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1976
    Inventor: Chester A. Sarten