With Means To Store Work Articles Patents (Class 83/417)
  • Publication number: 20140163719
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for controlling the cutting of a first rip out of a first board and a second rip out of the first board or out of a second board. The system including a control module which provides instructions to stack and/or align the first board and the second board or the first rip and the second rip and instructions to process the first rip and the second rip simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Arnout DE LILLE, Bern DE LILLE
  • 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: 20110314985
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a workpiece supplying member, a positioning mechanism, a transportation robot, and an annular cutting blade. The workpiece supplying member includes a number of slots for receiving a number of plate-shaped workpieces therein. The positioning mechanism includes a number of side surfaces and a number of recesses. The transportation robot is configured for unloading a workpiece from the workpiece supplying member, transporting the workpiece from the workpiece supplying member to the positioning mechanism, and loading the workpiece on the positioning mechanism. The positioning mechanism is rotatable about the central axis such that one of the side faces can be selectively oriented to face the transportation robot so as to load the workpiece transported by the transportation robot in the corresponding recess. The cutting blade is configured for cutting a workpiece loaded on the positioning mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHAO-KAI PEI
  • Publication number: 20110210495
    Abstract: A transversal cutting equipment for sheets separable from overlapped continuous forms, wherein the forms are longitudinally divided from a basic continuous form for producing documents with a single sheet or more sheets, and wherein the documents and the respective sheets are printed according to a predetermined order. The equipment comprises a cutting device for joined separation of the sheets; an accumulating and forwarding device; transport paths; and differentiating means for modifying the transport times of the sheets along one or more transport paths. The cutting device operates in a continuous way, while the accumulating and forwarding device collects the sheet or sheets of a partially formed document and sends the sheet or sheets upon the completion of the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: Tecnau S.r.l.
    Inventors: Giuliano De Marco, V, Armando Aprato, Francesco Terrusi, Alberto Massucco, Francesco Modica
  • Publication number: 20110203437
    Abstract: There is provided a modular storage and dispensing unit for storing rolls of ribbons and rolls of wrapping paper. The storage dispenser includes a housing having first and second shell portions each having an interior and an opening. The shell portions each have a plurality of mounting elements provided therein. At least one storage container and at least one ribbon roll mount are releasably mountable to the mounting elements. At least one wrapping paper roll mount being releasably mountable to the mounting elements, the wrapping paper roll mount configured to mount the rolls of wrapping paper in the interior along the length of the shell in a parallel arrangement such that all of the wrapping paper rolls are visible through the opening. The storage containers, ribbon roll mounts, and wrapping paper roll mounts all being configured to be mounted in the interior of the shells in a plurality of different positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Barbara Parravano
  • Publication number: 20100229702
    Abstract: To enable to alleviate a burden on an operator and fabricate automatically an optimum and high quality prepared slide in accordance with a kind of an embedding block, there is provided an automatic prepared slide fabricating apparatus including first carrying means capable of carrying an embedding cassette to a cut position, cutting means for cutting out a section in a sheet-like shape by cutting an embedding block by a predetermined thickness after having been carried to the cut position, elongating means for elongating the section, second carrying means for carrying the cut section to the elongating means, transcribing means for transcribing the elongated section onto a board to fabricate a prepared slide, and controlling means for respectively controlling the respective means and having a condition table previously inputted with a fabricating condition in fabricating the prepared slide, in which the controlling means controls the respective means such that the embedding cassette carried by the first carryi
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2007
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Koji Fujimoto, Tetsumasa Ito, Tatsuya Miyatani
  • Patent number: 7766001
    Abstract: A device for positioning and blocking thin silicon wafers after wire-sawing a silicon wafer block. The device comprises a cassette that accommodates the wafer block and is provided with two contact strips whose sides facing the wafer block encompass elements which engage into narrow cutting gap between the wafers so as to maintain a distance and provide support. This allows the wafers to be fixed in the position thereof even after removing a supporting glass plate such that particularly the gap in the area of the former connecting point to the removed supporting glass plate is maintained and the subsequent singulation process is simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Schmid Technology Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Josef Gentischer, Dirk Habermann
  • Publication number: 20090183613
    Abstract: A microtome system has a cryomicrotome with a sectioning device in which is provided a preparation holder and a knife edge that are guided past one another inside a working space during a sectioning operation, in order to produce thin sections of a preparation retained in the preparation holder. A micromanipulator is operable outside the working space. With the micromanipulator, a tool for retention of a specimen support is positioned proximate the knife edge during a sectioning operation in order to receive the sections that are produced, preferably for substantially stationary retention of the specimen support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Applicant: LEICA MIKROSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventors: Reinhard Lihl, Michael Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 7270039
    Abstract: A loaf reload mechanism for a slicing machine that includes a loaf-loading position wherein during a loading operation a loaf is placed in the loaf-loading position to be engaged by a gripper and driven into a cutting plane. The loaf reload mechanism includes a loaf-staging position located over the loaf-loading position, the loaf-staging position having a lowering mechanism to position a loaf from the loaf-staging position to the loaf-loading position. The reload mechanism also includes a loaf-ready position located laterally adjacent to the loaf-staging position, and a sweep mechanism configured to laterally move a loaf from the loaf-ready position into the loaf-staging position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2007
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Lindee, Steven C. Ill, James E. Pasek
  • Patent number: 7155938
    Abstract: In the method for loading a glass processing installation (5) with loading portions (10a), glass plates (10, 10b) are extracted repeatedly from a storage unit (20) in a predetermined sequence and divided into a residual portion (10b), which is stored in the storage unit, and a loading portion (10a), which is delivered to the glass processing installation. It is thereby possible to selectively load the glass processing unit with portions of glass plates of certain dimensions and of a determined sort. The device for loading a glass processing installation comprises a storage unit (20) with at least two compartments (21), each compartment being capable of receiving at least one glass plate (10, 10b), and displacing means for displacing a glass plate in a compartment at least partially out of the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2007
    Assignee: Bystronic Maschinen AG
    Inventors: Rolf Honegger, Hans Gfeller
  • 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: 6813982
    Abstract: A computerized positioning and cutting apparatus and method for automatically cutting structures to predetermined lengths with a minimum amount of scrap for a given project. The apparatus includes a frame and a positioning trough supported by the frame. A magazine is mounted to the frame, which is sized to receive uncut lengths of structure to be selectively fed to the positioning trough. A drive system is mounted to the frame and connected to a positioning system for positioning the uncut structures in the trough. A cutter is mounted on the frame to cut the structures as the positioning system feeds the structures through the trough. A controller having an associated computer system is in electrical communication with the drive system and the cutter. The computer system calculates the optimum number of cuts per a predetermined uncut length of structure to produce a minimum amount of waste structure for the project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: Met-Coil Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Ashok Shah, Richard Frank Blum
  • Patent number: 6352013
    Abstract: A butter dish for storing and dispensing specific sized slices of butter. The dish has two a base plates movable relative to each other and a removable lid pivotally connected to one of the base plates such that an interior space for holding a stick of butter is defined. The lid also includes a cutting edge opposite the pivotal connection for slicing the butter. The other one of the base plates includes a scale to indicate the size of the slice to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2002
    Assignee: Cetoni Umwelttechologie-Entwicklungs-GmbH
    Inventors: Alice Schlattl, Bettina Dichtl
  • Publication number: 20010032535
    Abstract: a cutting device, including a receptacle for containing butter; a push mechanism for pushing the butter or margarine down into the receptacle, the push mechanism sitting atop a stick of butter and inside the receptacle, the push mechanism being in mechanical communication with the receptacle such that movement of the receptacle causes the push mechanism to move butter downward in relation to the receptacle, the push mechanism including a retrieval chain; a cutter, the cutter including a mechanism for knocking-off a piece of cut butter, the knocking off mechanism being a tapered piece; a gear mechanism in mechanical communication with the receptacle such that movement of the receptacle causes movement of the gear mechanism, the gear mechanism including at least one upper flat gear joined to the receptacle, a round gear joined to the frame and at least one lower flat gear joined to the cutter, wherein movement of the receptacle causes the upper flat gear to rotate the round gear, which in turn moves the lower f
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Publication date: October 25, 2001
    Inventor: Paul F. Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 5881619
    Abstract: A remotely controlled apparatus for reducing the size of energetic materials is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a remotely controlled cutter, retainer and a device for positioning the energetic material to be reduced. Also disclosed is a method for reducing the size of energetic materials by positioning a block of energetic material between the cutter and the retainer and causing the cutter to cut through the block of energetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1999
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Fregien, Earl J. Shanabrook
  • Patent number: 5878641
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting elongated workpieces, having a work loading mechanism with a number of inclined, parallel supporting rails for supporting a plurality of elongated workpieces each having a longitudinal axis, the workpieces standing by on the supporting rails parallel to each other and with their longitudinal axes perpendicularly to said supporting rails, said supporting rails each inclining toward a work conveying path for longitudinally carrying workpieces seriatim toward the front end of the work conveying path to a cutting position, a work carrying reciprocating drive including a vise, a carriage and a drive motor for reciprocating along the work conveying path to move the workpieces toward the front end of the work carrying path, the supporting rail closest to the front of the work carrying path being disposed within the range of said reciprocation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1999
    Assignee: Tsune Seiki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoichi Tsune
  • Patent number: 5582056
    Abstract: An installation for cutting a knife material which accurately cuts and produces an intermediate knife material to be supplied to a bending device for bending and forming a knife for working a sheet body. The installation is provided with a repository member horizontally stocking different kinds of assorted and piled knife materials, a conveyance conveying the knife materials at the repository member to a predetermined spot one by one from the uppermost material, a receiving mechanism horizontally receiving the knife material dropped from the conveyance, an inductive guidance mechanism adjusting the knife material to a proper position and guiding the longitudinal traveling of the knife material, a feeding mechanism feeding the knife material to the longitudinal direction, and a cutter cutting the knife material fed by the feeding mechanism to a predetermined length and produce an intermediate knife material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1996
    Assignee: Itami Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chuji Yanagimoto
  • Patent number: 5339945
    Abstract: A device (200) for indexing logs of frozen fish or the like is disclosed including log support fixtures (208) horizontally slideably mounted to slide blocks (206) in turn vertically slideable on guide rods (202). Horizontal legs (210) of the log support fixtures (208) are extended into slots (23) of tubes (22) of the severing apparatus (10) and separates the indexed logs from the prior logs in the tubes (22). When the prior logs have been completely severed, the log support fixtures (208) are moved from their extended positions to retracted positions by elongated channels (234) pushing against cam followers (220) carried by the log support fixtures (208). Then the slide blocks (206) are slid upward on the guide rods (202) from their lower positions by lifting a lifting bar (204) independently slideably mounted to the guide rods (202).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: August 23, 1994
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Brash, Daniel S. Berkholz, R. Ken Ericson, Anthony J. Ciaramitaro
  • Patent number: 5282406
    Abstract: A slicing machine includes a blade-plate assembly and a stationary support structure capable of slicing multiple as well as varied food products at the same time. The blade-plate assembly includes a spiraled outer edge support plate and a circular blade having a spiraled inside cutting edge detachably mounted to the support plate. The slicing machine is particularly adept at high speed, hands free slicing of food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1993
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1994
    Inventor: Shiu S. Ng
  • Patent number: 5218894
    Abstract: A machine for cutting pin headers of a desired length from a standard length of pin header stock is disclosed. A vertically disposed track is provided for receiving the standard lengths of pin header stock. The stock is allowed to fall by gravity to a cutting station where a single cutting blade cuts individual pin headers from the end of the stock. The cut pin headers are deposited into a bin for convenient unloading. Leftover, or residual pieces of stock are directed into another bin for discarding or salvage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 15, 1993
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: David A. College, Kenneth F. Folk
  • Patent number: 5207139
    Abstract: A machine for cutting pin headers of a desired length from lengths of pin header stock is disclosed. A mechanism is provided for adjusting the width of the track opening that receives the pin header stock so that stock of various widths may be accommodated in the machine. A portion of the track is continuously movable, that is, it is never rigidly clamped in a stationary position, but rather, its position relative to a stationary portion may be adjusted by a single control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1993
    Assignee: AMP Incorporated
    Inventors: David W. Orphanos, David A. College
  • Patent number: 4914994
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing the bead wires from a scrap tire having a pair of overlapping and counterrotating shearing members mounted on a movable carriage. The carriage provides reciprocating motion to the shearing members between two shearing work stations. While shearing action takes place at a first work station a scrap tire is fed into the adjacent work station, whereafter the bead wires of the scrap tire are first elongated and then compressed into overlying adjacent positions. Advancement of the shearing members into the tire produces a first tire shear that is at least closely tangential to the bead wires. When the pinch point of the shearing members is proximate the bead wires forward movement of the carriage is ceased. However, the tire is caused to rotate about its axis by the shearing members to produce a second shear that is substantially concentric with the bead wires, the first and second shears being a single continuous motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: Randel L. Barclay
  • Patent number: 4854931
    Abstract: A method and apparatus wherein individual plastic articles are sheared from a cartridge of such articles and conveyed mechanically through an inserter arm to a desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: Poly-Pro, Inc.
    Inventors: John T. Roberts, Larry J. Mattson
  • Patent number: 4833958
    Abstract: A machine for punching holes in batches of sheets has a receptor which holds a stack of sheets in vertical position. A timing mechanism sequentially jogs and segregates a first batch from the receptor and deposits same in a vertical punch slot. At the bottom of the punch slot is a horizontally reciprocating punch which forms the holes. Meanwhile, a second batch is bieng jogged and segregated. The first and second batches are gripped and lifted. The first batch is deposited in a vertical discharge slot from which it is transferred to a deposit tray. The second batch is simultaneously punched while in the punch slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1989
    Assignee: VeloBind, Inc.
    Inventors: William H. Abildgaard, Dale Ransom, Phillip M. Crudo
  • Patent number: 4697488
    Abstract: A device for slicing and storing food such as cheese and the like for cutting of said food into slices of any thickness. Said device comprises a carrier with a top, a bottom, two sides, one enclosed end and a closable aperture end. A pusher, integral to the device, is provided for advancing food matter within the carrier toward the aperture end, without handling the food, at which point a spring actuated tensioned wire tool component, integral to the device, mounted on two spaced arms with a cross bar, can be manually pressured across the aperture end to sever said food. Said wire tool coponent returns to the pre-cutting position after each cut by spring action. A door to close the aperture end is provided to allow storage of food matter between cutting function uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1987
    Inventor: Gregory B. Cole
  • Patent number: 4682639
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a veneer piece into equal sections includes a main conveyer for feeding the veneer piece in a direction transverse to the wood fibers thereof and a cutter disposed in the main conveyer for cutting the veneer piece along the feeding direction thereof. A straightening unit is provided at the upstream position of the cutter for controlling the orientation of the veneer piece on the main conveyor in such a manner that the fibers precisely extend along the transverse direction of the main conveyer, the unit including a plurality of retractable stoppers capable of projecting from the main conveyer to stop the veneer piece for a predetermined time. A multiple conveyer system extends from the downstream end of the main conveyer to transport the sections of the cut veneer pieces to a single feeder at different timings, the feeder conveying the sections to an apparatus for forming seam plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1987
    Assignee: Hashimoto Denki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigeki Takeda, Sachio Maekawa
  • Patent number: 4648772
    Abstract: A three-knife cutting machine for trimming the front side and the head- and foot-side of brochures, books, and the like, in which the products to be trimmed are slidable in stacks with the back side forward from a magazine charged from above downward by carriers adjustable to the desired stack height to the cutting station, and in which there is provided a shutter, likewise adjustable in height, by facing the back of the products to be trimmed, which serves for retaining the products remaining over the stack to be led off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1987
    Assignee: H. Wohlenberg KG GmbH & Co.
    Inventor: Jurgen Hartlage
  • Patent number: 4644729
    Abstract: A machine for slicing slabs of cheese, sausage or the like comprises a feeding mechanism which supports the slab, feeds it intermittently at an inclination to the horizontal and includes a slab-supporting conveyor belt and gripping claws for holding the back of the slab. The conveyor belt runs over freely rotatable direction-changing rollers and on both sides of the conveyor belt parallel to the upper run thereof and displaceable above same the gripping claws are secured on parallel shafts which are provided with pivoting drives and are mounted in support members to be projectable above the upper run and retractable therefrom. The support members are provided with drives for stepwise advance with fast forward and reverse gears. A mechanism for catching the slices is disposed below the front end of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Natec, Reich, Summer GmbH & Co., K.G.
    Inventor: Ewald Fessler
  • Patent number: 4644838
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting articles such as potatoes into helical strips wherein the potato is held against rotation and aligned by a plurality of fingers and moved longitudinally against a rapidly rotating cutting head. The cutting head may include a hollow central cutting tube mounted at its axis of rotation. A feed mechanism is provided to feed potatoes to the holder for cutting and automatic sensing and sequencing control system controls the loading and feeding of potatoes. A plurality of holding and cutting mechanisms can be simultaneously fed and operated by the control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1987
    Assignee: Rogers Walla-Walla, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis J. Samson, George R. Alcorn
  • Patent number: 4588006
    Abstract: A high speed hopper fed trim saw. The saw includes a first cutting station where a miter cut is made in a trim board and a second cutting station where a kerf cut is made in the same board. Boards are discharged one at a time from the hopper onto a stepped base member, and are moved one at a time from the hopper discharge area of the base member to the first cutting station by an indexing mechanism. After the first cut has been made in the first board to leave the hopper discharge area, the indexing mechanism advances the board to the second cutting station and simultaneously delivers a second board to the first cutting station from the hopper discharge area. Subsequent cycles of the machine simultaneously advance the leading board from the second cutting station to a collection area and the following board from the first cutting station to the second cutting station and the board following it from the hopper discharge area to the first cutting station and so on.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 13, 1986
    Assignee: Ruvo Automation Corp.
    Inventor: Erling S. Jangaard
  • Patent number: 4583435
    Abstract: A machine for slicing slabs of cheese, sausage or the like comprises a feeding mechanism which supports the slab, feeds it intermittently at an inclination to the horizontal and includes a slab-supporting conveyor belt and gripping claws for holding the back of the slab. The conveyor belt runs over freely rotatable direction-changing rollers and on both sides of the conveyor belt parallel to the upper run thereof and displaceable above same the gripping claws are secured on parallel shafts which are provided with pivoting drives and are mounted in support members to be projectable above the upper run and retractable therefrom. The support members are provided with drives for stepwise advance with fast forward and reverse gears. A mechanism for catching the slices is disposed below the front end of the conveyor belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 22, 1986
    Assignee: Natec Reich, Summer GmbH. & Co. KG.
    Inventor: Ewald Fessler
  • Patent number: 4552049
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for feeding elongated products, especially food products having generally square cross-sections. Included is a transporting assembly that has a surface for receiving the products and moving them in a direction generally transverse to their longitudinal axes. An escapement assembly is provided near the downstream end of the transporting assembly in order to move the products one at a time to a product feed assembly. Typically, the product feed assembly pushes the product to a slicing device to thereby provide stacks of sliced product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 12, 1985
    Assignee: Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Matzinger, Daniel L. Orloff
  • Patent number: 4519283
    Abstract: A sawmill utilizing a bandsaw which is movable back and forth in the operation of cutting planks from a log that is cradled in a horizontal position. The cradle and the bandsaw are so arranged that the cutting portion of the saw is inclined at an angle to the vertical and so that the cutting plane is inclined at the same angle. The bandsaw is carried on a sub-frame which reciprocates longitudinally of a main frame of the mill. The main frame is preferably mounted upon wheels so that the mill is portable and can be taken from one forestry location to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1985
    Inventor: Dale Sanborn
  • Patent number: 4507998
    Abstract: Logs which have previously been de-limbed are placed onto and removed from a loading deck one at a time and delivered to an aligning trough or mechanism where one end of all logs are moved to a common point. The logs are then conveyed one at a time by a feed conveyor in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis of the logs and presented to a sawing mechanism where each log is sawed simultaneously into a plurality of shorter firewood pieces. The sawing mechanism includes a plurality of circular saws spaced longitudinally along a common axis which is, in turn, spaced above the level of the feed conveyor and extends parallel to the longitudinal axis of the logs. Each saw is individually mounted for ease of removal and adjustment. A spring device urges the log downwardly, while lugs on the feed conveyor at the same time urge the log forwardly through the sawing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: April 2, 1985
    Assignee: Primlumber, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnny H. Lambert, Didier Primat, William H. Edmiston, Johnny J. Edmiston, James H. Edmiston
  • Patent number: 4457194
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are disclosed for slicing elongated products, such as sausages. A pair of product engaging members are driven simultaneously in opposite directions so that one member can feed the product to a slicer while the other member is returning to the start position. A magazine may be provided for storing a supply of products and automatically discharging the product in timed relationship with the product engaging members. In addition, the product engaging members may have tines for gripping the product during feeding to the slicer and for releasing the waste end of the product during the return stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1984
    Assignee: Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy G. Mally
  • Patent number: 4451967
    Abstract: A crane system sheet feeder method and apparatus employed for depositing collections of bundles of sheets in locations related to specific ones of sheet feeders, such that each collection of bundles can be utilized by an overhead crane to deliver the individual bundles to a specific one of the sheet feeders in accordance with the supply of sheets on that feeder. The bundles are initially bound, and the overhead crane has apparatus for removing the binding and removing the end boards from the bundles so that the bundles are deposited in the feeders free of any bindings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1984
    Assignee: Stobb, Inc.
    Inventor: Walter J. Stobb
  • Patent number: 4392401
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting planar workpieces including a saw movable through a cutting stroke in a substantially horizontal direction with a first and a second table being provided on opposite sides of the saw. The planar workpieces are first fed from the first table onto the second table through a first cutting operation and the cut parts are rotated relative to the saw on the second table and then fed through a second cutting operation back onto the first table. A pusher device is provided on the second table for feeding the planar cut parts and a feeding device on the first table operates to selectively feed planar strips from the first table to the second table. The first table is provided with two sets of rollers capable of conveying planar parts in two transverse directions with the sets of rollers being vertically displaceable relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1983
    Assignee: Schelling & Co.
    Inventor: Wilfried Ess
  • Patent number: 4382395
    Abstract: Automatic loading device for automatically positioning of panels of sheet metal or the like and to transfer the panels to a feeding device of a machine tool, preferably a cutting press. The cutting press cuts a plurality of blanks out of the panel along a given pattern which is stored in a program. The program is controlling the cutting press and the feed device in synchronism in order to provide the blanks, e.g. lids for cans within minimum production time. The time when the loading device is working overlaps the production time for the preceeding panel, i.e. the aligning of the panel in the loading device took place when the preceeding panel is cut. As soon as the feeding device returns to the zero position the loading device transfers the next panel to the feeding device, the panel maintaining its precise aligned position. The feeding device starts to a new feed cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 10, 1983
    Inventor: Thomas Haar
  • Patent number: 4368657
    Abstract: Whole oriented items, such as onions, are sliced in a slicer by holding the items on a horizontal cutter-bearing plate and by rotating the plate to continuously remove slices from the lower ends of the items until they are fully sliced. The holding device include a box-like trap and cylinder-operated hold-down discs. The slicer knives are curved to effect a progressive, bias-type of cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1980
    Date of Patent: January 18, 1983
    Inventor: Roy C. Pellaton
  • Patent number: 4328931
    Abstract: A web finishing system which includes a web rewinder 10, an accumulator 64 and a log saw 80 includes means for automatically controlling the speed of the rewinder 10 based on the status of equipment in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1982
    Assignee: Scott Paper Company
    Inventors: Richard H. D. Bullock, Jr., H. William Fogle, Jr., Matthew R. Gordon-Clark
  • Patent number: 4318322
    Abstract: There is disclosed an envelope processing machine in the form of an improved envelope cutter apparatus adapted to sever one edge of envelopes in one by one relationship. The apparatus includes a supply hopper for retaining the envelopes to be processed, cutting means for severing one edge of the envelopes, means for removing envelopes in one by one relationship from the supply hopper and for transmitting the removed envelopes to the cutting means, and means for orienting the envelopes in respect to the cutting means. The orienting means includes a plurality of angularly disposed feed belts operable upon the envelope and an abutment member against which an envelope is engaged in its movement to the cutting means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 9, 1982
    Assignee: Mail-Ex Corporation
    Inventor: Robert J. Russell
  • Patent number: 4269093
    Abstract: A rotary die cutting and scoring machine including a free wheeling resiliently covered anvil roll, an adjustable pusher having a velocity profile insuring that the velocity of the leading edge of the fed sheets matches the peripheral speed of the cutting roll, guides for guiding the side edges of the fed sheets maintaining their guide services parallel to the direction of feed and a reciprocating cutting tool for removing a selected portion of the resilient coating on said anvil roll to produce a fresh anvil surface. The machine also includes a support plate located on the reciprocating pusher to insure accurate feeding of warped sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1979
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1981
    Assignee: Cincinnnati Rotary Press Company
    Inventor: Robert H. Nickum
  • Patent number: 4253361
    Abstract: An improved fully mechanized sawmill is provided which is composed of structurally independent modules which are removably mounted on a platform composed of a plurality of side-by-side longerons supported horizontally on files of spaced-apart vertical piers and columns. The longerons provide horizontal stress support for the platform along the files of piers and columns perpendicularly to the cutting axis of the sawmill, and the modules mounted thereon provide horizontal stress support for the platform along the ranks of the piers and columns parallel to the cutting axis. In addition, improved mechanisms and techniques are provided for handling and selecting the sawlogs to be cut, for selecting and distributing the pieces cut therefrom according to shape and utility, and for stacking and handling the distributed pieces at preselected locations according to shape and utility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1981
    Inventors: Roy R. Pryor, Harold A. Pryor
  • Patent number: 4252043
    Abstract: There is disclosed a cutting press adapted for the cutting of paper, such as discarded paper money. The cutting device is mounted in a support having the shape of a case with open side walls, a feeding conveyor passing through the case forwarding the paper to be cut to the press.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: February 24, 1981
    Assignee: Statni banka ceskoslovenska
    Inventors: Josef Kovar, Lumir Zabka, Tomas Cap
  • Patent number: 4249438
    Abstract: A sheet cutting method and apparatus wherein a fluid pervious die plate or wall having projecting cutting edges is located facing a sheet to be worked, and a vacuum is transmitted through the wall to draw the sheet against the cutting edges for severance of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Inventor: Albert W. Kelley
  • Patent number: 4249440
    Abstract: Apparatus for delivering ties after unmolding from a first location to a trimming station which includes a conveyor operative between the first location and the trimming station, a gantry having a pair of arms for grasping the ends of the tie, lifting the tie from the first location, rotating the tie and delivering it to said conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1979
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1981
    Assignee: B. M. Costamagna et Cie
    Inventor: Jean L. J. Feuillade
  • Patent number: 4221246
    Abstract: A machine for cutting tenon ends on logs to be used as floor joists, the machine including transfer devices for depositing each log on a pair of conveyor belts, cut-off saws for cutting the log ends to a fixed length, sets of parallel and angled saws for cutting tenons on both ends of the log, and delivery devices for removing the sawed logs from the conveyors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: September 9, 1980
    Inventor: William G. Grutter
  • Patent number: 4212263
    Abstract: The printing plate processing machine includes a first conveyor for receiving printing plates and a second conveyor for receiving plate-separating sheets, and a feed mechanism for selectively transporting the plates and sheets from a loading station in which the plates and sheets are alternately disposed in a stack, toward the first and second conveyors. A plate and sheet diverting mechanism is located between the first and second conveyors for alternately delivering the plates to the first conveyor and the sheets to the second conveyor. The plates are processed after disposition on the first conveyor. A collecting station received the plates and sheets from the first and second conveyors alternately in a stack after processing of the plates. The feed-mechanism includes a fluid-operated cylinder and ram, the ram being movable selectively between an extended position and a retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Tasope' Limited
    Inventor: Charles R. Hillhouse
  • Patent number: 4206670
    Abstract: The device for the longitudinal trimming of a panel or stack of panels to be fed to a panel cutting machine comprises an elevating table onto which there is loaded a pile of panels. The elevating table is raised a predetermined distance so as to bring to the level of the panel support table of the cutting machine a stack of a predetermined number of panels. The stack of panels is transversely and longitudinally aligned, by means of transversal and lateral abutment or reference members, is then pushed a predetermined distance in the transverse direction and is then subjected to the action of a longitudinal trimming saw which cuts one or more strips from the side of the stack of panels. The thus reduced stack of panels is then fed to a crosscut saw on the panel support table to be subjected to transverse cutting and other panel sizing operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1977
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1980
    Assignee: Giben Impianti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gino Benuzzi
  • Patent number: 4201112
    Abstract: An ice cream dispensing apparatus allows the dispensing of half-gallon boxes of ice cream purchased at a supermarket. The dispenser is mounted in the home freezer portion of a refrigerator and each block of ice cream is placed in a special canister. The dispenser may be opened from the front, the ice cream inserted, and by pressing a switch, the ice cream is dispensed into a bowl or cone. The ice cream in the dispenser is pushed from one end while being cut from the other. The pushing mechanism and the cutting mechanism are driven by the same motor. The unit is easily removable from the freezer for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 1978
    Date of Patent: May 6, 1980
    Inventor: James D. Owens