Cut Made Parallel To Direction Of And During Work Movement Patents (Class 83/425)
  • Patent number: 9566751
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lightguide includes cutting into a first region of a film using a first cutting process with a first cutting device to form a plurality of slits in the film defining lateral edges for each of a plurality of coupling lightguides extending from a body of a film, and cutting in a second region of the film different than the first region using a second cutting process different than the first cutting process with a second cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Flex Lighting II, LLC
    Inventors: Anthony J. Nichol, Zane A. Coleman
  • Publication number: 20150075341
    Abstract: A method for slicing pita chips in a conveyorized system is provided that includes transporting whole pita chips on a first conveyor belt from a first location of the conveyorized system to a second location of the conveyorized system and a third location of the conveyorized system, wherein transporting the whole pita chips from the second location of the conveyorized system to the third location of the conveyorized system, the whole pita chips are disposed in a gap between the first conveyor belt and a second conveyor belt, the first conveyor belt is below the whole pita chips and the second conveyor belt is above the whole pita chips, and slicing the whole pita chips into two halves at the third location of the conveyorized system by a slicing means, the slicing means including a blade and a blade guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gregory Toufayan
  • Patent number: 8956501
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for replacement of damages display shield (typically glass) covering a display screen on a device, typically a mobile phone. Mobile phones have an electronic display protected by a glass shield. Between the glass and the display is often a plastic polarizing or other intermediary sheet. Removal of a damage glass can be accomplished by cutting thru the polarizer with a moving wire or blade. This separates the glass from the sensitive display and allows replacement of the glass without damaging the more expensive display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Saxum LLC
    Inventor: Teo Chong Teck
  • Patent number: 8931384
    Abstract: In general terms, the present invention includes a slicing apparatus for vegetables powered by a pneumatic actuator. The present invention includes a slicing apparatus comprising: (a) a base portion defining a slicing area; (b) an actuator support portion, the actuator support portion adapted to be releasably connected to the base portion; and (c) an actuator, attached to the actuator support portion, the actuator comprising a drive rod and push block, the push block releasably connected to the drive rod; and (d) a slicing blade portion attached to the base portion and disposed such that the drive rod urges the push block toward the slicing blade portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: D & T Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Davis, Christopher T. Troyer
  • Patent number: 8869668
    Abstract: A product cutter that includes a plurality of blades, a conveyer, a cutting adjustment assembly and a frame is provided. The plurality of blades are designed to cut an elongated product into a plurality of cut product portions having generally equal lengths. The plurality of blades includes a pair of outer blades and at least one inner blade positioned between the outer blades. The conveyor is used to move the elongated product to the blades. The cutting adjustment assembly is configured and arranged to adjust distances between the respective blades while maintaining cut product portions of generally equal lengths. The at least one inner blade is held stationary in relation to the conveyer during activation of the cutting adjustment assembly. The frame is configured and arranged to hold at least the plurality of blades and the cutting adjustment assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hormel Foods Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Hotek, Allan D. Olson, Patrick Filbrandt, Matthew L. Solomonson
  • Patent number: 8752457
    Abstract: A pallet dismantler includes cantilevered supports to support a pallet by its deck boards, which automatically aligns the pallet with a band saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Pellet Recyclers LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Cosgrove, Randall W. Wink, David L. Dippel
  • Patent number: 8683903
    Abstract: The powered endless belt (14) of a lower conveyor (12) transports workpieces (16) past a scanning station (18) and then past a slicing station (20), whereat the workpieces are sliced into desired thickness by a powered blade (23). An upper hold-down conveyor (24) includes a powered belt (26) that assists in holding the workpieces stationary and stable as workpieces travel past the slicing station (20). In this regard, the belt is of a compliant construction and is operated at a low enough tension to enable it to substantially conform to the contour of the upper surface of the workpiece, thereby to apply a substantially uniform load about the entire upper surface area of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John R. Strong, Norman A. Rudy, Nicholas C. Tipper
  • Patent number: 8544371
    Abstract: A paperboard slitter machine includes a first housing, a rotary cutter movable in and out of the first housing for cutting a paperboard, a second housing, a passage defined between the first housing and the second housing for the feeding of the paperboard to be cut, a linking mechanism holding two roller brushes in the second housing and a driving device controllable to move the linking mechanism in carrying the roller brushes out of the second housing into the passage to press on the paperboard at two sides relative to the rotary cutter for enabling the paperboard to be accurately and smoothly cut by the rotary cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Inventor: Tzu-Che Lin
  • Patent number: 8534172
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for translating articles. The apparatus has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of a positioning conveyor having an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Tools, such as cutting tools or inspection stools, along the sides of the work area interact with the sides of the articles as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the article-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8261643
    Abstract: A method for dismantling pallets includes hanging a pallet on the upstream end of a cantilevered support having a substantially horizontal top surface with the bottom surfaces of the upper deck boards of the pallet resting on the top surface of the cantilevered support and with the stringer boards and lower deck boards extending downwardly from the top surface, advancing the hanging pallet in a downstream direction along the cantilevered support toward a band saw blade which lies directly on the top surface of the cantilevered support and defines a cutting plane aligned with the top surface of the cantilevered support, thereby automatically aligning the band saw blade with the pallet joints between the upper deck boards and the stringer boards; and advancing the pallet past the band saw blade to separate the upper deck boards from the stringer boards at the pallet joints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Pallett Recyclers LLC
    Inventors: Andrew J. Cosgrove, Randall W. Wink, David L. Dippel
  • Patent number: 8161854
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cutting boxes. The box cutter has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Cutting tools along the sides of the work area cut into the side panels of the boxes as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the box-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Patent number: 8151677
    Abstract: A panel sawing machine comprises a horizontal table (5) on which a movable device (6) pushes a stack of panels (3a) in a forward direction (F) or reverse direction (F1) to feed a sawing device (or to a device for rotating the stack) which divides the panel up into two or more smaller boards. The pusher (6) is equipped with two or more pickup elements (16) that hold the rear edge of the stack in position during positioning and/or sawing operations. The pickup elements (16) are mounted on the movable device (6) in such a way that they can run in guides (15, 15a, 15b) in the following three directions, respectively: horizontal at right angles to, and horizontal parallel to, the forward direction (F) or the reverse direction (F1), and vertical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Giben International S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiorgio Benuzzi
  • Patent number: 8042444
    Abstract: A knife holder (1) for microtome blades (2) has a body (3) for reception of the blade (2) against an abutment edge (4) and a pressure plate (5) for retention of the blade, such that in the retained state, only the blade cutting edge (6) protrudes from the body (3), and an ejection apparatus (8), associated with one side edge (7) of the blade cutting edge (6), is connected to the body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Thiem
  • Publication number: 20110214541
    Abstract: A work piece guide assembly is for use with a table saw having a fence that defines an elongated slot. The work piece guide assembly includes a body having a mating component configured to be received in the elongated slot of the fence. A handle for manipulating the guide assembly is supported by the body. The work piece guide assembly includes an arm having a first end portion pivotably mounted in relation to the body and a second end portion defining a work piece contact surface. A roller is rotatably connected to the second end portion of the arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Applicants: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Matthew M. Rybka
  • Patent number: 7975585
    Abstract: A table saw guard has opposed rubber fingers extending from opposite supports. The fingers meet near slots in a saw table along a saw slot and provide visual and tactile warning of approaching the saw blade. The fingers bend as a board is pushed into contact with a saw. Friction between the bent fingers and the board resist unwanted bounce-back of the board while being sawed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Innovative Engineering Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Samir S. Shiban
  • Patent number: 7934442
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention includes an automated method of removing a stockinette from meat having an end, sides, and a length. The stockinette enveloped meat is conveyed in a first direction as the stockinette is cut proximate the end of the meat with a first knife. The stockinette enveloped meat is then conveyed in a second direction as the stockinette is cut proximate the sides of the meat with a second knife and a third knife. The cuts made by the second knife and the third knife intersect with the cut made by the first knife. The cuts in the stockinette create a flap in the stockinette between the cuts. The flap is engaged and peeled away from the meat, and the meat is removed from the stockinette.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Hormel Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Frank D. Fryer, Steven J. Bartley, Gary A. Handel
  • Patent number: 7930959
    Abstract: A mounting system for a table saw accessory such as a power feed. A carrier is slidably mounted on a rail or flange at the rear of the saw table so that it may traverse the rear of the table. The rear of the saw fence is secured to the carrier. A mounting plate for the power feed is on either the carrier or the fence allowing the power feed to be moved between use and out-of-the-way positions. In the out-of-the-way position, the power feed allows the user to safely feed materials into the cutting blade area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Inventor: Larry Greene
  • Patent number: 7900544
    Abstract: A combination slicing and dicing food processing device. The device generally includes a cutting box and gliding body which travels back and forth across the cutting box. The gliding body features a food cradle that is configured to hold a food product which is to be processed. The food cradle is attached on one end of a principal cutting arm and a handle is attached to the other end of the principal cutting arm. A secondary cutting arm is provided beneath and attaching to the principal cutting arm. A ram is provided on the end of the secondary cutting arm and positioned slightly behind the food cradle so that the rain trails the food cradle as the food gliding body travels back and forth across the cutting box. The cutting box includes a principal cutting blade near one end and a process slot for receiving slices of the food product which are sliced off by the principal cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Inventor: Collis H. Williams
  • Publication number: 20100095820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for picking up, displacing and placing a strip or band of flexible material, particularly unvulcanised rubber, more particularly unvulcanised rubber provided with reinforcement cords, comprising: a frame, a conveyor belt which runs over at least a first and a second roller, and a retaining unit provided with retaining means for retaining the strip or band onto the conveyor belt, wherein the frame is provided with the first roller, the retaining unit is displaceably mounted on the frame and provided with the second roller, and the device is furthermore provided with tensioning means for keeping the conveyor belt tensioned during the displacement of the retaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Inventor: Heinz GUTKNECHT
  • Publication number: 20100089214
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting fiberglass insulation batting with a rotary blade where an elongate section of fiberglass insulation batting is manually pushed into an inlet of the apparatus whereupon the blade bites into the fiberglass insulation batting and whereupon the elongate now split section of fiberglass insulation batting begins to protrude from the outlet of the apparatus, whereupon the protruding sections of fiberglass insulation batting are manually grabbed and pulled through the apparatus further driving the rotary blade and further cutting the fiberglass insulation batting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Richard S. Buss
  • Patent number: 7673544
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separation and receiving apparatus for a spent nuclear fuel rod. The spent nuclear fuel rod is mounted and downwardly transferred by a pin. At this time, a blade peels the hull of the spent nuclear fuel rod. The hull and a pellet positioned therein are separated by a separator. The peeled hull and pellet are each received in respective receiving vessels. Accordingly, since the hull and pellet made of uranium oxide (UO2) may be automatically separated and received in each respective vessel, safety and automation may be guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignees: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehoo Jung, Jisup Yoon, Younghwan Kim, Jaehyun Jin, Donghee Hong
  • Patent number: 7536941
    Abstract: An automatic lens cutting machine (1) includes a body portion, a carrying device (10), a cutting device (20), a take out device (30), a power device and an electrical control portion. The take out device is mounted adjacent to the carrying device, and comprises a shelf (31) mounted on a base (40) of the body portion and a lens receiving device (34) disposed above the shelf. The lens receiving device has a plurality of rows of tubular rings. Each row has a plurality of rings. The rings receive unseparated lenses (90) on a semi-finished lens assembly (9) therein when the automatic lens cutting machine is in operation, and retain the separated lenses therein after the semi-finished lens assembly is subject to a cutting operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Assignee: Asia Optical Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Lee Jung Chou, Liu Zhong Liang
  • Patent number: 7451676
    Abstract: Apparatus for dividing medicinal tablets is disclosed. Such apparatus may include a plurality of tablet dividing members disposed along a common axis, a tablet retention mechanism adapted to hold a plurality of oral solid medicinal tablets, and a controller that causes the tablet retention mechanism to move relative to the tablet dividing members. Each medicinal tablet may have a respective initial dosage of an active constituent. The tablet dividing members may be disposed relative to one another along the common axis to divide each of the medicinal tablets into a respective plurality of tablet portions. The partial dosages of all the tablet portions may be equal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Precisionsmeds
    Inventors: John Edward Thurston, Jason Alan Lilly
  • Publication number: 20080110309
    Abstract: A table saw includes a table, a saw blade, a guide control device, which has a push member for pushing the workpiece for cutting by the blade and a control device for holding by the operator to move the push member. The control device further has a first switch and a transmitter module that wirelessly sends out a disconnection signal when the first switch is switched on. A driving mechanism has a second switch, a motor electrically connected to an external power supply device through the second switch and controllable by the second switch to drive the saw blade, and a receiver module. The receiver module switches off the second switch upon receipt of the disconnection signal from the transmitter module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Publication date: May 15, 2008
    Applicant: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yen-Chih Chang
  • Patent number: 7370563
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a product from strip tape starting from a broad web of material includes the step of separating the web into individual strips with a smooth stripping roll, conveying each strip in a vacuum conveyor channel, turning the strips on their way to the channel or in the channel by about 90°, leading the strips together at the end of the channel one upon the other and thereafter processing the strips to form the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2008
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Detlev Neuland, Wolfgang Schafer, Hans-Rainer Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7231855
    Abstract: A method of cutting a product of a predetermined shape from a sheet material (1) by firstly supporting a sheet material in a first position by a first support means (2) whereafter she sheet (1) may be cut through by moving a line type cutter (7) relative to the sheet material on a line or lines to define part of the predetermined shape. The sheet material may then be supported in a second position (whether by the first support means or another support means (2a, 2b)) and again cut by moving a line type cutter relative to the sheet material on a line or lines to define the remaining perimeter of the predetermined shape, to thereby cut the predetermined shape from the sheet material. In the second position the sheet material is provided with upward support to support the predetermined shape to be cut from the sheet material and wherein in the second position the or another support means includes a through cut commensurate to the line or lines to define the remaining perimeter of the predetermined shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: JETSIS International Pte Ltd
    Inventor: Michael William Gadd
  • Patent number: 7174613
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a mattress including providing a foam block, convoluting the foam to form a tongue extending longitudinally along the foam block, and removing at least a portion of the tongue, to thereby form a channel within the foam block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Dreamwell Ltd
    Inventors: Michael S. DeFranks, Richard F. Gladney, Neal C. Van Patten
  • Patent number: 7140284
    Abstract: A cold separation device for separating an elongate metallic member along its length. The device has a separation unit having a driven blade, support member to support the elongate member upstream and downstream of the separation unit. The device further has to feed the elongate member towards and through the separation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Assignee: Edmet International Limited
    Inventors: Edwin James DuMorris Eddy, Shay Vincent Eddy, Delville Edwin Eddy, Paul Anthony Eddy
  • Patent number: 7114422
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a product from strip tape starting from a broad web of material includes the step of separating the web into individual strips with a vacuum roll, conveying each strip in a vacuum conveyor channel, turning the strips on their way to the channel or in the channel by about 90°, leading the strips together at the end of the channel one upon the other and thereafter processing the strips to form the final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Detlev Neuland, Wolfgang Schafer, Hans-Rainer Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7115181
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a rubber coated fabric for a tire which includes a weft cutting step of cutting a weft of the rubber coated fabric base substance using a cutting device at a cut pitch Cp of two to five times an arrangement pitch P of a warp. The cut ductility of the weft is set between 5 and 20%. The cutting device utilizes first and second rollers in which the peripheral protrusions and the peripheral grooves are alternately formed. Groove widths W1 and W2 of the peripheral grooves of the first and second rollers are set between 2.0 and 5.0 mm, protruding widths T1 and T2 of the peripheral protrusions of the first and second rollers are set to 0.25 to 0.5 times the groove widths W1 and W2, and the insertion depths h1 and h2 of the peripheral protrusions to the peripheral grooves are set between 2.0 and 4.0 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Gaku Tanaka, Kazuaki Yarimizu, Toru Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 7104174
    Abstract: A saw mill has a head having at least one saw. The head is configured to travel on a track longitudinally to make alternating cuts between laterally spaced apart first and second work pieces. After traveling forward longitudinally to make a first cut of the first work piece at least one of the heads in the saw move laterally to then cut the second work piece on the return longitudinal trip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Lumberchief
    Inventor: Bela Tibor Ocsai
  • Patent number: 7032488
    Abstract: A support for a material web for use with a longitudinal cutting device for cutting the material web, includes a support shaft having an axis of rotation. At least one bearing mechanism positions the at least one support shaft, wherein the at least one bearing mechanism has an axis of rotation outside of the axis of rotation of the support shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: E.C.H. Will GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Höpner, Thomas Hitscher
  • Patent number: 7000519
    Abstract: A clamp to make a straight edge on a working board has a base with a lower surface to slide on a table saw and a main wall that extends upward from the base. A lower support extends outwardly from the main wall in opposite directions, and two upper supports extend outwardly from the main wall in opposite directions to define channels, wherein a reference board is placed in one channel and the working board in the other channel. A shim arm is pivotally mounted to and extends along the base. A shim support pad is mounted at the free end of the arm and its upper surface is in the same plane as the upper surface of the base. The shim arm swings out from the base so that the pad forms a support on which the working board rests to effectively increase the width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: Simp'l Products, INC
    Inventors: Burton Weinstein, Richard H. Deaton
  • Patent number: 7000302
    Abstract: Radio frequency cables have a inner circular conductor and an outer circular conductor. The inner and outer circular conductors are usually formed from copper and are separated by a heavy insulation layer usually cellular polyethylene. The outer side of the outer conductor may further be coated with a heavy polymeric insulation layer. In preparing these radio frequency cables for coupling it is necessary to have a flush cut surface. These flush cuts have been effected in the past by sawing, which has proved to be troublesome as metallic particles are dispersed throughout the insulation. The outer conductor may be prepared for coupling by: 1. Placing a tear collar over the outer conductor and 2. Tearing the outer conductor against the tear collar. This tearing creates an integral and desirable flange in the tearing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Inventor: Skip A Pierce
  • Patent number: 6938530
    Abstract: A tablet conveying and cutting apparatus capable of adjusting the position of a tablet is a structure suitable for downsizing. A tablet conveying and cutting apparatus has an arranging device for arranging a long side of the tablet to be perpendicular to the tablet's moving direction by moving the tablet for a predetermined distance; and an oblique plate for making the tablet fall a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norioki Fujimoto, Koji Ono, Tetsuo Sakurai, Motohiko Kosano
  • Patent number: 6865975
    Abstract: A device and method for severing fasteners securing deck boards to pallet runners. A band saw extends across a table recess. The band saw is spaced above the tabletop aligning the saw between the deck boards and runners. The recess includes stop surfaces enabling the pallet to be pivoted from a horizontal position through a vertical position and then to an upside down position while the saw blade remains within the pallet for severing fasteners securing the opposite top deck board from the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2005
    Assignee: SP Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Waechter, Thomas A. Waechter
  • Publication number: 20040237739
    Abstract: An inserter input system including a web feeder providing a web of printed material to be split by a web slitting knife along the web's direction of travel. The split web is then cut transverse to the direction of travel by a web cutter, resulting in side-by-side individual sheets. Downstream of the rotary cutter, a right angle turn mechanism receives each of the side-by-side sheets and reorients them by ninety degrees. Further the right angle turn reorients the sheets into a serial shingled arrangement. The right angle turn transport operates at a velocity that is a function of the product of the web cutting rate and the width of the documents. A high speed separation nip pulls individual shingled sheets out from the shingled arrangement. The speed of the separation nip is such that a predetermined gap between the previously shingled sheets is formed. The separation nip speed is further controlled as a function of the product of the cutting rate and the sum of the document length plus the predetermined gap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2004
    Publication date: December 2, 2004
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Incorporated
    Inventors: John W. Sussmeier, John R. Masotta, Boris Rozenfeld
  • Publication number: 20040231481
    Abstract: An apparatus for perforating or slitting heat shrink film. The apparatus consists of a rotating perforating wheel having a number of sharpened teeth, with dull portions between the teeth. The apparatus may also include a slitter for slitting the film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Daniel Leonard Floding, Richard Jerome Schoeneck, Irvan Leo Pazdernick, Ronald Matthew Gust, Bruce Malcolm Peterson
  • Publication number: 20040194597
    Abstract: A produce slicer 10 for slicing produce is disclosed. The produce slicer includes a frame (12) defining a cavity (16) having a central axis (22). A plurality of radial cutting blades (20) are disposed in the cavity, wherein each of the radial cutting blades are substantially contained by an imaginary plane, wherein the imaginary planes of the radial cutting blades extend radially outward from the central axis toward the frame. The produce slicer (10) further includes a plurality of ancillary cutting blades (24) extending inward from the frame (12) and into the cavity (16). Each ancillary cutting blade intersects at least one of the radial cutting blades at a location between the frame and the central axis. The ancillary cutting blades may include a first series (50) of blades located substantially perpendicularly to a second series (52) of blades. The radial cutting blades may intersect the ancillary cutting blades at an oblique angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2003
    Publication date: October 7, 2004
    Inventor: Joseph M. Graziano
  • Patent number: 6722249
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a polishing pad in which a pad material includes a polishing layer overlying a substantially optically transparent backing layer is subjected to a process in which an optical window is formed in the pad material by removing a portion of the polishing layer and exposing an underlying portion of the substantially optically transparent backing layer. Prior to forming the optical window, the polishing layer is bonded to the backing layer to form a sealed interface, then a portion of the polishing layer is mechanically cut away from the backing layers. Since the backing layer is not pierced during the removal process, a liquid, such as an aqueous polishing slurry, cannot leak through the optical window and on to underlying portions of a polishing apparatus to which the pad material is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2004
    Assignee: Rodel Holdings, INC
    Inventor: Kyle W. David
  • Patent number: 6687970
    Abstract: A device and method for severing fasteners securing deck boards to pallet runners. A band saw extends across a table recess. The band saw is spaced above the tabletop aligning the saw between the deck boards and runners. The recess includes stop surfaces enabling the pallet to be pivoted from a horizontal position through a vertical position and then to an upside down position while the saw blade remains within the pallet for severing fasteners securing the opposite top deck board from the pallet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Inventors: Ronald L. Waechter, Thomas A. Waechter
  • Patent number: 6688205
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting assembly for use in thin and ultrathin web winding stations. It also relates to a method for cutting a web using this cutting assembly. According to the invention, the web (1) is cut by a blade (30) with a cutting edge transverse to the web transfer direction; the blade moves between a rearward position and a forward position; in the forward position, the cutting edge is substantially parallel to an axis of the roll (7) receiving the web, and the blade is substantially tangent to a surface of the roll. For cutting the web, the blade is moved from its rearward position to its forward position, so that its speed at the time it engages with said web is at least substantially equal to the speed of the web. This ensures a clean and clear cut of the web. At the same time, it ensures that the leading edge of the web is smoothly and evenly placed on the roll, without any creasing nor folding of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Du Pont Teijin Films UK, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gilles Petitjean
  • Patent number: 6675691
    Abstract: An apparatus for shaping a slab of compressible or cellular polymer material (80), such as polyurethane foam, shapes such slab by cutting portions of the material from one surface. A moving patterned platform (32), preferably an endless belt or a series of interconnected panels, is interposed between a compression roller (56) and a cooperating surface (18) and defines at least one recess (36) or at least one projection (320) or a combination of recesses and projections. When the slab is compressed between the compression roller and the platform, which is supported by the cooperating surface, a portion of the material fills the recess or recesses in the moving platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Foamex L.P.
    Inventor: Denys Denney
  • Publication number: 20040003693
    Abstract: This invention relates to an electrode with an excellent quality for an electrical component, wherein an electrode raw material sheet slitter 3 comprising a slitting section 32 to slit an electrode raw material sheet 4 for an electrical component, a forming section 35 to conduct smoothing of the convex portion 17 on the slit electrode 41, electrode cleaning sections 33, 34 to remove fragments adhered on the slit electrode 41 and a slitting method of electrode raw material sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Takaya Sato, Tatsuo Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20030226432
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a plurality of cores from a workpiece. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a support structure for supporting the workpiece. A cutting assembly includes an arbor with a plurality of cutting blades spaced equidistant apart. Either one, or both, of the support structure and the cutting assembly may be move toward the other such that the cutting assembly engages the workpiece. As the cutting assembly engages the workpiece to cut the workpiece, the workpiece is rotated so that the blades of the cutting assembly cut the workpiece into the plurality of cores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Publication date: December 11, 2003
    Inventor: Mark J. Majeski
  • Publication number: 20030217628
    Abstract: An apparatus for slitting a running paperboard web includes a thin high speed rotary slitting blade that is plunged through the moving web and into a slot between a pair of anvil surfaces supporting the web on the opposite side. Because the slitting blade and the anvil surfaces are vertically separated and pre-positioned before order change, an adjustment apparatus is provided to spread the anvil surfaces apart to provide an open gap with a large target for blade edge when it is plunged through the web and into the slot. The anvil surfaces are then closed to bring the edges of the surfaces against the opposite faces of the blade for running operation. Preferably, the anvil surfaces are mounted on brackets hinged together below the surfaces to move the edges of the surfaces defining the slot between the opened and closed positions in the manner of a clam shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2002
    Publication date: November 27, 2003
    Inventor: Wayne A. Michalski
  • Patent number: 6644156
    Abstract: A cutting table for cutting pieces of fabric. The table has a fabric supporting surface mounted on a frame. A cutter is manually movable along a linear cutting path that is substantially perpendicular to an edge guide. First and second light emitting devices emit respective first and second lights in a direction substantially parallel to the linear cutting path. A manually powered drive supports the first and second light emitting devices in a spaced apart relationship, and the drive is manually operable to move the light emitting devices through equal displacements in opposite directions substantially perpendicular to the linear cutting path. The light emitting devices are used to quickly align the fabric, so that it can be cut to a desired width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: L&P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Richard S. Villacis
  • Publication number: 20030196528
    Abstract: A cutoff saw assembly incorporates a robot assembly with a compliant cutting apparatus to remove various undesired metal extensions from a casting. The assembly cooperatively and conjunctively controls the position of the casting using the robot assembly and the force exerted by the cutting apparatus on the casting using a compliance control system. The compliance control system includes a compliance actuator that is connected to a compliance regulator. Both the robot assembly and the compliance control system are connected to a system controller. The compliance actuator is connected to the cutoff blade to actively vary the force of the cutting blade with respect to the casting. The compliance regulator, which is connected to the system controller, will measure and regulate the pressure in the compliance actuator, such that the robot assembly and compliance control system can apply the required force to cut the casting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2002
    Publication date: October 23, 2003
    Inventor: Christopher W. Cooper
  • Patent number: 6634270
    Abstract: An electrode with an excellent quality for an electrical component, wherein an electrode raw material sheet slitter includes a slitting section to slit an electrode raw material sheet for an electrical component; a forming section to conduct smoothing of the convex portion on the slit electrode; electrode cleaning sections to remove fragments adhered on the slit electrode; and, a slitting method of electrode raw material sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Nisshinbo Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takaya Sato, Tatsuo Shimizu