Rectilinear Movement Only Patents (Class 83/437.1)
  • Patent number: 9038517
    Abstract: A mandolin slicer having one or more safety features, including a food carrier having one or more guards to protect a user's hand and a food carrier delivery system that helps ensure uniform and predictable movement. The mandolin slicer also provides an ability to safely and effectively cut oversized, long, and awkwardly shaped food articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: KAI U.S.A LTD.
    Inventors: Tommie Lucas, Neil Hollis Slater, Dennis Lee Epstein
  • Patent number: 8991806
    Abstract: An extension table assembly for a power tool having a working surface for supporting a piece of material to be modified, and a working area where the power tool can modify a piece of material. The extension table assembly comprising a frame portion, at least one arm portion, a drive system, and a measurement system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: John Matthew Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150082961
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for machining leaf- or sheet-shaped goods, comprising a machine frame in which punching and/or cutting tools (4) are mounted, said tools carrying out a vertical stroke for cutting purposes. The machine frame consists of two parts, a lower stationary frame (1) and a cassette-type housing (2) which is movably mounted on the frame (1) in a horizontally transverse manner. The tool receiving portions (3) are mounted in the cassette-type housing in a vertically movable manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hansjoerg Klein, Martin Griesinger, Mario Kneule
  • Publication number: 20140352510
    Abstract: A dough cutting apparatus is suitable for cutting a sheet of dough. The dough cutting apparatus includes a structure defining a blunt dough engaging portion. The present invention can be embodied in a number of different ways, including a wheel cutter, a rotary drum cutter, a reciprocating head cutter, or another cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: James R. Evans, James W. Finkowski, Gene A. Russel
  • 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: 8839701
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting a vertical window covering are disclosed. One method of operating a window covering cutting machine comprises retaining a window covering in a package such that a first end of the window covering is located at a known first position relative to the package. An engagement element is provided on the package that is located at a known second position on the package. The engagement element is moved a distance from a saw to obtain a final dimension of the window covering where the distance is calculated using the first position and the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Begin, Clifford Birch, Ryan Bishop, Paul Christopher Brown, Thomas A. Caputo, Neil L. Casstevens, Timothy D. Cluett, Patrick E. Foley, Mark A. Fox, Kristi Jane Georgi, Brian Bellamy Johnson, Grant Rorie Phillips, William Norris Scott, Martin Richard Van Buren, Neil John Varlamoff, Larry Todd Windham
  • Publication number: 20130283988
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for cutting dough, comprising, a conveyor for conveying an elongated or endless dough piece in an essentially horizontal direction; a slide, arranged translatable in the essentially horizontal direction of conveyance of the conveyor, a cutting blade, extending horizontally and essentially perpendicular to the direction of conveyance of the conveyor, and coupled to the slide, translatable in an essentially vertical direction, a moment, having an arm extending essentially vertically, with a first arm part extending above a fulcrum, and a second arm part extending below the fulcrum, the first arm part coupled to the slide, and the second arm part coupled to a first drive for rocking the arm about the fulcrum, and a second drive, for translating the cutting blade in the essentially vertical direction with respect to the slide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Johannes Josephus Antonius van Blokland
  • Patent number: 8534173
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, the present teachings relate to a paper pushing device. The paper pushing device can include a shaft configured to be received and anchored in an opening of a substrate, for example, a retaining board. The paper pushing device can include a base that extends from the shaft, and a paddle connected to the base at a shoulder. The base can extend in a first direction perpendicular to the shaft and away from the central axis of the shaft, and the paddle can extend in a second direction opposite the first direction and past the central axis of the shaft. Methods are also provided whereby the paper pushing device can be used in various die-cutting and workpiece manipulating operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Atlas Die LLC
    Inventor: Brightman Kenneth Holliday
  • Publication number: 20130167700
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing food products, in particular sausage, meat or cheese, includes a product support for at least one product, a cutting blade which is disposed after the product support and to which the product can be supplied along a conveying direction, and at least one product holder movable along the conveying direction and cooperating with the product at least at times during the slicing procedure, wherein the product support has a loading zone which is disposed between a starting position and an end position of the product holder and in which the product support can be loaded with the product and wherein the product holder is movable from the end position back into the start position while bypassing the loading zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
  • Publication number: 20130152754
    Abstract: A saw system in one embodiment includes a base, a work support surface member supported by the base and including a work piece support surface defining a horizontal work piece support plane, and a plurality of wheels, each of the plurality of wheels engaged with at least one of the base and the work support surface member, wherein none of the plurality of wheels is attached to either the base or the work support surface member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Michael J. Lawlor
  • Publication number: 20120260780
    Abstract: In some aspects, a tool for a sheet metal processing machine for penetrating a foil disposed on a surface of workpiece to be processed includes a rotatably supported ball for cutting the foil by rolling the ball along the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Oliver Steingrueber, Holger Skare
  • Publication number: 20120222526
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving an object is provided, having a cutting blade for slicing food products. The apparatus includes an electric drive motor that is configured to drive the object to make rotational movements about an axis, and to make axial movements generally parallel to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: G√ľnther Weber
  • Publication number: 20120204697
    Abstract: A machine for cutting flat glass sheets, of the type comprising a fixed frame for supporting a worktable, which can be lifted, with rotation elements, for loading and unloading sheets or sheet portions, and a movable bridge, which is designed to perform a translational motion with respect to the worktable and supports a cutting head, which can move on the bridge, where the movable bridge slides on rails which are associated with the fixed frame, the rotation elements for the liftable worktable comprising at least one lifting arm, which is fixed to the movable worktable and is pivoted to the fixed frame, the lifting arm being contoured so as to extend around and not affect, during its rotation, the rails for the movable bridge, a portion of the rails extending so as to affect the region of rotation of the lifting arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Silvano Sgarabottolo
  • Publication number: 20120204696
    Abstract: A cutting machine, particularly for hides and the like, comprising a supporting structure that is adapted to support a worktable, the worktable being surmounted at least partially by an arm which supports at least one cutting head that is movable along the arm, the arm being moved along one side of the worktable, the worktable being free from obstacles along the sides that are adjacent to the side along which the arm is moved, the worktable comprising a supporting element that is adapted to allow the positioning of portions of the hide for cutting and the repositioning on the cutting area of a subsequent portion of the hide for a subsequent cutting operation, by means of moving the supporting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: COMELZ S.P.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Zorzolo
  • Publication number: 20120160066
    Abstract: A polymer clay slicer having a base which supports a platform positionally adjustable in relation to a blade carrier which operates to engage a blade with an amount of polymer clay located on the platform to generate polymer clay slices having a desired thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Carol Lynne Simmons, Craig Allen Brodahl
  • Patent number: 8161857
    Abstract: A sizing center for and a method of sizing different styles of window coverings includes at least two sizing mechanisms disposed on a sizing center in which each sizing mechanism is adapted to size a different style of window covering. Each window covering includes a color marking. At least two measuring scales are disposed on the sizing center, each measuring scale being associated with a sizing mechanism and having a different color, and each color associated with a sizing center being associated with a color marking of a window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: David Roberts, Thomas A. Caputo, Richard D. Coulcher, Jr., David A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20100116107
    Abstract: A slicer system and method is disclosed that cuts meat products from a primal. The system comprises an isolated chute that delivers the primal to a cutting area along a first direction, a shuttle that moves a portion of the primal in a horizontal plane that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction, a conveyor that supports and carries a meat product cut from the primal in the cutting area, and a sprayer that applies a fluid to a cutting blade in the cutting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: Ross Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne SPILLNER, Lee Clarkson, Bill Clowater, Thomas G. Tracy, Sal Sparacino
  • Publication number: 20100059154
    Abstract: An apparatus for and a method of dispensing a vehicle ballasting weight for balancing a portion of a vehicle. The method comprises dispensing a vehicle ballasting weight material comprising a flexible polymeric matrix material filled with a high density particulate material, and severing an incremental length of the vehicle ballasting weight material from an initial length of the weight material, where the incremental length can correspond exactly to a desired mass for the vehicle ballasting weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Inventor: Jack L. Perecman
  • Publication number: 20080264222
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for feeding and slitting mattress covers, quilts and other soft goods supported on a table. The apparatus has a first slitting wheel rotatable by a motor. A second slitting wheel is rotatable by the motor and contacts the first slitting wheel to provide a cutting action. The apparatus further includes a conveyor operable by the motor for conveying the soft goods past the slitting wheels, and a compression assembly having an actuator, a gear housing, and powered wheels for compressing the soft goods and holding the soft goods against the conveyor to preventing slippage or twisting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventors: Alex Dobrescu, Terrance L. Myers
  • Patent number: 7373961
    Abstract: A worktable includes two first rails arranged in parallel on a base, two guide rods movable along the first rails in a first direction and a second direction reversed to the first direction, two second rails respectively slidably coupled to the guide rods, a sliding plate fixedly mounted on the second rails, and a positioning device for locking the sliding plate to stop the sliding plate from movement relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Liu, Chieh-Yuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 7255337
    Abstract: A post processing apparatus for processing image-recorded sheets, having: a transporting unit for transporting a booklet comprising a plurality of image-recorded sheets; a trimming section for trimming the booklet; and an oscillating mechanism for oscillating the transporting unit to change a transporting plane angle of the transporting unit; wherein, the oscillating mechanism oscillates the transporting unit to arrange a first transporting plane angle at the time when the transporting unit receives the booklet and a second transporting plane angle at the time when the transporting unit conveys the booklet to the trimming section different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Toshio Shida, Masaaki Uchiyama, Masato Hattori, Kenji Kawatsu
  • Patent number: 7127976
    Abstract: A guide comprises one or more brackets for securing the guide to a cutting tool, a horizontal support member secured to and moveable with respect to the brackets, and one or more arm assemblies secured to the horizontal support member and adapted to secure a working piece relative to the horizontal support member. With the working piece secured to the guide in this manner, the working piece may be readily advanced over a blade of the cutting tool by grasping and moving the horizontal support member relative to the brackets, thus ensuring a precise cutting of the working piece while also allowing a user to keep their hands away from the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2006
    Inventor: George Fitzsimmons
  • Patent number: 7066068
    Abstract: A table saw having a frame to support a powered saw blade, a work surface moveably mounted on the frame, the work surface having at least two portions with a space therebetween to allow the saw blade to pass between the two portions. The work surface portions are joined by at least two drive dogs moveably seated in aligned brackets, thereby holding the two portions in fixed relationship when the work surface is both stationary and moving. A pin extends from each drive dog into a keyway mounted on the frame with a portion of the keyway adjacent to the saw blade extending away from the saw blade, whereby a drive dog approaching the saw blade is withdrawn from one of the pair of brackets and from the space between the two portions while the remaining drive dog or drive dogs continue to maintain the two portions in fixed relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Inventor: Larry Caldwell
  • 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: 6817275
    Abstract: A push cutting device for a table saw includes seat board adapted to be mounted on a working table of a base of the table saw, a slide plate reciprocally slidably mounted on a top face of the seat board and a slide board reciprocally slidably mounted on a top face of the slide plate. The seat board, the slide plate and the slide board are longitudinally slidably mounted to one another relative to the cutting direction of the table saw such that the cutting stroke of the table saw is elongated, and the cutting effect and the cutting quality are promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Inventor: Chang Chin-Chin
  • Publication number: 20040144222
    Abstract: A power saw attachment comprising a compound measuring guide, a cross cut measuring guide, a sliding fence, two adjustable looking pieces, a base, mounting brackets, at least one tripod stand and a portable power saw. The present invention may be used with any appropriate power saw including, but not limited to, radial arm saws and miter box chop saws. An accurate cut is made by first attaching the chop saw attachment to a saw. Next, the sliding fence is moved to the desired measurement and the sliding fence is locked into place. The desired material to be cut is then placed onto the power saw attachment with the base of the material positioned against the locked sliding fence and backstop. The material is then cut at the desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Scott Wayne
  • Publication number: 20040031365
    Abstract: A worktable, which is incorporated with a cutting machine, includes a table body and a cutting end support. The table body has at least a guiding rail formed on an upper surface for guiding a cutting pathway of a saw blade wherein the guiding rail has an opening end portion extended from an edge of the table body. The cutting end support is mounted on the table body at the opening end portion of the guiding rail. The saw blade is adapted to cut through the cutting end support to form a cutting groove when the saw blade is suspendedly slid along the opening end portion of the guiding rail. Therefore, a bottom side of an edge portion of the work piece is substantially supported by the cutting end support when the saw blade cuts the edge portion of the work piece through the cutting groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2002
    Publication date: February 19, 2004
    Inventor: Wy Peron Lee
  • Publication number: 20040003696
    Abstract: 1,2,3,7, of the diagram are not parts of the sliding miter fence but are shown to help with the understanding of the sliding miter fence. Table of the radial arm saw (1) is necessary for the insertion of the sacraficial wood track (4) which is clamped into place between the table top and a backing strip that goes in back of the wood track and all are clamped into place, radial arm saw (2) used with the sliding miter fence (6),fixed sacrificial wood track (4) extending on either side of the maximum angle of the saw blade (3) by 2 inches and butts up to the aluminum fixed track (5), aluminum fixed track (5) made of square tubing milled down the length of one side only to fit inside the sliding fence (6) and secure the fix track (5) to the table top (1) with flat head wood screws or flat head machine bolts, the sliding fence (6) fitting over the fixed track (5) allows adjustments for measurment of work and after adjustments the sliding fence (6) is clamped into place to keep the integrity of the measurment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2002
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventor: Richard Ray Radda
  • Patent number: 6668692
    Abstract: The invention consists of a process for the control of the motorized feed drive for the movable workplace table of a machine tool, in particular the rolling carriage of a circular saw. The manual force that is applied by the operator in direction of the feed is sensed and converted to a corresponding measured value. From this a set value for the feed rate of the rolling carriage is created and from that is derived a control signal for the drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: Wilhelm Altendorf GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Thiele, Reiner Moeres
  • Patent number: 6615698
    Abstract: A dual-end cutting machine for trimming assembled blinds has fixed spacing between a pair of trimming units, which are adapted from conventional power miter saws. The blind assembly is clamped to a carriage that is movable on tracks between the trimming units, and adjustable stops are supported at opposite ends of the machine. The adjustable stops also have actuators for movement between an advanced position for positioning the blinds for cutting, and a retracted position that facilitates evacuation of scraps and chips from respective collector boxes wherein cutting takes place to a vacuum holding tank. A method for trimming includes clamping the blinds to the carriage with components aligned against one stop member, trimming that end of the blinds, moving the carriage to abut the blinds against the other stop, and trimming the other end of the blinds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Custom Craft Co.
    Inventors: Hsirong Chuang, Kevin Chang Dien Shieh
  • Publication number: 20030140746
    Abstract: A package opening cutter is provided which can accurately, safely and efficiently open the package without damaging the merchandise inside and in which the cutter will not come out during use. It comprises an angle ruler, retaining portions provided at both sides of the angle ruler, a clamp body provided so as to be pushed into and pulled out of the retaining portion for clamping a cutter, and means for preventing the clamp body from coming out of the retaining portion. The means for preventing the clamp body from coming out has a bolt slidably provided between the cutter retaining portion and the cutter clamp body. The bolt is operated by a knob provided on outer surface of the cutter retaining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Inventor: Jyuro Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 6508153
    Abstract: The conveyor product transfer apparatus of the present invention includes at least one product transfer member mounted for translational (and preferably reciprocating) movement between product conveying surfaces or between a discharge or receiving station and a conveying surface separated by a distance sufficient to provide equipment clearance for an operation performed upon product transferred by the transfer member. Preferably, each transfer member is mounted for reciprocating translational movement between ends of conveying surfaces that are separated a distance apart, and has a sliding member in sliding engagement with a track to facilitate such movement. Each transfer member is coupled to an actuation assembly for movement thereof. The actuation assembly is preferably a camshaft assembly. To support the conveyed product during product processing operations (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2003
    Assignee: C.G. Bretting Mfg. Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Eric J. Lumberg, Jeffrey A. Gendron
  • Patent number: 6382063
    Abstract: A workpiece holder for cutting a 45 degree bevel in a workpiece with a table saw. The holder includes a frame having first and second end plate members that are identical in size and shape and parallel to each other, and a plurality of stabilizer bars extending between and attached to the end plate members. The end plate members are in the shape of right angle triangles having a vertical edge and a horizontal edge having the same length, and an angled edge extending between the vertical and horizontal edges, the angle between the angled edge and the horizontal and vertical edges being 45 degrees. A base plate is attached to the horizontal edges of the end plate members, the base plate having a guide rail extending from its lower planar surface and adapted to engage a guide groove in the table top of a table saw. A table plate is attached to the angled edges of the end plate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2002
    Inventor: Edwin H. Guilford
  • Patent number: 6295906
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for advancing and cutting tube blanks into desired lengths and ejecting the unusable piece of tubing remaining after all of the usable cuts have been made. The machine for cutting the tubes of the present invention is preferably a standard supported shear type cutting machine and the ejection of the tube is accomplished via a pusher that is mounted for reciprocation on a carriage such that when the last piece of usable tubing has been cut from the tube blank the pusher may be activated to eject the tubing from the cutting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Production Tube Cutting, Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Kiger
  • Patent number: 6244147
    Abstract: A weld sample cutter has a rotating saw blade and a vice. The vice has jaws which will retain a cylindrical work piece so that it can be cut either longitudinally or transversely by the blade. The vice is movable along a slide plate so that the work piece held in the vice can be moved toward or away from the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2001
    Assignee: The E. H. Wachs Company
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Pierce