With Movable Or Yieldable Guide Element Patents (Class 83/446)
  • Patent number: 9421693
    Abstract: A method for shortening the processing time on creating shaped label stacks. Between a strip pack cross-cutter and a die-cutting device in the region of a conveying section, the strip packs cut by way of the strip pack cross-cutter into stack packs are transferred and then die-cut in the die-cutting device into shaped label stacks. Two or more stack packs are layered on one another in the region of the conveying section and the layered stack packs are die-cut into shaped label stacks, for increasing the die-cutting output. The layered, die-cut stacks can then be divided again into shaped label stacks that can be managed and banded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Blumer Maschinenbau AG
    Inventors: Georges Baechtold, René Amherd
  • Patent number: 9032851
    Abstract: An adjustment device for an auxiliary fence includes a support frame, an auxiliary fence, a guiding unit and an adjusting unit. The guiding unit guides the auxiliary fence along a longitudinal direction such that the auxiliary fence is selectively slidable relative to the support frame. The adjusting unit allows the auxiliary fence to be adjusted relative to the support frame and securely positioned. The adjusting unit includes a driving member, a securing member installed on the driving member, and an elastomeric element. When the driving member is operated, the securing member becomes disengaged from the support frame which allows the position of the auxiliary fence to be adjusted by sliding it relative to the support frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Jung-Huo Chen
  • Patent number: 8939750
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for pelletizing at least one strand of material to be pelletized. Said device comprises a cutting device with two blades that can be displaced relative each other, at least one feed roller and at least one strand feeder for feeding the strand to the cutting device. An additional tab-shaped rectification guide is arranged downstream of the strand feeder in the region directly in front of the feed roller and next to the same, said guide being adjustable and movable in relation to the strand feeder. The rectification guide can be used to adjust the angle at which the strand is fed to the feed roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH
    Inventors: Sven Fenchel, Jochen Scheurich
  • Patent number: 8915172
    Abstract: The invention herein named “Magnetized Fence with Stock Feeder for Decked Saws” is in total manifestation a table saw fence or other saw fence magnetized for resistance to lifting, in combination with a stock feeder or powerful spring-loaded workpiece guide mounted directly on said fence. Thus the stock feeder, which advances workpieces over the cutting element of a saw, can be used without its mounting apparatus interfering with lateral travel of the fence. Said invention is comprised of a: 1) saw fence, which guides workpieces, 2) motorized feeder with mounting apparatus, or spring-loaded guide, and 3) mechanisms incorporated for switching the magnetic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: Dale Turner Hood
  • Publication number: 20140338511
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guide wheel arrangement for guiding two-dimensional material webs, in particular for guiding material webs or material sheets. The guide wheel arrangement comprises a guide wheel comprising an inner central hub section and an outer guide ring, which is connected to the inner hub section in a rotationally fixed manner for guiding the two-dimensional material elements, as well as an insert bushing which is to be arranged on a shaft and is concentrically inserted into the inner hub section, wherein the insert bushing is connected to the guide wheel in a rotationally fixed manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: BHS Corrugated Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Martin GRILL, Michael HIRMER
  • Patent number: 8850939
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a straight edge device for use in conjunction with power tools such as radial saws, or table saws. The present invention is used for cutting an uneven edge of a board. The straight edge device includes a one piece board having a protuberance projecting from its lower surface that engages a groove of the table saw. The board is placed on the upper surface of the one piece board with the uneven edge hanging over the edges of the one piece board. As the straight edge device is pushed or pulled through the groove of the table saw, the cutting blade straights the uneven edge of the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Ronald Patella
  • Patent number: 8826788
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Matthew M. Rybka
  • Publication number: 20140238548
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for shape sawing wood. Specifically, embodiments include an infeed with laterally displaceable positioning rolls and a longitudinal axis between the positioning rolls. The embodiments further include a saw box with a frame and a plurality of saws coupled with a plurality of vertical arbors within the frame. In certain embodiments, the frame is operable to move laterally or rotationally with respect to a horizontal axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Conrad Bullion
  • Publication number: 20140238547
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems, methods, and apparatuses for shape sawing wood. Specifically, embodiments include an infeed with laterally displaceable positioning rolls and a longitudinal axis between the positioning rolls. The embodiments further include a saw box with a frame and a plurality of saws coupled with a plurality of vertical arbors within the frame. In certain embodiments, the frame is operable to move laterally or rotationally with respect to a horizontal axis of rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: U. S. Natural Resources, Inc.
    Inventor: Conrad Bullion
  • Patent number: 8789450
    Abstract: A rip fence module for positioning workpieces with their edge facing away from a tool on a machine table at a certain distance to the tool, comprising: a superstructure overlapping the machine table presenting a workpiece stop for the workpiece to be treated extending in a longitudinal direction, at least one guided portion which is insertable and guidable in an allocated guide groove provided on the machine table side extending in an extension direction transversely to the longitudinal direction, and by which the superstructure is supported movably in the guide groove in the extension direction relatively the tool, and a locking device shiftable between a locking position and a release position in order to lock the rip fence module in the locking position at a guided portion defined relatively the guide groove, and to permit in the release position a shifting of the guided portion in the guide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Scheppach Fabrikation von Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Scherl
  • Patent number: 8763502
    Abstract: A featherboard assembly for use with a work table. The featherboard assembly includes a featherboard having a body and an axis. The featherboard assembly further includes an adjustment mechanism associated with the featherboard for attaching the featherboard to the work table. The adjustment mechanism permits the featherboard to be adjusted on the table along a first axis and permits the featherboard to be adjusted along a second axis. The adjustment mechanism is capable of locking the featherboard against movement along the second axis while the featherboard is moved along the first axis and locking the featherboard against movement along the first axis while the featherboard is moved along the second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Jessem Tool Company
    Inventor: Darrin E. Smith
  • Patent number: 8763504
    Abstract: A fence attachment apparatus for a table power tool equipped with an existing rip fence has a longitudinal member that includes a first side member having a top surface, a bottom surface, a cutting-side lateral surface, and a fence-side lateral surface. The longitudinal member has a bridge member that extends transversely from the first side member and connects to the first side member along a major portion of the first side member adjacent to the top surface. The fence attachment has a sliding member in sliding engagement with the top surface of the longitudinal member, where the sliding member has a top sliding surface and a bottom sliding surface. A slide mechanism is disposed between the bottom sliding surface of the sliding member and the top surface of the longitudinal member, where the slide mechanism provides longitudinal movement to the sliding member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas A. Tardif
  • Patent number: 8733219
    Abstract: A cutter device for cutting envelopes open, which cutter device includes a rotary cutter suitable for cutting open an envelope, and a rotary bearing element against which said envelope is in contact as it goes past the rotary cutter, an axis of rotation of the bearing element forming a predetermined angle of inclination with a drive axis of the rotary cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventors: Serge Benard, Dominique Bernard
  • Patent number: 8430007
    Abstract: An envelope opener is that includes a table for routing documents along a longitudinal document guide wall and a cutting device for cutting off an edge of an envelope is described. The guide wall is movable laterally relative to the cutting device into a plurality of lateral or cutting positions in order to obtain a plurality of cutting widths. The machine also includes a bypass control to enable driving a document in the downstream direction when the cutter device is in the non-cutting position to enable counting envelopes without opening them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Pitney Bowes SAS
    Inventors: Patrick Fournier, Francois Reby, Jean-Christian Maleyran
  • Patent number: 8375835
    Abstract: A guide bar track extension method and apparatus. A machining table has a table surface terminating at a side thereof, the surface defining a table perimeter, and a slot for a guide bar. A guide bar extension mechanism is cooperatively adapted with the table for detachably mounting to the side of the table. The guide bar extension mechanism includes an adjustment mechanism providing for lateral adjustment of the guide bar extension mechanism relative to the axis. The adjustment mechanism includes two opposed guiding members adapted to contact the guide bar outside the table perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas M. Thacker
  • Patent number: 8240237
    Abstract: A guide fence assembly for use with a work table of a table-based device, where the assembly includes an elongated fence body that extends in a longitudinal direction between front and rear ends thereof, and a front glide member that is attached to the elongated fence body. The front glide member is configured and arranged to glide along a front rail of the table-based device. Preferably, there is at least one magnetic element attached to the elongated fence body at a position between the front glide member and the front end of the elongated fence body. The at least one magnetic element is configured and arranged to apply a magnetic attraction force directed in the longitudinal direction toward the rear end of the elongated fence body. Preferably, there is also a locking mechanism for locking the guide fence assembly into a locked position with respect to the work table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Andrew Frolov
  • Patent number: 8220374
    Abstract: A retaining device for a wood sawing machine contains an index table fixed on a cutting deck of the wood sawing machine to displace straightly and reciprocately along the cutting deck; a guiding plate fixed on the cutting deck, connected with the index table, and including a slot disposed thereon; a vertically moving set including at least one sliding block, at least one screw rod, a longitudinally displacing holder, at least one first adjusting nuts, and at least one first second adjusting nuts; wherein the sliding block is slidably connected with the slot of the guiding plate and displaces along the slot reciprocately, the screw rod is coupled on the sliding block respectively; a retaining and pressing assembly including a handle, two arms, two connecting posts, two stems, and a pressing panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Tian Wang Wang
  • Publication number: 20120152078
    Abstract: A cutter device for cutting envelopes open, which cutter device includes a rotary cutter suitable for cutting open an envelope, and a rotary bearing element against which said envelope is in contact as it goes past the rotary cutter, an axis of rotation of the bearing element forming a predetermined angle of inclination with a drive axis of the rotary cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: NEOPOST TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Serge BENARD, Dominique BERNARD
  • Patent number: 8162024
    Abstract: A device is provided for removal of a layer, such as a label, from a cylindrical surface of an object. The device includes a guide, a cutting instrument, and a base connecting the guide and the cutting instrument. The guide and the cutting instrument are separated by a distance defined by the base, and the cutting instrument is positioned to shave along the object's surface to remove the layer, when the surface of the object is rotated against the cutting instrument and against the guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Hinckley Cellars, LLC
    Inventor: Javin Cedric Pierce
  • Publication number: 20120055307
    Abstract: A table saw fence having a guide rail, a fence beam having a front portion and a rear portion, and a fence face disposed adjacent to the fence beam. The fence face is movable along its longitudinal axis relative to the fence beam. A fence face locking mechanism is provided for locking the fence face relative to the fence beam. The locking mechanism has a handle disposed on the front portion of the fence beam and is movable between a first position where the fence face is locked relative to the fence beam and a second position where the fence is unlocked relative to the fence beam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: Jeremy J. Burke, Craig A. Carroll, Peter Chaikowsky
  • Publication number: 20110209592
    Abstract: A saw assembly includes a base defining an internal space, and having a sidewall defining an opening, a table top structure supported by said base and defining a blade slot, a support arrangement including (i) a first rail assembly attached to said base and having a first rail magnet, (ii) a carriage located within said internal space and having a first carriage magnet that is positioned to magnetically interact with said first rail magnet, a saw mechanism supported by said carriage and including a motor and a saw blade rotatably coupled to said motor, said saw blade extending through said blade slot, and an actuator having (i) a first end portion attached to said carriage, (ii) a second end portion spaced apart from said internal space, and (iii) an intermediate portion extending through said opening, wherein movement of said second end portion of said actuator causes movement of said carriage in relation to said first rail assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Brian H. Chung
  • Patent number: 7975582
    Abstract: A device for cutting flat strips of desired width from relatively elongate material is described. Methods of using the strip cutting device are also described. Embodiments of the strip cutting device are adapted to readily cleave a leg from L-shaped material to produce flat strips. Some embodiments are adapted to precisely and accurately cleave flat strips of material to produce narrower flat strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Norman Coon
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110056347
    Abstract: A kerf making machine includes a table. A slide assembly comprises first, second, and third slides. The first slide has a first stop and a first abutment on the end thereof. The second slide has a second stop oppositely positioned to the first stop. The third slide has a third abutment on the end thereof and is positioned relative to the first abutment a distance that is the exact distance of the desired distance. The slide assembly is reversed from its one side to its other side wherein the first slide, the second slide, and the third slide are positioned on the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: JOHN J. ECONOMAKI
  • Publication number: 20110048201
    Abstract: A rip fence for a table saw including a front rail and a rear rail, the rip fence including a front clamping mechanism positioned adjacent to the front rail and including a locking tip, a pivotable activation plate and a handle, a rear clamping mechanism positioned adjacent to the rear rail, the activation plate being coupled to the rear clamping mechanism where the handle is movable between a release position and a locking position, and including a rolling member movable between an upper end and a lower end of the activation plate, wherein when the handle is moved from the release position to the locking position, the rolling member moves from the upper end to the lower end of the activation plate, causing the activation plate to move the rear clamping mechanism into engagement with the rear rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicants: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Andrew Frolov
  • Publication number: 20110017040
    Abstract: A guide fence assembly for use with a work table of a table-based device, where the assembly includes an elongated fence body that extends in a longitudinal direction between front and rear ends thereof, and a front glide member that is attached to the elongated fence body. The front glide member is configured and arranged to glide along a front rail of the table-based device. Preferably, there is at least one magnetic element attached to the elongated fence body at a position between the front glide member and the front end of the elongated fence body. The at least one magnetic element is configured and arranged to apply a magnetic attraction force directed in the longitudinal direction toward the rear end of the elongated fence body. Preferably, there is also a locking mechanism for locking the guide fence assembly into a locked position with respect to the work table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Andrew Folov
  • Publication number: 20100319509
    Abstract: A quick release device for a chopper in a workbench sawing machine according to this invention is provided with a base on which a cover is provided. A containing room is defined between the cover and the base and then the bottom of chopper blade may pass through the room. Further, a securing part passing through the cover. In the securing part, a head is formed near the base, working with the inner side formed by the containing room to clip and fix the chopper blade. Thus, only the securing part is required for adjustment to reach the effect of quick release and combination of the chopper blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventor: Bor-Yann CHUANG
  • Publication number: 20100313727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for securing a stop rule (10) to a machine table (14) of a circular saw bench by means of an adapter (34) that comprises, on one side, a clamping strip (40) that protrudes from a plate (36) for engaging in a longitudinal groove (24) of the stop rule (10) and, on the opposite side, means for connecting a rule support (28) placed on a machine table (14) to a clamping body (26). The plate (36) of the adapter (34) that supports the clamping strip (40) is arranged between two columns (42) that can be fixed to the rule support (28) and supports, on the rear side (50) extending to the rule support (28), a height-adjustable clamping plate (52) for clamping the clamping body (26) of the rule support (28) to the rear side (50) of the plate (36). Said clamping plate (52) is connected to the plate (36) of the adapter (34) by means of two detachable screws (60) that are guided in two height-adjustable vertical longitudinal holes (64) of the plate (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Georg Aigner
  • Publication number: 20100307302
    Abstract: A featherboard assembly for use with a work table. The featherboard assembly includes a featherboard having a body and an axis. The featherboard assembly further includes an adjustment mechanism associated with the featherboard for attaching the featherboard to the work table. The adjustment mechanism permits the featherboard to be adjusted on the table along a first axis and permits the featherboard to be adjusted along a second axis. The adjustment mechanism is capable of locking the featherboard against movement along the second axis while the featherboard is moved along the first axis and locking the featherboard against movement along the first axis while the featherboard is moved along the second axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: JessEm Tool Company
    Inventor: Darrin E. Smith
  • Publication number: 20100116111
    Abstract: A laminate flooring saw system which can be used for both rip cuts and miter cuts in one embodiment includes a fence, a base including a first locking member configured to cooperate with the fence to lock the fence along a first fence axis, a second locking member configured to cooperate with the fence to lock the fence along a second fence axis, the second fence axis perpendicular to the first fence axis, and a support arm system positioned above the base for supporting a power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicants: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rybka, Christopher Heflin, P. Sean Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20100107840
    Abstract: A laminate flooring saw system which can be used for both rip cuts and miter cuts in one embodiment includes a base, a support arm extending above the base, a saw movable along the support arm, and a first power switch, a second power switch, and a third power switch, the first power switch and the second power switch configured such that in a first switch configuration, the saw is energized independent of the position of the third power switch and configured such that in a second switch configuration the saw is energized dependent on the position of the third power switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Applicants: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Matthew M. Rybka, Christopher Heflin
  • Publication number: 20100095822
    Abstract: A document processing machine comprising is provided including a table for routing documents in a longitudinal direction, a longitudinal document guide wall disposed on one side of the table, and a device for cutting off a portion of a document, the device being arranged downstream of the wall, the wall being movable laterally relative to the cutter device into a plurality of lateral or cutting positions in order to obtain a plurality of cutting widths according to the position of the wall, wherein the machine includes at least one drive member mobile between a rest position and a driving position, the change from the rest position to the driving position being effected by laterally moving the wall from a cutting position to a non-cutting position in which a document routed on the table does not enter the cutter device, said at least one drive member being adapted, in its driving position, to drive a document in the downstream direction when the cutter device is in the non-cutting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: April 22, 2010
    Applicant: Pitney Bowes Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Fournier, Francois Reby, Jean-Christian Maleyran
  • Publication number: 20100071521
    Abstract: A new table saw control system is provided. The system shortens the time required to learn how to operate a table saw, eliminates the necessity of making conversions from one measurement system or unit to another, reduces the likelihood of error occurring during the use of a table saw, and makes a table saw safer to use. The system includes a touch control screen mounted on the fence and moving simultaneously with the fence; and, a plurality of inter-related operational menus operatively associated with the computer and displayed sequentially on the screen and including button images activated by touch to generate signals to the computer to move from one of the menus to another of the menus and to control movement of the carriage and the fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Hadaway, Timothy C. Whitford, Stephen Gorey
  • Patent number: 7673545
    Abstract: A tissue slicing device is comprised of parallel circular blades coaxially connected to a rotary shaft. The blades are separated by gaps. A guide member is supported by a hinge adjacent the blades. An adjustment screw is positioned behind the guide member to control the distance between the guide member and the blades. The device includes a tissue carrier which is comprised of a base member and parallel plates extending from a top side of the base member. The plates are spaced to correspond with the gaps between the blades. Holes in the plates are aligned to define a tissue chamber for receiving a tissue sample. When the tissue carrier is positioned on the guide member and the blades rotated to drive the tissue carrier along the guide member, the tissue chamber is driven into the blades so the tissue sample is simultaneously cut into a plurality of slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Inventors: Richard T. Giberson, Robert L. Honan
  • Patent number: 7614329
    Abstract: A fence ruler for table circular saws includes a longitudinally extending profiled hollow body of mostly rectangular cross-section mountable onto a machine table. One side of the profiled hollow body is formed as a guiding leg with a protruding extension having on its front edge a guiding ruler for guiding lower work pieces. The guiding leg may also be positioned on the machine table to extend at a right angle from the same. A slide is positioned within the hollow space in the hollow body and is movable longitudinally from the outside. At least one catch protrudes from the hollow body and is guided through a longitudinal slot in the profiled hollow body that opens to the outside through an opening slot in the guiding ruler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventor: Georg Aigner
  • Publication number: 20090272239
    Abstract: The invention has two main components: a straight edge board and a pressure arm assembly. When used together, the two components will allow a table saw operator to safely and accurately straight line rip crooked material, typically lumber, in one continuous pass. When used without the straight edge board, the pressure arm assembly will keep the material tight against the table saw's rip fence while rip sawing or performing additional sawing techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventor: Wayne S. Boehme
  • Publication number: 20090241745
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a saw accessory assembly can be configured to be attached to a saw. In at least one embodiment, the assembly can include a first component and a second component, wherein at least one of the first and second components can include a visual guide configured to assist an operator in assembling the first and second components. In other various embodiments, at least one of the first and second components can include a visual guide configured to assist the operator in adjusting the first and second components in a predetermined sequence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Power Tool Institute
    Inventors: David V. Keller, Mark D. Hickok, Peter L. Domeny, Thornton H. Gogoll, III, David G. Peot, Stan M. Rodrigues, Christopher S. Tennant
  • Patent number: 7574949
    Abstract: A new table saw control system is provided. The system shortens the time required to learn how to operate a table saw, eliminates the necessity of making conversions from one measurement system or unit to another, reduces the likelihood of error occurring during the use of a table saw, and makes a table saw safer to use. The system includes a touch control screen mounted on the fence and moving simultaneously with the fence; and, a plurality of inter-related operational menus operatively associated with the computer and displayed sequentially on the screen and including button images activated by touch to generate signals to the computer to move from one of the menus to another of the menus and to control movement of the carriage and the fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Inventors: Jeffrey P. Hadaway, Timothy C. Whitford, Stephen Gorey
  • Publication number: 20090120256
    Abstract: A food article feed apparatus for a food article slicing machine. The apparatus has conveyor with a drive belt for connecting a drive source to a drive roller, and a conveyor belt. The drive roller is for driving the conveyor. The drive roller has an outer diameter and a recessed diameter where the drive belt is connected around the recessed diameter and the conveyor belt is connected around the outer diameter. The drive belt operates within an area defined by the first conveyor belt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: James E. Pasek
  • Patent number: 7483765
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces to be processed. In some embodiments, the gauge system may have a plurality of stops for positioning the end of a workpiece at distinct distances from a processing station. In some embodiments, the plurality of stops may be arrayed along a rail assembly having an adjustable length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Precision Automation, Inc.
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart R. Aldrich, David A. Morgan, Robert P. Hodges, Simon A. Soot, Jody S. Carpenter, John S. Gorny
  • Publication number: 20080277024
    Abstract: An improved feather board apparatus and method are provided, for use in holding a work piece against a guide surface as the work piece is guided in a feed direction, and for precluding motion of the work piece in a direction opposite the feed direction, through use of a feather board apparatus, having a feather board clamping arrangement which allows for limited amount of pivoting of the feather board about an in feed side clamping point, as the work piece is fed past the feather board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Damian A. Kozina, Edward D. Adkins
  • Patent number: 7444913
    Abstract: A parallel fence includes a fence body, a front guide, a rear guide, and a positioning device. The fence body is adapted to be placed on a worktable. The front guide and the rear guide are disposed on the front end and the rear ends of the fence body. In a first operational position, the front and rear guides are fixed in position relative to the front and rear guides. In a second operational position, the front and rear guides are prevented from being removed from the front and rear rails in a first direction upwardly away from a surface of the worktable, but the front and rear guides are permitted to move in a second direction along the length of the front and rear rails. In a third operational position, the front and rear guides are permitted to be removed from the front and rear rails in the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshinori Shibata, Masaaki Uchida
  • Patent number: 7369916
    Abstract: A power tool control system connected with a drill press provides a system for determining operational settings for the drill press and/or structural factors of a workpiece to be operated upon by the drill press. For instance, the power tool control system may establish a visual indication of the axis of operation of the drill press upon a workpiece and/or determine the thickness, structural composition, and/or moisture content of a workpiece. The determined axis of operation and/or structural factor is utilized to determine the operational settings of the power tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Etter, P. Brent Boyd, Craig A. Carroll, Brent Stafford, Jeffrey A. Wessel
  • Publication number: 20080092707
    Abstract: A fence ruler for table circular saws includes a longitudinally extending profiled hollow body of mostly rectangular cross-section mountable onto a machine table. One side of the profiled hollow body is formed as a guiding leg with a protruding extension having on its front edge a guiding ruler for guiding lower work pieces. The guiding leg may also be positioned on the machine table to extend at a right angle from the same. A slide is positioned within the hollow space in the hollow body and is movable longitudinally from the outside. At least one catch protrudes from the hollow body and is guided through a longitudinal slot in the profiled hollow body that opens to the outside through an opening slot in the guiding ruler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2006
    Publication date: April 24, 2008
    Inventor: Georg Aigner
  • Patent number: 7174820
    Abstract: A rip fence for movable and positionable use on a worktable of a cutting machine includes an adjusting handle for control locking of the fence to the worktable, and a trigger, which keeps the fence locked to the worktable when it is not pressed and, which enables the user to unlock the fence from the worktable by operating the adjusting handle when it is pressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: Peter Huang
  • Patent number: 7150216
    Abstract: A sawdust-free wood cutting apparatus (10) comprises a guide (62, 72) for guiding a piece of wood (W) along a feed path having a cutting zone. At least one circular blade (18b) is mounted in the cutting zone and driven in rotation about an axis transversal to the feed path. The circular blade (18b) has a toothless circumferential cutting edge. A feeder (14, 16) advances the piece of wood (W) to be cut through the cutting zone at a linear speed substantially equal to a tangential speed at the toothless circumferential cutting edge of the circular blade (18b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2006
    Assignee: Les Consultants Carpe Diem Jerome Inc.
    Inventor: Jérôme Lavoie
  • Patent number: 7140286
    Abstract: A dual adjustable feather jig for simultaneously holding a piece of wood stock firmly against a stationary rip fence and against the top surface of a worktable. The feather jig includes a lower feather board with a ‘T’ in channel bar adjustably mounted on the bottom surface of the lower feather board to laterally adjust the lower feather board over the worktable. Mounted transversely on the lower feather board is an upper feather board assembly that includes a vertical feather board to hold the wood piece against the worktable. The vertical feather board is connected to a slider arm that slides longitudinally over a riser block securely mounted to the lower feather board. Formed on the lateral and lower edges of the lower and vertical feather boards, respectively, are diagonally aligned fingers that press the wood piece against the rip fence and against the top surface of the worktable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2006
    Inventor: Neal K. Schwartz
  • 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: 7134370
    Abstract: When performing a punching operation for each of sheets individually conveyed to a predetermined punching position within a conveying path, each of the individually conveyed sheets is positioned at the predetermined punching position before performing the punching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsushige Murata, Yuji Morishige, Itsuo Sekita, Katsuaki Hirai, Seiichiro Adachi, Naoto Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7017464
    Abstract: A tension board comprises a bow member that can deform resiliently to apply lateral force to a workpiece pushed between it and the fence of a table saw, and that may have an associated tension gauge element. Combination tools may employ two bow members having different force-generating characteristics, an array of feather members, and a single contact finger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Inventor: Marcel Coderre