With Work Immobilizer Patents (Class 83/451)
  • Patent number: 10442101
    Abstract: A method for aligning a substrate and an apparatus for cutting a substrate using the same are provided. In one aspect of the present invention, an apparatus for aligning a substrate comprises a stage on which the substrate is seated and reference pins provided to project from an upper surface of the stage. Each reference pin has a substrate support surface which supports one side of the substrate. An upper end of the substrate support surface is formed so as to project further toward the substrate than a lower end thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ik Kyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9823642
    Abstract: A system and method for causing a specialized device to cut and weed a cut thermal transfer film is provided. In an embodiment, a service provider computer receives a request for one or more designs to be attached to a substrate. The service provider computer uses the design to generate additional instructions for a thermal transfer film cutting device that describe regions of the thermal transfer film to be cut to create the one or more designs, regions of the thermal transfer film to be cut to provide a registration means, and regions of the thermal transfer film to be attached to a receiving sheet. The service provider computer sends the additional instructions to the thermal transfer film cutting device which executes the instructions on a thermal transfer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Zazzle Inc.
    Inventor: Leslie Young Harvill
  • Patent number: 9605356
    Abstract: Plate-like samples each having as a principal plane thereof a cross section perpendicular to the long axis direction of a polycrystalline silicon rod grown by the deposition using a chemical vapor deposition method are sampled; an X-ray diffraction measurement is performed omnidirectionally in the plane of each of the plate-like samples thus sampled; and when none of the plate-like samples has any X-ray diffraction peak with a diffraction intensity deviating from the average value ±2×standard deviation (?±2?) found for any one of the Miller indices <111>, <220>, <311> and <400>, the polycrystalline silicon rod is selected as the raw material for use in the production of single-crystalline silicon. The use of such a polycrystalline silicon raw material suppresses the local occurrence of the portions remaining unmelted, and can contribute to the stable production of single-crystalline silicon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Miyao, Junichi Okada, Shigeyoshi Netsu
  • Patent number: 9248680
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for securely destroying used ribbon from a document personalization machine in order to render any information retained on the used ribbon as unreadable. In one embodiment, the method includes tapering the used ribbon into a used ribbon strand by feeding the used ribbon through a tapering mechanism. The method also includes heating the used ribbon strand to fuse the used ribbon strand into a used ribbon string thereby rendering any data retained on the used ribbon unreadable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flitsch, Richard C. Nubson, James M. Jordan, Milo B. Squires, Jeanette E. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20150013514
    Abstract: A buffer layer can be used in conjunction with a cutting table to reduce cutting tool wear. During use, a first surface of the buffer layer can rest on a top surface of the cutting table, and a second surface of the buffer layer can receive a material to be cut. The buffer layer can include one or more channels in its second surface, and the one or more channels can correspond to a pattern to be cut from the material. The depth of the one or more channels can be sufficient to provide a clearance depth between a tip of the cutting tool and a bottom surface of each of the one or more channels. The clearance depth can prevent the tip of the cutting tool from wearing against the bottom surface of the channels, thereby increasing life expectancy of the cutting tool and reducing process costs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Eric B. Strauss
  • Patent number: 8931385
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a portable hose cutoff saw having an improved stable base structure comprising a front plate and a back plate, a top plate extending transversely between the front and back plates interconnecting said front and back plates, and at least one connecting member extending transversely between a bottom portion of the front and back plates. The present invention also provides for a portable hose cutoff saw having a plurality of slideably adjustable hose biasing pins that may be adjusted to optimally bias the hose at or about a portion of a hose to be cut by the saw, thereby resulting in a consistent and straight cut of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Martin K. Bauer, Steven G. Austin
  • Publication number: 20140208906
    Abstract: Cutting device, method and use are for cutting of a line extending from a floating vessel. The cutting device is structured for placement on the vessel. The cutting device comprises: at least one guide structured for directional steering of the line past a cutting area for the line; and at least one of the following cutting-promoting devices: at least one induction coil device directed inwards toward the cutting area and structured for heating, hence weakening, of the line within the cutting area; and at least one moveable cutting knife with an opposite contact surface directed inwards toward the cutting area and also structured for cutting of the line within the cutting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Smart Installations AS
    Inventor: Petter Birkeland
  • Publication number: 20140182431
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus including a plurality of types of holding members holding a workpiece and a plurality of types of cutting members cutting the workpiece held by the holding member. Each holding member includes a sheet of base, a holding portion disposed on a surface of the base and having a holding capacity suitable for a type of the workpiece to be held, and a holding member indicator capable of distinguishing the types of holding members. Each cutting member includes a cutter having a blade configured to cut the workpiece and having a cutting capacity suitable for a type of the workpiece to be cut, a support portion supporting the cutter, and a cutter indicator provided on the plurality of types of cutting members and capable of distinguishing the types of cutting members, the cutter indicator being similar in configuration as the holding member indicator of corresponding holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Hasegawa, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Kayo Hasui
  • Publication number: 20140182437
    Abstract: A trimming die includes a first die base assembly, a second die base assembly, and a trimming punch. The first die base assembly includes a fixing portion; the second die base assembly is positioned opposite the first die base assembly; the second die base assembly includes a die cavity portion; the die cavity portion has a die cavity and a die cavity inner wall; the die cavity inner wall has a plurality of first slant grooves; the punch has a fixing end portion and a trimming end portion positioned opposite the fixing end portion; the fixing end portion is disposed at the fixing portion; the trimming end portion is positioned corresponding to the die cavity; a peripheral surface of the trimming end portion includes a plurality of second slant grooves. A trimming punch is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Bor-Tsuen LIN, Chun-Chih KUO
  • Publication number: 20140116220
    Abstract: A safety hold down device is provided for use with a conventional table saw. In one embodiment, the device comprises an elongate base member that slideably nests in a recessed channel formed in the work surface of the table saw. An elongate hold down arm engages the base member to secure an oversized work piece there between. An alignment mechanism is pivotally secured to the base member to abut and align the work piece relative to the saw blade. The alignment mechanism is repositionable relative to the base member to provide a range of positions for orienting the work piece. Adjustable alignment pins may optionally be provided to abut a surface or edge of a work piece, regardless of the shape or contour of the surface or edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
  • Patent number: 8650998
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for automatically cutting sheet material, the machine comprising a bench having a cutting zone, a cutter head mounted on means for moving it relative to the bundle, a cutter conveyor housed inside a box placed under the cutting zone, and means for establishing suction in the box, the box bulging outwards at least in its bottom portion that is remote from the cutting zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Lectra
    Inventors: Thierry Badie, Didier Chabirand, Régis Lallement
  • Publication number: 20130340582
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device to cut hair, fibers, or thin, flexible materials, comprising at least one retaining element (2) with a cylindrically formed interior that is suitable for immobilizing and potentially bundling in lengthwise direction a sample (1) to be cut, composed of a multiplicity of hairs, fibers, or thin, flexible materials, and a cutting device (3) that is suitable for cutting the sample that is immobilized and possibly bundled in lengthwise direction, in a direction that is substantially perpendicular to the cylinder axis of the interior of the retaining element (2). The present invention relates furthermore to a method making use of the device, as well as a hair section that can be produced with the device or the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Insa Lo
  • Publication number: 20130273717
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus for the singulation of a semiconductor substrate or wafer. In some embodiments the singulation apparatus comprises a plurality of cutting devices. The cutting devices are configured to form multiple concurrent cutting lines in parallel on a surface of the semiconductor wafer. In some embodiments, the singulation apparatus comprises at least two dicing saws or laser modules. The disclosed singulation apparatus can dice the semiconductor wafer into individual chips by dicing in a direction across a complete circumferential edge of the wafer, thereby decreasing process time and increasing throughput.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien Ling Hwang, Yi-Li Hsiao, Bor-Ping Jang, Hsin-Hung Liao, Lin-Wei Wang, Chung-Shi Liu
  • Publication number: 20130238021
    Abstract: A self-retaining suture has a suture thread less than 1 millimeter nominal diameter. A plurality of retainers is cut into the suture thread using a high accuracy retainer cutting machine. The retainer cutting machine has sufficient accuracy and repeatability to cut consistent and effective retainers at high density on suture threads less than 1 mm nominal diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Gross, Lev Drubetsky, Alexander Naimagon, William L. D'Agostino
  • Publication number: 20130195585
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for automated handling, positioning and orienting of an ear of corn includes apparatuses and systems for altering a portion of an ear of corn. Optionally included are one or more stations for automatically processing, testing, sampling and preparing the ear of corn for processing, testing or sampling and an automated transport means automatically moving ears of corn from station to station using alterations made to the ear of corn.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Jason Cope, David Kurth
  • Publication number: 20130152755
    Abstract: A holding sheet may comprise an adhesive portion disposed on at least a part of either one of surfaces of the holding sheet. The adhesive portion may be configured to attach to a workpiece. The holding sheet may also comprise a removable sheet configured to be attached to the adhesive portion. The holding sheet may comprise a locator disposed on at least either the holding sheet or the removable sheet, and configured to attach the removable sheet to the adhesive portion in a predetermined location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20130145910
    Abstract: A method for machining a hole in a metallic member includes the following steps: providing a metallic member and a machining equipment, the metallic member includes a machining portion, and the machining equipment includes a first support member, a second support member, a cutter, and a fixing member; placing the first and second support members on two sides of the metallic member covering the machining portion, and then placing the metallic member and the first and second support members on the fixing member; machining at least one through hole in the machining portion and the first and second support members by the cutter; and removing the first and second support members machined to obtain the metallic member having the at least one through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
  • Patent number: 8448552
    Abstract: A cutting guide, and a method for slicing a solid, cuttable workpiece such as vegetables, meat and other items in said cutting guide, comprising a plurality of flights of a coiled material defining an end, a midsection and an opposite end, having an overall length determined by the number and gauge of said flights longitudinally to the major axis of said plurality of flights and any gap there between, that is held in a polymer base having mortises in said polymer base surface, that defines an interior region into which a workpiece may be placed, and an exterior affording access to said interior and any workpiece disposed therein for a knife or other cutting tool, via said gaps between said flights, to enable said workpiece to be cut into or cut through by said knife or cutting tool, transverse to said length or major axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: William Andrew Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20130125722
    Abstract: A tablet splitting apparatus capable of reducing fluctuations in weight of split tablet pieces even with simple advanceable-retractable blades is provided. A holding mechanism holds a tablet to be split at a cutting position. In reducing the gap between a pair of opposed blades, which are advanced and retracted with respect to the cutting position, to cut the tablet, the holding mechanism continuously holds the tablet until the tablet is caught between the pair of opposed blades of a cutting mechanism. After the tablet is caught between the pair of opposed blades, the holding mechanism release the tablet and only the pair of opposed blades hold the tablet. The opposed blades are caused to cut into the tablet after the holding mechanism releases the tablet, preventing a crack caused in the tablet ahead of the opposed blades from being curved or increased.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: TOSHO, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihito Omura, Syunji Ohgaya
  • Publication number: 20130104716
    Abstract: A holding sheet which is set to a cutting apparatus cutting an object to be cut includes a sheet member comprising a flat plate-shaped member and an adhesive portion located on an area of the sheet member located a predetermined distance inside an outer edge of the sheet member. The adhesive portion holds the object so that the object is removable therefrom. The sheet member has a plurality of holes which is defined formed through the sheet member so as to encompass the adhesive portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
  • Publication number: 20130087029
    Abstract: A rotating blade having a blade edge that has a sloped surface to become gradually narrower in a blade thickness direction outward along a radial direction is inclined about an axis along a thickness direction of the substrate toward a substrate at a cutting angle, and an excess portion of a module is cut off by relatively moving at least one of the rotating blade and the module in a cutting direction along an end face of the substrate while the rotating blade is being rotated in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventor: Kazushi Iyatani
  • Publication number: 20130000458
    Abstract: An electrode plate die-cutting apparatus of the present invention includes an original plate support portion 3 that supports an original plate of an electrode plate on a support surface 35, a driving portion that drives a cutting blade, which is arranged with a blade edge facing the original plate support portion 3, to move forward or backward, and a pressure adjusting portion 7 that suctions the original plate on the support surface 35 when the cutting blade is moving toward the original plate support portion 3 by the driving portion. For example, the pressure adjusting portion 7 includes a pipe 71, a first branch pipe 72, a first valve 75, and a decompressing portion 74. The vicinity of the support surface 35 is suctioned, and thus the electrode plate is adsorbed onto and fixed to the support surface 35 through a through hole 94 disposed in a sheet 90.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventor: Hisashi Ueda
  • Patent number: 8316746
    Abstract: A trimming apparatus comprises a conveying device, a movable upper knife, an immovable lower knife, a movable press crosshead, a first drive, and a control unit. The print product is pressed down with the press crosshead. The pressed down print product is trimmed with the upper and lower knives. The press crosshead is lifted following the step of trimming operation. Subsequent to lifting the press crosshead, the upper knife is lifted. The trimmed print product is conveyed with the conveying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Hediger, Daniel Rölli
  • Publication number: 20120247293
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a cutting unit including a cutting blade moved together with an object to be cut, relative to each other, cutting the object by the cutting blade, a holding member having an adhesive layer on which the object is removably held, the holding member being set onto the cutting apparatus while adhesively holding the object, a wireless tag located on the holding member and containing cutting information written thereon, the cutting information including information about cutting, a reading unit which reads the cutting information from the wireless tag when the holding member has been set on the cutting apparatus, and a control unit which controls the cutting unit based on the cutting information the reading unit has read from the wireless tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagai, Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Nakamura, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Katsuhisa Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120118120
    Abstract: A safety system for powered cutting tools is disclosed. The safety system comprises a number of component devices that may be used alone or in combination to substantially reduce the risk of injury to the operator of the power cutting tool. The devices are designed for use with table saws, miter saws, jointers, routers, shapers and similar equipment. The devices secure a work piece against unanticipated movement and kickback while simultaneously protecting the operator's hands. The devices is further enhance the capabilities of power equipment to make precise cuts safer, faster and easier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110203432
    Abstract: A press (1) including:—a frame (2);—a first press bed (3) with a first tool part (4), wherein the first press bed (3) is provided between the frame (2) and the first tool part (4);—first displacement means (5);—a second press bed (6) with a second tool part (7) which in use is arranged at a position opposite to the first tool part (4), and where the second press bed (6) is provided between the frame (2) and the second tool part (7);—a device (8) for introducing work-pieces (9) between the first (4) and the second tool parts (7);—a device (10) for ejecting finished workpieces (9?);—a punch (11) which is vertically displaceable through coaxial openings (13, 14) between the first tool part (4) and the second tool part (7);—a punch cylinder (15) for displacing the punch (11), wherein the press furthermore includes second displacement means (16) which are connected between the frame (2) and the second tool part (7) for horizontal displacement of the second tool part (7) between a pressing position with the opening
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2009
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Inventor: Martin Hansen
  • Patent number: 7950314
    Abstract: At the time of cutting stacked sheet members, a knife or a punch pierces the sheet members at positions such as along a cutting line, in a region outside the cutting line, or in a seam allowance inside the cutting line. By moving the knife or the punch vertically, heat is applied to the sheet members such that the seam members are welded (i.e., fused) together vertically. Even if at the time of cutting stacked sheet members having low air permeability, it is possible to prevent warpage or slippage of the sheet members, and cutting is performed accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Shima Seiki Manufacturing, Ltd.
    Inventor: Morita Toshiaki
  • Publication number: 20110100182
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for automatically cutting sheet material, the machine comprising a bench having a cutting zone, a cutter head mounted on means for moving it relative to the bundle, a cutter conveyor housed inside a box placed under the cutting zone, and means for establishing suction in the box, the box bulging outwards at least in its bottom portion that is remote from the cutting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventors: Thierry Badie, Didier Chabirand, Régis Lallement
  • Patent number: 7926401
    Abstract: A tissue harvesting method and device for obtaining micrograft tissue particles within the size range of 50-1500 microns, and more preferably 500-1000 microns, and most preferably 600 microns. The particles may be processed after a piece of donor tissue has been excised from the donor site, or processed into the desired size directly at the donor site, and thereafter excised. Cutters having blades or cutting edges spaced in the range of 50-1500 microns are utilized to obtain particles within the desired size range. An elastomer is positioned between the cutting edges to push the excised particles out of the blades for ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Mishra, Charles Seegert, Makoto Ohira
  • Publication number: 20110056350
    Abstract: Apparatus, method and system for cutting a polymeric stent including the use of a polymeric mandrel as a laser shielding device. The polymeric mandrel is allowed to roll freely within a polymeric tube that is cut into a polymeric stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventors: David C. Gale, Yunbing Wang, Svava Maria Atladottir, Klaus Kleine
  • Publication number: 20110036218
    Abstract: Article of manufacture for holding sliced food, the article comprising an outer rim and a base provided therein, characterised in that the base comprises a number of cutting elements extending radially inward from the outer rim, each cutting element having a cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Publication date: February 17, 2011
    Inventor: Alfons Mathilde Gunter Roes
  • Patent number: 7866238
    Abstract: A sawing apparatus is implemented to cut rolls out of an elongated log. An in-feed conveyor pushes the log, and a braking system stops the log at a controlled position. A clamping system then holds the log in place while a saw blade travels to cut a roll out of the log. While the log is being cut, a bending pressure is applied on the log. The roll then is unloaded onto a discharge conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Huang Pin Hsu
  • Publication number: 20100229700
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the single-step removal of thimbles attached to the rods of a base of an anode stem, that comprises the following steps: a) placing said anode stem between an abutment device and an etching device, the abutment device at least partially surrounding each of the rods of said anode stem and having an abutment surface blocking the advance of the corresponding thimble; moving the etching device in the direction of the abutment device until said anode base is in contact with said abutment device; c) carrying on the movement of the etching device so that each thimble blocked by the associated abutment surface is detached from the corresponding rod; d) interrupting and removing the etching device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: E.C.L
    Inventor: Didier Lescarcelle
  • Patent number: 7780851
    Abstract: A lightweight portable motorized oil filter inspection device comprising a housing, a drive plate having a plurality of gear teeth, an oil filter size adapter mounting adaptable to receive at least one of a plurality of interchangeable oil filter size adapters, at least one drive pin assembly mounting for accepting at least one adjustable drive pin assembly having a plurality of detents, a cutting blade assembly and a means to rotate the drive plate. The drive pin assembly having a plurality of detents enables precise alignment of at least one drive pin with at least one of the oil flow apertures of an oil filter canister. The drive plate is directly driven by a motor drive gear having a plurality of compatible gear drive teeth, mounted on an electric motor shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Inventor: Antonio Suarez
  • Publication number: 20100107835
    Abstract: A food handling system having a positioning system and method. The positioning system includes a main conveying surface, an electronic sensor, a controller and a robot. The main conveying surface is configured to move food products. The electronic sensor is configured to capture position data about one or more food products on the main conveying surface within a sensor range of the sensor. The controller is signal-connected to the electronic sensor and the robot. The controller is configured to receive data captured by the sensor and is configured to instruct the robot to move a food product to a destination position. The robot is configured to reposition one or more food products on the conveying surface according to instructions sent by the controller. The robot has a longitudinal and a lateral working range. The food product may include formed meat patties or sliced meat or cheese products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Scott Lindee
  • Publication number: 20100077897
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing seeds for polycrystalline silicon manufacture by cutting a silicon rod in an axial direction into at least one plate-like member, and cutting at least one of the silicon plate-like member lengthwise into seeds that are square in cross section, that includes a table which mounts the silicon rod or at least one of the plate-like member, a pair of end-face supporting members which support the silicon rod or at least one of the plate-like member by pressing both end faces thereof in the axial direction, and a cutting blade which cuts the silicon rod or at least one of the plate-like member in the axial direction, in addition the end-face supporting members includes comb-like grooves that allow the cutting blade to pass through.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicants: Mitsubishi Polycrystalline Silicon America Corporation, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Larry Gurley, Ken Rowell, Satoshi Imamura, Yukio Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20100064868
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tyre segmenting device capable of cutting tyres into two or more segments, the device including: a cutter for dividing the tyre into two or more segments; a positioning device on which the tyre is mounted, the positioning device positioning a tyre mounted thereon in alignment with the cutter; and a moving device operatively connected to the positioning device; wherein in use, the moving device moves the positioning device between a loading position in which a tyre can be loaded and unloaded from the positioning device and a cutting position where the cutter engages the tyre and divides the tyre into the two or more segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Vainer Michael, Rozenblit Boris
  • Patent number: 7677149
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a coping apparatus and method of operation that automates the process of forming coped butt joints on strips of molding for placement on internal wall angles that alleviates at least some of the problems associated with the use of miter joints or time consuming hand or powered coping using conventional coping saws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Inventors: Thomas W. Hogan, John M. Hogan
  • Publication number: 20100050834
    Abstract: In a method for cutting a loaf-shaped food, a loaf of the food is advanced toward a cutting device by means of a feed apparatus and the loaf is cut into slices, strips or cubes by means of said cutting device, which includes that the loaf is fixed during the feed movement by means of a vacuum gripper that is advanced together with the loaf; a negative pressure is generated within an interior of a contact element of the vacuum gripper and acts upon a fixing region of the surface of the loaf in a suction region of the contact element, in order to prevent hygienic problems associated with vacuum pumps, the negative pressure is generated by means of a piston-cylinder unit, the piston of which defines the interior of the contact element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Uwe Reifenhåuser
  • Patent number: 7661345
    Abstract: A device (10) for clamping and separating a length of tubing. The device (10) comprises first and second subassemblies (12,14) for, in their closed positions, clamping the tubing at first and second locations, respectively, and at least weakening the tubing for subsequent separation. The subassemblies (12,14) face each other and are connected by a breakable connection. Each subassembly (12,14) includes clamping elements (26,34) for clamping the tubing, a perforating or cutting element (28) for perforating or otherwise weakening or cutting the tubing, and locking elements (24,32) for locking the subassembly (12,14) in the closed position. The perforating element (28) may be at least one hard plastic or metal spike. Once each subassembly (12,14) is locked in the closed position, the breakable connection is broken to result in respective lengths of clamped tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Scientifics, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl Martin
  • Patent number: 7640836
    Abstract: Web processing method and apparatus (30, 300) is provided for high speed, extremely accurate die cutting or lamination operations. Processing station (32,300) includes a vacuum hold down plate (32,308) which receives and holds an image bearing incremental segment of the web. In feed and out feed tension on the web is released while a segment of the web is held by the hold down plate. The hold down plate with a segment of the web thereon is selectively shifted about X, Y, and ? axes as required to bring the image on the web segment into alignment with a web processing component at the processing station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Preco Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles C. Raney, Hongli Du, John T. Pierson, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090031870
    Abstract: A covering is provided for exterior or interior application on solid surfaces such as garage floors, patios, and walkways. The covering is formed as tiles formed of a top layer of fibrous material, such as carpet, and a bottom layer of adhesive applied in spaced bands, lines, strips or rows that allow the tile to be removed from the surface after installation if desired. A release sheet, preferably formed of plural pieces, is secured over the adhesive for removal during installation. A portion of the release sheet can function as a positioning strip to assist in accurately placing the tiles. The covering is manufactured by coating the bottom surface of a strip of material in beads of adhesive, smoothing the beads into bands, lines, strips or rows, and then cutting the strip into tiles using a non-mechanical cutter such as a laser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: LJ's Products, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Joseph O'Connor
  • Patent number: 7464632
    Abstract: A food slicer is provided having a support member including a base portion and an upstanding portion integrally formed with the base portion. The upstanding portion includes a rotating cutting blade secured thereto for slicing food product and at least one motor positioned within the upstanding portion for rotating the cutting blade. The base portion includes a food product table slidably secured thereto and is movable across the cutting blade for holding product while it is being sliced by the cutting blade. An adjustable gage plate also is provided for determining the thickness of a food product to be sliced by the cutting blade. A product fence for assisting in holding and stabilizing food product during slicing is included where the fence is removably secured to a portion of the food product table by frictional engagement therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Premark FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Scott M. Zeeb, James Fournier, Frank Bondarowicz
  • Publication number: 20080196567
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for holding down food products (4) such as bacon, cheese or cooked meat in a slicing machine. The apparatus comprises a device (3) engaging the top of the food product nd a parallel motion linkage (2) having one end pivotally mountable in the machine and the other end connected to the device. When the linkage is rotated about its pivotable mounting, the device moves substantially perpendicular with respect to a plane on which the food product is supported. This enables the device not only to be raised and lowed when slicing of one product has been completed and slicing of the next food product is to commence, but also to accommodate variations in the thickness and a single product between products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Alan Culling
  • Publication number: 20080072725
    Abstract: A vacuum pressure work piece holding device for a saw includes an endless loop conveyor having a first face, a second face and air flow openings which extend between the first face and the second face. There is means provided for applying a vacuum to the second face of the endless loop conveyor, such that work pieces are held by vacuum pressure against the first face. A drive assembly creates movement of the endless loop conveyor. A saw blade is positioned in parallel spaced relation to the first face, such that movement of the endless loop conveyor brings the work pieces held by vacuum pressure against the first face into engagement with the saw blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Publication date: March 27, 2008
    Inventor: David CROWTHER
  • Publication number: 20080028901
    Abstract: Magnets secure a pattern and a material on a magnetically-attractive substrate, so that the material can be cut accurately and precisely in accordance with the pattern. The magnetically-attractive substrate includes a top layer of a resilient or other material that is well-suited to receive a sharp edge to produce a clean cut in the material being cut. A kit according to the present invention includes a plurality of magnets, preferably of various sizes and shapes, and at least one magnetically-attractive substrate. The kit can have a plurality of substrates, fasteners for holding the substrates together, a cutting tool and packaging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Publication date: February 7, 2008
    Inventor: Anthony W. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20070295176
    Abstract: A method of trimming blinds is disclosed in which at least one spacer is attached to a blind to space the headrail, bottomrail, and window covering between the headrail and bottomrail in relative positions that correspond to openings in a cutting device. A portion of the blind that is desired to be cut is then moved into those openings and cut away.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2007
    Publication date: December 27, 2007
    Inventors: Michael Kollman, Adam Ward
  • Patent number: 7231857
    Abstract: A depaneling system is disclosed for cutting a panel. The depaneling system comprises a tooling apparatus and a cutting apparatus. The tooling apparatus helps hold the panel in place with suction during cutting of said panel and collects dust particles generated by the cutting of the panel. The cutting apparatus is comprised of a housing, a drive motor, a cutting unit, and a drive connector. The housing separates the drive motor from the cutting unit. The housing comprises a first section and a second section separated by a dividing member. The drive connector, such as a belt, passes through the first section of the housing. The second section of the housing forms a path for the dust particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Inventors: Kurt John Hill, Bob Allen Williams, Travis Wayne Groves, Allen W. Duck
  • Patent number: 7228774
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method and system for providing workpiece positioning for power tools, such as miter saws. The apparatus includes an adjustable positioning device such as a threaded rod. A retention member is connected to the adjustable positioning device. The retention member is capable of pivotally obtaining an extended orientation and a retracted orientation to alternatively contact a workpiece disposed on the power tool deck and to retract into an unobtrusive storage orientation. The apparatus of the present invention allows for proper positioning while permitting ease of use and storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: James Timothy Stolzer