Means To Clamp Work Patents (Class 83/452)
  • Patent number: 9627260
    Abstract: A workpiece cutting method of cutting a workpiece having a front side on which a plurality of crossing division lines are formed to define a plurality of separate regions where a plurality of devices are each formed is disclosed. The workpiece cutting method includes a workpiece cutting step of cutting the workpiece held on a first chuck table along the division lines by using a cutting blade, a dummy wafer cutting step of cutting a dummy wafer held on a second chuck table by using the cutting blade, a dummy wafer imaging step of imaging a cut groove formed on the dummy wafer in the dummy wafer cutting step, by using an imaging unit to thereby obtain a detected image, and a determining step of determining the condition of the cutting blade from the condition of chippings formed on both sides of the cut groove in the detected image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Disco Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 9266192
    Abstract: An apparatus for processing a workpiece can be exemplarily characterized as including a processing tool having a processing region within which a workpiece can be processed, and an illumination system configured to direct detection light into the processing region. In this embodiment, detection light directable by the illumination system has a wavelength to which the workpiece is at least partially opaque. The apparatus may further include an image sensor configured to detect a characteristic of the detection light transmitted through the processing region and a chuck configured to support a workpiece such that at least a portion of the workpiece is disposable within the processing region and is illuminatable by the detection light. Methods for processing a workpiece are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Electro Scientific Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph G. Frankel
  • Patent number: 9067339
    Abstract: The invention proposes a solution for cutting a sheet of gypsum board quickly and allowing a flat cut edge to be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Inventor: Benoit Mallet
  • Publication number: 20150114195
    Abstract: An interposing member is interposed between a base part of the fence plate and a top plate part of a base, and a position of the fence plate is changed on the interposing member. Because of this, deflection etc. of the top plate can be reduced and variation of an operating angle of an operating lever can be reduced when fixing the fence plate to the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshihiro KIMURA, Syuji AOYAMA
  • Patent number: 8960062
    Abstract: A vise clamping tool for a table-type circular sawing machine includes a rotating arm assembly connected to a supporting shaft. The rotating arm assembly has a first rotating arm connected to the supporting shaft and a second rotating arm provided with a clamping component. The second rotating arm is pivotally connected to the first rotating arm around a first pivoting axis oriented along the horizontal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventor: Zhifeng Chen
  • Publication number: 20150017883
    Abstract: One or more slider bars are attached to at least one component of a multi-component carrier device. The multi-component carrier device is attached to a lapping arm of a lapping machine and the one or more slider bars attached to the carrier device are lapped. The at least one component of the multi-component carrier device is attached to a grinding/cutting machine. At least one of a grinding operation or a cutting operation is performed on the one or more slider bars.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Ronshaugen, Joel Hoehn, Gordon Jones, Yuhong Xiong
  • Patent number: 8869667
    Abstract: An apparatus for singulating unit dose blisters from a blister card including at least two perforations separating unit dose blisters positioned adjacent to each other and extending along a longitudinal length of the blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a perforation determiner and a blister card cutter. The perforation determiner may be configured to generate information indicative of a distance between a first perforation location and a second perforation location of the blister card with respect to perforations extending along a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal length of the blister card and separating unit dose blisters to be singulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Aesynt Incorporated
    Inventors: David Deutsch, Bruce Thompson, David Monto, Robert Jaynes, William Meyer, Shawn T. Greyshock
  • Publication number: 20140290457
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting components of window coverings has a machine base, a first cutting unit, a first restricting unit, a second cutting unit, and a second restricting unit. The first cutting unit and the second cutting unit are provided on the machine base. The first cutting unit is designed to cut a horizontal top rail, a horizontal bottom rail and horizontal slats of a venetian blind, and a vertical top rail of a vertical blind; the second cutting unit is designed to cut vertical slats of the vertical blind. The first and the second restricting units are designed to hold the components to be cut at specified positions by the first and the second cutting units.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: NIEN MADE ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-Yeu LEE
  • Publication number: 20140260867
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for machining running surfaces on head end pieces of revolving flats. The device has a base frame with a longitudinal axis and is provided with clamping means for fixing the revolving flat at at least two points distributed on the longitudinal axis. The device comprises two chip-removal machining means which are arranged outside the clamping means viewed in the direction of the longitudinal axis. A sliding guide is provided for accommodating the clamping means in the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventor: Hans-Peter Schatzmann
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8783143
    Abstract: A cutting machine for trimming window covering work pieces is disclosed. The cutting machine includes a stand, one or more cutting mechanisms attached to the stand, a controller and one or more locators connected to the controller that are movable relative to the one or more cutting machines and are configured to engage at least a portion of a window covering work piece between the ends of the work piece. The controller has a memory having a program. The program enables the controller to cause one or more of the locators to move so that a desired amount of material can be trimmed from at least one end of the work piece after the controller receives information about the work piece. The controller may be connected to the one or more locators by one or more wireless connections or by one or more direct connectors such electronic wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kollman, Adam Ward
  • Publication number: 20140144303
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gripper for use in a cutting machine, in particular a high-speed cutting machine. The gripper can be brought into engagement with an end of a food loaf in a reversible manner by applying a negative pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: CFS BUHL GMBH
    Inventor: Ralf-Peter Muller
  • Publication number: 20140047964
    Abstract: A food slicer for slicing food, comprising: a housing, a cutting board with generally curved cutting surface mounted inside the housing, a cutting blade oriented generally transverse to the cutting direction having a peripheral cutting edge and defining a blade plane, an electric drive motor for drivingly rotating the cutting blade of the food slicer, a first slider slidable along a first guide rail which is oriented generally parallel to the cutting direction, a first spring connected between the first slider and the housing for propelling the first slider toward the cutting board, so the first slider pushes the food articles toward the cutting board for preventing the food articles on the cutting board from moving. The food slicer further includes a board pivotally mounted in the housing with surface oriented generically parallel to the blade plane for supporting the unsliced food articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Gang Zhao
  • Patent number: 8651495
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a squeeze packing having a cut surface that describes a three-dimensional curved surface shape, in which the cut surface can be temporarily held with ease and intimately attached in an accurate manner without the use of an adhesive during fitting onto a device. The squeeze packing has, on at least one arbitrary portion of an endless ring finished to predetermined dimensions, a cut surface describing a three-dimensional curved surface shape extending diagonally so as to form a predetermined angle ? with respect to a radial direction of the ring, having a substantially S-shaped profile in side view, and curving in a width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Eagle Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tetsuya Sato
  • Patent number: 8640586
    Abstract: An apparatus for facilitating cutting of unit dose blisters from a blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a platform, a clamp, a blade and a sensor. The blister card may be positionable on the platform for cutting. The clamp may be positionable to hold a portion of the blister card in contact with the platform for cutting when the clamp is seated. The clamp may be operatively coupled to a guillotine head. The blade may also be operatively coupled to the guillotine head. The guillotine head may be configured to move the blade through a range of motion that intersects a plane of the platform. The sensor may be positioned to detect a seating status of the clamp to enable control of movement of the guillotine head based on the seating status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: McKesson Automation Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Jaynes
  • Publication number: 20140013582
    Abstract: A method for cleaving a plate-shaped workpiece formed with two or more linear recesses into three or more parts includes: a first positioning step of holding the workpiece by a positioning unit in place to position a first linear recess; a first clamping step of clamping one side of the first linear recess by a fixing clamp and the other side by a rotating clamp; a first cleaving step of moving back the positioning unit and rotationally separating the rotating clamp; a second positioning step of releasing the clamps and causing the positioning unit to position a second linear recess; a second clamping step of clamping one side of the second linear recess by the fixing clamp and the other side by the rotating clamp, and a second cleaving step of moving back the positioning unit and rotationally separating the rotating clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shingo Fubuki, Tetsuyoshi Fukaya, Katsuhiko Tatebe, Yasushi Nishikuma
  • Patent number: 8601925
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis mold shaping apparatus includes a panel that has an upper side and a cutting assembly that is attached to the panel and extends upwardly from the upper side. The cutting assembly is capable of cutting into a dental prosthesis mold. The cutting assembly has restricted lateral movement and unrestricted vertical movement. A saddle includes an mount and a plate. The mount is releasably coupled to the upper side and the plate releasably receives the dental prosthesis mold. The saddle supports the dental prosthesis mold while the dental prosthesis mold is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Rangel Coto
  • Patent number: 8549970
    Abstract: A power saw assembly including a base plate and having a powered blade assembly including a saw blade attached to the upper surface of the base plate. The powered blade assembly has at least one operating position for cutting material wherein the saw blade extends at least partially through a slot in said base plate. The power saw assembly further includes a fence assembly swivelable about a substantially vertical axis from a first position allowing the saw blade to cut through a piece of material at an angle of 90 degrees with respect to the length of the material, to other positions allowing the saw blade to cut through the material at angles other than 90 degrees with respect to the length of the material. The fence assembly is securable to the base plate at any position by clamping the fence assembly against the upper and lower surfaces of the base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Donald Jesse Stone
  • Publication number: 20130255461
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a jig for processing the inner surface of an aluminum alloy Winston cone baffle having the thickness of a sheet through an ultra-precision machining, the jig having a shape identically corresponding to the outer shape of a Winston cone baffle having a can body shape made up of compound parabolic, and divided into an upper plate jig and a lower plate jig in formation, wherein the upper plate jig is divided in two, a left side jig and a right side jig, which are formed to correspond in shape and size so as to enable isolation or coupling to/from each other, and the inner surface of the Winston cone baffle attached inside the upper plate jig is made to enable ultra-precision machining at the cutting speed of 220 m/min-300 m/min, which enables the inner surface of the Winston cone baffle to process a slickenside having approximately 4 nm of surface roughness, and in particular, ultra-precision machining at surface roughness of Ra=2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sun Choel Yang, Ki Soo Chang, Geon Hee Kim, Myeong Sang Kim, Sang Yong Lee
  • Patent number: 8534175
    Abstract: A gauge and frame for a portable sawmill to make wooden box culvert has a frame adapted to receive the portable sawmill, the frame includes a pair of spaced guide members. Each of the guide member includes a worm screw member adapted to linearly move a retainer member, a holding member adapted to orient the retainer member at a desired angle, and an angle selecting member adapted to move the retainer member A beam rotating member rotatably attached to the frame and located between the guide members, the beam rotating member including a support member adapted to hold wooden beams, and a handle member used for rotating the support member in a plurality of axes, such that wooden beams can be manipulated and held in desired orientations and thereby cut in chosen angles and shapes by a ribbon saw of the sawmill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventor: Errol Sheehy
  • Patent number: 8505425
    Abstract: An improved blind cutting machine has a work surface on which a blind to be cut is placed and at least one end stop against which an end of the blind to be cut rests prior to being cut by a cutting mechanism. An actuator is connected to the end stop. The actuator moves the end stop relative to the work surface and the cutting mechanism in response to signals from a controller. An operator enters information about the blind to be cut and the dimensions of an opening over which the blind to be cut is to be mounted into the controller. The controller then calculates the location where the end stop should be so that a sufficient amount of material can be trimmed from an end of the blind to be cut to enable the blind to fit the opening. Then the controller sends a signal to the actuator that causes the actuator to move the end stop to that location. In alternative embodiments the end stop is fixed and the actuator moves the cutting mechanism or a work surface on which the blind to be cut has been placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kollman, Adam Ward
  • Publication number: 20130186246
    Abstract: A shearing apparatus has a movable shearing blade that is moved between retracted and extended positions with a piston cylinder assembly that supplies shearing force to the blade such that the movable shearing blade may be driven through a variety of items such as metal pipes and solid items such as channels or struts. The movable shearing blade can cooperate with a fixed shearing blade disposed on the opposite side of the item being sheared as the movable shearing blade. The movable shearing blade also can cooperate with a support block without the fixed shearing blade. First and second clamp assemblies are provided on different sides of the movable shearing blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Inventor: Patrick L. Franze
  • Patent number: 8485512
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for aligning, feeding, trimming, slitting, rotating, cross-slitting and stacking sheets, each containing one or more discrete page images thereon that allows for greater automation of the overall process so that reduced or no manual intervention is required to generate completed book stacks or “blocks” from a stream or stack of printed sheets. Sheets are fed to a first, upstream trimming station to remove margin edges and optionally separate the sheets relative to the discrete page images. The sheets are then rotated 90 degrees and fed to a second, downstream trimming station that trims the right-angle edges and optionally separates the sheets into a final group of full-bleed pages, removing margins and gutter strips. The sheets are feed to a stacking assembly to be tacked in page order and any rejected, defective sheets or stacks are removed from the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Lasermax Roll Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Lewalski, Hans Eliasson
  • Publication number: 20130133494
    Abstract: A cutting machine is provided with: a vice for fixing a workpiece to be cut; a base on which the vice is provided; an arm attached to a front side of the base via a hinge and supported so as to be slidable in a direction away from and toward the base; a cutting grind stone driven so as to rotate by a driving unit provided at the arm; a wheel cover for covering an upper-side portion of the cutting grind stone; and an auxiliary cover extended from a front-side opening portion of the wheel cover to a rear side and attached to the wheel cover so as to be slidable thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI KOKI CO, LTD
    Inventor: HITACHI KOKI CO, LTD
  • Publication number: 20130084781
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for processing an optical lens are proposed, whereby the desired optical data of the lens can be input into the device and lens-production data and/or geometric data of the lens are determined therefrom to control the processing of a surface side of the lens.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: SCHNEIDER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Gunter Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130061730
    Abstract: A wire saw for cutting pipe is provided including a saddle forming a saddle surface for abutting against a cylindrical pipe, an elongate guide fixed to the saddle, a bow having a first and second end, a bridge portion joining the first and second ends, and an open end having a length L from the first end to the second end which is greater than a diameter D of the pipe, a wire loop movable along a track formed within the bow, and a cooling system for actively cooling the wire loop. The elongate guide has an axis approximately perpendicular to an axis of the pipe when the pipe is abutting against the saddle. An exposed portion of the e loop extends across the open end. The how is moveable on the elongate guide toward and away from the pipe when the pipe is abutting against the saddle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Swiatowy, Michael W. Gearhart
  • 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: 20120291604
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a workpiece sheet, which sheet includes a surface, is provided. The apparatus includes a frame, a blade carriage, and a channeled cutting surface. The frame extends between a first end and a second end, and frame includes a carriage bearing surface that extends between the second end and the first end. The blade carriage has a frame bearing surface, which surface is configured to mate with the carriage bearing surface. The blade carriage is selectively attachable to the frame such that the carriage bearing surface and the frame bearing surface are engaged with one another. The channeled cutting blade is mounted to the blade carriage, and includes an interior surface and an exterior surface. The frame and the blade carriage are relatively positionable such that at least a portion of the channeled cutting blade extends outwardly from the frame an amount that permits the cutting blade to engage and cut a channel in the surface of the workpiece sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: THE FLETCHER-TERRY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent T. Kozyrski
  • Publication number: 20120213937
    Abstract: An attachment that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of construction equipment. The attachment includes a pair of grapple mechanisms mounted on a main beam. Each grapple mechanism includes opposing grab arms mounted to a grab arm housing. The grab arm housings of the grapple mechanisms are each individually adjustable separate from one another relative to the main beam in one or more directions generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the main beam. The attachment can fine adjust the positions of the pipe ends relative to one another until the ends align with each other, at which point the pipe ends can be welded or otherwise secured to each other while being held in position by the grapple mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: LaValley Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jason LaValley, Daniel Larson, Jesse Kilde, Michael Burgess, Lawrence D. Kilpo
  • Publication number: 20120186411
    Abstract: A rod manipulator including power-base and various assemblies, interchangeably attaching to the base. The power-base is composed of a pneumatic cylinder and piston which affects the function of various assemblies. The piston moves the central component of an assembly toward the fixed portion of that assembly. A bending assembly containing mobile pivots around which a surgical metal rod can be bent. A cutting assembly containing blades in central and fixed portions between which a surgical metal rod can be cut. The distal end of the cut rod is retained by replaceable, sterilizable, eject-grips during and immediately after the cutting operation. The general object of the invention is to provide an improved surgical rod cutter and surgical rod bender, capable of performing both tasks with one power source, requires one-person operation, eliminates the need for significant muscular forces and eliminates the opportunity for an unsafe projectile in the operating room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Sebstian Lodahi, Ryan Leard, Chris Karas
  • Patent number: 8225703
    Abstract: A hold-down device for plate shears configured to, be pressed down onto a plate to be cut by a mechanically controlled, non-variable displacement. A hold-down device, which can be altered in terms of the pressing force and consequently permits a longer edge life and shorter displacements, and in turn lower indexing times. The starting position of the hold-down device is set before the beginning of the displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: SMS Siemag AG
    Inventors: Andreas Bohn, Thomas Baur, Ulrich Meinhardt
  • Patent number: 8215296
    Abstract: A tile cutting table device featuring a platform with foldable legs; four side panels pivotally attached to side edges of the platform, the side panels can pivot between a down position and an up position forming an enclosure around the top surface of the platform; a water inlet hole for fluidly connecting a water source to the device; a drainage hole disposed in the platform; a perforated tile cutting plate disposed on the top surface of the platform; a clamp bar positioned over the tile cutting plate, the clamp bar functions to clamp down on a tile to hold the tile in place during cutting procedures, the clamp bar is connected to a foot pedal which functions to move the clamp bar between an up position and a down position, wherein the clamp bar is biased in the up position caused by compression springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Inventor: Jorge R Cisneros
  • Publication number: 20120144968
    Abstract: A clamping device and associated method for clamping a foam carving block for use by a carving system to produce a positive mold during the manufacturing of orthotic and prosthetic devices. The clamping device includes first and second elongated clamping jaws that are selectively movable between an opened position and a closed position, wherein the clamping jaws clamp the foam carving block therebetween when in the closed position. The clamping device is further operative to automatically center the foam carving block when the foam carving block is clamped. The clamping device also includes a mechanism for automatically generating indexing holes in the foam carving block for use in subsequent manufacturing processes for the orthotic or prosthetic devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Cascade Dafo, Inc
    Inventors: Peter K. Battersby, Noah C. Wass
  • Patent number: 8167293
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for aligning, feeding, trimming, slitting, rotating, cross-slitting and stacking sheets, each containing one or more discrete page images thereon that allows for greater automation of the overall process so that reduced or no manual intervention is required to generate completed book stacks or “blocks” from a stream or stack of printed sheets. Sheets are fed downstream on a feed surface, trimmed at a first, upstream trimming station to remove margin edges and optionally separate the sheets relative to the discrete page images. The sheets are then rotated 90 degrees and fed to a second, downstream trimming station that trims the right-angle edges and optionally separates the sheets into a final group of full-bleed pages, removing margins and gutter strips. The sheets are feed to a stacking assembly to be tacked in page order and any rejected, defective sheets or stacks are removed from the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Lasermax Roll Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Lewalski, Hans Eliasson
  • Publication number: 20120042762
    Abstract: A linear cutting assembly for a food sheet comprises a cutting surface assembly, an arm assembly, and a cutting assembly. The cutting surface assembly comprises a base that has a first channel formed at a first end of the base. The arm assembly comprises an elongated portion and a locking mechanism. The elongated portion has a track. The locking mechanism is adapted to partially reside within the first channel of the cutting surface assembly. The locking mechanism releasably secures the arm assembly relative to the cutting surface assembly. The cutting assembly comprises a rotatable blade. The cutting assembly is adapted to connect to the track of the arm assembly and move relative to the track of the arm assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Inventors: Mason Umholtz, David Starr, Traci Chapple, Jeff Chiu, Stephanie Goode, Hugh Melling
  • Patent number: 8069764
    Abstract: A shearing apparatus (10) for material unwound from reels comprises a support frame (12) for a working table (14) whereon a moving tape (16) is wound; said apparatus is provided with means for the temporary stabilization along at least a crosswise extended zone of said material arranged on the moving tape (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: ATOM S.p.A.
    Inventor: Ernesto Mirabello
  • Publication number: 20110271805
    Abstract: A saw apparatus having a saw body with a front portion and a rear portion and two motors position on the body. A circular saw blade is mounted on each of said motors. The saw blades are oriented such that (i) a circumferential perimeter of the saw blades are in substantially the same plane; and (ii) a center of a first saw blade is positioned closer to the front portion of the saw body than is the center of a second saw blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Chad Abadie, Clint Musemeche, Clayton Claxton
  • Publication number: 20110232448
    Abstract: A microtome comprises a histological cassette support member that is adapted and configured to allow the microtome to be used in connection with relatively thin histological cassettes. A method of reversibly altering a microtome for use with different size histological specimen cassettes includes providing a microtome comprising a first histological tissue cassette clamp, providing a second histological tissue cassette clamp, securing the second histological tissue cassette clamp to the microtome via the first histological tissue cassette clamp, and securing a histological tissue cassette to the microtome via the second histological tissue cassette clamp when the second histological tissue cassette clamp is secured to the microtome via the first histological tissue cassette clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: James B. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20110232447
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting unit dose blisters from a blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a blade, a guillotine head and a card holder. The guillotine head may be operatively coupled to the blade. The guillotine head may be configured to move the blade through a range of motion that intersects a plane of a platform on which the blister card is positionable for cutting. The card holder may be operatively coupled to the guillotine head to hold the blister card against the platform in advance of the blade being moved through the plane of the platform. The blade may be biased to maintain a surface of the blade in contact with a cutting base at least until the blade intersects the plane of the platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Robert Jaynes
  • Patent number: 8020478
    Abstract: A window shade cutting apparatus includes a hollow frame which has a base, a front wall, a rear wall and a plurality of side walls to hold a shade guiding assembly, a cutter assembly located above the shade guiding assembly and coupled therewith, a clipping assembly located at one side of the base and a shade measuring assembly located at another side of the base. The cutter assembly has a transmission screw bar to drive a first toggle lever set and a second toggle lever set at two opposite sides to move a cutter vertically up and down to cut off a window shade easily with less effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Li-Ming Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110132226
    Abstract: A rail saw comprising a mounting boom having a pivotable arm and pivotably connected to a railroad machine with at least two pivotable axes, a saw frame rotatably connected to the pivotable arm with at least 180 degrees of rotation, a cutting frame pivotably connected to the saw frame, and a saw blade rotatably connected to the cutting frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Applicant: Sperling Railway Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Fred S. Sperling
  • Patent number: 7950316
    Abstract: An automated saw system, including a saw head movable in a cutting stroke and rotatable in angle to perform miter cuts and a lumber feed conveyor to feed lumber to be cut to the saw head. The short lumber member conveyor has a floating gripping assembly that is shiftable along a substantially linear path that is substantially parallel to the lumber long axis whereby a short lumber member cut from the lumber is supported by the short lumber member conveyor during at least part of a cutting process and, after the cutting process is complete, is conveyed from the vicinity of the saw head to an out-feed area for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Mitek Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Jerome E. Koskovich
  • Patent number: 7913599
    Abstract: A device for parting a strip (6) of binding material that has been fitted around an article (5), such as a roll of sheet material or bundle of sections and the like, comprising a housing (1) provided with a support (12) for supporting the device with respect to the article (5), two blades (7, 8) connected to the housing (1), at least one blade (8) of which can be moved with respect to the housing (1), drive means (37) for moving the blades with respect to one another between an open position and a closed position for cutting through and/or snipping through the strip (6) when the housing (1) is bearing on the article, and a clamp (16) for holding the parted strip. The clamp (16) and one of the blades can be brought into interaction with one another to clamp the strip (6) between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Tebulo Industrial Automation B.V.
    Inventors: Johan Spaans, Hendrikus Wilhelmus Maria Olivier, Johannes Gerardus Liefting
  • Publication number: 20110044786
    Abstract: Apparatus for trimming perfect bound books is disclosed including a clamping assembly and a shearing assembly, preferably powered by electric motors. The clamping assembly includes a fixed anvil and a clamp member movable along a clamp track toward and away from the anvil. The shear assembly includes a shear blade movable along a shear track toward and away from the anvil. Load members are mounted on the clamp track and on the shear track. The clamp assembly and the shear assembly each has an electric motor driving a linear actuator (e.g., a drive screw) which is operatively coupled to its respective load member. A spring or a pair of springs is interposed between the clamp load member and the clamp member and another spring or a pair of springs is interposed between the shear blade and the shear load member. Thus, as the clamp member engages the book and as the shear blade shears through the book and engages the anvil, further movement of the clamp member and the shear blade is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Applicant: Perfect Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Marsh, Lynn W. Swenson
  • Patent number: 7886643
    Abstract: A sheet cutting apparatus includes: a cutting blade for cutting an edge of a sheet bundle conveyed to a cutting position of the sheet bundle; a cutting blade moving section for moving obliquely the cutting blade with respect to a sheet surface of the sheet bundle; a fixed supporting table for supporting the sheet bundle in a vicinity of the cutting position; a blade receiving member for pressing the sheet bundle and receiving the cutting blade in the vicinity of the cutting position; and a blade receiving member moving section for ascending or descending the blade receiving member. A center position of a load application action of the blade receiving member by the blade receiving member moving section, is set to a position upstream of the sheet cutting position in a conveying direction of the sheet bundle, and in the vicinity of the sheet cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Toshio Shida, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20110023677
    Abstract: A rotating saw clamp for clamping a product roll to be sawn. The rotating log saw clamp includes a first portion disposed for rotation about an axis and a second portion disposed for rotation with the first portion and movable relative to the first portion between an open position and a clamping position. The second portion is rotatable from the clamping position to the open position in rotation of the first and second rotating portions in a common direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: C.G. BRETTING MANUFACTURING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Wayne G. Rundell, Eric J. Lumberg, Mark A. Stackley
  • Publication number: 20100282040
    Abstract: A clamping device for frozen material comprises a clamping member comprising a clamper for clamping frozen materials. A driving component is configured for driving the clamper to splay or fold. A cutting member connecting to the clamper and comprises two driven arms cooperating with the clamper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIEN-FENG HUANG
  • Patent number: 7810419
    Abstract: A rotating log saw clamp for clamping a product roll to be sawn. The rotating log saw clamp includes a first portion disposed for rotation about an axis and a second portion disposed for rotation with the first portion and movable relative to the first portion between an open position and a clamping position. The second portion is rotatable from the clamping position to the open position by relative rotation of the first and second rotating portions in a common direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne G. Rundell, Eric J. Lumberg, Mark A. Stackley
  • Publication number: 20100186564
    Abstract: A device for cutting a length of pipe includes a clamp portion for clamping around a length of pipe and a bow moveable with respect to the clamp portion that retains a loop of diamond embedded wire. The device further includes a feed for driving the bow with respect to the clamp portion and a detector for detecting bending of the wire and a control responsive to the detector for controlling feed rates. The device is made of modular parts and has synchronizing arms for clamping around a length of pipe. In one embodiment, the wheels are retained in enclosures with slots through which the cutting wire passes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 29, 2010
    Applicant: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Pierce
  • Publication number: 20100180778
    Abstract: A food slicing device includes a container for containing a food product for slicing. The container has an open bottom end and is arranged so that a food product can be fed by gravity in a direction towards the bottom end. A movable slicer is provided as well as driving means to move the slicer. Supporting means support the food product contained within the container. The supporting means includes at least two supports, a first of the supports having a fixed position relative to the container and a second of the supports being movable with the slicer. The second support being arranged to slide across a downward facing surface of the food product as the slicer slices through the food product. The supporting means is arranged so that as the slicer slices through the food product, the food product slice can fall away from the food product under gravity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: David H R Walker and Alison M Walker as trustees for the Vidali Family Trust
    Inventors: David H. R. Walker, Matthew Aaron Reeves, Simon Lee Andresen, Warwick James Brown