Gapped Work-constrainer Patents (Class 83/466.1)
  • Patent number: 9227314
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of apparatuses and kits for making craft image tiles to customize jewelry or other accessories. One embodiment of an apparatus for making craft image tiles comprises a base having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite the top surface with a cavity there between; a cutting mechanism movably positioned within the cavity and comprising a cutting blade configured to cut through a sheet of images; and a handle extending from the cutting mechanism and accessible outside of the base, configured to move the cutting blade along an axis substantially perpendicular to the top surface of the base in response to a mechanical input at a handle input end. The top surface includes an aperture defined therein, and the aperture is sized to receive the cutting blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: David J. Crorey
  • Publication number: 20150135922
    Abstract: A cutting guide for cutting a substrate with a cutting device includes a frame configured for holding a substrate and a guide carriage slidably disposed on a central support of the frame. A guide rail is pivotally connected to the guide carriage so that the guide rail may pivot relative to the guide carriage around an axis extending along the central support to thereby permit the guide rail to be angularly positioned with respect to the frame. The guide rail defines a first end and a second end, and a carriage is slidably disposable along the guide rail so as to be movable between the first end and the second end of the guide rail. The carriage is adapted to receive a cutting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Willy BOKELAAR
  • 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: 20130152756
    Abstract: A board war gaming hobbyist's jig for trimming the corners of game counters consists of two 1?×¾? beveled flanges glued onto a 1½? square, clear plastic base so that they are at right angles, spaced-apart and with their beveled edges laying in the same plane. A felt or high-density foam backing is adhered to the bottom of the base to provide scratch protection and to add color to the piece, if desired. Counters may be stacked and their aligned corners pushed into the corner defined by the two spaced-apart flanges. The corners of the counters may be trimmed by sliding the blade of a hobby knife against the beveled edges of the flanges. The present jig enables the rough corners of the counters to be trimmed quickly, neatly and consistently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventor: David C. King
  • 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: 20130072980
    Abstract: A flexible stabilization device for connecting at least two bone anchoring devices which are attached to vertebrae of the spinal column includes a flexible rod made of an elastomer material. The rod has a surface in which at least one recess is provided which is generated by separation of a portion of said elastomer material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Lutz Biedermann, Wilfried Matthis, Martin Pabst, Berthold Dannecker
  • Patent number: 8261645
    Abstract: A new log support and clamp system (log rest) for a portable sawmill, having a log rest and a log dog. The log rest features a ratcheting, quick-adjustable, self-locking clamp which improves the ability of the user to affix the log in place for sawing. Also, a portable sawmill having such a log rest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Norwood Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Dale
  • Patent number: 8191453
    Abstract: A specimen slicing guide for use in slicing a biopsy specimen taken from a human patient or an animal patient includes a base extending in a longitudinal direction. A plurality of needles extends substantially perpendicularly to the base and the needles are spaced along the longitudinal direction of the base. Two specimen slicing guides are coupled via at least one link, which is adapted to allow an adjustable spacing of the two specimen slicing guides in a parallel relationship. A method of cutting a biopsy specimen includes fixing the biopsy specimen relative to a support surface using the needles of two, parallel-arranged specimen slicing guides, inserting a cutting tool between corresponding needle gap pairs and then downwardly moving the cutting tool under guidance of adjacent needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Inventor: Shu Ichihara
  • Patent number: 7730818
    Abstract: A food slicing system for slicing a food article into a plurality of pieces of equal thickness includes a base having a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of end walls extending between the front and rear walls. A catch aperture is defined by the front wall, the rear wall and the end walls. The front wall, the rear wall and the end walls extend upwardly from a bottom face. A cutting assembly is hingedly coupled to the base. The cutting assembly is pivoted towards the base to slice food articles on the base into a plurality of slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Kent H. Kannegieter
  • Publication number: 20100089210
    Abstract: A method for producing a duct from a planar board having two opposed substantially parallel edges with metal foil facings on opposed major surfaces of the board is disclosed. The method comprises making planar cuts through one of the metal foil facings and at least most of the planar board there below to produce a blank with 3 parallel “V shaped grooves which are parallel to angled edges of the blank. A duct is formed by folding the blank so that the “V” shaped grooves form three of the edges of the duct, and the angled edges form the fourth of the edges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Fran Lanciaux
  • Patent number: 7644509
    Abstract: A structure and process for producing an even cut for window covering horizontal slat sets includes a cutting sleeve attached at opposite ends of the slats of a window covering horizontal slat set to be cut which gather in selective ones of the slates together for cutting in a way which minimizes collective bowing and ripping of the finished surface immediately adjacent the cut ends of the slats. The cutting sleeves can be spaced to hold groupings of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or more slats. Embodiments of the cutting sleeves can have two main opposite walls or eliminate one wall in favor of a comb topography which can load from the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventor: Han-Sen Lee
  • Patent number: 7621704
    Abstract: A machine for cutting a block of soft material has a machine frame, a table adapted to support the soft-material block adjacent the machine frame, a center support shiftable transversely on the machine frame relative to the table, and a cutting tool carried on and transversely shiftable with the center support and engageable with the block on the table for longitudinally cutting the block. A hold-down device has a hold-down frame vertically displaceable on the machine frame above the table and a plurality of longitudinally shiftable hold-down plates longitudinally shiftable on the hold-down frame and separated by longitudinally extending gaps at least one which is transversely wider than the center support. The center support projects vertically through the one gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Albrecht Baumer GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rudolf Schmitt, Walter Mees, Jörg Schornstein, Jochen Weniger
  • Publication number: 20080250905
    Abstract: A crown molding jig may have a first guide and a second guide. Each of the guides may be sized and configured to receive a crown molding. A saw guide may be disposed between the first and second guides for guiding a saw blade and cutting a compound angle cut in the crown molding. A crown molding holder may have a base member for engaging the crown molding and an extension pole pivotally attached to the base member such that the crown molding holder may be wedged between the crown molding disposed at the ceiling and the floor. A door installation jig may have a U-shaped member sized and configured to receive a door and an inflatable tube for lifting the door to position adjacent a door frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Inventor: VIKTOR KHAN
  • Publication number: 20080173149
    Abstract: A structure and process for producing an even cut for window covering horizontal slat sets includes a cutting sleeve attached at opposite ends of the slats of a window covering horizontal slat set to be cut which gather in selective ones of the slates together for cutting in a way which minimizes collective bowing and ripping of the finished surface immediately adjacent the cut ends of the slats. The cutting sleeves can be spaced to hold groupings of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or more slats. Embodiments of the cutting sleeves can have two main opposite walls or eliminate one wall in favor of a comb topography which can load from the side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Inventor: Han-Sen Lee
  • Patent number: 7360476
    Abstract: A cutting guide having a component defining a first plane positionable substantially parallel to a working table of a cutting tool and a second plane, the second plane forming a predetermined angle inferior to 90 degrees relative to the first plane so as to receive at least in part a piece to cut and orienting the same according to a predetermined inclined plane. The cutting guide also includes an adapter allowing for modification of the predetermined angle, the adapter being releasably mountable to the component so that one of the faces of the adapter defines a new inclined plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Raymond Berthiaume
  • Patent number: 7249548
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a corrugated metal sheet is disclosed. The apparatus includes a table, a clamp assembly, and a cutting tool. The clamp assembly has a lower frame and an upper frame. A lower vibration absorbing pad is supported by the lower frame, and an upper vibration absorbing pad is secured to the upper frame such that the upper vibration absorbing pad faces the lower vibration absorbing pad. In an open position the lower and upper vibration absorbing pads are separated to permit the corrugated sheet metal to be positioned therebetween and in a closed position the corrugated metal sheet is clamped between the lower and upper vibration absorbing pads with at least one of the lower and upper vibration absorbing pads substantially conforming to the contour of an adjacent surface of the corrugated metal sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Core Tech Tools, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard D. Blanco, Scott D. Pardue
  • Patent number: 7194811
    Abstract: A system is provided for properly resizing a window shade to fit within a window frame adjacent a window. At least one ruler strip is provided with visible graduations thereon. Indicia are provided adjacent at least some of the graduations. The indicia are descriptive of a width of a window frame in which the window shade will fit when the window shade is cut at the graduation adjacent to that indicia. A position of the graduations and the corresponding indicia are misdescriptive of a width of the window shade so that clearance around the perimeter of the window shade and cutting of both edges of the window shade are accommodated. Both rectangular window shade and arched window shade sizing systems are provided. A retainer is also provided for holding and guiding of a cutting tool during cutting of the window shade for proper resizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2007
    Assignee: Shades Unlimited, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Militello, Barry L. Shevick
  • Patent number: 7077040
    Abstract: An efficient and safe device designed to perform the difficult task of opening tightly fitting Shrink Wrap plastic packaging material and security tape around a product or product case, particularly that used for the distribution of CD-ROM'S, DVD'S, videogames, and videotapes. The device quickly cuts a clean slit opening in the Shrink Wrap and security tape along the inserted edge of the packaged product. The cutting element of the device can be in the form of a wire or blade, and function via heating, mechanical cutting action, and/or ultrasonic vibration. A multiple-capacity alignment channel guides various shaped products into proper cutting position. Sensors may activate the cutting/slitting action, with adequate heat, vibration, and/or mechanical cutting being applied for a time period sufficiently long, or until sufficient temperature is reached, to cut through the Shrink Wrap material and security tape without damaging the underlying product or product case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Carbonaro
  • Patent number: 6938528
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting a molding article that is to be cut by a sawing device. The apparatus includes a bottom supporting surface having opposing front and rear edges and opposing first and second side edges. A first wall is included that is upstanding from the rear edge of the bottom supporting surface and substantially extends between the opposing first and second side edges of the bottom supporting surface. A second wall is upstanding from the bottom surface and at a location intermediate the first wall and the front edge of the bottom supporting surface. The second wall preferably extends between the opposing first and second side edges of the bottom supporting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas M. Lewis
  • Publication number: 20040149116
    Abstract: In a device for sawing apart two-up blocks (5) of adhesively bound or thread-stitched book blocks and brochures (6a, b), said device having a conveying apparatus for continuously transporting the two-up blocks and the cut-apart book blocks or brochures, which apparatus includes two or more plate-chain conveyers (9a, b) which are disposed side by side, carry the two-up blocks and, optionally, grip behind the latter with the aid of entrainment means (10), and of associated upper pressure-applying belts (12a, b), and said device having a circular saw blade (16) which is driven in a manner rotating in the same direction as the direction of conveyance of the two-up blocks and the axis of rotation of which is disposed above the plane of conveyance of said two-up blocks, an almost smooth separation at high processing speeds is achieved by providing a scoring tool (13) for the underside of the two-up blocks (5) disposed in front of the circular saw blade (16) for the purpose of scoring into the underside with at leas
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Inventor: Dieter Jahn
  • Patent number: 6769337
    Abstract: An improved orifice plate assembly for a loaf slicing machine, the orifice plate assembly located adjacent to a moving slicing blade includes a frame defining an opening and a first orifice-defining member and a second orifice-defining member slidably mounted together slidably on the frame. The first orifice-defining member and the second orifice-defining member, together define an orifice. An adjustment mechanism is operatively connected to the frame and to each of the first and second orifice-defining members, the adjustment mechanism when adjusted changes the orifice dimension between the first and second orifice-defining members without substantially changing a centerline location of the orifice. The adjustment mechanism includes a stud fixed to the first orifice-defining member, and two links pivotally mounted to the frame and engaged to two rods fixed to the second orifice-defining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Sandberg, Glen F. Pryor, Scott A. Lindee
  • Patent number: 6766720
    Abstract: A system configured for forming precision cuts in an elongate object comprising a base member and a movable member carried by the base member and movable toward and away from the elongate member, and a cutting blade carried by the movable member; and a clamping device coupled to the base member, and configured to engage the elongate object while the cutting blade makes an incision therein; and a contact detection system configured for detecting contact between the cutting blade and the elongate object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2004
    Assignee: Sarcos LC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark C. Davis
  • Publication number: 20040123713
    Abstract: The present invention relates, in general, to a punch assembly and methods of using same and, more particularly, to a punch assembly that is capable of accurately and repeatedly measuring an intersecting point at which a hold or indentation can be put in a sheet of material such as, but not by way of limitation, a sheet of metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventor: Archie Cofer
  • Patent number: 6742431
    Abstract: A punching device for edge decoration having a rotation unit which is capable of punching out a predetermined pattern repeatedly along an edge of a workpiece while accurately rotating the workpiece at a regular pitch is disclosed. This punching device includes a base (18) to which a workpiece is supplied, a jig (15) mounted on the base (18) and having a pattern hole (17) of a predetermined pattern, a punching member (13) formed in correspondence with the pattern hole (17), the punching member (13) passing through the pattern hole (17) to perforate the workpiece, a rotating unit for rotating the workpiece supplied on the base (18) so as to form a diagram in the workpiece by successive punching, and a fixing unit for fixing the workpiece to the rotating unit. A locking unit may be further provided for intermittently locking the rotation of the workpiece executed by the rotating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Assignee: DN Craft Corporation
    Inventor: Wan-Young Oh
  • Patent number: 6742432
    Abstract: The present invention involves an elongated frame assembly to permit the securing and proper angular cutting to length of a plurality of balusters which are utilized to support a handrail. The frame assembly comprises a pair of spaced-apart parallel side rails connected to a first and a second end rail and a separate support base arranged under each end rail to provide support the respective ends of balusters in the frame assembly. An adjustable slide member is arranged to permit the length of a plurality of balusters to be fixedly set according to a desired length to eliminate inaccuracies in cutting thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2004
    Inventor: Steven J. Langis
  • Publication number: 20040050230
    Abstract: A clamping arrangement is provided for a slitter and/or hole punch for a plastic film processing machine. The punch can be unitarily formed on a base member, and mounted on a block that is affixed to the end of an actuator rod. A double-acting pneumatic cylinder actuator serves as the reciprocating mechanism for the punch. A hold-down clamping mechanism includes an apertured clamping plate and frame that surrounds the punch and is spring-driven using a compression spring mounted over the shaft or rod of the actuator. The compression spring compresses on the upstroke, and assists the cylinder on the downstroke.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Applicant: Pearl Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew D. Prudhomme
  • Publication number: 20040050229
    Abstract: The severing machine for the cutting of elongate products comprises a plurality of disk-shaped blades (23A) rotating about respective shafts, and a rotating feeder (11) which takes the products (L) from a loading zone (53) and feeds them to the rotating disk-shaped blades, which subdivide each product into a plurality of cut articles (R). The rotating feeder has a plurality of staggered seatings (15A, 15B, 15C) for the products, in which the products (L) are subdivided into cut articles. Two or more unloading members arranged side by side (16A, 16B, 16C) are also provided, into which the cut articles are sequentially unloaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2002
    Publication date: March 18, 2004
    Inventors: Giulio Betti, Angelo Benvenuti, Mario Gioni Chiocchetti
  • Publication number: 20040007110
    Abstract: A horizontal meat slicer includes a frame and a lower conveyor belt having forward and rearward ends, the lower conveyor belt operative to receive a meat product thereon and transport it into and through the device. An upper pressing conveyor belt includes forward and rearward ends, the upper pressing conveyor belt and the lower conveyor belt cooperating such that meat product is compressed between the lower conveyor belt and the upper pressing conveyor belt. At least one bandsaw blade is rotatably mounted on the frame, a cutting section of the bandsaw blade traveling between the upper belt and lower belts. Finally, at least one drive device such as a motor is operatively connected to each of the conveyor belts and the bandsaw blade to drive them to pull the meat product through the device and cut the meat product via the cutting edge of the bandsaw blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2003
    Publication date: January 15, 2004
    Inventors: John W. Long, Henry Biggs, Steve Kortely
  • Patent number: 6675684
    Abstract: The machine comprises a scoring tool, which makes a first surface incision tangentially of a tubular element, and a blade for making a full cut starting from the surface incision, the machine being characterized in that it comprises means for autonomously commanding and guiding a working cycle of the scoring tool and also comprises distinct means for autonomously commanding and guiding a working cycle of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Oto Mills S.p.A.
    Inventors: Aleardo Chezzi, Mauro Lorenzini
  • Patent number: 6553880
    Abstract: A micro-machining system configured for cutting an elongate object, including a clamp configured to enable repeatedly releasing and then holding the elongate object in a position suitable for cutting the elongate object transversely relative to its lengthwise axis, and a manipulating means, which can include a pinch roller feed configured to advance the elongate element and to rotate it about a lengthwise axis of the elongate object, thereby moving the elongate object so that it can be disposed in the position suitable for cutting, and a cutter configured for forming the at least one precision cut in the elongate object to a desired depth, under the control of a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2003
    Assignee: Sarcos, LC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark Davis
  • Patent number: 6532851
    Abstract: An apparatus for supporting an elongated circular product during cutting includes a fixed lower support frame and a movable upper support frame. Right and left bottom support links include a lower end which is pivotally connected to the lower frame. Right and left side support links include a lower end which is slidably supported by a slot in the lower frame, an intermediate pivot point which is pivotally connected to the upper end of one of the bottom support links, and an upper end which is engageable with the product. The upper frame includes right and left guide surfaces which are engageable with the product. When the upper frame is moved downwardly toward the lower frame, the guide surfaces of the upper frame move the upper ends of the side support links closer to the center of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Paper Converting Machine Company
    Inventors: Richard J. Moss, Larry D. Wierschke
  • Publication number: 20030037648
    Abstract: The converter for converting a mechanical joint to a socket fusion joint includes a body having an inner surface, a stop disposed on the inner surface, and a fusion surface extending from the stop for a distance d1. The converter also includes a marker disposed on the outer surface for providing a reference location as to where the body can be severed to keep d1≧FM, wherein FM is the minimum fusion surface length allowable for the fusion socket joint. A method for repairing a leaking mechanical joint is provided which includes severing the mechanical coupling from the converter and the pipe. The method also includes performing a facing operation on the converter end surface to form a faced end such that the fusion surface extends between the faced end and a stop for an axial distance d1≧FM.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2002
    Publication date: February 27, 2003
    Inventors: Dave Robison, Steven J. Passerell, Jason Knaus
  • Publication number: 20030010802
    Abstract: A device is described for cutting soft, flexible sheet-like workpieces (1) which has a work support (2), a cutter head (3) which can be positioned against the work support (2) and has at least one cutter (4), and a device for holding down the workpiece (1) to operate in conjunction with the cutter head (3), whereby provision is made for said device to be located laterally adjacent to the cutter (4) and whereby said device can be adjusted in relation to said cutter perpendicular to the work support (2). In order to achieve advantageous construction conditions it is proposed that the hold-down device consists of at least one pressure roller (5) which forms a conical roller surface (18) and which has a trunnion (6) extending transversely in relation to the direction of cut and inclined at an angle to the work support (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2002
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Applicant: GFM GmbH
    Inventors: Gottfried Blaimschein, Franz Heidlmayer
  • Publication number: 20020152854
    Abstract: An electrical connector housing cutting apparatus comprising a guide and a rotating cutting member. The guide is adapted to slidably support an electrical connector housing along a linear movement path. The rotating cutting member is movable into and out of the movement path. The cutting member has an axis of rotation generally parallel to a direction of movement of the electrical connector housing along the movement path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: R. Douglas Sheaffer, Glenn J. Pontius, W. John Ravert, Gary A. Hitz
  • Patent number: 6431039
    Abstract: A method of forming cuts in elongate objects such as a catheters and guide wires, using a cutting device which includes a movable cutting means, a clamping means for holding the elongate object while the cutting means makes an incision therein, and a manipulating means including a pinch roller assembly including a first roller and a second roller, and configured for advancing the elongated object to the clamping means and rotating the elongate object, the method comprising the steps of: a) providing a length of the elongate object to the manipulating means; b) advancing the elongate object toward the clamping means by rotation of a roller of the pinch roller assembly; c) rotating the pinch roller assembly so as to rotate the elongate object about a lengthwise axis of the elongate object; d) engaging the clamping means around the elongate object; e) cutting the elongate object; f) advancing the cutting means toward the elongate object until a desired cutting depth has been reached; and, g) retracting the cutti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2002
    Assignee: Sarcos LC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark Davis
  • Patent number: 6405622
    Abstract: The present invention is a workpiece support apparatus and method of making of using the same. A holding fixture frame supports the workpiece about the perimeter and also locates the workpiece. A series of support wires keep the workpiece from sagging inside the holding fixture frame. The support wires provide support while allowing top and bottom access to the workpiece. The workpiece remains flat at the point of the machining operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James G. Balz, Mark J. LaPlante, David C. Long, Keith C. O'Neil, Thomas Weiss
  • Patent number: 6357327
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for cutting a resin-coated metal pipe. The apparatus includes first and second spaced apart pairs of holding members for holding the pipe. First and second cut-off blades are movable between the pairs of holding members for making substantially diametrically opposed pre-cuts in the pipe. The cutting members move substantially in the same tangential direction to substantially balance rotational forces on the pipe. A cut blade then is penetrated through the pipe from the one pre-cut to the other to provide a clean precise cut in the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2002
    Assignee: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventors: Masayoshi Usui, Fumihiko Shiozaki, Fujio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6330738
    Abstract: The dismounting device includes, in order that a fastening member is dismounted from a base material, the fastening member comprising a head and a body, the body being inserted into a fastening hole formed in a base material, the head contacting a peripheral edge of the fastening hole into a fastened state with the body, a cutting member for cutting a boundary region between the head and the body from the head toward the body to separate the head from the body, the cutting member removing the fastening member from the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2001
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Yoshikawa, Yuichi Jibiki, Mitsuru Yasuda
  • Patent number: 6199467
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting dry pasta strands includes a frame and a guide rail mounted to the frame. A bucket is slidably mounted to the guide rail and linearly moves along the guide rail. The bucket has a stepped pasta-receiving channel including a cutting edge. A cutting blade is fixed to the frame for selective sliding engagement against the cutting edge to cut the pasta in half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Howden Food Equipment Corp.
    Inventors: Leonard Defrancisci, John Alberga