With Scale Or Indicator Patents (Class 83/468)
  • Patent number: 10508385
    Abstract: A cloth positioner for continuous processing according to this invention includes a processing base, an alignment plate provided on the processing base, and at least one figure position abutment pin piece. The processing base includes a plurality of thru holes. The alignment plate includes at least one pin piece slot matching with the figure position abutment pin piece, a plurality of air pressure vents, and at least one laser cutting line groove. With the figure position abutment pin piece that is provided for fixing a cloth onto the pin piece slot, the cloth is positioned on the cloth positioner for continuous processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: WHOLEKNIT INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Sheng Kuo, Yu-Lin Li, Chien-Hui Yang
  • Patent number: 10486249
    Abstract: A miter saw including a bevel lock assembly and bevel actuation lever assembly. The bevel lock assembly locks and unlocks a bevel post at a selected position in response to movement of an actuation handle located at a front of the miter saw easily accessible by a user. The bevel lock assembly locks the bevel post in place when the actuation handle is at a rest position. Rotation of the handle to a tensioned position unlocks the bevel lock assembly to enable repositioning of the bevel post to thereby adjust a cutting angle of a saw blade of the miter saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Arturo Gonzalez, Plamen Marinov, Daniel Winternitz
  • Patent number: 9780542
    Abstract: A workstation and method for the installation of a pulling head assembly onto one or more conductors of a cabling system are provided. The workstation incorporates one or more of: a conductor clamp that holds the conductors of the cabling system in place during the installation of the pulling head assembly; a cutting guide having indicia marks that indicate the lengths to which to cut the conductors in order to achieve a staggered pattern of pulling eyes attached to the conductors in the pulling head assembly; a stripping tool that is used to remove a portion of the insulation from the terminal end of each conductor so that the end of the conductor may be inserted into the pulling eye; and a crimping tool that is used to crimp the pulling eyes onto the terminal ends of each of the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Galindo, Jeremy Harris, Frank Calhoun
  • Patent number: 9649703
    Abstract: A circular saw with a moving mechanism includes a base, a moving unit and a cutting unit. The base has a worktable which has a front side and an opposite rear side, and defines a first plane which extends substantially horizontally from the rear side toward the front side. The moving unit is disposed above the worktable and includes a supporting frame disposed on the worktable. A first sliding shaft and a second sliding shaft are located parallel to each other and disposed at an interval relative to each other on the supporting frame. A moving member is also disposed on the first and second sliding shafts. A second plane is defined as a plane extending through an axis of the first sliding shaft and an axis of the second sliding shaft. Moreover, an included angle is formed between the first plane and the second plane and ranges from greater than zero degrees to smaller than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Hung Chiu
  • Patent number: 9545734
    Abstract: A clamp that is meant to act as a coordinate locator for any number of power tools, but most specifically for use with the Biesemeyer T-style table saw fences. The assembly is comprised of a C-frame which offers the ability to enact a clamping action and the ability to enact an indexing action. The design of the assembly allows not only for the clamping of an imprecise reference point along a table saw fence rail, but also the fine adjustment of indexing a screw against the table saw fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Robert James Suhling
  • Patent number: 9484722
    Abstract: A workstation and method for the installation of a pulling head assembly onto one or more conductors of a cabling system are provided. The workstation incorporates one or more of: a conductor clamp that holds the conductors of the cabling system in place during the installation of the pulling head assembly; a cutting guide having indicia marks that indicate the lengths to which to cut the conductors in order to achieve a staggered pattern of pulling eyes attached to the conductors in the pulling head assembly; a stripping tool that is used to remove a portion of the insulation from the terminal end of each conductor so that the end of the conductor may be inserted into the pulling eye; and a crimping tool that is used to crimp the pulling eyes onto the terminal ends of each of the conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Southwire Company, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Galindo, Jeremy Harris, Frank Calhoun
  • Patent number: 9327420
    Abstract: The slicing machine according to claim 12, characterized in that the device (18; 28) for setting the cutting thickness of the product to be sliced can be actuated via an adjusting device disposed in the installation space (B; B?), wherein the passage region of the device (18; 28) through the machine housing (11; 21) is sealed at least against splash water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Nikolaus Koch
  • Patent number: 8973477
    Abstract: A paper cutting machine contains a base, a holder, a connecting member, a driving member, a cutting member, and a protective cover covered on the holder. The base includes four first holes, a second hole, a first slot, and a second slot. The holder includes two first orifices, two second orifices, and a covering seat. The connecting member connects with a first bolt of the holder and includes a press bar, a reinforcement bar, and a handle. The driving member includes a first aperture, a seat, a recess, and a second aperture. The cutting member includes an inserting piece and a cutout and is placed into the recess and is fixed by screwing the positioning rod into the cutout. The first bolt has two torsion springs, one end of each torsion spring abuts against the press bar, another end of the each torsion spring pushes against the second bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Chun Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8839703
    Abstract: A window covering cutting device is disclosed that has a support table, a slot, and a blade. The support table has a support surface on which at least a portion of a window covering can be placed. The clamp has a slot and is positioned near the support surface so there is a plane that passes through the slot. The clamp is moveable from a first open position to at least one clamping position. The blade is positioned for movement from a first position to a second position so that a portion of the blade will be within the slot of the clamp when the blade is in the second position and the clamp is in one of its clamping positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kollman
  • Publication number: 20140238211
    Abstract: A paper cutting machine contains a base, a holder, a connecting member, a driving member, a cutting member, and a protective cover covered on the holder. The base includes four first holes, a second hole, a first slot, and a second slot. The holder includes two first orifices, two second orifices, and a covering seat. The connecting member connects with a first bolt of the holder and includes a press bar, a reinforcement bar, and a handle. The driving member includes a first aperture, a seat, a recess, and a second aperture. The cutting member includes an inserting piece and a cutout and is placed into the recess and is fixed by screwing the positioning rod into the cutout. The first bolt has two torsion springs, one end of each torsion spring abuts against the press bar, another end of the each torsion spring pushes against the second bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Chun Yuan Chang
  • Patent number: 8776654
    Abstract: The invention is includes a series of dimensional scales (linear measuring device) on the top surface of a miter saw table. The scales allow for measurements to be located or obtained on the saw table relative to the saw fence and relative to the saw blade. The scales may replace the need for a hand held tape measure or ruler for measuring or marking the saw table surface when cutting crown molding or other materials. The scales could be placed on or in a saw during production by a manufacturer. The scales could be placed on or in a material to be placed on a saw during production by a manufacturer. The scales could be placed on or in a material to be placed on an existing saw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy J. Glomb, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8499671
    Abstract: A supplemental frame and adjustable edge stop assembly are mounted to a front lower edge of a panel saw. A first quick release mount on the supplemental frame cooperates with a second quick release mount on the edge stop assembly to enable quick interchange of assemblies. One form of edge stop assembly includes a movable panel for movement as a unit of multiple edge stops into and out of operative position. A mounting plate for a cutting tool has workpiece rise limiters for pressing the workpiece against the panel saw face. Adjustable hold-downs engage a top edge of the workpiece to hold it down against support rollers. The edge stops, rise limiters and hold-downs form a pocket supporting the workpiece along three mutually perpendicular axes. A stand-off panel removably positioned on a front face of the panel saw supports thin workpieces closer to the cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Inventor: Stanley Learnard
  • Patent number: 8371200
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a miter box. Miter boxes have a base, a pair of opposed side walls, and at least one aligned slot in the side walls. An embodiment of the present invention includes at least one guide rail mounted on the base perpendicular to the side wall. Further, a clamping assembly is positioned on the guide rail. The clamping assembly is selectively moveable along said guide rail. In this manner, a work piece can be secured to the miter box to hold the piece in position while it is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: Meridian International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu Jun Zhang
  • Patent number: 8161857
    Abstract: A sizing center for and a method of sizing different styles of window coverings includes at least two sizing mechanisms disposed on a sizing center in which each sizing mechanism is adapted to size a different style of window covering. Each window covering includes a color marking. At least two measuring scales are disposed on the sizing center, each measuring scale being associated with a sizing mechanism and having a different color, and each color associated with a sizing center being associated with a color marking of a window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: David Roberts, Thomas A. Caputo, Richard D. Coulcher, Jr., David A. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 8074545
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein for aligning a block in a microtome attempt to save time, money, and the sample by aligning a block in any rotary or cryostat microtome. One such device for aligning a block in a microtome has a knife holder component removably attached to a knife holder of the microtome and a pin alignment component extending vertically from the knife holder component in a direction substantially parallel to the block. The pin alignment component has a plurality of front pins extending from a front surface of the pin alignment component configured to slide in response to an angle of the block and a plurality of rear pins extending from a rear surface of the pin alignment component and coupled to the front pins. The rear pins are configured to indicate the extension of the front pins from the pin alignment component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carroll Tabb, Keith Rogers
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8001876
    Abstract: Systems and methods described herein for aligning a block in a microtome attempt to save time, money, and the sample by aligning a block in any rotary or cryostat microtome. One such device for aligning a block in a microtome has a knife holder component removably attached to a knife holder of the microtome and a pin alignment component extending vertically from the knife holder component in a direction substantially parallel to the block. The pin alignment component has a plurality of front pins extending from a front surface of the pin alignment component configured to slide in response to an angle of the block and a plurality of rear pins extending from a rear surface of the pin alignment component and coupled to the front pins. The rear pins are configured to indicate the extension of the front pins from the pin alignment component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: SAIC-Frederick, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Carroll Tabb, Keith Rogers
  • Patent number: 7984666
    Abstract: A Window covering cutter has its base board installed with a first clamping device for clamping a Window covering, and a knife device that is positioned next to the first clamping device, having a cutting opening, a driving plate movably fixed at a side of the cutting opening, and a knife fixed on the driving plate to reciprocate transversely to cut the Window covering. A measuring device is set at one side of the knife device for stably positioning the Window covering and measuring a length between its blocking plate and the cutting opening, providing a swift and precise measurement for cutting. So, the invention can be easily operated to esthetically cut a Window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Nien Made Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Nien, Wen-Yeu Lee
  • Patent number: 7798187
    Abstract: A woodworking machinery jig and fixture system has a stop with a half-dovetail surface and can be provided with one or more T-slots. The half-dovetail surface can be clamped against a half-dovetail surface on the support, or against a flat surface. In one of the stops, the base has multiple through holes, any one of which can be used to mount a flip stop arm so as to vary the height of the arm or use a zero clearance fence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Allen IP Inc.
    Inventor: Mark A. Duginske
  • Patent number: 7735403
    Abstract: Embodiments of an alignment system for a table saw are disclosed, wherein the table saw has a rotatable blade that extends through its table top, the table top having spaced indicia oriented in a direction parallel to the plane of the blade, comprising an elongated fence having first and second end portions, at least the first end portion having a mechanism for securing the fence on the table saw, an elongated portion attached to the first end portion and extending over the table top, the fence being normally oriented so that the elongated portion is parallel to the plane of the blade and being laterally adjustable relative to the blade, at least two light emitting units mounted on the fence at spaced locations along the length of the fence, each unit configured to direct light on a first side of the fence toward the indicia and enable an observer to determine if the fence is oriented parallel to the indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Stephen C. Oberheim, Ravi Voruganti
  • Publication number: 20100107838
    Abstract: A work bench for cutting a tube comprises a support structure (2) for supporting the tube, a holder assembly (12) for holding the tube and a tool assembly (5) for cutting the tube (34). The tool assembly (5) comprises a cutting tool (8) which is restrained to move only in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the tube (34), and that the holder assembly (12) comprises an abutment (16, 19) for an end of the tube (34). The abutment is movable in relation to the cutting tool (8) for setting a desired length of the tube (34) to be cut, and fixable to fix the position of the end of the tube (34) in relation to the cutting tool (8). A method for cutting a tube is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Ola Berg, Berndt Einarsson
  • Patent number: 7614330
    Abstract: A power table saw of the type which has a generally rectangular table with front and rear end portions, a motor operatively coupled to drive a rotary cutting blade extending upwardly through a top of the table, the table saw including an elongated fence having front and rear end portions, and being configured to be laterally movable along the width of the table and be secured to the front and rear end portions of the table, front and rear releasable locking mechanisms operatively associated with the front and rear end portions of the fence for locking each end portion to the end portions of the table, and at least one positional sensor provided with each of the front and rear end portions of the fence for determining the lateral position of each end portion of the fence along the width of the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Scott Griswold, Tam Ramon, Kenneth N. Svetlik, Mark S. Talesky, Ravi Voruganti, Bradley Wolf
  • Publication number: 20090249932
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reed cutter device (1) for cutting the reeds (5) of wind instruments, in which the body of the reed (5) is held on a bed (3) and the end (7) of the reed is able to be cut by the die (45) and punch (47) cutting assembly (9) for cutting to a suitable profile, comprising a device (11) for centering the reed (5) relative to said die and punch cutting assembly (9), provided with a means (19, 35) for advancing the reed longitudinally and with a means (19, 33) for adjusting the transverse position of the end (7) of the reed (5) on said bed (3), and the cutting assembly (9) comprises a punch (47) mounted movably relative to a fixed die (45) mounted on the bed (3), the punch (47), which is mounted on an actuating plunger (13), being able to slide on an axis perpendicular to the plane of the reed (5) or to the plane of the bed (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2009
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: VARLEPIC PARTICIPATIONS
    Inventor: Bernard VAN DOREN
  • Publication number: 20090151528
    Abstract: The invention relates to an office accessory (1) for processing sheet material (4), having a bed (2) for receiving the sheet material (4), having at least one stop (3a) for positionally accurate positioning of the sheet material (4), and having a punching apparatus (6), the bed (2) and punching apparatus (6) comprising complementary engagement elements (5) for reproducible positioning of the punching apparatus (6) in different punching positions in the region of the stop (3a), which is characterized in that the office accessory (1) comprises at least one cutting device (8) for trimming the sheet material (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Inventor: Bernd LOIBL
  • Publication number: 20090078101
    Abstract: A Window covering cutter has its base board installed with a first clamping device for clamping a Window covering, and a knife device that is positioned next to the first clamping device, having a cutting opening, a driving plate movably fixed at a side of the cutting opening, and a knife fixed on the driving plate to reciprocate transversely to cut the Window covering. A measuring device is set at one side of the knife device for stably positioning the Window covering and measuring a length between its blocking plate and the cutting opening, providing a swift and precise measurement for cutting. So, the invention can be easily operated to esthetically cut a Window covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2008
    Publication date: March 26, 2009
    Inventors: Ming NIEN, Wen- Yeu Lee
  • Publication number: 20090049971
    Abstract: A punch for forming a die-cut pattern in a sheet inserted into a slit includes a punch cutter and a base having a wall portion with which the sheet comes in contact, the wall portion being constituted of a rear wall portion extending from a frontal center portion to one side of the punch and an inclined wall portion extending rearward to the other side at of the punch an angle of 45 degrees with respect to a line extending from the rear wall portion. In the slit, a first positioning member having a ruler portion extending to one side and a second positioning member having a ruler portion extending to the other side are installed so that the ruler portions are each turnable around the punch cutter positioned therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
    Applicant: CARL MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ayano Yamashita, Naoki Ozawa, Hiroyuki Urabe, Emiko Osawa
  • 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: 7322266
    Abstract: A table saw includes a stationary table, a movable table linearly movable relative to the stationary table, a rip fence movable relative to the stationary table and the movable table, and a scale device mounted between the stationary table and the movable table and including a tape measure secured on the movable table to move therewith and having a retractable tape having a distal end secured on the stationary table. Thus, when the movable table is pulled outward from the stationary table to fit a wooden workpiece having a longer cutting length, the user can read the values of the retractable tape of the tape measure of the scale device so as to obtain the cutting length of the wooden workpiece directly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2008
    Assignee: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 7252081
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of producing split casted concrete blocks. The method comprises the steps of providing a production plate adapted to support one or more casted blocks. One or more of these blocks are casted on the production plate. A parting slot is formed on a top surface of each of the one or more blocks. The production plate is transported to a support surface of a block splitting machine. Each of the blocks is impacted with a pitching blade aligned with the parting slot of a respective one of the one or more casted blocks to form the split blocks on the production plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Techo-Bloc Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Havill
  • Patent number: 7191692
    Abstract: A table saw includes a primary table having an opening through which a saw blade extends, and an auxiliary table slidably coupled to the primary table at one side. A fence is movable on the primary table and the auxiliary table relative to the saw blade. A first scale is provided on the primary table and exposed to the outside. A first index is provided at the fence for indicating readings of the first scale. A second scale is kept from sight when the auxiliary table is abutted against the primary table and exposed to the outside for reading by a second index when the auxiliary table is pulled outwards from the table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2007
    Assignee: Durq Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: Peter Huang
  • Patent number: 7077121
    Abstract: A block impact splitter is comprised of a support frame connected on a swivel to a stationary frame. A hammer is provided with a hammer head and secured to a pivotal arm pivotally connected to the support frame at a pivot connection. An actuating piston has a cylinder end thereof pivotally connected to the support frame and a piston rod end pivotally connected to the pivotal arm. The actuating piston displaces the hammer head to impact against a pitching blade assembly and to retract it therefrom. The pitching blade assembly has a pivotal support arm to which is secured a pitching blade. An adjusting mechanism positions the pitching blade relative to a block to be split along a parting slot of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Assignee: Techo-Bloc Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Havill
  • Patent number: 6868612
    Abstract: A guide device for a hand held circular saw having a base, the device having a platform on which the base of a hand held circular saw can rest, wherein cooperating shoulders on the platform and saw base provide a guide for cutting on a straight line through a workpiece, wherein elevation flanges are provided on the sides of the platform and are provided with mounting structure which is operable to fix the platform to a supporting structure at a desired height above the workpiece, and wherein angle adjustment structure is provided on the elevation flanges for a fixing the angle of the platform and saw base with respect to the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Inventor: Willard E. Ballard
  • Patent number: 6786122
    Abstract: A scale system used with a table saw. The table saw has a stationary table, a movable table and support rails portion relative the stationary table, and a rip fence that slides over the stationary table and the movable table. The scale system includes a first measurement scale and a second measurement scale located relative the stationary table. The first measurement scale includes a zero marking aligned with a point on the stationary table and a last marking separated from the zero marking. The initial marking on the second scale is aligned proximate the last marking such that the second scales runs counter to the first scale. A pointer system designates the distance on the measurement scales the unit is from the point where a first pointer on the unit measures on the first measurement scale and a second pointer on the stationary table measures on the second scale. The scale system can include a third measurement scale on the opposite side of the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Credo Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth N. Svetlik
  • Patent number: 6776076
    Abstract: An angle sensor has a miter bar, a fence, a rotary sensor, a display, and a processing system and may additionally have a head plate, an auxiliary fence, means for detachably affixing the miter bar to a saw blade, and a power source. The miter bar has a longitudinal axis. Primary fence 6 is pivotally disposed on the miter bar and has a face that defines a plane. The rotary sensor outputs a signal indicative of the angle between the longitudinal axis of the miter bar and the plane of the face. The processing system interprets the signal and activates the display to numerically exhibit the angle. The display provides a visual indication of the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2004
    Inventor: Mario A. Salazar
  • Patent number: 6725755
    Abstract: A scale system used with a table saw. The table saw has a stationary table, a movable table and support rails portion relative the stationary table, and a rip fence that slides over the stationary table and the movable table. The scale system includes a first measurement scale and a second measurement scale located relative the stationary table. The first measurement scale includes a zero marking aligned with a point on the stationary table and a last marking separated from the zero marking. The initial marking on the second scale is aligned proximate the last marking such that the second scales runs counter to the first scale. A pointer system designates the distance on the measurement scales the unit is from the point where a first pointer on the unit measures on the first measurement scale and a second pointer on the stationary table measures on the second scale. The scale system can include a third measurement scale on the opposite side of the scale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2004
    Assignee: S-B Power Tool Company
    Inventor: Kenneth N. Svetlik
  • Publication number: 20040016332
    Abstract: A blade holder for a mat board cutting machine, the blade holder including an open sided recess for receiving a blade, a screw for adjusting the extension of the blade from the recess and a magnet for releasably holding the blade within the recess. A cutter head for use with a mat board cutting machine, the cutter head including a blade carrier pivotably mounted to the cutter head for holding a blade holder. The blade holder includes an open sided recess for receiving a blade, a screw for adjusting the extension of the blade from the recess and a magnet for releasably holding the blade within the recess. A mat board cutting machine including a clamp for holding mat boards against a deck and a cutter head mounted to the clamp for cutting the mat board. The clamp is held between clamp hinges which include screws to exert a compressive force against the end of the clamp.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2002
    Publication date: January 29, 2004
    Inventors: Thomas David Price, James F. Stewart, David L. Heinz, William C. Tigner
  • Patent number: 6681673
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering including a head rail, a bottom rail and slats includes a base having a substantially flat cutting surface, and a frame overlying the cutting surface. The base includes a clamping assembly for securing the window covering atop the cutting surface with the bottom rail, slats and top rail in a side-by-side arrangement over the cutting surface. The apparatus includes a cutting assembly having a cutting blade with a cutting edge for sliding along a movement axis having a first component of movement extending in a direction substantially parallel to the cutting surface and a second component of movement extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the cutting surface. A driver is connected with the cutting assembly for moving the cutting blade toward the cutting surface, wherein the cutting edge simultaneously cuts through the bottom rail, the slats and the head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Assignee: Springs Window Fashions LP
    Inventors: Darrell J. Kutchmarek, Richard L. Seiders
  • Publication number: 20030233926
    Abstract: The multi-functional woodworking system is a modular portable universal guide for multiple hand held power tools that is extendable with the use of multiple guide plates, side bars and edge bars in order to increase the size of the guide device to any length, thus being capable of cutting, grooving or sanding an unlimited length of material with the use of side extension clamps. The multi-functional woodworking system is compact, portable and easy to transport, as it fits into the back seat or trunk of a car. The multi-functional woodworking system is easy to secure to a work piece by various integrated clamps, which do not have to be move when cutting, grooving or sanding the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Dino Makropoulos
  • Publication number: 20030233925
    Abstract: The multi-functional woodworking adapter for use with a multi-functional woodworking guide is a modular portable universal guide, adapted for guiding multiple hand held power tools, that is extendable with the use of multiple guide plates, side bars and edge bars in order to increase the size of the guide device to any length, thus being capable of cutting, grooving or sanding an unlimited length of material with the use of side extension clamps. The multi-functional woodworking guide is compact, portable and easy to transport, as it fits into the back seat or trunk of a car. The multi-functional woodworking guide is easy to secure to a work piece by various integrated clamps, which do not have to be move when cutting, grooving or sanding the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Publication date: December 25, 2003
    Inventor: Dino Makropoulos
  • Patent number: 6662699
    Abstract: A miter box having a base and opposed side walls. A one slot in each of the side walls in alignment and coextensive with each other. A channel formed in the base. A holding assembly having a guide extending into the channel and movable along the channel relative one of the side walls. A locking element to lock the holding means at a predetermined position along the channel and at a predetermined space from the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2003
    Assignee: Great Neck Saw Manufacturers, Inc.
    Inventor: Sheldon Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20030145705
    Abstract: An adjustable fence that provides a surface acting as a support and stop and includes an angled face with a measurement device thereon and further includes a plurality of grooves in which attachments such as clamps, miter gauges, stops, guides, jigs or fixtures are readily affixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Blaine Miller
  • Patent number: 6557601
    Abstract: An expandable mechanical stop is provided for positioning a workpiece during woodworking or other operations. The mechanical stop includes a positioning body which is adjustably attached to a track, the track having a vertical face that abuts an edge of the workpiece during operation. A stop arm is connected to the positioning body and includes a rear face that is substantially adjacent to the vertical face of the track. Anti-biasing means are provided to prevent the workpiece from dislodging the stop arm by sliding between the stop arm and the track. In one configuration, tabs are provided on the rear face and are received by grooves on the vertical face to serve as the anti-biasing means. In another configuration, grooves are provided on the rear face and receive tabs disposed on the vertical face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Taylor Design Group
    Inventor: Christopher L. Taylor
  • Publication number: 20030056630
    Abstract: The present invention provides a miter guide for a table saw that allows the operator to make a miter cut with a slope in a single pass of the workpiece past the cutting blade. The miter guide includes a base within a pivotally attached guide bar that slidably engages the alignment groove in the work table of a table saw. The base is thus pivotably about a vertical axis to one of a selected number of angular orientations with respect to the cutting blade to provide the miter cut desired. A work platform that receives the workpiece to be cut is pivotally attached to the base about a horizontal axis and is thereby adjustable to a number of angular orientations with respect to the base to provide the desired slope to the miter cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2001
    Publication date: March 27, 2003
    Inventor: Euther Phillips
  • Publication number: 20020170403
    Abstract: Embodiments of features for a paper punch machine are shown and described. Preferably, these features, which may be called “accessories” whether they are built-in original equipment manufacture or retrofit equipment, assist in proper paper alignment and punch control. A first accessory is an improved paper stop that is both grossly-adjustable and finely-adjustable, by a preferred combination of a biased sliding mechanism, followed by a fine-tuning mechanism gradually laterally moving the paper stop by causing a threaded shaft to rotate after the paper stop is already in the preferred “gross-adjustment” position. This way, the paper stop is brought close to the proper marking on the housing appropriate for a particular paper or die assembly, and then exact adjustment may be made in very small and precise amounts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2002
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventor: Marvin Whiteman
  • Patent number: 6435066
    Abstract: A method of cutting a window covering having a longitudinal axis and a second axis substantially perpendicular to said longitudinal axis to a specified length includes providing a cutting apparatus including a base having a cutting surface. The cutting apparatus has a cutting blade slidably mounted thereon for sliding along a movement axis toward and away from the cutting surface. The window covering is then positioned atop the cutting surface of the base and the cutting blade is moved along the movement axis and toward the cutting surface to cut the window covering to the specified length. The movement axis has a first component extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the window covering and substantially perpendicular to the second axis of the window covering and a second component extending substantially parallel to the second axis of the window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Springs Window Fashions Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Darrell J. Kutchmarek, Richard L. Seiders
  • Patent number: 6427571
    Abstract: A Venetian blind cutting machine is provided for cutting blinds produced in several sizes into a required size. Venetian blinds produced in several proper sizes are selected by consumers and are then cut into various sizes to meet their exact needs by the cutting machine. This blind cutting machine is made up of a retaining mechanism, a cutting mechanism, a corner trimming and a calibrating mechanism. The retaining mechanism is responsible for clamping blinds in place and the cutting mechanism is used to cut a blind into a proper size. The corner trimming and calibrating mechanism has a calibration ruler which permits slats to be placed in abutment for precise measurement and calibration. A mold set disposed on the corner trimming and calibrating mechanism is provided with a multi-faced mold assembly which has various types of knives suit for slats of different specification for trimming the ends of slats into proper round corners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Ching Feng Blinds Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pey-Son Hsu
  • Patent number: 6393958
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mitre box that is used to guide a saw through a series of cutting strokes as it cuts through a workpiece during a workpiece cutting operation. One aspect of the invention relates to a mitre box that has a pair of aligned slots that extend 90° with respect to the edge of the workpiece, a pair of aligned slots that extend 45° with respect to the edge of the workpiece, and a pair of aligned slots that extend 67½° with respect to the edge of the workpiece. Another aspect of the invention relates to a mitre box that has an open elongated well for temporarily storing a marking tool during the cutting operations. Another aspect of the invention relates to a molded plastic mitre box that has a storage space extending below the workpiece supporting surface of the base for temporarily storing the saw between cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: The Stanley Works
    Inventors: Robert L. Owens, Eduardo J. Jimenez, George Matyczyk
  • Publication number: 20020050201
    Abstract: An improved table saw including: (1) an improved fence assembly having a handle cam rotatably mounted and received by at least one annular bearing; (2) a pivot pin to absorb shear loading that occurs when operator aligns fence channel perpendicular to fence head; (3) a grooved surface on the head assembly to substantially self-align the fence assembly parallel to the saw blade; (4) an improved microadjust assembly; (5) an improved locking pawl; (5) an improved miter gauge, and (6) a hinged belt guard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 1999
    Publication date: May 2, 2002
    Inventors: WILLIAM LANE, JOHN BARTLETT, JOHN LABALLISTER, JAMES HILLIARD, WILLIAM DICKE, KEITH SCHOENE, DANIEL TERPSTRA
  • Patent number: 6240823
    Abstract: The sheet material cutting system includes a cutting board having a reference corner with its two edges at a right angle with respect to each other. Cutting grooves are formed in the cutting board through the top layer thereof to expose a different colored layer for groove visibility. The grooves are positioned at known distances from the reference corner. The reference corner carries stops so that, when a sheet of colored transparent material is placed against the stops, the grooves can be used to guide a knife for cutting a square piece of colored transparent material for use in color frames in stage and similar lighting systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Inventor: Stephen J. Judge
  • Patent number: RE40605
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering including a head rail, a bottom rail and slats includes a base having a substantially flat cutting surface, and a frame overlying the cutting surface. The base includes a clamping assembly for securing the window covering atop the cutting surface with the bottom rail, slats and top rail in a side-by-side arrangement over the cutting surface. The apparatus includes a cutting assembly having a cutting blade with a cutting edge for sliding along a movement axis having a first component of movement extending in a direction substantially parallel to the cutting surface and a second component of movement extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to the cutting surface. A driver is connected with the cutting assembly for moving the cutting blade toward the cutting surface, wherein the cutting edge simultaneously cuts through the bottom rail, the slats and the head rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2008
    Assignee: Springs Window Fashions, LLC
    Inventors: Darrell J. Kutchmarek, Richard L. Seiders