With Signal, Scale, Or Indicator Patents (Class 83/522.11)
  • Publication number: 20150047484
    Abstract: The improved saw cutting guide of the present invention overcomes many of the disadvantages of prior art power cutting tools by providing a portable, mechanical guide for safely and accurately guiding a powered cutting tool along a predetermined cut line in the workpiece that is at a desired angular position relative to the cutting blade of the power cutting tool. The saw cutting guide includes a main baseplate having a top side and an under side, and featuring a guide track on the top side, for receiving and guiding a power cutting tool, and a pivotally mounted alignment fence on the underside for selectively aligning the work piece in relation to the guide track. In a preferred embodiment, the power cutting tool comprises an electric circular saw having a metal cutting blade featuring cold saw metal-cutting technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Richard P. Lane
  • Publication number: 20140278277
    Abstract: A method and system for generating protective surface templates is provided. The method includes receiving dimensions of a first vehicle panel and an adjacent second vehicle panel, identifying a boundary between the first vehicle panel and the second vehicle panel, determining a transition point between a substantially planar surface and an edge of the first vehicle panel, generating a protective film template for the first panel based on the dimensions of the first vehicle panel and the determined transition point, and transferring the protective film template to a sheet of protective film. The system includes components for implementing the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Premier Protection Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher L. Heliin
  • Publication number: 20140260854
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cartridge holder configured to receive a pen or a cutter, a platen configured to receive an object, a moving mechanism configured to move the cartridge holder in a direction that the cartridge holder comes close to the platen, a read unit configured to read image data from the object, and a processor configured to instruct the apparatus to set a specific size of a pattern in the image data, eliminate, from the image data, one or more of specific patterns whose size is less or equal to the specific size, and instruct the moving mechanism to move the cartridge holder close to the platen, based on the image data after eliminating one or more of specific patterns from the read image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Masashi Tokura
  • Publication number: 20140208900
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus comprises a frame assembly which includes a support surface and a first cutting blade. The cutting apparatus also comprises a cutting arm assembly which is rotatably attached to the frame assembly and includes a second cutting blade. The cutting apparatus also comprises an alignment mechanism secured to the frame assembly and the cutting arm assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: AJC TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
    Inventors: Matthew Crookston, Walter Remen
  • 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.
  • Publication number: 20140182431
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus including a plurality of types of holding members holding a workpiece and a plurality of types of cutting members cutting the workpiece held by the holding member. Each holding member includes a sheet of base, a holding portion disposed on a surface of the base and having a holding capacity suitable for a type of the workpiece to be held, and a holding member indicator capable of distinguishing the types of holding members. Each cutting member includes a cutter having a blade configured to cut the workpiece and having a cutting capacity suitable for a type of the workpiece to be cut, a support portion supporting the cutter, and a cutter indicator provided on the plurality of types of cutting members and capable of distinguishing the types of cutting members, the cutter indicator being similar in configuration as the holding member indicator of corresponding holding member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Katsuhisa Hasegawa, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Kayo Hasui
  • Publication number: 20140165809
    Abstract: An edge band cutting device includes a fixed unit, a movable plate movable on a base plate of the fixed unit, a cutter unit including a main cutter and an auxiliary cutter, an adjustable positioning unit abutting removably against the main cutter, and an adjustable supporting unit disposed on the fixed unit. The base plate has an opening. A space between the main cutter and the auxiliary cutter is aligned with the opening. The adjustable supporting unit includes an adjustable supporting member disposed movably on a pressing plate of the fixed unit, and a locking member for locking the adjustable supporting member on the pressing plate to allow the adjustable supporting member to be retracted into or extended from the pressing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Chin-Chi Lin
  • Patent number: 8656819
    Abstract: A cutting system and method of use for manually cutting rigid foam insulation panels; the present cutting system is operated manually and requires no electric power whatsoever; the cutting system includes a fully adjustable carriage assembly whereon a cutting blade is mounted for traversing the limits of its working surface; the cutting system provides a measuring scale having graduated indicia inscribed thereon for conveniently changing blade settings to accommodate different foam panel dimensions; the cutting system produces a uniformly accurate cut surface comparable to a factory-made surface without damaging the foil moisture barrier on the rigid foam panel; the cutting system completely eliminates the health and safety hazards created by airborne foam particulates that are produced by powered cutting of such rigid foam materials and thereby provides an environmentally-friendly building practice; and the present cutting system is completely portable enabling its setup and use at any construction site or l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jefferson W. Finnell
  • Publication number: 20130291696
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a saw blade for a sawing machine, said sawing machine (10) being arranged for cutting micro trenches by means of said saw blade (1), wherein said micro trenches are adapted for receiving at least one duct/cable; wherein said saw blade comprises mechanical coding means (2) selected from the group consisting of holes, depressions and protrusions arranged on said saw blade (1); and said holes, depressions and protrusions being coding elements for forming at least one code symbol (4) representing a unique identity (ID) for said saw blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: DellCron AB
    Inventors: Conny Gustavsson, Hasse Hultman, Lars Linden, Jim Frolander
  • Patent number: 8522440
    Abstract: The inventive tool for cutting a hardened shield of cables used in harsh environment is configured with a spindle support unit and a spindle unit which is pivotally mounted to the spindle support so as to controllably vary a depth at which a cutting wheel fixed to the spindle unit penetrates a cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Inventor: Lucien C Ducret
  • Patent number: 8479627
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a saw can include a work surface and a blade at least partially extending through the work surface. In at least one embodiment, the saw can further include a sensor and a light emitter, wherein the light emitter can be configured to emit a first light beam and a second light beam onto at least a portion of the work surface. In various embodiments, the sensor can be can be configured to detect a plurality of saw conditions and, owing to communication between the sensor and the light emitter, the light emitter can be configured to emit the first light beam onto the work surface when the sensor detects a first saw condition and emit the second light beam onto the work surface when the sensor detects a second saw condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Power Tool Institute
    Inventors: David V. Keller, Mark D. Hickok, Peter L. Domeny, Thornton H. Gogoll, III, David G. Peot, Stan M. Rodrigues, Christopher S. Tennant
  • Patent number: 8256590
    Abstract: A vibration suppressing device and a vibration suppressing method that are capable of obtaining an accurate optimum rotation speed and shortening a time period from generation of chatter vibration to calculation of the optimum rotation speed are provided. The vibration suppressing device includes: vibration sensors for detecting time-domain vibrational accelerations of a rotary shaft in rotation; and a control device for calculating a chatter frequency and a frequency-domain vibrational acceleration of the rotary shaft at the chatter frequency on the basis of the time-domain vibrational accelerations detected by the vibration sensors, and when the calculated frequency-domain vibrational acceleration exceeds a predetermined threshold value, calculating an optimum rotation speed on the basis of a predetermined parameter, and rotating the rotary shaft at the calculated optimum rotation speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: Okuma Corporation, National University Corporation Nagoya University
    Inventors: Norikazu Suzuki, Eiji Shamoto, Hiroshi Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20120192690
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for machine cutting several parts (31, 32, 33, 34) out of a piece of material using a beam cutting technology. The invention provides a set of controlling rules and variables for cutting two dimensional shapes or patterns. One rule or a combination of several rules are used for the cutting operation depending on the shape or pattern to be cut, the shape or pattern forming the parts (31, 32, 33, 34) out of the piece of material. The present invention specifically teaches that the set of controlling rules comprises rules for the forming of a duster (3A) of parts with free form shapes, the parts being positioned so close to each other so that only the thickness of the cutting beam is found between adjacent parts whenever the shape of the parts allows it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Magnus Norberg Ohlsson
  • Patent number: 8230768
    Abstract: A miter saw having good workability without decrease in angle visibility is disclosed. The miter saw includes a display unit provided on a turntable. The display unit 600 is positioned between an operating handle protruding outward from the turntable and a rotation axis of the turntable. The display unit is positioned below the upper surfaces of a base and the turntable not so as to protrude above the upper surface of the turntable. The display unit displays an inclination angle of a circular saw blade with respect to the upper surface of the base and a rotation angle of the turntable with respect to the base in a line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiromi Ozawa, Eisaku Oka, Nobuhiro Takano, Hideaki Terashima
  • Publication number: 20120160074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutting platform for cutting and shaping a clay slab. The platform has a water-absorbing cutting mat with a top surface for receiving the clay slab. The platform has a bottom surface opposite the top surface. The bottom surface is adapted to overlay a board. The platform includes grid-pattern indicia extending across the top surface of the mat. The grid-pattern indicia includes a first set of spaced-apart lines in parallel with each other and a second set of spaced-apart lines in parallel with each other. The first set of lines intersect with and are perpendicular to the second set of apart lines. The grid-pattern indicia includes unit measurement indicia. Cutting of the clay slab to a desired shape is facilitated by the cutting platform thereby.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: David Lee
  • Publication number: 20120156645
    Abstract: A system, method and device design to prevent, treat and maintain dental periimplant infections including a dental implant to be inserted into a jawbone of a patient that includes a base segment provided at one distal end of the implant which is configured to be put inside and come in contact with the jawbone, an abutment portion provided on an end opposite to the one distal end of the implant to which an artificial tooth is configured to be attached, and a plurality of removable segments which are configured to be put inside and come in contact with the jawbone and are removably attached to the base segment. If an infection is diagnosed around an implant site, infected removable segments can be extracted while maintaining positioning of the uninfected removable segments and the base segment. The infected removable segments are replaced with cleaned or sterilized removable segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Bennett JACOBY
  • Publication number: 20120048078
    Abstract: A slicer is described for slicing food products that can be fed to a cutting blade that is rotatably arranged around a rotational axle in a bearing. The blade has the form of a sickle. The blade has an edge that has different radii distributed across its circumference. In the described slicers, cutting pressure can be controlled to adjust for diverse food products. Adjustments can be made by moving the bearing of the rotational axle of the sickle blade to different locations in a guide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Patent number: 8091456
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a saw can include a work surface and a blade at least partially extending through the work surface. In at least one embodiment, the saw can further include a sensor and a light emitter, wherein the light emitter can be configured to emit a first light beam and a second light beam onto at least a portion of the work surface. In various embodiments, the sensor can be can be configured to detect a plurality of saw conditions and, owing to communication between the sensor and the light emitter, the light emitter can be configured to emit the first light beam onto the work surface when the sensor detects a first saw condition and emit the second light beam onto the work surface when the sensor detects a second saw condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Power Tool Institute
    Inventors: David V. Keller, Mark D. Hickok, Peter L. Domeny, Thornton H. Gogoll, III, David G. Peot, Stan M. Rodrigues, Christopher S. Tennant
  • Patent number: 8065944
    Abstract: A portable cutter used for cutting different widths of thin sheet material. The portable cutter includes a right angle measurement bar with scale adapted for receipt against a front side of an open top storage box. The storage box is used for holding a large roll of thin sheet material therein. At least one cutting blade tool is adjustably mounted along a length of the measurement bar. The cutting blade tool includes a cutting blade disposed between a horizontal upper blade guide arm and a horizontal lower blade guide arm. Attached to a portion of the lower blade guide arm is a magnet holder with magnet used for releasable attachment to the measurement bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Clay Speas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20110259315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a table saw, including: a work table, including a working surface for placing a workpiece; a fence, slidably arranged on said work table for support said work piece; a first motor, arranged below said working surface of the work table; a blade, driven by said first motor for cutting motion, and at least part of the blade is protruding out of the working surface of the work table in the cutting process, characterized in that: A planer detachably arranged on said work surface, said planer including a housing, a second motor located in said housing and a blade shaft driven by said second motor to rotate about its longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventor: Warren Brown
  • Publication number: 20110225831
    Abstract: A utility knife with a replaceable circular blade mounted to rotate on the end of the handle. The upper half of the blade is shrouded by the end of the handle, and freely rotates therein. A spacer with a roller end is mounted to be adjusted toward and away from a workpiece to adjust and control the blade's depth of cut. The handle includes a storage compartment for spare blades and has a pivoting cover. For use as a drywall knife, the blade has a continuous edge and a thicker central body that presents discontinuous “points” or edge bodies to the workpiece along the sides of a the cut made by the continuous edge, designed to push apart the paper cover or sheath on the drywall as it makes a cut, and to keep the blade rolling freely as it makes a cut. A tape measure can optionally be incorporated into a rounded handle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: William T. Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20110179926
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a protection structure for cutting an electrode strip, which comprises an electrode strip having at least one cutting channel; and two adhesive tapes respectively stuck to the upper and lower surfaces of the cutting channel, and which can effectively prevent from the formation of burrs and the shattering of solidified compounds in cutting the electrode strips, whereby are promoted the quality, stability and reliability of products. Further, the protection structure for cutting an electrode strip of the present invention also functions as an indicator to identify the cutting site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventor: TA-KUANG HUNG
  • Publication number: 20110113943
    Abstract: A laser assisted positioning mechanism includes a cover, a laser module, a lens, an adjusting device and a plurality of cell holders. The cover includes a lower cover and an upper cover, and the lower cover has a hollowing supporting rib formed in a center thereof. The laser module is disposed in the cover. The lens is disposed on the lower cover of the cover in conjunction with the laser module. The adjusting device is connected with the laser module. The cell holders are disposed in the cover, respectively receiving cells, and electrically connected with the laser module. Accordingly, the laser assisted positioning mechanism can be assembled and mounted on a circular saw machine and emit laser to cut materials by aligning with a desired cut line for assisting the cutting operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: Hsin-Chih Tung
  • Publication number: 20110072946
    Abstract: An accessory attachment system for a power tool having an elongated housing with a nose portion, an output shaft to which a cutting blade that oscillates through a small angle is attached, the attachment comprising, an accessory interface removably mounted to the nose portion of the housing and a depth guide attachment rotatably mounted to the accessory interface, the depth guide attachment further comprising a relatively thin body portion having a generally circular first opening with a center axis generally parallel to the output shaft, the body portion fitting on the accessory interface and being rotatable thereon and having a second circular opening transverse to the first opening center axis, a depth guide member adjustably mounted on the body portion and having an offset outer end portion, and a locking member configured to secure the depth guide member in a desired position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventors: Walter Bernardi, Leroy McCray, Michael E. Landt
  • Publication number: 20110056357
    Abstract: A defect testing apparatus for testing defects of optical film sheet-shaped product of an optical displaying apparatus, which includes a defect detecting means for detecting defects of a monolayer body and/or a laminate body constituting the sheet-shaped product in a state in which a protective layer on a surface of the sheet-shaped product is not disposed and defect information preparing means for preparing defect information which is information related to the defects detected by the defect detecting means, and the defect information is used for producing the sheet-shaped product provided in a roll form or in separate sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 10, 2011
    Inventor: Hiromichi Ohashi
  • Publication number: 20110041659
    Abstract: A duct board cutting table provides accurate cutting of duct board while providing portability and moderate cost. A table top, which is generally large enough to accept most of a sheet of duct board, has a cross-rail assembly mounted above it that slides along the length of the duct board. A duct board cutting tool slides along the length of the cross-rail assembly, which is along the width of the duct board, in order to move the tool's blade through the duct board to make a cut. The tool may be a hand tool, with a tool fixture provided with the table that can slidably mount the hand tool within the cross-rail assembly at multiple heights above the table to accommodate duct board of various thicknesses. A stopping mechanism can be included to stop the cross-rail assembly at multiple cutting positions using removable stop blocks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Publication date: February 24, 2011
    Inventor: Dennis Clifford Williams
  • Patent number: 7866240
    Abstract: A cutting angle display device for use in a miter saw for displaying an optimum cutting angle of a construction member and a miter saw having the cutting angle display device. A first construction member having a first cut end will be installed on a first wall, and a second construction member having a second cut end will be installed on a first wall in such a manner that the first and second cut ends are spliced with each other at a corner portion between the first and second wall. To provide the first and second cut ends with the optimum cutting angle, an angle between the first and second wall is input, and a microcomputer selects the optimum cutting angle based on the input angle, and the selected optimum cutting angle is displayed. A user can cut the construction member by means of the miter saw with the displayed optimum cutting angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Kawano, Nobuhiro Takano
  • Patent number: 7841266
    Abstract: Embodiments of a power miter saw comprises a saw base having a fence for positioning a work piece, a table rotatably connected to the saw base, a miter arm assembly for angularly positioning the table, a saw blade and motor assembly pivotally connected to the table having a normally elevated rest position and being configured to lower a saw blade toward the table, a handle connected to the saw blade and motor assembly for lowering the saw blade into cutting position, an activation switch adjacent the handle and positioned to be engaged by an operator, a proximity sensor disposed on the saw blade and motor assembly for detecting the presence of objects within a zone of detection associated with the table, and electrical circuitry connected to the proximity sensor configured to generate an electrical detection signal in response to the proximity sensor detecting the presence of an object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Illya Kovarik, Joseph S. Scaduto
  • Publication number: 20100263507
    Abstract: A slab shaping system includes a slab shaping device. The slab shaping device includes a cutting device and de-burring device, wherein the cutting device and the de-burring device, respectively cut and de-burr a slab. According to an embodiment, the slab shaping system may include a plurality of spaced apart slab support beams that form at least one slot therebetween. According to an embodiment, the cutting device and de-burring device may be axially-aligned. A method for operating a slab shaping system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of positioning a plurality of slab support beams on a table to form at least one slot; positioning a slab over the slab support beams; positioning a cutting device and de-burring device of a slab shaping device in axial-alignment; and cutting and de-burring the cut in the slab along a length of the at least one slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Applicant: Edw. C. Levy Co.
    Inventors: Thierry Rozot, Kenneth W. Wright
  • Publication number: 20100257987
    Abstract: A method and/or an apparatus for controlling the register between print and three-dimensional structures, such as creases in the forming of a package, and a method and/or the apparatus for controlling a unit for repeated cutting-out or perforation of a material web from which the packages are formed. In the control, a focused, high intensive light beam, such as a laser line, is laid in a bisecting direction to relevant creases. The position of the crease or the creases is determined by sensing of a deflection of the projected laser line. Diffuse light from the laser line may be used in order to register the position of a register marking. If the difference between the register marking and crease differs more than a predetermined value, the creasing tool and/or printing press is automatically adjusted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Lars Palm, Gabor Benkö, Magnus Dahl
  • Patent number: 7762169
    Abstract: A food chopping or slicing device preferably includes three primary components, including a lid, a blade tray, and a food reservoir. The lid and the food reservoir are pivotally connected to one another, with the blade tray being removably mounted within an upper rim of the reservoir. In some embodiments a reservoir bottom is removable and the device includes orthogonal volumetric markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventor: Sascha Kaposi
  • Publication number: 20100170374
    Abstract: An apparatus for modifying window blind assemblies. The apparatus may have a base plate and a wall, the base plate and wall supporting the blind assembly. The apparatus may have a horizontal clamp assembly attached to the base plate that may secure a side of the blind assembly. The wall may support a slide clamp assembly. The slide clamp assembly may be slidably connected along the wall and pivotally adjusted to secure an adjacent side of the blind assembly. A cutting assembly may be attached to the base plate. The cutting assembly may have a saw guide for securing a saw that may be positioned to modify the blind assembly along a plane. The apparatus provides measuring and cutting the adjacently bundled blinds together along a plane, until the bundled blind assembly is again secured within the apparatus for modifying another end of the bundled blinds, for symmetry purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
  • Publication number: 20100170375
    Abstract: A method and machine for cutting woven wood blinds is disclosed. The disclosed machine can include a cutting mechanism, a support surface adjacent at least one opening in the cutting mechanism housing, a spring loaded clamp which engages the woven wood blind to hold the blind securely for cutting without damaging the blind. The clamp is preferably operated by a hand screw. An indicator such as a collar attached to the hand screw is provided to tell the user when the clamp is positioned to provide the desired pressure. The disclosed method can include positioning a window covering into a cutting machine, positioning a first cutting support member on the window covering, moving a clamp to engage the first cutting support member and cutting the window covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Inventor: Michael Kollman
  • Publication number: 20100139009
    Abstract: A vehicle visor measuring and cutting apparatus generally comprised of a measuring component, an implement holder, a handle, and a contour guide. The adjustable implement holder is positioned along a portion of window film on a windshield relative to the contour guide, which juxtaposes the windshield molding, and is moved across the windshield, measuring or cutting a portion of window film to the desired dimensions and compensating for any contours and arcs in the windshield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Juan Manual Cruz
  • Publication number: 20100132528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tool comprising a tool element which rotates in operation with at least one geometrically defined blade, in particular a material cutting tool element, said tool element being subject to an operating parameter in the operating condition. A measuring device is provided for determination and conversion of the operation parameter into a measured signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Georges Schaffner, Josef Stirnimann, Andreas Kirchheim, Drazen Veselovac, René Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20100083801
    Abstract: An embedded sensor or other desired device is provided within a completed structure through a solid-state bonding process (e.g., by diffusion bonding) and/or through a dynamic bonding process (e.g., by brazing). The embedded sensor or other desired device is provided on a substrate through any know or later-developed method (e.g., a photolithography or conductive ink printing process). A cover is then bonded to the substrate using a solid-state bonding process and/or a dynamic bonding process. The solid-state bonding process and/or dynamic bonding process may include providing heat and/or pressure to the substrate, the cover and/or a bonding agent (e.g., a filler metal or alloy) to bond the substrate and the cover together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Inventors: Xiaochun Li, Arindom Datta, Xudong Cheng
  • Publication number: 20100050847
    Abstract: A guide for a saw band or blade of a sawing machine is provided. The guide includes a bracket and high-strength sliders, which are mounted to a bracket for a lateral guide of the saw band or saw blade and which serve for gliding contact to a side face of the saw band or blade. The sliders are high-strength guide plates, provided with an edge upstream in reference to the direction of motion of the saw blade or saw band, which is at least partially arranged in a straight manner or with a constant curve, with the edge or its tangents extending tilted at an angle from approximately 0° to 90°, preferably from 20° to 70°, in reference to the direction of motion of the saw blade or the saw band. Furthermore, several guide plates are mounted to the bracket at a distance from each other, forming clear spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Inventor: Wolfgang-Gottfried Benz
  • Publication number: 20090288537
    Abstract: A machine includes a table (2) on which a sheet bundle (3) is placed, a cutting blade (4) cutting four sides of the sheet bundle, a blade receiving plate (5) arranged on the table, a positioning block (6) arranged on the table in parallel to the blade receiving plate for slide movement in directions toward and away from the blade receiving plate, an operation data storage section (15) storing data of a order of cutting of sides of the sheet bundle, data of a distance between a cutting line of the positioning block and the sheet bundle for each cutting operation accordance with the order of cutting, and data of both a direction and an angle of rotation of the sheet bundle for each cutting operation, and an indication section (16) indicating the order of cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Hisahiro Hirayama, Minoru Ogawa, Hideaki Tabuchi
  • Publication number: 20090277315
    Abstract: A tile saw that includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a rail assembly disposed on the frame assembly, and a cutting table slidingly disposed on the frame assembly and including a front fence. A saw assembly is disposed on at least one of the base and the frame assembly, and includes a motor and a cutting wheel driven by the motor. One of a miter guide and a bevel block is selectively lockable to the front fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: Alek Ipatenco, Michael Hart, Ryan Peloquin, Doug Ritterling, Kenneth M. Brazell, Dennis Kuykendall
  • Publication number: 20090173202
    Abstract: A device for cutting paper or other materials is provided. This device includes a substantially flat base, wherein the base is adapted to receive paper and other flat material for cutting. A manually-operated cutting blade assembly is pivotally attached to either the right or left side of the base. The cutting blade assembly includes an elongated cutting arm positioned over a predetermined line of cut on the base. A sighting device is mounted on the base on the same side as the elongated cutting arm and further includes a housing and an adjustable light source mounted within and protected by the housing. The light source projects a fixed line of visible light along the predetermined line of cut. A switch is included for activating and deactivating the light source. A first portion of the switch is located in the handle grip and a second portion of the switch is located within the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Publication date: July 9, 2009
    Applicant: ELMER'S PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Parrish, Thomas Wiberg, Robert Anderson, John Gardiner
  • Publication number: 20090165624
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a table saw having a stationary worktable having a work surface, a base for supporting the worktable, a motor-driven cutting device mounted between the worktable and base and at least one auxiliary support device disposed beside the worktable. The auxiliary support device is pivotal relative to the stationary table and the auxiliary support device can be converted between a extended position and a folded position. The auxiliary support device pivots upwardly when it converts from the extended position to the folded position and provides adequate support for making accurate cuts and is convenient to store or transport.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventors: Warren Brown, Graham Gerhardt, Harry Szommer, Guo-Jun Chen, Shao-Shan JI
  • Publication number: 20090165623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device adapted to engage a workpiece and provide a rip guide therefore. One embodiment comprises a base, a guide and a support member. The base has two opposing surfaces and a peripheral surface extending there between. The guide is moveably attached to the peripheral surface and is adapted to moveably engage at least one of the two opposing surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2008
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: MICHAEL A. WHEBY
  • Patent number: 7549360
    Abstract: An obliquely inclined position determining mechanism has an intermediate base rotatable relative to both a support base and a pivotal base of a pivotal support of a cutting device. A fixing device is operable to releasably fix the intermediate base in position relative to the support base or the pivotal base. An adjustable screw is operable to accurately determine the rotational position of the intermediate base relative to the pivotal base or the support base at least when the saw unit has been pivoted to a target obliquely inclined position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Makita Corporation
    Inventor: Syuji Aoyama
  • Publication number: 20090145278
    Abstract: Methods, systems and components for paper trimmers which cut paper placed on a planar base using a blade that is moved transversely across the paper. In some illustrative embodiments, a recessed cutting track containing a desired cutting pattern may be inserted into the planar base and a counterpart guide track suspended thereover. A blade assembly may be inserted through a channel in the guide track with the cutting blade residing in the counterpart channel in the cutting track. Material to be trimmed may be placed between the recessed cutting track and the guide track. As the blade assembly is directed along the length of the counterpart channels, guides on the blade assembly interact with the channel and cause the cutting blade to rotate, cutting along the path of the channel. Desired cuts may be made by selecting appropriate interchangeable cutting tracks and counterpart guide tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Publication date: June 11, 2009
    Inventor: FAYE ANGEVINE
  • Publication number: 20090084238
    Abstract: A fence assembly for a cutting machine includes a body which is adapted to guide a workpiece on a worktable during cutting process. A coupling mechanism includes a sliding bracket slidably mounted to a rail and connected to the body such that movement of the bracket along the rail causes movement of the body relative to the worktable. The sliding bracket is adapted for providing stable sliding movement with respect to the rail and engaging with at least three sides of the rail. A locking mechanism is utilized for selectively locking and unlocking the sliding bracket on the rail.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Inventor: Lee-Cheng Chang
  • Publication number: 20090038459
    Abstract: A lighting system for a table saw is provided. The table saw includes a top surface with an opening through which a blade extends and a measurement scale associated with the top surface and oriented perpendicular to the opening. The top surface of the measurement scale has indicia such that a lighting system backlights the indicia.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2008
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Inventors: Wade Burch, William C. Buck
  • Patent number: 7481143
    Abstract: An alignment device including a body having an alignment edge configured to guide a cutting device, an extension portion pivotal relative to the alignment edge, and at least one cutting-line indicator configured to be selectively positioned on the extension portion and configured to indicate a cutting line for the cutting device. In some embodiments, the alignment device may include a plurality of pitch selectors configured to indicate a plurality of different angles, including a first pitch selector indicating a first angle. The body further may include a level indicator configured to identify whether a plank is at first angle when the first pitch selector is selected and the body is positioned in a pitch measurement position on the plank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: A & W In-Oh-Vations, Inc.
    Inventor: Wendel Reed Hiland, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090000442
    Abstract: A rotary trimmer for cutting and/or trimming paper and related sheet material is disclosed. The rotary trimmer comprises a trimmer housing having: (i) a first end portion; (ii) a second end portion; and (iii) a cutting platform having: (a) a first platform; (b) a second platform; and (c) a base platform. The first and the second platforms are pivotably connected at least indirectly to (1) the base platform; and/or (2) the first and the second end portions. The rotary trimmer further includes a blade carriage guide disposed between the first and the second end portions and a blade carriage having one or more cutting blades, and slidably mounted to the blade carriage guide wherein the blade carriage can slide along the blade carriage guide to cut and/or trim a sheet or sheet-like material positioned on the cutting platform. A method of using a rotary trimmer is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventors: Michael E. Peterson, P.Y. Gu, Javier Verdura
  • Publication number: 20080302225
    Abstract: A cutting device comprises a support to hold a roll of rolled media, a surface upon which the media is unrolled, and first and second cutting guides, each oriented substantially perpendicular to the media's unrolling path and supporting first and second cutters. The first cutter is movably supported by the first cutting guide and is capable of cutting the rolled media substantially parallel to the unrolling path. The second cutter is movably supported by the second cutting guide and is capable of cutting the rolled media substantially perpendicular to the unrolling path. The cutting device further comprises means for releasably securing the first cutter at a desired width position along the first cutting guide. The cutting device further includes a computing system to calculate the amount of rolled media to be dispensed and how best to cut the rolled media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2007
    Publication date: December 11, 2008
    Inventor: KARA ENDRESEN
  • Publication number: 20080121082
    Abstract: A rotating blade-type cutting device, such as a miter saw, and a laser module for use with the cutting device. The laser module includes a housing rotating in unison with the saw blade, a laser generator positioned within the housing so as to emit a laser beam therefrom, and a power source positioned within the housing. The power source is removable from the housing while the housing is coupled with the saw blade so that the power source is easily accessible to the saw operator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Inventors: David M. Smith, Anthony M. Sorrells