Means To Drive Or To Guide Tool Patents (Class 83/523)
  • Publication number: 20150122099
    Abstract: The problem of penetrating through nets and other objects is solved by cutting the object using concentric cutters in which a rotatable cutter having floating teeth rotates concentrically about a stationary cutter having fixed teeth. The object is cut by a severing action caused by the floating teeth of the rotatable cutter sliding against the fixed teeth of the stationary cutter. Embodiments of the invention include a UUV system for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects, concentric cutting assemblies for use in the UUV system and other systems, and a method for penetrating through fishing nets and other objects. A UUV system in accordance with an embodiment of the invention has a concentric cutting assembly at the forward end and a propulsor at the aft end. The concentric cutting assembly integrates seamlessly within the UUV housing and is deployed from the forward end of the UUV, enabling the UUV to quickly and efficiently penetrate through objects blocking its path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Adaptive Methods, Inc.
    Inventors: Jim Wiggins, Conrad Zeglin, Walter Allensworth
  • Patent number: 8984997
    Abstract: Equipment for stabilizing rotation of a blade in a circle saw and for staying at the wanted sawing line which equipment comprises the formation devices (1,2); (7,8); (10,11) of a magnetic field in connection with a ferrous metallic circle saw blade (3) and equipment for adjusting the intensity of the mentioned magnetic field, such as a sensor (14) that measures the sideway position of a control center (13) and a circular blade (3). Of the formation devices of the magnetic field metallic parts (1); (7) or (10) that direct at least magnetic flux in the last resort to the circle saw blade (3) or part of them are located in relation to the circle saw blade (3) outside its toothing (4), at the location of the teeth essentially to the level of the circle saw blade (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Reijo Viljanen
  • Publication number: 20150027285
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a moving device configured to move a cutting blade and an object in a first direction and in a second direction differing from the first direction, relative to each other and a control device configured to cause the apparatus to calculate first cutting time lengths required to cut a pattern at a plurality of arrangement angles when an arrangement angle of the pattern relative to the first or second direction is changed by a first unit angle, determine one of the arrangement angles, which is shortest with respect to the first cutting time length or not more than a first threshold, and control the moving device so that the movement of the cutting blade in the first direction and the movement of the object in the second direction are simultaneously executed, with a result that the pattern is cut at the determined arrangement angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Tsuneo Okuyama
  • Publication number: 20140200548
    Abstract: Apparatuses for grinding or cutting surgical foam are disclosed herein. Kits for grinding or cutting surgical foam are disclosed herein. Methods of grinding surgical foam with a plurality of teeth are disclosed herein. Methods of cutting surgical foam are disclosed herein. Methods of embolizing with ground or cut surgical foam are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Publication number: 20140096656
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting a polymeric tubular member is provided. The method includes moving the polymeric tubular member along a central longitudinal axis into a position to be cut and providing a cutting blade operably connected to an actuator. The method further includes actuating the actuator to move the cutting blade conjointly along a straight linear axis. Then, bringing a cutting region of the cutting blade into cutting engagement with the polymeric tubular member, with the cutting region engaging the polymeric tubular member extending over a length of the cutting blade that is greater than a diameter of the polymeric tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FEDERAL-MOGUL POWERTRAIN, INC.
    Inventors: Luis Aquino, Jesus Arenivar, Samuel Barron, Jose De La Cruz, Arthur Fong, Steve Warneke
  • Publication number: 20140096657
    Abstract: A method of cutting a polymeric tubular member and apparatus therefor is provided. The method includes moving the polymeric tubular member along a central longitudinal axis into a position to be cut. Further, providing at least one actuator with a cutting blade operably connected to the at least one actuator, with the cutting blade extending lengthwise along a cutting blade axis. Then, actuating the at least one actuator and moving the cutting blade into cutting engagement with the polymeric tubular member along a driven axis that extends in oblique relation to the cutting blade axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: FEDERAL-MOGUL POWERTRAIN, INC.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kuchina, Tsubasa Tonooka
  • Publication number: 20140000427
    Abstract: One automated process for evenly applying a thin layer within a device housing includes applying a vacuum hold from a curved surface applicator to the thin layer, pressing the thin layer against the device housing with the applicator, wherein said pressing includes applying pressure from the center of the applicator first and then radially expanding said pressure, and pressing the cylindrical outer housing against an outer region of the thin layer to effect a hard pressed application at the outer surface thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Houtan R. Farahani, Joseph B. Moak, Matthew D. Rohrbach
  • Publication number: 20130247730
    Abstract: This invention pertains to machinery and methods for cutting a workpiece utilizing a cutting tool into at least two parts having prescribed shapes from a metal plate comprising the steps of: identifying each of the parts by one or more contour lines; cutting a workpiece along one of the identifying contour lines into one of the parts; creating at least one path diversion, wherein the diversion has an associated bounded region or opportunity; cutting the workpiece along a contour line associated with the opportunity; resuming the cutting of the part along the identifying contour line with minimal damage to the part being cut; finishing the cutting of the part and then moving the cutting tool to the opportunity and thence to an associated adjacent identifying contour line and then repeating the process until all parts have been manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Matthew Fagan
  • Patent number: 8402870
    Abstract: A reconfigurable flying cutting, notching and shaping machine operates upon a workpiece traveling along a generally linear axis of motion. The machine supports one or more flying tools upon one or more splined shafts and provides bearings for travel along a splined shaft in a direction of movement parallel to the direction of work travel. Rotation of the splined shaft is coupled through a double-acting cam to move one or more flying cutting tools transversely to the splined shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael S. Marquette
  • Publication number: 20130055864
    Abstract: A stamping and/or nibbling machine, with a Z-axis drive for driving a tool, which is movable in the vertical direction and can be held by a tool holder, for the machining of sheet metal workpieces, with a first CNC control unit for actuating the Z-axis drive, wherein the first CNC control unit provides an interface for a data channel to a primary control unit or to a second CNC control unit of an X/Y-axis drive for moving the sheet metal workpieces relative to the tool in horizontal directions (X, Y), wherein the tool holder, during a vertical movement during the machining of sheet metal workpieces, is rotatable around its vertical longitudinal axis by a C-drive which is actuated by the second CNC control unit, as a result of which an angle sensor is provided for detecting the angle information of the C-drive and the first CNC control unit is designed in such a way that from the angle information it determines a Z-setpoint value as a reference variable of the Z-axis drive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventor: Bert Brahmer
  • Publication number: 20130043218
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for rapidly and efficiently machining rare earth magnets are disclosed. In particular various embodiments of multi-wire electrical discharge machining and wire saw machines are described that can allow for significant time savings, thereby allowing integration of a wire cutting process into a high volume production scale operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-Larocque, Ryan Masato Satcher
  • Publication number: 20130019732
    Abstract: An electrode plate manufacturing apparatus of the present invention includes an original plate support portion that supports an original plate of an electrode plate coated with an electrode active material, a first cutting blade that forms a linear first cutting portion in the original plate, a first support substrate, which is arranged to face the original plate support portion, having the first cutting blade fixed thereto, a second cutting blade that forms a linear second cutting portion in the original plate, a second support substrate which is arranged to face the original plate support portion, having the second cutting blade fixed thereto, and a driving portion that drives the first and second support substrates, wherein, when the first support substrate is driven by the driving portion, the first cutting portion is formed by the first cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yotsumoto
  • Publication number: 20120260784
    Abstract: A press working method for processing a heated workpiece includes a punching process of punching the heated workpiece using a working tool in a state of urging the workpiece by a pad, a retreating process of retreating the working tool from the punched workpiece, and a holding process of holding the punched workpiece in a state of being urged by the pad after the retreating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya SAITO, Kohei TESHIMA, Toshifumi MATSUDA, Jiro WATANABE, Hiroyuki EGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120247287
    Abstract: A device is provided for cutting the end winding of an electric machine. The device includes a frame, supports to block the device during operation, a cutting flexible element and an activating group for at least a cutting flexible element. A method is also provided for cutting the end winding of an electric machine. The method includes providing, within a stator core of an electric machine, a device having: a frame, supports to block the device during operation, at least one cutting flexible element, an activating group for at least a cutting flexible element. The method also includes encircling components to be cut with the cutting flexible element, and cutting the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Massimiliano VISINTIN, Janusz BIALIK, Edgar KOCH
  • Publication number: 20120186411
    Abstract: A rod manipulator including power-base and various assemblies, interchangeably attaching to the base. The power-base is composed of a pneumatic cylinder and piston which affects the function of various assemblies. The piston moves the central component of an assembly toward the fixed portion of that assembly. A bending assembly containing mobile pivots around which a surgical metal rod can be bent. A cutting assembly containing blades in central and fixed portions between which a surgical metal rod can be cut. The distal end of the cut rod is retained by replaceable, sterilizable, eject-grips during and immediately after the cutting operation. The general object of the invention is to provide an improved surgical rod cutter and surgical rod bender, capable of performing both tasks with one power source, requires one-person operation, eliminates the need for significant muscular forces and eliminates the opportunity for an unsafe projectile in the operating room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Sebstian Lodahi, Ryan Leard, Chris Karas
  • Publication number: 20120132099
    Abstract: A primer composition that includes red phosphorus having an acid scavenger and a polymer thereon. The primer composition includes at least one other component that is substantially free of lead. The other component is at least one oxidizer, or at least one oxidizer and at least one of at least one secondary explosive composition and at least one energetic binder. The primer composition optionally includes at least one element having an ionic charge to ionic radius ratio of 4 or of 8, such as magnesium, zirconium, aluminum, silicon, titanium, tungsten, alloys thereof, and combinations thereof. The red phosphorus and the at least one oxidizer are present in the primer composition at approximately stoichiometric amounts. An ordnance element including the primer composition is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Inventors: Randall T. Busky, Tod R. Botcher, Joel L. Sandstrom, Jack A. Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120048089
    Abstract: Embodiments of a power saw are disclosed which comprise a base structure including a generally flat top having an upper work surface with the top having an opening through which a circular blade can extend, a relatively narrow box-like undercarriage pivotably mounted to the base around a pivot axis to provide an adjustable bevel angle of the blade relative to the top, and a motor saw assembly comprising an arbor shaft for mounting a circular blade thereon, a drive motor having an output shaft extending generally parallel to the plane of the blade, the output shaft being oriented 90 degrees relative to the arbor shaft, a speed reducing gear train interconnecting the output shaft and the arbor shaft, a gear housing enclosing the gear train, the motor saw assembly being adjustably mounted to the undercarriage to vary the portion of the blade that extends above the upper work surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Andrew Frolov
  • Publication number: 20120011973
    Abstract: A cutting frame for use in a curd vat comprises one or more exchangeable longitudinal knives, and a support frame accommodating the knife/knives. The support frame comprises first and second transverse frame girders, and at least one longitudinal frame girder. The longitudinal frame girder at one end connects the first transverse frame girder; and the longitudinal frame girder at another end connects the second transverse frame girder. An opening in the first transverse frame girder and an opening in the second transverse frame girder together in pairs accommodate one of the longitudinal knives. At least one of the longitudinal knives comprises a first knife lock for releasable locking the knife into a locked position onto the frame, and the frame comprises a second knife lock for releasable locking the longitudinal knife into a locked position onto the frame by engagement of the first knife lock with the second knife lock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventor: Henrik Hyldborg
  • Patent number: 8084005
    Abstract: An apparatus for penetrating a cover over a multi-well sample plate containing at least one individual sample well includes a cutting head, a cutter extending from the cutting head, and a robot. The cutting head is connected to the robot wherein the robot moves the cutting head and cutter so that the cutter penetrates the cover over the multi-well sample plate providing access to the individual sample well. When the cutting head is moved downward the foil is pierced by the cutter that splits, opens, and folds the foil inward toward the well. The well is then open for sample aspiration but has been protected from cross contamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Neil Reginald Beer
  • Publication number: 20110290399
    Abstract: The design and method for no sew fabric quilting is described that produces quilt like pictures for home decor or other uses. A pliable or foam like material serves as the quilting medium to which fabric is attached by tucking the fabric into cut pattern grooves. A thin rigid base provides support to the quilt picture. An adhesive coating with a paper carrier is part of the cut pattern medium and provides added support to the cut grooves in holding fabric in place. The paper carrier, when peeled off the adhesive also serves as a pattern piece to cut the fabric. Fabric is placed on the adhesive and edges tucked into pattern grooves using a narrow scalpel like tool. A thin foam sheet attached to the base backside finishes the item and is then ready to be hung after adding a wall hanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventor: Karen Maree Raum
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20110146466
    Abstract: An apparatus for the simultaneous three-sided trimming of products includes first and second cutting stations and a third processing station in which perforating or shaping punching operations can be carried out on the product at the same time as edge trimming in the preceding stations. A method for the final processing of bound or stitched products made from paper sheets is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Publication date: June 23, 2011
    Applicant: HEIDELBERGER DRUCKMASCHINEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Wolfgang Matthes, Klaus Schumann, Roger Sonntag
  • Publication number: 20110011227
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing a hole in any material by means of controlled fracturing using non-rotary machining includes the steps of fixturing a workpiece to the table of a non-rotary holemaking machine tool (103). The cutting tool is then fixtured to the column of the machine tool (105) and the face of the cutting tool is positioned perpendicular to the centerline of the proposed hole (107). The surface of the workpiece is approached with the cutting tool to a predetermined clearance level (109). Thereafter, the cutting tool is driven with sufficient force to induce instantaneous strain in the material of the workpiece to a depth necessary (111) to create a hole of a desired size and shape using a drive mechanism (113). The cutting tool is then repositioned so that the face of cutting tool is perpendicular to centerline of a subsequent hole to be produced (117).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: William Q. Tingley, III, William Q. Tingley, Daniel R. Bradley
  • Publication number: 20110004137
    Abstract: Method and device for tailoring the density of a compressible, non-rebounding foam used in capturing anatomical impressions to account for the variations in body weights and sizes, the foam fabricated by the method or device and the custom surface fabricated using the foam. The device is configurable to create a wide range of densities suitable for a wide range of body types. The resulting imprinted foams are then encased in hard surfaces to obtain a mold that provides support surfaces for the back and buttocks in the construction of custom molded chairs, seat cushions and back orthotics. The reduced density foam is suitable for fabrication of orthotics that fit to large areas of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Cornacchio, Michael Malaga
  • Publication number: 20110000350
    Abstract: A machine for cutting hides and the like and sheet-like material in general, with simplified-access worktable, comprising a footing for supporting a worktable, and cutting elements adapted to be moved on said worktable along the contours of the shapes to be cut, by way of numeric control, wherein the imaginary extensions of three sides of said worktable do not encounter obstacles due to said cutting elements and supports thereof, the fourth side of the worktable being surmounted by a cantilever arm that supports said cutting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: COMELZ S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Zorzolo
  • Publication number: 20100294140
    Abstract: A cheese shredding apparatus has a table top with a rolling platform that uses 2 pairs of beveled wheels. A partitioned hopper for containing blocks of cheese. A pair of cutting grids located at opposite ends of a cutting block. A pair of push cube modules. A motor powers the rolling platform by way of a cam which converts a rotational motion from the motor into a linear motion which actuates the back and fro motion of the rolling platform. The beveled wheels roll on a pair of tracks which are held within the table top frame. The beveled wheels maintain a very precise and accurate tracking motion of the rolling platform as they move back and forth as guided by the tracks.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventor: Steeve Fontaine
  • Publication number: 20100269652
    Abstract: Apparatus for perforating a component includes at least one robotic arm having a free end for securement of an adapter. At least one hole punch is coupled by the adapter to the robotic arm. The adapter can be configured in one of two ways, a first way in which the adapter supports a component gripper in addition to the hole punch, a second way in which the adapter supports a further hole punch in addition to the one hole punch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: Benteler Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: KARSTEN BECKER
  • Patent number: 7770574
    Abstract: A wheeled guide assembly for use with cut providing tools includes a base portion having a first end and a second end, and rockable between either of a first position, enabling straight-line cuts to be made, and a second position enabling controlled curved-line cuts. The base portion includes a plurality of wheels, with at least two pivot wheels, at least one fixed wheel, and at least one steerable wheel provided. The wheels are rollably coupled to the base portion and or a housing of the cut providing tool, such that the cut providing tool may be readily and easily rocked by the user into either the first position or the second position, as needed. This abstract is provided to comply with rules requiring an abstract, and is submitted with the intention that it will not be used to interpret or limit the scope and meaning of the claims.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2010
    Inventor: Americo D. Ferreira
  • Publication number: 20100170377
    Abstract: The invention relates to an eccentric pump (1) comprising a frame (15), a pump shaft (3) which can be driven using a driving device (73) and is mounted to be rotatable about a main axis (16) that is stationary relative to the frame (15), an eccentric sleeve (17) which is mounted in an axially movable manner on a pump shaft section (23), an anti-rotation element (27) which is effective between the pump shaft section (23) and the eccentric sleeve (17), several pump elements (5) which are stationary relative to the frame (15) and are provided with displacement elements (6) that can be moved in a radial direction relative to the main axis (16), act upon a fluid contained in swept volumes (8) of the pump elements (5), and are moved against a fluid pressure by an external surface (18) of the eccentric sleeve (17), and at least one spring element (39) which acts upon the eccentric sleeve (17) in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: WEBER-HYDRAULIK GMBH
    Inventors: Johann Auer, Stefan Kopf
  • Patent number: 7717021
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a punching machine having a tool bearing, a drive spindle coupled to the tool bearing, and a drive system configured to move the tool bearing axially along a lifting axis and to rotate the tool bearing about the lifting axis, the drive system having a motor system having a stator and a rotor internally coupled to the stator and a spindle nut coupled to the rotor and cooperating with the drive spindle, wherein the spindle nut is at least partially disposed within the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Werner Erlenmaier
  • Patent number: 7661194
    Abstract: The present invention is an attachable rolling plate assembly which can be attached as a single unit to a portable cutting tool to facilitate the safe rolling movement of the portable cutting tool on the workpiece. The invention comprises a front wheel housing portion, a back wheel housing portion, and two or three metal rods which interconnect the two housings. The housings removably retain a pair of spaced apart wheels and means to retain a cutting tool on the housings so that the cutting tool can be rolled on the workpiece during operation of the tool while the cutting blade portion of the tool extends between a pair of adjacent interconnecting rod members. The front and rear wheel housing assembly receives the cutting blade in between its pins or axles, so that the entire width of the saw plate is supported by the wheels during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: K & E Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mathias Am Ende
  • Patent number: 7584688
    Abstract: Improved saw guide block and fluid for a multiple blade saw assembly. Individual guide blocks are disposed between adjacent saw blades, which blades are mounted on a common drive shaft and axially spaced. Each of the guide blocks has a pair of oppositely-directed block pads that create a magnetically-padded bearing surface. Each block pad includes magnetic portions and non magnetic portions. Each non magnetic portion has fluid delivery ports to allow the transport of ferromagnetic, lubricant, coolant, coating fluid to the magnetically-padded bearing surfaces. The magnetic portion forms a magnetic field of attraction in its vicinity for capture and adherence of ferromagnetic particles within the fluid, whereby a magnetic coating on the guide block bearings surfaces is continuously regenerated during operation of the saw assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2009
    Inventor: Mark G. Tegen
  • Patent number: 7581477
    Abstract: A saw table includes a clamping mechanism for clamping a work piece on the saw table. The clamping mechanism includes a clamping bar having a first end and a second end. A longitudinal axis is defined between the first and second ends. A first pivoting arm is operatively connected to one of the ends of the clamping bar to support the clamping bar for rotation about a pivot axis. A biasing device biases the clamping bar about the pivot axis to clamp the work piece between the clamping bar and a table base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Tapco International
    Inventors: Clyde G Allen, Aundrea Nurenberg, Todd M. Lajewski, Michael C. Clark, Richard J. Logan
  • Publication number: 20090199690
    Abstract: A method of controlling robot motion for small shape generation is provided. The method includes the steps of: a) providing a robot having a plurality of interconnected distal links with a respective plurality major axes and a respective plurality of minor axes, the robot having a controller for moving the robot to a starting position and along a path including a series of interpolated positions to be followed relative a workpiece; b) moving the robot to the starting position; c) determining a next interpolated position on the path, wherein the robot remains fixed in position about at least one of the major axes and a location and an approach vector of the next interpolated position can be achieved; and d) moving the robot to the next interpolated position. A method where the robot remains fixed in position about all major axes is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Yi Sun, H. Dean McGee, Jason Tsai, Hadi Akeel
  • 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: 20090035081
    Abstract: Complex workpieces, particularly aeronautical parts made of solid stock presenting a bottom wall and at least one stiffening rib transverse to the bottom wall, are machined using a device having a tool head furnished with a transmission component rotatable about a relative longitudinal axis, and a tool, typically a milling cutter, connected to the transmission component and capable of piercing the transverse rib. The longitudinal axis of the tool is disposed obliquely to the longitudinal axis of the transmission component so that the stiffening rib can be pierced at a point close to the bottom wall of the workpiece. The device also incorporates a feeler mechanism associated with the tool head and designed to engage the bottom wall during the movement of the tool toward the machining location, in such a way that the position of the tool head can be actively controlled and the tool deployed at a selected distance from the bottom wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Inventors: Sandro Foletti, Maurizio Ferrari, Roberto Muselli
  • Publication number: 20090025522
    Abstract: A method for operating a transverse machining roller of a transverse machining device, which is driven by means of a drive unit and is for the rotary machining of a product web that is transportable in a transport direction, in order to produce machined sections of product web of different formats, having the following steps: selection of a desired format for the sections of product web, preparation of a number of motion rules for controlling a rotary movement of the transverse machining roller in a control unit, for the desired format, production or calculation of a movement of the transverse machining roller on the basis of motion rules prepared in the control unit and/or at least one parameter of the drive unit and/or at least one instruction of a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Sven Erler, Thomas Illig, Christian Fahrbach, Stephan Schultze
  • Publication number: 20090013842
    Abstract: A power tool has a drive motor that drives a tool and an optical guiding device secured on the power tool in alignment relative to the work tool. The guiding device is arranged in a low-vibration arrangement on the power tool and is in particular secured on the power tool in a low-vibration area of the power tool. At least one section of the power tool vibrates in the form of a standing wave in at least one direction, wherein the low-vibration area where the guiding device is arranged is the area of a node of the standing wave.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: ANDREAS STIHL AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Heiko Rosskamp, Jorg Elfner, Roland Schierling, Peter Bauer
  • Publication number: 20080295665
    Abstract: A steel strip shears with a hammering device consists of a shearing device and a hammering device, which are pivotally connected at a preset location of their front portions, and respectively connected with a commanding handle and a positioning rod at their ends. The hammering device is installed at the rear portion of the positioning rod, able to move back and forth along the positioning rod to strike the rear surface of the positioning rod, so as to quickly squeeze a second blade connected in front of the positioning rod into under a steel strip tied around a packing box, getting ready for shearing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Inventor: Hsiu-Man Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 7427258
    Abstract: There is provided a counter-rotating spindle transmission. More specifically, in one embodiment, there is provided a punching machine comprising a tool bearing configured to mate with a punching tool, a rotary/lifting drive coupled to the tool bearing to move the tool bearing axially along a tool bearing lifting axis and to rotate the tool bearing about the lifting axis, the rotary/lifting drive comprising a first motor coupled to drive a first spindle transmission coupled to the tool bearing, a second motor coupled to drive a second spindle transmission coupled to the tool bearing, and a drive controller configured to independently and simultaneously drive both the first and second motors selectively in a common rotary sense and in a contra-rotary sense, to jointly move the tool bearing both axially and rotationally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2008
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Frank Schmauder
  • Publication number: 20080202305
    Abstract: The invention is designed for quilting applications, and/or general sewing. It is an easy to use tool for cutting several evenly spaced slashes in single, or multi layers of fabrics thus making the fringing process much quicker and kinder on the hand than using just scissors alone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventor: Karen Jean Jorgenson
  • Publication number: 20080178723
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device is provided including: providing a reinforcing member on one surface of a wiring substrate that has a first region where a semiconductor chip is mounted and a second region around the first region, and has terminals extending from the first region to the second region formed on another surface thereof in a manner that the reinforcing member overlaps the terminals and a part thereof protrudes from the first region to the second region; cutting the terminals along a boundary between the first region and the second region; and continuously cutting the reinforcing member from an inboard side thereof to an outboard side along the boundary between the first region and the second region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventor: Munehide Saimen
  • Publication number: 20080127796
    Abstract: In a force cutting type paper cutter, a movable blade includes a pair of right and left edges having a V shape. These right and left edges are intersected and brought into pressure contact with a linear cutting edge of a fixed blade. The movable blade also includes a pair of right and left elastic pieces formed by a lateral slit and a division slit provided in the movable blade. These elastic pieces are held in an inclined state to the side of the fixed blade and such that the edges overlap with each other. During a cutting stroke, the elastic pieces are held a state in which the edges of the movable blade always make point contact with the edge of the fixed blade and uneven abutment is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Applicant: STAR MICRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tadashi Nonaka
  • Publication number: 20080115646
    Abstract: A universal window blind trimmer is provided with an interchangeable die assembly. Each die assembly has a window blind head rail receiving opening and window blind bottom rail receiving opening of a different size and shape such that it may be used for trimming a wide variety of window blinds. A double action cam pivotable by a handle is operative for trimming the head rail and bottom rail when the handle is pivoted in one direction and cutting a bundled of window blind slats when the handle is pivoted in another direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2006
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Inventor: Zlatan Simokovic
  • Patent number: 7373865
    Abstract: A saw table includes a clamping mechanism for clamping a work piece on the saw table. The clamping mechanism includes a clamping bar having a first end and a second end. A longitudinal axis is defined between the first and second ends. A first pivoting arm is operatively connected to one of the ends of the clamping bar to support the clamping bar for rotation about a pivot axis. A biasing device biases the clamping bar about the pivot axis to clamp the work piece between the clamping bar and a table base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: Clyde G. Allen, Aundrea Nurenberg, Todd M. Lajewski, Michael C. Clark, Richard J. Logan
  • Publication number: 20040261593
    Abstract: A table insert blade positioner for insertion into a work table of a scroll saw having a scroll saw blade with a cutting edge and a non-cutting edge including a plate having a blade slot to permit a scroll saw blade to travel therethrough said plate insertable into the work table of the scroll saw, the plate having an upper surface and a lower surface; and a blade support structure attached to the lower surface of the plate for limiting the longitudinal motion of the scroll saw blade, wherein the blade support structure is positioned to make contact with the non-cutting edge of the scroll saw blade when sufficient pressure is exerted on the scroll saw blade in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2003
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Inventor: Michael Edward Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20040163523
    Abstract: An air jet containing blade guide for stabilizing a band saw blade or a circular saw blade of a saw mill and guide blocks or inserts for a saw blade guide are disclosed. The inserts can be removably fastened to a blade guide by means of cap screws preferably containing a hex socket for tightening and loosening the screws with a hex wrench. Cap screw holes formed in the inserts contain recessed countersinks for recessing the heads of the cap screws below a blade opposing surface of the inserts when disposed in an operative position of a blade guide in a saw mill. The inserts can be constructed of brass or aluminum bronze which is softer than the blade being stabilized thereby to avoid undue blade damage but which are hard enough to provide good wearability and heat dissipation as against periodic blade impacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2002
    Publication date: August 26, 2004
    Inventor: Edward E. Belfiglio
  • Publication number: 20040149117
    Abstract: A device for patterning an optical element includes a working platform, a linear cutting pedestal, at least a cutting tool, at least a weight sliding block and a shaft. An optical element to be patterned is carried on the working platform. The working platform is driven to move horizontally. The linear cutting pedestal is mounted above the working platform. An upper sliding track in which the weight sliding blocks can move back and forth and provide appropriate press forces to the cutting tools, is disposed at the top of the linear cutting pedestal. A lower sliding track in which the cutting tools can move back and forth and be adjusted to appropriate positions according to patterns desired for the optical element, is disposed at the bottom of the linear cutting pedestal. The shaft is positioned above the linear cutting pedestal and drives the linear cutting pedestal to move vertically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2003
    Publication date: August 5, 2004
    Applicant: BENQ CORPORATION
    Inventor: Pang-Lun Yang
  • Publication number: 20040144227
    Abstract: A meat slicing apparatus for cutting meat and collecting residue from the meat. The meat slicing apparatus includes a container having four walls and a bottom surface. Each wall has a plurality of vertically aligned slots running from a top portion of the container to a distance slightly above the bottom surface. Each slot is aligned with a corresponding slot located on an opposite wall. A knife is positioned within corresponding slots to cut the meat held in the container. The container collects any juices or residue coming from the meat. The apparatus also includes a retaining utensil having several prongs for holding and handling the meat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Publication date: July 29, 2004
    Inventor: Timothy J. White
  • Publication number: 20040003698
    Abstract: A movable handle and a power tool. The power tool comprises a housing, a motor supported by the housing and operable to drive a tool element about an axis, and a handle supported by the housing for rotation relative to the housing about the axis. Preferably, the power tool is a circular saw. The circular saw further comprises a switch assembly supported on the handle for movement with the handle and means for connecting the switch to the motor to accommodate movement of the switch relative to the motor. The switch assembly is electrically connectable to the motor and selectively connects the motor to a power source, and the connecting means includes a wiring arrangement. The circular saw further comprises a locking assembly for locking the handle in a position relative to the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Applicant: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Zeiler, Scott George Ahlswede, Richard Paul Brault, Jeffrey Scott Holly, Jeffrey Charles Hessenberger, Thomas Paul James