Cutting Wall Of Hollow Work Patents (Class 83/54)
  • Publication number: 20150144629
    Abstract: The invention relates to a can which, after it is filled, is closed by fitting a cover, and also to an apparatus which is intended to be inserted into an initially open can, and to a method for providing a can. The can according to the invention is characterized in that an apparatus is located in the can, the said apparatus being arranged and designed in such a way that it is moved from a first state to a second state when a cover is fitted onto the initially open can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Udo Jobges
  • Patent number: 8967188
    Abstract: A shear valve (10) comprises a casing having a first part (12) for positioning on one side of a pipe and a second part (14) engageable with the first part (12) for positioning on the other side of the pipe. A blade (26) is disposed substantially within the first part and is actuable across the pipe towards the second part for cutting the pipe. The blade has a support region for supporting the periphery of the pipe as the pipe is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Humm, Scott Humm
  • Publication number: 20150040736
    Abstract: Embodiments provide various saw chain links which may be combined to form a utility saw chain. In various other embodiments, cutting system fixtures are disclosed which may facilitate the cutting of pipes and other materials from an axis point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: James Yancey
  • Publication number: 20140360327
    Abstract: A clamping mechanism for a beverage preparation machine is provided comprising: a support; a holder for a beverage cartridge; and a clamp. The holder capable of being coupled to and decoupled from the support. Wherein the holder is rotatable about a first axis of the clamping mechanism between: i) a first position, in which the holder is able to be coupled to or decoupled from the support and the holder and clamp are relatively spaced apart in the direction of the first axis; and ii) a second position in which the holder is retained to the support and the holder and clamp are relatively close to one another in the direction of the first axis such that a beverage cartridge held in use in the holder is clamped between the holder and the clamp. Wherein the clamping mechanism further comprises an inlet piercer for forming an inlet in the beverage cartridge. Wherein the inlet piercer forms part of or is coupled to, the clamp and is able to rotate with the holder about the first axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Rebecca Dingle, Oliver Masters
  • Patent number: 8904910
    Abstract: A caulking gun may have a tip cutter mechanism that is supported to the body of the caulking gun and that has a blade with a cutting edge. When the dispensing tip of a caulk tube is properly positioned with respect to the body, the blade may be moved with respect to the body to contact the dispensing tip with the cutting edge and cut the dispensing tip of the caulk tube to adjust the amount of caulk material that is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Andrew K. Marsden, Dennis P. De Renzo, Jr., James E. Szpak, Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140331836
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a pair of cutting tools each having a cutting blade along a tip end of its outer peripheral portion having a mountain-shaped cross section, and cuts a cylindrical material into pieces with a predetermined width by sandwiching the cylindrical material between the cutting blades so the cutting blades are respectively placed on inner and outer peripheries of the cylindrical material, and relatively rotating and moving the pair of cutting tools along an entire circumference of the cylindrical material. A second imaginary line connecting an axial center of the cylindrical material and an axial center of the inner peripheral-side cutting tool is shifted in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical material about the axial center of the cylindrical material with respect to a first imaginary line connecting the axial center of the cylindrical material and an axial center of the outer peripheral-side cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: CVTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Hanaki, Mahito Nakamura, Hiroshi Uchida, Narihiro Minami
  • Patent number: 8882026
    Abstract: A method and a device for deflating an inflated wall (1), wherein the inflated wall (1) is cut by using at least one cutting member adapted to cut the inflated wall (1) along a cutting line with the effect of causing a deflation opening of the inflated wall (1). The invention applies in particular to the inflated envelope of an aerostat balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (C.N.E.S.)
    Inventor: Thomas Huens
  • Publication number: 20140311308
    Abstract: A method for producing an energy-absorbing profile for a motor vehicle includes: providing an extruded hollow profile, the extruded hollow profile having outer walls and at least one inner wall which connects two of the outer walls; inserting a cutting tool into the hollow profile; actuating the cutting tool and cutting an inner wall section out of the inner wall; and removing the cut out wall section and the cutting tool from the hollow profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Kathy Hansen, Edwin List Clausen, Borge Holm, Sigmund Roe
  • Publication number: 20140261841
    Abstract: A fluid conduit includes a flexible member having a tubular wall for conveying a fluid and a circumferential structural member positioned adjacent to the tubular wall. The structural member is disposed about a central axis of the conduit so as to form a plurality of spaced segments along the wall. The segments are spaced apart relative to each other to define a gap therebetween. The gap is sized to be closed by contact between adjacent segments upon a predetermined flexure of the flexible member. A method of forming the fluid conduit includes forming a flexible member with a tubular wall and forming a groove about a central axis of the conduit in a portion of the tubular wall. The groove is formed by removing material from the tubular wall or compressing material on the tubular wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Orow, Lawrence P. Heren
  • Publication number: 20140261977
    Abstract: Vascular treatment and methods include a plurality of self-expanding bulbs and a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Joints between woven structures and hypotubes include solder. Woven structures include patterns of radiopaque filaments measureable under x-ray. Structures are heat treated to include at least shapes at different temperatures. A catheter includes a hypotube including interspersed patterns of longitudinally spaced rows of kerfs. Heat treating systems include a detachable flange. Laser cutting systems include a fluid flow system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Insera Therapeutics, Inc.
    Inventors: Vallabh Janardhan, Vikram Janardhan
  • Publication number: 20140246522
    Abstract: A device for distributing a fluid in a controlled manner, in particular for distributing a gas loaded with particles, the device comprising a pipe (1) provided with at least one inlet orifice (2) and with a series of outlet orifices (3) spread along the pipe (1) and cut in a side wall of this pipe, wherein at least one section (4) of the side wall, located downstream of at least one outlet orifice and limited by a section (5) of the edge of the outlet orifice (3), has a concave shape such that this section (5) of the edge of such outlet orifice (3) is positioned inside the pipe so that, when the device is in service, the flow direction of a fluid exiting such outlet orifice (3) and travelling along such deformed concave wall section (4) of the edge of this outlet orifice (3) is controlled by the shape of such section (5) of the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Thierry CARTAGE, Olivier Jacques F.J.G. BODSON, Marc THIJSSEN
  • Patent number: 8813618
    Abstract: The motor (50) transmits its rotation to the main shaft (1) through the first transmission gear train (9) while transmitting rotation at a rotating speed ¾ as high as the rotating speed of the main shaft (1) to the eccentric shaft (2) through the second transmission gear train (10) and the offset shaft coupling (7). As the motor (50) is driven, an eccentric axis (30) moves on a circle decentered by a predetermined length L while the inner blade (3) moves in the same direction on a circle further decentered by the predetermined length L from the eccentric axis (30). The inner blade (3) rotates and moves while exposing part of its outer peripheral surface exteriorly of a tube (W) at plural positions on the outer periphery of the tube (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Machine Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Teruaki Kawakami
  • Publication number: 20140234791
    Abstract: A candle container is provided including a generally hollow cylindrical base having a cavity configured to retain a candle. A lid is removably coupled to the base. The lid has a first portion adjacent a first end and a second portion near a second end. The first portion of the lid is generally complementary to the base. An insert is adhered to an interior surface of the first portion of the lid. The insert extends generally beyond a first end of the lid such that when the lid is attached to the base, a portion of the seal is received within the cavity of the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Brian House, Matthew House
  • Publication number: 20140209703
    Abstract: An exemplary plural component heater assembly includes a plurality of heater modules each having a plurality of bores forming at least a first component path and a second component path, and at least one heating element receptacle configured to receive a heating element for heating the first and second component paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: WAGNER SPRAY TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Jerdee, Shawn Cameron Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140174269
    Abstract: A tube cutting device includes a tube holding member that holds a target tube from an inside of the target tube, allowing the target tube to be cut from an outside; and a cutter carrier member that includes a cutter eccentrically pivotable relative to the geometry axis of an elongate body of the cutter carrier member, such that when in a non-extended position, the cutter is positioned within a diameter of the elongate body, and when in an extended position, the cutter extends outwardly and cuts into a wall of the target tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Steven M. GROSVOLD, Nels J. EBBESEN, John A. LOCHEN, Robert R. CRADER, Steven M. OIEN
  • Patent number: 8746136
    Abstract: A banding device includes a frame. A feeding assembly is mounted on the frame for feeding elastic tubing into the frame. A transfer assembly disposed within the frame includes transfer arm and fingers. The fingers receive the rubber tubing as fed. A cutting assembly is disposed between the transfer assembly and the feeding assembly for cutting the tubing into bands. The fingers of the transfer assembly move between a first closed position for receiving the band and a second open position for opening the band. The transfer arm is moveable between a first position for receiving the band and a second position for transferring the band. A banding assembly disposed at the second position receives the band from the transfer assembly. The banding assembly stretches the band and receives an item to be bundled within the band. The banding assembly releases the band about the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Ben Clements & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: John Corbin
  • Publication number: 20140116214
    Abstract: A purpose of the present invention is to provide a technology that allows corrugated tubes of various diameter sizes to be easily and reliably cut at a convex portion. In order to achieve the purpose, a cutting device is provided with a feeder feeding a corrugated tube such that an axial direction of the corrugated tube lies along a feeding path; a cutter cutting along a circumferential direction of the corrugated tube being fed along the feeding path; and an imager capturing an image of a planned cutting position of the corrugated tube. A controller performs image analysis of the captured image of the planned cutting position to determine whether the planned cutting position is a convex portion of the corrugated tube and, when a positive determination result is obtained, causes the cutter to cut the corrugated tube at the planned cutting position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kouichi Shibayama, Masayoshi Shinohara
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 8668540
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating a panel from a cathode ray tube may include a trough, at least one chipping element mounted in the trough; and a vibrator connected to the trough and configured such that actuation of the vibrator causes the chipping element to vibrate at a frequency and at a throw angle selected to cause the chipping element to throw a cathode ray tube placed in contact therewith upward, then move upward subsequently to contact a downwardly moving cathode ray tube with sufficient force to chip away funnel and frit therefrom. A method for separating a panel from a cathode ray tube may include contacting a funnel of the cathode ray tube with at least one chipping element, and vibrating the chipping element with sufficient force to chip at least the funnel from the cathode ray tube, leaving at least the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: ECS Refining, LLC
    Inventor: Curtis W. Spivey
  • Publication number: 20140059827
    Abstract: A method for cutting to length a piece of tube having an inner tube and an outer tube sheathing, the piece of tube being detached with the aid of a cutting tool at a cutting site in a plane oriented transversely to the longitudinal extent of the tube. The tube sheathing is surrounded by a severable tube fixing element, which covers over the intended cutting site before the piece of tube is detached using the cutting tool at the cutting site, and the tube fixing element completely encloses the outer tube sheathing in the circumferential direction. The tube fixing element is fixed on the tube sheathing and/or the tube enclosed by the tube fixing element is severed with the cutting tool such that a relative displacement of the tube fixing element with respect to the tube sheathing or of the tube sheathing with respect to the inner tube is prevented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventor: Roger Schlitter
  • Publication number: 20140033885
    Abstract: A method of cutting a control line mounted on an outer surface of a downhole tubular that includes providing a cutting tool having a main body, and a cutting head on a lower end of the body that rotates with respect to the body. A cutting blade is on a lower end of the cutting head, which is rotatable by a motor, where the blade is selectively pivoted radially outward from an axis of the cutting head. As the cutting head rotates, the cutting blade orbits within the tubular axially offset from the axis. When the tool is inserted into the tubular, the radial offset of the blade is controlled so it pivots radially outward into contact with the tubular when the blade approaches an azimuthal area proximate the control line. The cutting blade is retracted when its orbit moves it past the azimuthal area proximate the control line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Karsten Fuhst, Keat Hoong Wong
  • Publication number: 20130333537
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing slots (11) in a tube wall (10), wherein a single die plate (2) provided with notches (20) is pushed into the tube (1) and punches (5) arranged in a row pierce the tube wall from the outside and in the process produce the slots (10), whereupon the die plate (2) is rotated about its longitudinal axis out of a working position and into a withdrawal position and is pulled out of the tube (1). Economical production of the slots in tubes having different cross-sectional shapes is achieved according to the invention in that during the slotting operation the tube wall (30) is gripped from the outside and held and is stabilized from the inside against two opposing support strips (25) by way of the die plate (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Michael Higelin, Daniel Borst
  • Patent number: 8602102
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for severing a wellbore tubular, the apparatus, in certain aspects, including: a first member movable toward a tubular to be severed; a second member with a second blade disposed opposite to the first member and movable toward the tubular; a first blade on the first member having a projection projecting from a center of a blade body with point structure on the projection for puncturing the tubular and cutting surfaces on the projection for cutting the tubular; and cutting surfaces, as needed, on the blade body adjacent the projection for cutting the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, James D. Brugman
  • Publication number: 20130233139
    Abstract: A cutting tool for cutting pipe or the like from the inside out includes a housing assembly. A first blade actuating wedge assembly is inside the housing assembly and is movable along a longitudinal axis. The first blade actuating wedge assembly has multiple first tapered blade actuating wedges. Each cutting blade is supported in a manner such that a position of the cutting blade relative to the housing assembly along the longitudinal axis is substantially fixed. Each cutting blade is coupled to a respective one of the first tapered blade actuating wedges such that movement of the first tapered blade actuating wedge assembly along the longitudinal axis causes each cutting blade in the first plurality of cutting blades to move perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Leon Bernard TRUDEAU, Ronald Denis DENNIEL
  • Publication number: 20130160621
    Abstract: A caulking gun may have a tip cutter mechanism that is supported to the body of the caulking gun and that has a blade with a cutting edge. When the dispensing tip of a caulk tube is properly positioned with respect to the body, the blade may be moved with respect to the body to contact the dispensing tip with the cutting edge and cut the dispensing tip of the caulk tube to adjust the amount of caulk material that is dispensed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew K. Marsden, Dennis P. De Renzo, JR., James E. Szpak, Charles T. Buckel, JR.
  • Patent number: 8438960
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting discontinuous apertures in the wall of a corrugated tube moving along an axial path between inlet and outlet ends of the apparatus, the apparatus including a first feeder-cutter wheel proximate to the outlet, a second feeder-cutter wheel proximate to the inlet and spaced axially from said first feeder-cutter wheel, each said wheel being disposed about the outer surface of said tube and having a cutting surface and a helical worm for engaging the tube corrugations, and means for rotating the feeder cutter wheels, wherein the improvement comprises means for axially moving the second feeder cutter wheel axially towards and away from the first feeder cutter wheel wherein to accurately position the feeder cutter wheels relative to tubing corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Valley Gear and Machine, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Booms
  • Publication number: 20130097864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a tube for a heat exchanger, in particular for a motor vehicle, in which a long tube, which is provided with turbulence inserts on the surface thereof, is separated into at least two individual tubes. In order to further reduce the production costs and nevertheless achieve a clean cutting surface, a first part of an at least two-part cutting device is introduced into the interior of the long tube through at least one opening of the long tube and the second part of the cutting device is placed against the outer face of the long tube approximately opposite of the inner, first part of the cutting device, wherein the first part and the second part of the cutting device are pressed against one another in order to dividing the long tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: BEHR GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Steffen Brunner
  • Patent number: 8424607
    Abstract: The invention relates to techniques for severing a tubular. A blowout preventer is provided with a housing having a bore therethrough for receiving the tubular, an actuator positionable in the housing, and a plurality of cutting tools positionable in the housing and selectively movable into an actuated position with the actuator. Each of the cutting tools have a base supportable by the actuator and selectively movable thereby, and a cutting head supported by the base. The cutting head comprising a tip having a piecing point at an end thereof and at least one cutting surface. The piercing point pierces the tubular and the cutting surfaces taper away from the piercing point for cutting through the tubular whereby the cutting head passes through tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Frank Benjamin Springett, Christopher Dale Johnson, Shern Eugene Peters, Eric Trevor Ensley, James Brugman
  • Publication number: 20130036885
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a drive and a blade. The drive is configured to be operatively coupled to a tubular member. The drive is configured to move the tubular member from a first location with respect to the blade to a second location with respect to the blade. The blade is configured to rotate about an outer surface of the tubular member and to cut the tubular member as the drive moves the tubular member from the first location to the second location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Zerfas, Mohamed Fazni Abdulaziz, Ray Amos
  • Patent number: 8338736
    Abstract: A method for making a test specimen includes machining out a chordal core from an annular forging and machining the specimen symmetrical about a chordal axis of the core. A linear cutting tool such as a wire EDM machine is used for the machining which includes at least a partially cylindrical cutting about the chordal axis with the linear cutting tool. A copper or brass tubular EDM electrode may be used. The chordal core may be machined from fat of the forging. The test specimen may have with a gauge section diameter in a range of 0.1-0.5 inches. The EDM process may include directing jets of machining fluid or dielectric in up and down along a cutting portion of an EDM wire of the EDM machine or performing the EDM process in a tank of machining fluid or dielectric with the annular forging submerged in the fluid or dielectric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christophe Jude Day, Mark Douglas Ehresman, Clifford Edward Allen, Jr., Mark Joseph Gleason, Michael Joseph Gambone
  • Patent number: 8291902
    Abstract: A conventional respiratory nebulizer has an emergency medication dose storage system delivering the stored medication dose directly to the nebulizing chamber with a single impulse of force to a simple mechanical delivery system, thereby making the nebulizer useable in two steps: (a) opening the medication capsule with a simple opening action; and (b) inhaling the nebulized medication. The delivery system includes a plunger assembly having a pair of converging blades coming to a point for piercing a medication capsule held within a docking chamber adjacent to a nebulizing mixing chamber and a hollow needle connected to an air power source directing air through said needle, to force liquid medication from said pierced medication capsule into said nebulizing mixing chamber of said nebulizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Abrams
  • Publication number: 20120261360
    Abstract: Apparatus for opening a can comprising a first handle and a second handle, the first and second handles being pivotally connected to one another at their distal ends; a first partial can enclosure element attached to the first handle and a second partial can enclosure element attached to the second handle, wherein when the first and second handles are brought together, the first and second partial can enclosure elements create a cavity sized to fully enclose a can; a can cutting mechanism having a first portion mounted to the first handle and a second portion mounted to the second handle, wherein the first portion of the cutting mechanism and the second portion of the cutting mechanism are configured so that when the first and second handles are brought together so as to enclose a can disposed in the cavity, the can cutting mechanism engages the can for cutting the can.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Craig Souza
  • Publication number: 20120248225
    Abstract: A drip irrigation pipe includes a drip emitter and a flap that is formed in the pipe wall by first and second grooves. The first groove is longer than the second groove and the flap remains connected to the pipe wall at two bridges. A pivot region of the flap extends between the two bridges and the flap is adapted to twist about the pivot region as liquid exits the pipe at the flap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Netafim, Ltd
    Inventor: Ari Baruh Lerner
  • Publication number: 20120217005
    Abstract: A slotted liner having straight-cut liner slots with a wall roughness which does not exceed 1 ?m. A slot cutting method to produce smooth slots using a specified blade configuration, rotational speed, and feed rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Subodh Gupta, Arnoud Struyk, Denis Gilbert, Simon D. Gittins
  • Publication number: 20120213937
    Abstract: An attachment that is configured for attachment to an arm of a piece of construction equipment. The attachment includes a pair of grapple mechanisms mounted on a main beam. Each grapple mechanism includes opposing grab arms mounted to a grab arm housing. The grab arm housings of the grapple mechanisms are each individually adjustable separate from one another relative to the main beam in one or more directions generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the main beam. The attachment can fine adjust the positions of the pipe ends relative to one another until the ends align with each other, at which point the pipe ends can be welded or otherwise secured to each other while being held in position by the grapple mechanisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Applicant: LaValley Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jason LaValley, Daniel Larson, Jesse Kilde, Michael Burgess, Lawrence D. Kilpo
  • Patent number: 8225701
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tire segmenting device capable of cutting tires into two or more segments, the device including: a cutter for dividing the tire into two or more segments; a positioning device on which the tire is mounted, the positioning device positioning a tire mounted thereon in alignment with the cutter; and a moving device operatively connected to the positioning device; wherein in use, the moving device moves the positioning device between a loading position in which a tire can be loaded and unloaded from the positioning device and a cutting position where the cutter engages the tire and divides the tire into the two or more segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Vainer, Boris Rozenblit
  • Patent number: 8220371
    Abstract: A pipe tool, useful for cutting, removing a weld, and/or truing a pipe, comprises a housing; a drive interface; a gripper selectively insertable into an inner annulus of a pipe and movable independently of the housing, the gripper comprising a selectively expandable grip; a radially disposed cutter adapted to selectively engage a predetermined portion of an outer surface of the pipe, the cutter movable independently of the housing and the gripper; and a motor operatively in communication with the drive interface. In embodiments, a pipe is cut by maneuvering the pipe tool proximate an open end of a pipe, moving the gripper into the pipe; extending the grip to engage an interior wall of the pipe and secure the pipe tool from movement relative to the pipe; advancing the exposed face to a predetermined position relative to the pipe; axially advancing the cutter to engage an outer wall of the pipe; and rotating the housing until the cutters perform the desired cutting operation on the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventor: Dan Thomas Benson
  • Patent number: 8201428
    Abstract: A novel multipart punch and system allows apertures to be formed in hydroformed members with the slug which would otherwise result being divided into two or more smaller slugs. These smaller slugs can be folded back into the hydroformed member and held captive therein or removed if desired. The multipart punch and system provides a flush surface in the hydroforming mold when the punch is in its initial position to allow easy loading and unloading of the mold and to allow additional blank to be fed into the mold during the hydroforming operation, if desired. Also, the hydraulic ram used with the multipart punch need develop less force than an equivalent prior art stepped punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Wilkes, Pascal P. Charest
  • Publication number: 20120042759
    Abstract: A cutting tool is described. The tool engages with a standard press tool and is used for cutting brittle pipe such as cast iron soil pipe. The tool features a cutting chain assembly that is tensioned about the pipe by a pair of pivotally moveable arms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventor: Brian A. Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20120011976
    Abstract: The motor (50) transmits its rotation to the main shaft (1) through the first transmission gear train (9) while transmitting rotation at a rotating speed ¾ as high as the rotating speed of the main shaft (1) to the eccentric shaft (2) through the second transmission gear train (10) and the offset shaft coupling (7). As the motor (50) is driven, an eccentric axis (30) moves on a circle decentered by a predetermined length L while the inner blade (3) moves in the same direction on a circle further decentered by the predetermined length L from the eccentric axis (30). The inner blade (3) rotates and moves while exposing part of its outer peripheral surface exteriorly of a tube (W) at plural positions on the outer periphery of the tube (W).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI MACHINE WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teruaki Kawakami
  • Patent number: 8091455
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for cutting tubes has a scarf cut made in a direction transverse to a cut-off direction. The scarf cut passes through a thickness of a tube wall and forms an opening that receives a tip of a cut-off blade. The cut-off blade has cutting edges with an angle that engage ends of the opening such that a slug is forced upward and outward relative to the tubes. The scarf blade, the cut-off blade, and a clamping jaw may be moved in a coordinated manner by separate drivers operated under control of an electronic controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Dave J. McKeeth, Tim Fitzmaurice, Roger A. Kosmosky
  • Publication number: 20110290091
    Abstract: An internal caisson/jacket leg cutter and method provides a frame having upper and lower end portions. The upper end portion has rigging that enables the frame to be lifted. Extensible arms are movably supported upon the frame. The arms extend and retract along generally radially extending lines. Extension of the arms enables them to contact the inside surface of a caisson/jacket leg and thus center and anchor the frame within the caisson/jacket leg interior. A cutting mechanism at the lower end portion of the frame includes one or more rotary cutters or milling devices that cut the caisson/jacket leg wall as these cutters traverse an arc shaped path, tracking the caisson/jacket leg wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: TETRA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Galen R. Clark, II, Michael Todd Martin, Gary L. Siems
  • Publication number: 20110214543
    Abstract: An apparatus, a system and a method may use a diamond-impregnated wire loop to cut an underwater pipeline. The apparatus may have a frame, a carriage attached to the frame and/or pulleys connected to the carriage. The diamond-impregnated wire loop may be connected to the pulleys. The carriage may move relative to the frame to direct the diamond-impregnated wire loop in a forward direction relative to the frame and/or through the pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2010
    Publication date: September 8, 2011
    Inventors: Steve Shae, Joel Wittenbraker
  • Patent number: 8006594
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cutting, or trimming, a catheter at a specified location along the length of the catheter. The catheter preferably includes a stop feature comprising a difference in a physical characteristic between a first portion of the catheter and a second portion of the catheter which interacts with an elongate member of the cutting system to determine the catheter is in a proper position to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Cardiac Dimensions, Inc.
    Inventors: Louis R. Hayner, Evan M. Keech, Lucas S. Gordon
  • Publication number: 20110197426
    Abstract: An appliance for sealing elastic hoses with a sleeve, which is plastically deformable and slipped onto the hose, has two jaws which are movable towards and away from each other. One jaw has two straight bars which project towards the other jaw and extend transversely of the sleeve to make two transverse indentations in the sleeve and the hose when the jaws are moving towards each other. The same jaw has a cutting edge which projects towards the other jaw and is directed transversely of the sleeve, the cutting edge making a substantially transverse cutting indication in the sleeve and the hose when the jaws are moving towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: MILLIPORE AB
    Inventor: Nils Arthun
  • Publication number: 20110173786
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting analytical instrument tubing includes a blade for cutting a tube and a clamp assembly configured to securely hold at least a portion of the tube. The clamp assembly is movable between a first position to hold the tube in a first cutting location relative to the blade and a second position to hold the tube in a second cutting position relative to the blade. A tube advancement mechanism is operably connected to the clamp assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Dionex Corporation
    Inventors: Khosro MOSHFEGH, Martin Vana
  • Publication number: 20110167973
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting tubular members includes a support structure, a control system, a cutting station, a guide and an extracting assembly. The cutting station includes a first wheel having at least one cutting member located on the circumference of the first wheel and a second wheel having at least one projection located on the circumference of the second wheel. The extracting assembly has a cylindrical member with a first end and a second end. The cylindrical member also includes a pair of grooves extending along a portion of the interior thereof. The grooves decrease in height and depth from the first interior section to the third interior section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Lewis W. Wadsworth
  • Publication number: 20110155712
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pipe element with a trimmed edge for welding onto a carrier, wherein the trimmed edge is cut from a base tube so that the pipe element can be arranged on the surface of the carrier and welded to it along the trimmed edge, wherein the trimmed edge has a first cam with which the pipe element can be placed on the surface of the carrier. It is further provided that the trimmed edge has at least one second cam with which it can be placed on the surface of the pipe element, so that an air gap remains between the surface of the carrier and the trimmed edge in a region lying between the first cam and the second cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: LIEBHERR-WERK NENZING GMBH
    Inventors: Heimo Dolzer, Ephraim Arzt
  • Patent number: 7963198
    Abstract: A tool for cutting PET bottles and the like into ribbons. The tool includes a toolhead having an opening, a cutting blade housed inside the opening and a slot open above and extending perpendicular to the plane of the blade, downwards through the toolhead a short distance past the blade. The blade has a sharp edge across the slot. The slot receives the edge of the bottle obtained by cutting off the bottle bottom or the funnel and spout thereof. The edge is inserted in the slot and the bottle turned so that the blade cuts through the bottle following a spiral path and producing a ribbon of PET material at an outlet side of the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Inventor: Miguel Friedenbach