With Templet Surface Following Tool Patents (Class 83/565)
  • Patent number: 8714060
    Abstract: Successive strips of material may be cut to uniform widths by placing at least a first spacing guide on an edge of the material so that the first spacing guide overlies the material and placing at least a second spacing guide in contact with the first spacing guide so that the second spacing guide overlies the material and so that combined widths of the spacing guides correspond to desired width of the strips. A hand support maybe placed adjacent the second spacing guide and in overlying relationship with the material. The first and second spacing guides may be removed from the material and the material may be cut along an edge of the hand support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Inventor: Doris T Davis
  • Patent number: 8601924
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for cutting a film wrapped around a tray containing full bottles. The apparatus has a tray supporting surface formed with a pair of mirror image arcuate slots. A pair of knives are mounted to conveyor mechanisms to be driven in paths for cutting the film wrap on the bottom surface of the tray in the form of an X. A pair of adjustable side rails and a retracting stop are positioned to locate the tray for accurate film cutting. The knives travel sequentially to avoid interference as their paths intersect at the apex of each conveyor mechanism. Subsequent to cutting the film wrap, an operator is able to lift the film wrap off the tray and bottles to enable the bottles to be lifted and moved for creating a variety sales unit containing multiple drink flavors in the same tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: XPAK USA, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Minond, Marcelo Alcantara
  • Patent number: 8480339
    Abstract: A trim coping apparatus includes a support frame having an upper support and a plurality of legs attached thereto. A cutting assembly includes a saw blade and motor for rotating the saw blade. A panel is mounted to the support frame. The panel has a planar upper surface and the saw blade extends above and below the upper surface. The panel and the cutting assembly are movable with respect to each other to allow a portion of wall trim extending over an edge of the panel to be cut by the saw blade. A control guide is in communication with the panel and is configured to follow contouring on a face of a piece of guide trim to restrict movement of the panel and the cutting assembly with respect to each other to allow the cutting assembly to cope an ending of the piece of wall trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Juranek
  • Patent number: 8393833
    Abstract: A wall trim coping assembly includes a frame with a front side, a back side, a first lateral side and a second lateral side. A plurality of first rails extends between the front and back sides. A chassis is mounted on the first rails. A second rail is mounted to the chassis and is orientated perpendicular to the first rails. A cutting assembly is mounted on the second rail. A receiving plate is mounted on the frame and a guide plate is mounted to the frame. An engagement member mounted to a chassis is configured to engage and follow the contouring of a face of guide trim removably clamped to the receiving plate. Wall trim is positioned on the receiving plate and is cut by the cutting assembly as the engagement member follows the guide trim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas L. Juranek
  • Patent number: 8166859
    Abstract: Methods, systems and components for paper trimmers cut paper placed on a planar base using a blade that is moved transversely across the paper. A recessed cutting track containing a desired cutting pattern is inserted into the planar base and a counterpart guide track suspended thereover. A blade assembly is 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 is 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 are made by selecting appropriate interchangeable cutting tracks and counterpart guide tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Inventor: Faye Angevine
  • Patent number: 8096070
    Abstract: A frame for attachment to a truck panel or a wall for holding a banner having a top base plate, a left side base plate, a right side base plate, and a bottom base plate. After the top of the banner is aligned and duct taped to the top base plate, the banner can be accurately cut to size by simply inserting a blade through the banner and into cutting groove on the base plates which becomes guides for the blade. No math is required. At least one yieldable member having a high coefficient of friction is coupled to each base plate and a cap plate is located on top of each base plate to lock the edges of a banner to each base plate by pressing on the yieldable members on each base plate when the banner is located on top of the yieldable members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Inventor: Jay Fredrics Markoff
  • Patent number: 7823489
    Abstract: A system and/or method for making a pizza pie having an outer cheese portion comprises a cutting tool and/or a cutting guide to enable formation of at least one opening at an outer crust region of a pizza pie to cause an inner cheese portion embedded within the outer crust to flow through the at least one opening, thereby forming the outer cheese portion at the upper surface of the outer crust. A cutting tool of the system comprises a rotatable disc with notches in its cutting surface to enable formation of the at least one opening in the outer crust. A cutting guide of the system comprises a generally disc shaped member with a support surface at its outer edge for supporting and guiding application of a cutting device against an outer crust region of a pizza dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Pizza Hut, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Craig, Peter G. Graham, Jennifer T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7610837
    Abstract: A system and/or method for making a pizza pie having an outer cheese portion comprises a cutting tool and/or a cutting guide to enable formation of at least one opening at an outer crust region of a pizza pie to cause an inner cheese portion embedded within the outer crust to flow through the at least one opening, thereby forming the outer cheese portion at the upper surface of the outer crust. A cutting tool of the system comprises a rotatable disc with notches in its cutting surface to enable formation of the at least one opening in the outer crust. A cutting guide of the system comprises a generally disc shaped member with a support surface at its outer edge for supporting and guiding application of a cutting device against an outer crust region of a pizza dough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Pizza Hut, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd W. Craig, Peter G. Graham, Jennifer T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 7568415
    Abstract: The invention is a device and method that allows a user to easily and efficiently hand cut a mat and liner without the need to reposition the mat board. The notched features of the top frame and the different widths of the cutter guides set the parameters for the beginning and of each cut on a mat or a liner for a framed and double matted piece of artwork. Consequently these cuts may be made by a user with limited need for the degree of care which is commonly required in mat cutting using current technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Inventor: Allan West
  • Publication number: 20090151531
    Abstract: The process for crafting paper includes providing a double-sided mat having a cutting surface on one side and a scoring surface on an opposite side. Both the cutting surface and the scoring surface each have measurement indicia thereon. Paper is scored or cut on respective sides of the mat with a ruler having a channel formed therein. The channel is capable of receiving a scoring knob or a cutting blade for precisely cutting or scoring arches, circles or straight lines. The mat and ruler are also configured to construct box tops that precisely fit relatively smaller box bottoms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2007
    Publication date: June 18, 2009
    Applicant: K1C2, LLC
    Inventors: Susan W. Levin, Patricia Ann Donham
  • 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: 20080223191
    Abstract: An adjustable setsquare for a power tool guide rail is described. The setsquare comprises an attachment member, in the form of a bar, for locating into a channel on the guide rail. The cross section of the attachment means is generally V-shaped and arranged such that the setsquare can be removed and reattached to the guide rail with consistency, whereby the angular displacement between a reference surface of the setsquare and the intended line of cut to be made by a power tool disposed on the guide rail remains constant after each reattachment of the setsquare.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2007
    Publication date: September 18, 2008
    Inventor: Paul Sargeant
  • Publication number: 20080168872
    Abstract: A method is provided wherein a wax-like starting material is worked to obtain a prototype of an ornament, such as a ring, which working of the starting material takes place while the starting material is fixed in place on a manipulable holding fixture. The operations are carried out in at least one Cartesian coordinate (x,y,z) direction as well as in at least one cylinder coordinate (x,r,?) direction, while the starting material is fixed in place on the same holding fixture. This procedure makes the method easier and quicker to carry out, and permits the production numbers therefore to increase, while decreasing the cost price per product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2008
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Applicant: DELFT SPLINE SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Alexander Frederik LENNINGS
  • Publication number: 20080141840
    Abstract: A copy cutting machine includes a base having a worktable, a rack movable on the worktable and for holding a workpiece for cutting. A pointer is movable to trace the contour of a pattern and to guide the movement of the rack subject to the contour of the pattern via a connection bar connected between the rack and the pointer. A rolling cutter is inserted through the worktable and the rack and is rotatable to cut the workpiece carried in the rack. A motor drive is arranged for rotating the rolling cutter. A support arm is fixedly mounted on the base, a first cutter holder is connected to the support arm to hold one end of the rolling cutter, and a second cutter holder is mounted in the base to hold the other end of the rolling cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chang-Yun Lin
  • Publication number: 20070186745
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutting unit for cutting sheet material. The cutting unit includes a unit body having a lower side, and a rotary cutting device coupled to the unit body. The rotary cutting device has a circular knife mounted rotatably about a shaft. The circular knife is movable between a raised initial position and a lowered cutting position via an actuation device. When the circular knife is in the cutting position, it is shiftable into a cutting location for a cutting operation. The circular knife is movable relative to the lower side such that in the initial position the circular knife does not project beyond the lower side, and in the cutting position does project beyond the lower side. The cutting operation is producible by moving the entire cutting unit over the sheet material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventor: Bernd Loibl
  • Patent number: 6826822
    Abstract: One embodiment is directed to a method for trimming a rubber plate which is configured to be placed on a platform of an ion implanter, wherein the platform of the ion implanter includes a plurality of primary holes and a plurality of primary notches. The method comprises providing a template including a plurality of secondary holes corresponding to the plurality of primary holes of the platform of the ion implanter and a plurality of secondary notches corresponding to the plurality of primary notches of the platform of the ion implanter; and trimming the rubber plate using the template as a guide to form a plurality of tertiary holes in the rubber plate corresponding to the plurality of secondary holes of the template and to form a plurality of tertiary notches in the rubber plate corresponding to the plurality of secondary notches of the template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2004
    Assignee: Mosel Vitelic, Inc.
    Inventors: Cheng-Min Pan, Hua-Jen Tseng, Chun-Chieh Lee, Sheng-Feng Hung
  • Patent number: 6729214
    Abstract: A metal sheet is formed with a target shape portion, a remaining portion surrounding the target shape portion and elongated portion(s) joining the target shape portion with the remaining portion. An apparatus cuts out the target shape portion from the metal sheet by shearing the joint portion at a region bordering on the target portion. The apparatus includes a blade member movable to a position below the joint portion and a fixed blade member for pressing the joint portion from above. The apparatus, being placed at a fixed position, rotates or linearly moves the movable blade member with respect to the fixed blade member to shear the joint portion at the region and bend a sheared-side end of the joint portion upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Fanuc Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Otsuka, Toshio Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 6675689
    Abstract: A blade unit for cutting sheet material including a base member assembly mounting a circular blade and a cover member for detachable engagement with the base member assembly. The base member assembly includes a supporting wall having a circular upper edge and a guard flange extending around the circular upper edge and protecting a portion of an outer edge of the blade from contact. The base member assembly is further provided with a straight bottom edge and a portion of the blade extends below the bottom edge to define an exposed cutting edge for the blade. An elongated guide structure tab extends from the bottom edge parallel to and adjacent the exposed portion of the blade for guiding the blade unit along a slot in a guide template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: The Antioch Company
    Inventors: Carmen Lira NĂșnez, James W. Reardon, Erhua Cai
  • Publication number: 20030213354
    Abstract: A cutting tool holder with a cutting tool receiver, into which a cutting tool can be or is placed, wherein a slit clamping sleeve is placed on the cutting tool shank and is supported on the inner wall of the cutting tool receiver. Because at least a section of the slit in the clamping sleeve, which extends over at least a portion of the axial dimension, extends at a slant over at least a portion of the circumference of the clamping sleeve, the clamping sleeve has a limited axial freedom of movement and can absorb axially acting forces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Publication date: November 20, 2003
    Inventor: Gerd F. Frers
  • Patent number: 6637308
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a media cutting tool for use with a template. The apparatus of the present invention maintains proper alignment with a template through the use of a novel offset, rotating, cutting blade and guards against skipping along the cut as the apparatus is drawn around a template through the use of a novel guide mechanism which engages the template being traced. The present invention also employs a transparent handle for an improved view of the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2003
    Assignee: Mimix
    Inventors: Travis R. Nichols, W. Blake Gustafson
  • Publication number: 20030190202
    Abstract: A coping device includes a circular blade, a template having an end with a coped profile, a stylus which traces the coped profile of the template and which preferably has substantially the same width and radius of curvature as the blade, and a base having a stationary portion and a movable portion movable in X and Y directions relative to the stationary portion. The blade and the stylus are both coupled to the movable portion and a table is coupled to the stationary portion. The blade and stylus are movable relative to the table so that the molding on the table can be coped with the blade as the stylus traverses the coped profile of the template on the table. The blade and the stylus have corresponding widths and contours. In addition, when coping a crown molding, the blade and the stylus are tiltable to the same angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2003
    Publication date: October 9, 2003
    Inventors: Martin Scott, William C. Shaw
  • Patent number: 6619172
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a media cutting tool for use with a template. The apparatus of the present invention maintains proper alignment with a template through the use of a novel offset, rotating, cutting blade and guards against skipping along the cut as the apparatus is drawn around a template through the use of a novel guide mechanism which engages the template being traced. The present invention also employs a transparent handle for an improved view of the cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Mimix
    Inventors: Travis R. Nichols, W. Blake Gustafson
  • Patent number: 6575068
    Abstract: A guided cutting system including first and second blade cartridges which are used in association with templates. The blade cartridges each include a head and cover portions wherein the head portion includes a non-use end and a cutting end. The cutting end includes a pair of guide pegs and a cutting blade wherein the guide pegs are adapted to be received within a peripheral groove formed on a template. The cover portion is adapted to be attached to the non-use end of the head portion whereby the cover portion acts as a handle. The head portion may be attached over the cutting end to cover and prevent contact with the cutting blade. A different spacing is provided between the cutting blade and guide pegs for the first and second head portions for cropping a photograph and cutting a corresponding backing mat for the photograph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: The Antioch Company
    Inventors: Carmen Lira-NĂșnez, Erhua Cai, James W. Reardon
  • Publication number: 20020134213
    Abstract: A substrate cutting system for performing a substrate cutting operation wherein a substrate portion is cut from a selected substrate comprises a cutter guide and a substrate cutter. The cutter and the cutter guide enable the substrate cutting operation to be performed by engaging a substrate engaging surface of the cutter guide with the selected substrate, penetrating the selected substrate with a blade of the cutter, and then moving the cutter with guidable and guiding surfaces of the cutter and cutter guide, respectively, engaged with one another such that the guiding and guidable surfaces cooperate to guide the cutter so that the cutting edge of the blade cuts the selected substrate along a cutting path generally similar to the guiding surface to cut the substrate portion from the selected substrate and provide the substrate portion with a peripheral geometric shape determined by the cutting path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Brian Causse, Paul Lemens, Joseph Ellijio Velazquez
  • Publication number: 20020095810
    Abstract: A shape cutting system for cutting a material having a surface. The shape cutting system includes a cutting unit and at least one template. The cutting unit includes a frame, a blade adjustment assembly and a blade assembly are coupled to the frame. The blade assembly is positioned at least partially within the frame such that a longitudinal axis of the blade assembly is substantially perpendicular to a lower support surface of the frame. The blade assembly includes a blade retainer and a blade connected to the retainer. A rigid collar of the retainer is configured to operatively engage at least one of a periphery and the edge of an opening of the template thereby enabling the blade to cut a shape in the cutting material which assimilates the shape of at least a portion of the at least one of the periphery and the edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2001
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Christopher R. Carlson, William J. Schulz, Jamieson Foght
  • Publication number: 20010029824
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a media cutting tool for use with a template. The apparatus of the present invention maintains proper alignment with a template through the use of a novel offset, rotating, cutting blade and guards against skipping along the cut as the apparatus is drawn around a template through the use of a novel guide mechanism which engages the template being traced. The present invention also employs a transparent handle for an improved view of the cutting area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 1999
    Publication date: October 18, 2001
    Inventors: TRAVIS R. NICHOLS, W. BLAKE GUSTAFSON
  • Patent number: 6260459
    Abstract: A magnetized craftsman's turntable apparatus has an armrest. A magnet is embedded in the rectangular turntable for holding the metal templet over a paper sheet. The craftsman's arm can be resting on the immovable armrest as the templet is rotated for cutting designs in the paper sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Inventor: Michael E. Peterson
  • Patent number: 6216354
    Abstract: A device for forming straight and curved score lines in sheet material. The device has a scoring plate with a top surface with a number of spaced apart curved grooves formed on the top surface thereof. Each of the spaced apart scoring grooves has different radii of curvature. An optional overlay template portion has a number of spaced apart curved slots formed therein. The overlay template portion is adapted to overlay the scoring plate such that the spaced apart curved slots align with the grooves on the scoring plate when placed thereon. A scoring tool with a tip sized to fit into the grooves in the scoring plate and the slots in the optional template overlay portion is provided for scoring the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2001
    Inventor: Martin R. Carbone
  • Patent number: 6171032
    Abstract: A cutting tool [10] for use in forming circular and non-circular holes in a workpiece [16] includes a boring shaft [12] that is rotatable about an axis [15] and a boring head [14] that is secured to the boring shaft [12]. A cutting blade [46] extends beneath the bottom surface of the boring head [14] and is spaced apart from the axis [15]. A slug pin [58] extends from the bottom surface of the boring body to pierce and retain the slug after it has been cut to prevent it from falling into the workpiece [16].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Leo Forche, Thomas Elwwod Moore, Vern Charles Osenbaugh, Erich James Vorenkamp
  • Patent number: 6119567
    Abstract: A method and preferred apparatus (10) to cut a preform material which is biodegradable and preferably dispersible in water, to produce a shaped article, is described. The cut is produced without producing harmful fumes or leaving a harmful residue and preferably without charring at the cut. Preferably, only small amounts of carbon dioxide and water are produced at the cut. Shaped articles which are in sheet or block form or which are for 2-D or 3-D shaped article formation can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: KTM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Melvin S. Schindler, John F. Holland, Marcos Dantus
  • Patent number: 6095726
    Abstract: A coping device includes a circular blade, a template having an end provided with a coped profile, a stylus which traces the coped profile of the template and which preferably has substantially the same width and radius of curvature as the blade, clamps for respectively securing the molding and the template in a fixed position, and a base having a stationary portion and a movable portion movable in X and Y directions relative to the stationary portion. The clamps are coupled to the stationary portion, and the blade and the stylus are both coupled to the movable portion. The blade and the stylus are substantially simultaneously movable relative to the clamps so that the molding can be coped with the blade as the stylus traverses the coped profile of the template. The blade and the stylus have the same width, and the stylus is provided with a leading edge having a radiused contour matching the blade. In addition, when coping a crown molding, the blade and the stylus are tiltable to the same angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2000
    Assignee: Shaw Millwork Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Scott, William C. Shaw
  • Patent number: 6006641
    Abstract: In order to precisely form joints in the ends of adjoining molding pieces, a power coping machine includes a molding support surface, a cutting tool, and a cutting tool support. The molding support surface stably supports a piece of molding to be coped with the machine. The molding support surface has a forward edge over which an end of the piece of molding can be made to extend for coping thereof. The cutting tool has a longitudinal axis extending generally transversely of the forward edge of the molding support surface. The cutting tool comprises an electric motor having a shaft extending generally parallel to the forward edge for mounting and driving a circular cutting blade in a plane generally perpendicular to the forward edge. The cutting tool support is disposed in spaced relation to the forward edge of the molding support surface for supporting the cutting tool for controlled movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: December 28, 1999
    Inventor: Donald C. Fletcher
  • Patent number: 5918524
    Abstract: A guide for supporting a template in a spaced relationship relative to a blade during cutting of work piece. The device includes an adjustable mounting assembly securable to a portion of a saw. An engaging assembly extends from the mounting assembly for supporting a guide pin laterally adjacent to blade of the saw so as to guide a template and associated work piece relative to the saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 6, 1999
    Inventor: Charles E. Kirby
  • Patent number: 5848930
    Abstract: Provided is an aircraft trimming device including a guide assembly (24) and a cutting tool (26). The guide assembly (24) includes a rigid plate (25) and a T-shaped track (30) mounted to one side of the plate to serve as a support and a guide for the cutting tool (26). The cutting tool (26) includes a base assembly (32); an air supply assembly (34) that is supported on the base assembly (32); and a cutting assembly (36) in pneumatic communication with the air supply assembly (34). During operation, the cutting tool (26) is pneumatically lifted by the air supply assembly (34) a slight distance off the track (30) in order that a mechanic may translate the cutting tool (26) along the track (30), thereby trimming an aircraft sub-assembly edge along a predetermined path (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1998
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Darrell D. Jones
  • Patent number: 5823086
    Abstract: An improved system for cutting a quilting piece from fabric, which quilting piece has a constant width sewing expanse around the exposed area of the quilting piece for sewing quilting pieces together. The system includes a template conforming to the shape of the exposed area of the quilting piece and a cutter guide having a rail positioned along one edge of the cutter guide. The width of the rail is selected to correspond to the desired sewing expanse. The template is first positioned on the fabric to be cut and a cutter guide is positioned on top of the template with the inner guide edge of the rail positioned in abutting relation with an edge of the template. The fabric is then cut with a cutter along an outside cutting edge of the rail of the cutter guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1998
    Inventor: Carolyn D. McCormick
  • Patent number: 5558565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glass cutting apparatus for cutting glass to a predetermined pattern. The glass cutting apparatus includes a rotatable workpiece holder which is adapted to rotatably hold a glass workpiece and overlaying pattern thereon. A cutting unit is provided which includes at least one cutter blade for scoring the glass workpiece which is held by the workpiece holder, and a pattern follower which is adapted to abut against the pattern held by the workpiece holder during the scoring of the glass workpiece by the cutter blade. The glass cutting apparatus of the present invention may additionally include a grinding unit having a rotatable grinder for grinding an edge of the glass workpiece held by the workpiece holder and a pattern follower adapted to abut against the pattern held by the workpiece holder during grinding of the edge of the glass workpiece by the grinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Inventor: Victor Dedonato
  • Patent number: 5431076
    Abstract: An apparatus adapted for trimming a plastic covering from a mouth opening of a blow-molded universal urinal includes a retaining block for rigidly holding the urinal in position opposite a trimming apparatus. The apparatus mechanically moves a knife mounted thereon in an oval pattern in one plane while simultaneously moving the knife in an alternately concave and convex pattern in a second plane orthogonal to the first plane. The knife is mounted on a platform which is itself movable in the second plane independently of the movement of the knife. As the platform is moved toward the urinal mouth, the knife is moved in the described pattern, thus smoothly trimming the urinal mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 11, 1995
    Assignee: Ralph E. Hastings
    Inventor: Bryan G. McPhail
  • Patent number: 5363732
    Abstract: A coping apparatus is provided to impart to the end portion of a molding. A contoured surface corresponding to the profile of the face surface of the molding. The coping apparatus includes a circular saw that is mounted on two sliding bases for freedom of movement in "X" "Y" directions. Beside the circular saw there is a support for a stylus used to control the positioning of the saw blade by traversing movement along the profile of a template. The template is supported on a stationary base underlying a table of which the end portion of the molding to be coped is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1994
    Inventor: Raymond E. Heasley
  • Patent number: 5325840
    Abstract: A pattern holding assembly and a crystal material holding assembly are paired on opposed ends of a shaft passing transversely through a base unit such that the pattern and the crystal material are simultaneously rotated with a driven shaft through 360 degrees of angle, or multiples thereof, by an exterior drive mechanism. A second shaft, directed through the base unit to be parallel to the first axis, and to pivot about its longitudinal axis, is adapted to carry a stylus bit for tracing the pattern and a cutter bit for scribing the pattern onto the crystal material. The two shafts are offset sufficiently to enable rotation of the second shaft to completely follow the pattern, the stylus and the cutter bit being continuously in transverse alignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1992
    Date of Patent: July 5, 1994
    Inventor: Henry V. Schohl
  • Patent number: 5299483
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for foam sponges with irregular contours comprises a foam sponge clamping mechanism, a cutter driving mechanism, a cutter rotating mechanism, a template, and a main frame. The main frame is equipped with a vertical frame on which are mounted a lead screw, a driving motor, and a clamping mechanism constituted of upper and lower clamping plates that are driven by the lead screw to secure foam sponges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 5, 1994
    Assignee: Sunkist Chemical Machinery Ltd.
    Inventor: Huang Ber-Fong
  • Patent number: 5193596
    Abstract: This invention is a pattern cutting assembly including a pattern guide member used in cooperation with a pattern and workpiece holding frame which, in turn, has a workpiece member mounted thereon and used in conjunction with a rotating blade, such as a router blade or a scroll saw blade, to cut a pre-determined accurate pattern within the workpiece member. The pattern cutting guide member includes a main circular support plate with a central opening in which a guide hub member is mounted and a clip connector assembly. The clip connector assembly includes a plurality of spaced clip members for anchoring and positioning in an upper support plate of a router table assembly. The pattern guide member can have the main circular support plate and the central guide hub member provided with a connected slot portion from an outer periphery of the main circular support plate which allows for a continuous blade, such as a jigsaw blade or a scroll saw blade, to be positioned centrally of the guide hub member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 16, 1993
    Inventor: Kanti P. Patel
  • Patent number: 5153998
    Abstract: A porous panel cutting and forming device and method is provided including a support and guide block with an "L" shaped guide slot into which a pivot guide pin is inserted depending downwardly from a radial arm with a knife blade depending from an end. The arm member is pushed or pulled along the slot to cut the straight edge and then rotated ninety degrees while the guide pin remains relatively stationary in the guide slot, followed by movement of the arm member along the straight section of the slot to finish the cut forming a top or bottom panel section of a ninety degree angle curved heating and air conditioning duct section. The back of the duct section to be attached to the curved portion of the corner is formed in a curved shape after cutting parallel slits one inch apart transverse across the panel at a forty-five degree angle to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1992
    Inventor: Alonzo C. Duncan
  • Patent number: 5038651
    Abstract: Cutting shaped holes is accomplished by the device by including a foot plate on the part to be cut and a cutting tool which is driven around the foot plate in accordance with the hole shape selected. A template determines size and shape of the hole, and a cutting tool movable on a rotating arm follows the template. The template also controls the position of the cutting tool with respect to the direction of cut so that efficient cutting is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Inventor: Brett W. Burdick
  • Patent number: 5038646
    Abstract: A jig and workpiece transport mechanism for making a curvilinear cut with a conventional band saw continuously linearly translates and rotationally reorients a jig and an attached workpiece to maintain the saw line at the cutting edge in the workpiece aligned with the band saw blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 13, 1991
    Assignee: Evans Rotork, Inc.
    Inventor: Freddy H. Suwitoadji
  • Patent number: 5031496
    Abstract: Frozen slabs of fish are introduced one at a time to one end of a conveyor having a bed of laterally spaced plastic strips forming slots therebetween. Beneath each slot is an endless chain having a series of upwardly directed fingers thereon. The fingers are engageable with the various slabs so as to advance the slabs to a location beneath an assembly of water jet devices, each device including a pivotal arm having a nozzle at one end thereof. A barrel cam has a plurality of tracking grooves, the pivotal arms having cam followers depending downwardly therefrom into the tracking grooves of the barrel cam. As the slabs are successively advanced beneath the liquid jet devices, the jets cut the particular slab into individual portions. Advancement of the now severed portions cause the portions to be moved onto a plurality of tilt strips which prevent the cut edges from freezing together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 16, 1991
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: Floyd Lobash, John T. Lyons, Clifton H. Morrison, Stanley C. Rustad
  • Patent number: 4979283
    Abstract: A flash removing method is provided for cutting off flash with a reamer which is freely movable while in contact with a polymeric molded product within a predetermined range of pressing forces. The reamer is provided with blades having normal clearance angles of substantially zero degree and the flanks of the blades follow the flash-forming region. The reamer is controlled in radial position according to the shape of the polymeric molded product, so that the reamer always receives a constant radial load from the product to leave even traces after the flash removal. A solidified gate is cut off before the flash removal. A flash removing apparatus for performing the method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 25, 1990
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshinori Kurita, Masaaki Enomoto, Hidetoshi Nagamatsu
  • Patent number: 4941379
    Abstract: An automated meat portion sizing apparatus is disclosed which includes a plurality of mandrels provided with a meat-receiving sizing chamber mounted on a support frame for repetitive travel between a loading and unloading station. The sizing chambers are conformed to receive a selected shape and volume of a meat portion to provide the selected weight portion desired. A knife is provided along the path of travel to remove any excess meat portion extending outside the sizing chamber. The excess portion is collected separately prior to the mandrel reaching the unloading station where the controlled size portion is automatically removed from the sizing chamber for convenient collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1990
    Inventor: Geno N. Gasbarro
  • Patent number: 4939968
    Abstract: Glass cutting apparatus which includes a base with a fixed, glass positioning fence along one edge thereof and a removable, pivotable glass cutter guide which can be locked to the base at a selected angle relative to the fixed fence, allowing glass to be scored at any selected angle with respect to the fence. A variety of accessories allow the glass being worked to be securely positioned on the base; one of these is a removable fence against which the glass may be positioned instead of against the fixed fence. A holder for a glass cutter which is slidable along and then fixable to the pivotable glass cutter guide allows the system to be employed to cut arcs as well as straight lines. Optionally, the system may be employed with yet another accessory which allows the center of an arc being cut to be shifted to any selected location on the base of that system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Inventor: Robert E. Stoof
  • Patent number: 4930382
    Abstract: A convenient method and simple apparatus for cutting one or more layers of planar material, such as fabric into uniform, geometric shapes, involving the use of relatively small, thin geometrically shaped magnetic templates. The method and apparatus is particularly useful in preparing fabric pieces to be sewn together in order to produce a patchwork quilt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1989
    Date of Patent: June 5, 1990
    Inventor: Ellen A. E. Collins
  • Patent number: 4819529
    Abstract: A method, and in particular an automatic method, of cutting parts out from sheet or plate material, the method comprising the steps of: placing templates (1, 2) having the shapes and sizes of the said parts upon said sheet or plate of material; recognizing the respective shapes, sizes, orientations, and positions of the templates on the material by means of distinctive signs characteristic of the shapes and sizes of the respective templates; and cutting out parts from said sheet or plate material along outlines defined by said templates; the method including the improvement of a further step in which any overlaps (3) between templates are detected and the lines of cut where the templates overlap are modified either by cutting along a straight line (6) interconnecting the points of intersection (4, 5) between the outlines of the overlapping templates, or by cutting along an average line (9) equidistant from the outlines of the templates between the points of intersection of the outlines of the overlapping temp
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Inventor: Jean-Marc Loriot