With Manually Actuated Means To Disturb Cyclic Operation Patents (Class 83/57)
  • Patent number: 8850938
    Abstract: A slicing apparatus and a weighing and classifying conveyor combination with cleanup position wherein, the elevated food article feed mechanism can be collapsed to a maintenance position, the weighing and classifying conveyor is oriented at a distance from the slicing apparatus and the slicing head cover is automatically lifted to an open cleanup position. The machine has laser intrusion detectors that are used to shut down systems when an unwanted intrusion by a person or object is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Formax, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott A. Lindee, Glenn Sandberg, David Hansen, James E. Pasek, David Hancock
  • Patent number: 8157143
    Abstract: A stitching device for producing stitching wire staples for stitching stacked sheet materials, includes a stitching head base body and a cutting box fixed to the stitching head base body. The cutting box includes a movable knife slide. A control device controls the movement sequences of the stitching head, in particular of the knife slide, for cutting off the stitching wire automatically. The stitching head base body, the cutting box and the knife slide are configured in such a way that, during interaction, the movable knife slide can be displaced relative to the stitching base body in order to cut off the stitching wire. The cutting box and the knife slide are provided with at least partly aligned openings in such a way that, during interaction between these openings and an operating device, it is possible to cut the wire off manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
    Inventors: Holger Klamt, Siegmar Tischer
  • Patent number: 7669511
    Abstract: A razor head has blade members with straight front cuffing edges which are mutually parallel and lie in a cutting plane. Imaginary median surfaces of the blade members are continuously curved from the cutting plane, from the cutting edges toward the rear edges. The razor has a handle with a pair of fork arms, the distal ends of which are connected to the head at positions adjacent the respective ends of the head. Each fork arm has a groove allowing pivoting of the distal end about a pivot axis parallel to the head axis but which does not pass through the razor head. Each groove is filled with a resiliently deformable material which is deformed when a pivoting force is applied to the razor head during shaving and which restores the razor head to a normal position when the force is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Knowledge & Merchandising, Inc. Limited
    Inventor: William Ashley King
  • Publication number: 20090293691
    Abstract: A power tool including a bevel mechanism for selectively determining a bevel cutting angle of the power tool, a bevel drive motor operably connected to the bevel mechanism that drives the bevel mechanism, and a switch connected to tile bevel drive motor that activates/deactivates the motor. The bevel drive motor may drive the bevel mechanism to lock/unlock the saw from a current position to allow a user to rotate a saw about a bevel axis. The switch may also activate release of a detent to allow the bevel angle to be set at a desired position. The switch may be mounted, for example, on an operating handle of the saw in a position easily accessible by the user. The output of the switch may be connected to a controller used to control operation of the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Inventor: Robert S. Gehret
  • Patent number: 7111535
    Abstract: A microtome includes a knife holding device for a cutting element (16) and a specimen holding device (12). Associated with the specimen holding device (12) for a cutting movement is a first drive device (18) and associated with the specimen holding device (12) or the knife holding device is a second drive device (38) for a feed movement. A sender (20) is associated with the first drive device (18) and is connected with an electronic control means (26). A first operating element (28) controlling the first drive device (18) has a standard mode, in which the cutting movement of the specimen holding device is controlled by rotation of the first operating element (28), and a second mode, in which a continuous cutting function is activated by pressing the first operating element (28). A second operating element (44) controlling the second drive device (38) also has corresponding rotary and pressing modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Hess Consult GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Hess
  • Patent number: 7044038
    Abstract: A microtome includes a knife holding device for a cutting element (16) and a specimen holding device (12). Associated with the specimen holding device (12) for a cutting movement is a first drive device (18) and associated with the specimen holding device (12) or the knife holding device is a second drive device (38) for a feed movement. A sender (20) is associated with the first drive device (18) and is connected with an electronic control means (26). A first operating element (28) controlling the first drive device (18) has a standard mode, in which the cutting movement of the specimen holding device is controlled by rotation of the first operating element (28), and a second mode, in which a continuous cutting function is activated by pressing the first operating element (28). A second operating element (44) controlling the second drive device (38) also has corresponding rotary and pressing modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Hess Consult, GmbH
    Inventor: Hans-Juergen Hess
  • Patent number: 5957630
    Abstract: A boring tool assembly is provided and has a cutting tool mounted on one end thereof and permits the boring of a straight hole through a member. The boring tool assembly includes a boring bar having integral guide members disposed thereon that follows behind the cutting tool and maintains contact with the machined surface just cut in order to keep the cutting tool in proper alignment. To permit the continued use of the boring bar after the outer diameter of the cutting tool has been reduced due to wear, each of the integral guide members are resiliently mounted on the boring bar. This permits the guide members to collapses inwardly to maintain a perfect fit with the pilot pore. This collapse inwardly of the guide members is important to maintain bearing contact of the guide members with the pilot bore if the hole being cut by the cutting tool reduces in size due to wear or if the cutting tool has been re-sharpened or replaced with a different cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Endsley, Michael H. Hinrichsen
  • Patent number: 4297928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sawing machine of the type comprising a horizontal workpiece support table (1) presenting a straight longitudinal slot (2) defining a cutting line, a sawing tool (4) mounted on a carriage (6) reciprocably movable along a path parallel to and beneath the cutting line, and a longitudinal pressure bar (3) arranged above the workpiece support table (1) which pressure bar (3) extends along the whole length of the cutting line and can be raised and lowered with respect to the said workpiece support table (1) so as to be capable of blocking thereon the workpiece (P) to be sawed. In the sawing machine there is provided a first safety device, consisting of a protective apron extending along both sides of the cutting line, the protective apron being formed by a plurality of slats (10) hingedly mounted, swinging movement through a predetermined angle of oscillation, on longitudinal apron rods (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1981
    Assignee: Giben Impianti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gino Benuzzi
  • Patent number: 4295399
    Abstract: An apparatus for the intermittent feeding of web-type or strip-type material by means of feed roll into an operating chamber of a press. The feed rolls are driven by a main press drive through a mechanical connection and a feed gear mechanism. A scrap cutter is provided which can be driven in correspondence with the operating cycle of the press. The mechanical connection can be selectively severed or interrupted with an auxiliary drive mechanism being provided which is adapted to be connected to the apparatus. The scrap cutter may be driven by a separate drive mechanism in correspondence with the cycle of the feed gear mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 1978
    Date of Patent: October 20, 1981
    Assignee: L. Schuler GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Finsterwalder, Karl-Heinz Philipp, Gunter Riedisser, Wilfried Voss
  • Patent number: 4138912
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly of members for programming and controlling the process of a blanking or die cutting machine, which process, because of simply comprising shearing machine blows, is programmed and controlled by merely fixing before hand the amount of blows that the machine should give, and then controlling the given blows. The invention is characterized in that the assembly or unit comprises a filing cabinet intended to accomodate the blanks or die cuts to be used for the process, each file being provided with members responsive to the presence of said blanks or die cuts, so that as a blank or die cut is withdrawn or picked up, the relative programming members are activated as set on the control board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1976
    Date of Patent: February 13, 1979
    Assignee: Elemac S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Bocca, Tiziano Mostura, Bruno Valli
  • Patent number: 3985848
    Abstract: A method for cutting an arcuate groove in an uncured concrete coating on an arcuate surface. A jet stream of water is directed at the coating along a line extending tangentially of the surface in a downward direction. The object is rotated at a relatively low speed in relation to the stationary water jet. The invention also encompasses a method of applying a concrete coating to pipe wherein after the cement is forced onto the pipe a wrapping material is wound around the pipe in a spiral pattern to hold on the concrete. The wrapping material may be a water impervious plastic which will affect curing of the cement without the aid of chemical curing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 1974
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1976
    Assignee: Bredero Price, B.V.
    Inventors: Onno F. Frische, Hans De Kok
  • Patent number: 3937112
    Abstract: In an apparatus for feeding a web, the web is continuously pulled from a reel by driven pairs of pinch rolls to create a loose storage loop from which the web is fed along a guide channel to a further pair of feed rolls, which when signalled passes material to a work station, under the influence of tensioning rolls acting on the web beyond the work station. Means are also provided for detecting and fullfilling the need for delivery of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 1974
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1976
    Assignee: Metal Box Limited
    Inventor: Robert Ernest Geeson