With Simple Oscillating Motion Only Patents (Class 83/597)
  • Publication number: 20130272809
    Abstract: Nonmetallic tools such as rotary bits, circular blades, and scything tools are described that may be suitable for removing cured flexibilized epoxy gap-filler materials from gaps between soft composite materials. The nonmetallic tools may be formed from various plastic or composite materials that are sufficiently hard to cut through the gap-filler material while being sufficiently soft to avoid damaging adjacent areas of soft composite materials. Methods for using the nonmetallic tools may include attaching the nonmetallic tools to a suitable machine-driven tool and contacting the nonmetallic tools to a material to be cut, shaped, or drilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
    Inventors: Paul K. Childers, JR., Ryan P. Osysko
  • Publication number: 20130213198
    Abstract: A device for processing workpieces using ultrasound has an ultrasound oscillating structure and an anvil with a counter tool, wherein the ultrasound oscillating structure has an ultrasound sonotrode which can be moved by a carriage in the axial direction thereof and in the direction of the counter tool. A force storage is provided for the counter tool to urge the counter tool with a force towards the ultrasound sonotrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Herrmann Ultraschalltechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8181558
    Abstract: An elongate element, in particular a catheter, has a curved shape imparted to its end by a device comprising razor blades which are mounted on a pivotal linkage mechanism. Upon pressing actuator members against the restoring force of spring elements, the razor blades are constrained by the pivotal linkage mechanism to follow a desired curved path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Kurrus
  • Patent number: 8132488
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device, including a cutting blade for cutting a bundle of sheets, while moving in a slanted direction compounded by a direction perpendicular to the surface of sheet and a direction parallel to the sheet surface; a supporting member for supporting the bundle of sheets in the vicinity of a cutting position; a pressing section to press the bundle of sheets against the supporting member in a direction reverse to a moving direction of the cutting blade and perpendicular to the sheet surface, and the pressing section to receive the cutting blade at the time when the cutting blade cuts the bundle of sheets; a cutting blade driving section to drive the cutting blade; a pressing section driving section to drive the pressing section; and a control section to release pressing of the bundle of sheets and retract the cutting blade, after the bundle of sheets is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Toshio Shida, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20110256814
    Abstract: A material removing tool, such as a cutting or grinding tool, adapted to be oscillated by the output shaft of a manually operable motor-driven apparatus, is provided with at least one elongated cutting edge defined by teeth or analogous cutting elements arranged in at least one at least substantially straight linear array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Marco Steiger, David Suter
  • Publication number: 20110100178
    Abstract: There is provided a deburring system for enabling perfect automation of deburring with which burr of a resin molded article is substantially perfectly removed after the resin molded article is manufactured at low cost not by using an expensive resin molding machine, but by using a conventional general-purpose molding machine. Furthermore, there are provided a deburring apparatus and a cutter blade with which burr of a resin molded article having an unstable shape can be easily and cleanly removed from the root thereof without using any expensive control device and any positioning device and also without using any expensive copying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: NIHON SHORYOKU KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110023672
    Abstract: The present invention provides a debonding apparatus, a system comprising such apparatus, and methods for using such apparatus or system for the removal of flexible substrates (14) post-processing without damage to fabricated devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventors: Robert Blanchard, Steve R. Rednour, Douglas Loy
  • Publication number: 20110000350
    Abstract: A machine for cutting hides and the like and sheet-like material in general, with simplified-access worktable, comprising a footing for supporting a worktable, and cutting elements adapted to be moved on said worktable along the contours of the shapes to be cut, by way of numeric control, wherein the imaginary extensions of three sides of said worktable do not encounter obstacles due to said cutting elements and supports thereof, the fourth side of the worktable being surmounted by a cantilever arm that supports said cutting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Applicant: COMELZ S.P.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Zorzolo
  • Publication number: 20100229705
    Abstract: A method, and an apparatus, for operating a hydraulic shearing machine. For cutting a shearing-movement of at least one shear blade which is curved, starting from a starting-position under application of an overall actuating-force and for resetting of the shear blades which were moved for cutting to their starting-position after accomplishment of the shearing-movement, a reset-movement under application of an overall reset-force. The shearing-movement and the reset-movement are accomplished by a hydraulic actuating-mechanism comprising hydraulic cylinders, wherein the overall actuating-force and the overall reset-force being applied to the moved shear blades by at least one hydraulic cylinder of the actuating-mechanism. The magnitude of the overall actuating-force is adjustable by switching one or several hydraulic cylinders of the actuating-mechanism in and out of operation-mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2008
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: Peter Christoforou, Michael Trevor Clark, David Eastwood, David Stonecliffe, Shaun Tyas
  • Publication number: 20100175523
    Abstract: A punch comprises a handle and arms on a hinge that change their mechanical advantage against punching heads as the arms pass through the middle part of their travel. Each punching head has a pin near the hinge that passes through slots in the arms radial to the hinge, and through vertical slots tangent to the hinge in punching head towers. A Class-2 type lever arrangement results with the hinge acting as the fulcrum. The mechanical advantage of the handle and arms reaches a maximum when the punching head pins shuttle closest to the hinge. The cutting faces of the punching heads are finished with a saddle contour and set at an angle, with one extending a bit further down into a paper slot than the other. The result is a substantial reduction in effort required of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: CHAN SIU LEUNG
  • Patent number: 7730818
    Abstract: A food slicing system for slicing a food article into a plurality of pieces of equal thickness includes a base having a front wall, a rear wall and a pair of end walls extending between the front and rear walls. A catch aperture is defined by the front wall, the rear wall and the end walls. The front wall, the rear wall and the end walls extend upwardly from a bottom face. A cutting assembly is hingedly coupled to the base. The cutting assembly is pivoted towards the base to slice food articles on the base into a plurality of slices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Inventor: Kent H. Kannegieter
  • Publication number: 20100043610
    Abstract: An ultrasonic trimming apparatus is composed of an articulated robot, a cutting apparatus, and a grindstone. The cutting apparatus is composed of an ultrasonic oscillator which is supported by the end portion of the articulated robot, a cutter blade which is supported by the ultrasonic oscillator, and a workpiece securing portion which secures a workpiece. The grindstone serving as a grinding member is disposed within the movable range of the cutter blade driven by the robot and is placed in a position at which the cutter blade can pressure contact the cutter blade. The cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated by the ultrasonic oscillator and is ground while being pressed against the grindstone by means of the articulated robot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20100024956
    Abstract: A device for processing workpieces using ultrasound has an ultrasound oscillating structure and an anvil with a counter tool, wherein the ultrasound oscillating structure has an ultrasound sonotrode which can be moved by a carriage in the axial direction thereof and in the direction of the counter tool. A force storage is provided for the counter tool to urge the counter tool with a force towards the ultrasound sonotrode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Inventor: Ulrich Vogler
  • Patent number: 7562611
    Abstract: The planetary tubing cutter of the invention provides a gearing assembly having a pair of ring gears and a number of pinions with a blade affixed to each pinion. The ring gears are parallel to one another and are individually driven. The pinions are rotatably mounted to a side surface of one ring gear and engage a sun gear assembled to the other ring gear. When the ring gears rotate at the same speed, the pinions and blades do not revolve around their respective axes, and when one ring gear rotates at a speed different from the other ring gear, the pinions and blades revolve about their respective axes, intercepting and cutting a tube passing through an axial passage through the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Axon LLC
    Inventor: Kuo-Raid Grant Chen
  • Publication number: 20090126542
    Abstract: A cutting device 15 that, after a sheet S is stuck on a wafer W on a sticking table 13, cuts the sheet S along the outer edge of the wafer. The cutting device 15 comprises a robot body 62 disposed beside the sticking table 13 and a cutter blade 63 supported by a tool holding chuck 69 positioned at the front end of the robot body 62. The cutter blade 63 is detachably attached to the tool holding chuck so as to be replaceable and is arranged so as to cut the sheet S in a state that the posture thereof is adjusted along a preset movement track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Applicant: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideaki Nonaka, Kan Nakata, Yoshiaki Sugishita, Kenji Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20090126547
    Abstract: A cutting unit (1, 11, 41) for trimming sheet material has a support plate (3, 13, 43) for supporting the sheet material (56) to be trimmed. At least one cutting device (4, 14, 15, 44, 59) is associated with the support plate (3, 13, 43). At least one storage compartment (10, 33, 53) is provided beneath the support plate (3, 13, 43) with a horizontal spacing from the at least one cutting device (4, 14, 15, 44, 59).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Bernd LOIBL
  • Patent number: 7444909
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cutting fruit and vegetables, in particular onions, having a cutter member (3) that has a plurality of blades (2) and having a counterpart element (4) against which the cutter member (3) is pressed for cutting the material to be cut, wherein the counterpart element (4) has a punch (5) which presses the material to be cut through the cutter member (3), or the blades (2) thereof. For receiving the cut material, a container (6) is releasably disposed on the cutter member (3), on its side remote from the counterpart element (4), in the region of the blades (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Inventors: Cedomir Repac, Branko Culig
  • Patent number: 7343842
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for cutting film tubing in a machine for applying tubular labels to each of a series of containers that are transported on a conveyor. The film tubing is advanced incrementally through a ring gear and a bore in a platform on which the ring gear is rotatably mounted. A number of pinions with attached cutting blades are rotatably mounted to the platform in positions to mesh with the ring gear. One of the pinions is driven to rotate a single revolution when the film tubing has been advanced. The driven pinion causes the additional pinions to rotate through rotation of the ring gear, causing the blades to cut the film tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Axon LLC
    Inventor: Kuo-Raid Grant Chen
  • Patent number: 7328641
    Abstract: To provide a method for cutting a glass material wherein the glass material can be certainly cut a glass gob having a uniform quality and a uniform temperature distribution, without being deformed or damaged. Upon cutting a glass material 20 discharged from a glass material reservoir 10 into a glass gob 21 at a predetermined size by left and right cutting blades 91, 92 which come close to or away from each other in a horizontal direction, said cutting blades 91, 92 are opposed to the other and are translated in such a way that the movement occurs in a forward direction from stand-by positions P, P1 and in a downward direction (S1) to cut the glass material (C), and thereafter, in a further downward direction and in a rearward direction (S2), and thereafter, in an upward direction to return back to said stand-by positions (S3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2008
    Assignee: Nihon Taisanbin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Fumio Kawachi
  • Patent number: 7275469
    Abstract: The planetary tubing cutter of the invention provides a gearing assembly having a pair of ring gears and a number of pinions with a blade affixed to each pinion. The ring gears are parallel to one another and are individually driven. The pinions are rotatably mounted to a side surface of one ring gear and engage a sun gear assembled to the other ring gear. When the ring gears rotate at the same speed, the pinions and blades do not revolve around their respective axes, and when one ring gear rotates at a speed different from the other ring gear, the pinions and blades revolve about their respective axes, intercepting and cutting a tube passing through an axial passage through the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Axon LLC
    Inventor: Kuo-Raid Grant Chen
  • Patent number: 7249550
    Abstract: A culinary tool includes a base member that has a planar bottom surface and an arcuate top surface for fitting an entire roll of cookie dough thereon. The top surface is contoured symmetrically to an outer surface of the roll of cookie dough. The base member has oppositely seated longitudinal sides equidistantly spaced from the longitudinal axis thereof. The base member is provided with grooves equidistantly spaced along a length thereof. The grooves traverse a length of the roll of cookie dough, extend downwardly from the top surface, and terminate above the bottom surface. A slicing section is pivotally conjoined to opposed base member ends, is rearwardly offset from a base member center, and is repeatedly pivotal along a fulcrum axis such that the slicing section penetrates through the grooves so that the roll of cookie dough becomes completely severed into disc-shaped segments defined by the grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventor: Daniel Thune, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7152515
    Abstract: Cutter suitable for artificial flower stems. Typically, plastic coated wire stems are cut with hand cutters to various lengths in preparing artificial floral arrangements. The invention requires far less physical effort by the operator than is required when using conventional wire cutters. In the preferred use of the preferred embodiment of the invention, an uncut stem is inserted crosswise through two elongated holes in the guard housing. When the cutter jaws open, the stem is pushed into the open jaws and is cut to a desired length from the flower end when the jaws close. In the preferred embodiment of the invention a gear reduction motor drives an arm and cam roller assembly. That cam roller forces the top handle of the cutter downward causing the jaws to close. As the cycle continues, the cam roller raises and a spring causes the jaws to open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2006
    Inventor: Wilfred Earl Greenlee
  • Patent number: 7134374
    Abstract: A safety cable cutter used for cutting a cable used in servicing an oil and gas well. A centrifugal arm roller and a guide roller are mounted on top of a frame. The cable is received on the rollers as the cable is lowered down a well bore. Mounted on ends of the centrifugal arm roller is a centrifugal arm attached to an arm coil spring. The coil spring holds the centrifugal arm next to the end of the roller. Opposite ends of a clamp attached to a cutter bar are slidably received in a pair of cutter bar guides. When the centrifugal arm roller exceeds a certain speed indicating a free fall of the cable, the bias force of the arm coil springs is overcome and the arms move outwardly. Contact ends of the arms engage the opposite ends of the clamp. The clamp and cutter bar are then moved outwardly and the cutter bar cuts the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Inventors: Alan M. Williamson, Cody Williamson
  • Patent number: 6871572
    Abstract: A drive device for generating oscillations, especially for the blade of a microtome, with a power generator and a power transmission element, which with the power generator is movable in a predetermined oscillation direction (S), whereby the power generator includes a combination of a permanent magnet part and a coil part, whereof one part is fixed stationary on a holder and the other part on the power transmission element, respectively, and the power transmission element is formed by a vibrational arm, which is fixed at one end to the holder and which is elastically bendable in the oscillation direction and still in all other directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Max-Planck-Geselleschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften
    Inventors: Bernhard Häussler, Rolf Rödel, Josef Pauli
  • Patent number: 6829971
    Abstract: An improved cutting fixture for heat-shrink film sleeve labeling machines comprised of a mounting frame disposed around the outer periphery of the center guide post in a sleeve labeling machine that secures a plurality of blade assemblies at equal intervals apart. Each blade assembly is positioned on a drive plate by means of an inserted eccentric shaft to maintain synchronous operation. The eccentric shafts of the blade assembly are driven into reciprocal rotation by a power structure, each eccentric shaft causing the blades at their lower extents to alternately project and retract for cutting heat-shrink film at a required travel and time to effectively shorten the period involved and thereby increase production efficiency. Each cutter shaft is restrained by a check plate and anchoring screws to prevent 360 -degree free rotation, which not only results in safer blade replacement, but at the same time also prolongs the service life of the transmission and structural components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2004
    Inventors: Chien-Tsai Huang, Chun-Hsiang Huang
  • Patent number: 6805032
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device for fruit and vegetables, preferably onions, and includes a cutting member (2) having intersecting knife blades (3, 4) or parallel knife blades (4) forming a grid, and a counter pad (5), against which the cutting member (2) can be pushed in the process cutting the onion (6) at issue. The counter pad (5) is constituted by a cutting-board (8) having a centrally located cutting member (2) and which via a joint in the shape of a hinge (7) is swingingly connected to the cutting-board (8) to allow the knife blade grid to carry out a swinging movement in the direction down towards the cutting edge and one onion (6) in position thereon. Within the area substantially coinciding with the area of the knife blade grid the cutting-board (8) exhibits a plurality of projections (9) supporting the onion (6) and intended to penetrate the openings or cavities (10) of the knife blade grid when the cutting member (2) is in a completely down-tilted position above the cutting-board (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2004
    Assignee: Europeisk Produktutveckling AB
    Inventor: Benny Engdahl
  • Publication number: 20040168558
    Abstract: A cutting machine for napped cloth prevents fray and dropout of fabric during cutting, and inhibits shortening of the life of a cutter. An interconnected body formed by a plurality of metallic body plates interconnected by a long light shielding ribbon with adhesive, formed by applying a sealing agent and an adhesive on a surface opposite a napped surface of a napped cloth having a single napped surface, is conveyed by a conveying means. The interconnected body is conveyed so that a void area between adjacent metallic body plates is positioned at a predetermined cutting position between lower and upper receiving surfaces. The light shielding ribbon with adhesive is sandwiched and fastened from both sides by a fastener part, and then this light shielding ribbon with adhesive is cut by advancing a cutter through a cutting part from the napped surface side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Publication date: September 2, 2004
    Applicant: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Miyake, Terumi Mori, Hidetoshi Kawasaki, Kazunori Mizuno
  • Publication number: 20040055437
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device for fruit and vegetables, preferably onions, and includes a cutting member (2) having intersecting knife blades (3, 4) or parallel knife blades (4) forming a grid, and a counter pad (5), against which the cutting member (2) can be pushed in the process cutting the onion (6) at issue. The counter pad (5) is constituted by a cutting-board (8) having a centrally located cutting member (2) and which via a joint in the shape of a hinge (7) is swingingly connected to the cutting-board (8) to allow the knife blade grid to carry out a swinging movement in the direction down towards the cutting edge and one onion (6) in position thereon. Within the area substantially coinciding with the area of the knife blade grid the cutting-board (8) exhibits a plurality of projections (9) supporting the onion (6) and intended to penetrate the openings or cavities (10) of the knife blade grid when the cutting member (2) is in a completely down-tilted position above the cutting-board (8).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2003
    Publication date: March 25, 2004
    Inventor: Benny Engdahl
  • Publication number: 20030145707
    Abstract: The invention concerns a sawing device comprising a wire assembly (15) supported on wire-guiding rolls (11, 12) and pressed against a workpiece to be sawn (20) fixed on a support table (21). A oscillating device (23) enables to produce a relative reciprocating movement between the workpiece to be sawn and the wire assembly (15) around an oscillation axis (A) whereof the spatial position can be adjusted and programmed so that said oscillation axis (A) is at a programmable and adjustable distance from an effective axis of rotation (28) of the oscillating device (23). In one embodiment, the oscillating device (23) comprises therefor rotating members (27), and translating members along two directions (Z and Y) contained in the cutting plane, thereby enabling to obtain very planar sawn slices with very even surface texture and improved sawing efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Publication date: August 7, 2003
    Inventor: Charles Hauser
  • Publication number: 20030084772
    Abstract: A cutting device is incorporated in a packaging machine having at least one expansion cylinder consisting of upper and lower sections with a gap therebetween. The cutting device includes a rotation ring concentrically surrounding and spaced from the expansion ring. The rotation ring is coupled to a driving system for concentric rotation with respect to the expansion cylinder. A number of cutting members are pivoted to the ring. Each cutting member includes a cutting blade and a weight on opposite sides of the pivot thereof. A spring is connected between the weight and the rotation ring for biasing the cutting blade to a stowed position where a sharp edge of the cutting blade is spaced from the gap. When the rotation ring is rotated at a high speed, a centrifugal force acts upon each weight thereby moving the cutting member against the spring toward a cutting position where the sharp edge of the cutting blade partially extends into the gap for cutting off a packaging material fit over the expansion cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2001
    Publication date: May 8, 2003
    Inventor: Ying Liang Shen
  • Publication number: 20020170409
    Abstract: A slicing apparatus for slicing a food item having a flat bottomed base for placement upon a work surface; a bifurcated outer annulus attached to the base and extending perpendicularly upward from the base, the annulus having an arcuate slot formed on the peripheral centerline of the annulus; the annulus further having a first pair of diametric opposed knife attachment points formed on the inner surface of the annulus; an inner annulus located within the outer annulus and rotatable thereat, the inner annulus further having a second pair of diametrically opposed knife attachment points and an attached handle extending radially outward passing through the peripheral slot of the outer annulus; a left cover and a right cover, each cover having a convex circular outer surface and a concave circular inner surface, the periphery of the respective inner surfaces sized to matingly abut with the respective sides of the outer annulus, the covers further being pivotally attached to the base; an upper and a lower knife, e
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2001
    Publication date: November 21, 2002
    Inventors: Andre Marcel Emil Nel, David Snelgrove
  • Publication number: 20020162213
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and a device for forming a planiform piece intended, in particular, for the interior fittings of motor vehicles, in which a layer of support material (1) is covered, at least on one of its faces (2) and in the area of a portion (3), at least, of its contour, or so-called portion to be bordered, with a cladding sheet (4) and said support (1) is cut along said portion to be bordered (3) in such a way that said cladding (4) projects from said support (1) in the area of said portion. According to the invention, a cutting tool (5) is pre-positioned between said cladding (4) and said support (1) along said portion to bordered (3) said cutting is effected with said cutting tool (5), when the support (1) is covered by the cladding (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: November 7, 2002
    Inventors: Marc Saelen, Jean-Yves Delattre, Bernard Freycon
  • Publication number: 20020002889
    Abstract: A cutting device is described having a base with an opening with cutting edges, and a flap articulated with respect to the base, the flap having a shape corresponding to the opening and cutting edges corresponding to the cutting edges of the opening. The cutting device is preferably provided as part of a kit for preparing and delivering hemostatic material to a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2001
    Publication date: January 10, 2002
    Inventors: Mark Ashby, Luis R. Urquidi
  • Publication number: 20010037714
    Abstract: An arm configuration used in a scroll saw that allows the two arms to move substantially independently of one another and having a retaining mechanism which isolates one of the arms if one arm becomes disengaged from the saw blade or the saw blade breaks. A speed indicator that allows the user to easily determine the speed of the saw visually. A drive assembly including a pulley system that provides for increased torque and the saw to have a wide range of speeds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 1999
    Publication date: November 8, 2001
    Inventor: XUN LEI
  • Patent number: 6234057
    Abstract: A product for cutting cables with spiral-wound, metallic casings. The product includes a frame having a base portion and a carriage portion pivotally attached to the base portion. The base portion has a receptacle for supporting a cable to be cut. A pair of rip saws are mounted on the carriage portion. Each of the rip saws has a rotating blade positioned for engagement with a cable in the receptacle at an orientation parallel to the longitudinal axis of the receptacle. A crosscut saw is mounted on the carriage portion between the rip saws. The crosscut saw also has a rotating blade positioned for engagement with a cable in the receptacle. This latter blade is oriented perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the receptacle. In use, the carriage portion is manually pivoted toward the base portion to simultaneously engage the blades of the rip and crosscut saws with a cable in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2001
    Inventor: Carl H. Vorpahl
  • Patent number: 6012371
    Abstract: A cutting device including: a support member; a first blade having a linear-shaped cutting edge extending in a lengthwise direction from a first lengthwise end, to a central portion, and to a second lengthwise end of the first blade, the first blade being supported by the support member; and a second blade having a linear-shaped cutting edge extending from a first lengthwise end to a central portion, and to a second lengthwise end of the second blade, the second blade being supported in confrontation with the first blade by the support member, the first blade and the second blade cutting therebetween a sheet-shaped medium by serially contacting each other from the first lengthwise ends to the second lengthwise ends while the second blade presses against the first blade in a thickness direction of the first blade; wherein at least one of the first and second blades has a smaller deformation resistance, with respect to the support member, in its blade thickness direction at its first and second lengthwise ends
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2000
    Assignee: Brother Kyogo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hideo Nishigaki
  • Patent number: 5970685
    Abstract: A cutting mechanism installed in a thermal-shrinking film labeling machine around a cylindrical guide shaft and controlled to cut a tubular thermal-shrinking film being sleeved onto the cylindrical guide shaft, including an annular mounting plate fixedly mounted around the cylindrical guide shaft; a plurality of cutting tool assemblies respectively mounted on the annular mounting plate and equiangularly spaced around the guide shaft, each cutting tool assembly including a rotary tool holder alternatively turned back and forth about an axis within a set angle, a double-edge cutting blade fixedly fastened to the rotary tool holder and turned with it to move over an annular groove around the cylindrical guide shaft in cutting off cut the tubular thermal shrinking film; anddriving means controlled to turn the rotary tool holder of each cutting tool assembly back and forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1999
    Inventor: Fu-Chuan Huang
  • Patent number: 5946997
    Abstract: In accordance with the invention, a plastic stringline cutter apparatus is provided which includes a base, an upright stand, and a faceplate that permanently connects unitary through which a slot with an oval acclivity or syncline is provided which accepts a ratchet paddleblade with a connecting handle that mounts springable, releasable and reversible in a unitary slot. In one embodiment the paddleblade with connecting handle which is manually springable operative has a plurality of incurvate xyresic edges, typically two, one upper and one lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 7, 1999
    Inventor: William B. Nicholson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5775192
    Abstract: A shear type miter cutter has a pivotal blade and four linearly sliding blades. The linearly sliding blades may be manually linearly positioned to preset locations for a particular size or type of stock material. The linearly sliding blades are further linearly adjusted automatically upon rotation of a stock material support fence, to ensure optimum alignment between the pivotal blade and the linearly sliding blades. The automatic adjustment allows an operator to make rapid changes in cut angles for a given stock material, while still yielding finished cut edges of high quality and precise angular orientation. A variety of designs for rapidly manually setting the cutter to specific preset angles and specific stock materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: July 7, 1998
    Assignee: Willard N. Fuecker
    Inventors: Willard N. Fuecker, Peter S. Theisen, John A. Theisen
  • Patent number: 5758557
    Abstract: A wood cutting device for safely and easily cutting wood veneer strips into geometric shapes for use in parquetry with high precision. The device includes a rigid base having a top surface, a blade handle rotationally attached to the top surface of the base, a cutting blade affixed to the blade handle, and a strip guide attached to the top surface of the base. The cutting device preferably also includes a strip stop attached to the top surface of the base. The device may be pre-set or adjusted to a particular configuration for repeatedly cutting identical geometric shapes with high precision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventor: George Moreton
  • Patent number: 5749145
    Abstract: An egg cutter comprising a rectangular base plate which has webs running parallel to a first lateral edge and separated by gaps, the profile of which webs forms an elliptical depression in which to place an egg, and comprising a cutting frame which is pivotable about a second lateral edge, oriented perpendicularly to the first lateral edge, of the base plate and has parallel-tensioned wires aligned with the gaps between the webs, for cutting slices. The technical problem is to provide an egg cutter suitable both for cutting eggs into slices and for cutting them into pieces. A second cutting frame for cutting pieces is pivotable about an axis parallel to the second lateral edge and has cutting wires arranged in the shape of a star, and cross slots are provided in the webs of the base plate to correspond to the cutting wires. FIG. 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1998
    Inventor: Horst Baukloh
  • Patent number: 5647261
    Abstract: An automated sheet cutting device includes a frame, a fixed linearly-shaped blade secured to the frame, and a moveable blade-supporting mechanism also secured to the frame for operably supporting a moveable blade against the fixed blade. In particular, the blade-supporting mechanism includes a swing arm pivotally secured to the frame for movement about a first axis, and further includes a blade holder pivotally secured to the swing arm for movement about a second axis. An actuator connected to the swing arm rotates the blade-supporting mechanism about the first axis, and a spring connected to the blade holder pivots the blade holder about the second axis so that the moveable blade continuously engages the fixed blade. The fixed and moveable blades comprise elongated linearly shaped bars, but are oriented at an angle so that the blades contact along a continuously shifting shearing point as the moveable blade is moved curvilinearly downwardly across the fixed blade with a sweeping motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1997
    Assignee: Bulman Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc K. Wierenga
  • Patent number: 5636558
    Abstract: An apparatus for directing a selected fluid to a movable substrate includes a nozzle connected to a movable support, and a supplying mechanism for providing the fluid to the nozzle at a pressure which provides for a selected fluid flow rate from the nozzle. The supplying mechanism includes a torque conduit section which has a longitudinal torque axis thereof and is configured to absorb torsional energy produced by moving the support. An actuating servo rotates the support to move the cutter nozzle along a selected cutting path, and the actuating servo has a servo axis of rotation which is arranged substantially collinear with the longitudinal axis of the torque tube conduit section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 10, 1997
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald J. Sanders, Michael J. Collom, Mary E. Barker, John H. Hise, Bruce A. Owen
  • Patent number: 5499578
    Abstract: A sausage cutter comprised of a cutting block having two portions. Each of the two portions has an upper surface, a lower surface, an inner surface, and an outer surface. The two portions are hingedly secured together at the lower surface thereof. Each inner surface has a longitudinally oriented concave recess formed therein. When the two portions are closed together each concave recess forms a containment chamber. Each of the two portions has a plurality of transversely oriented slots extending downwardly through the upper surface thereof to a position below the longitudinally oriented concave recess. The two portions serve to contain a sausage within the containment chamber formed by the longitudinally oriented concave recesses as the two portions are closed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Inventor: Patricia K. Payne
  • Patent number: 5479971
    Abstract: A dual action tree cutting apparatus includes a single generally planar blade mounted on a shaft at the forward end of a support frame, with the blade projecting forwardly therefrom. The blade has a cutting edge extending around the entire perimeter, and has two mirror image halves divided by a centerline passing through the shaft. Each blade half cutting edge increases in the distance between the cutting edge and the shaft along the perimeter from a rearward end of the centerline to a forward end of the centerline. A set of cutting teeth are formed on one blade half and oriented to cut a tree when the blade is rotated clockwise, while a second set of cutting teeth are oriented on the second blade half perimeter to cut a tree when the blade is rotated counterclockwise. A sprocket on the shaft is engaged by a pair of drive chains connected to operable cylinders, the cylinders operable to retract and pull one drive train to rotate the blade in each direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Inventor: Lorry L. Marshall
  • Patent number: 5403108
    Abstract: A paper punch for use in combination with either a notebook having a pair of covers and a spine therebetween or with a ruler. The paper punch essentially comprises a punching element of unitary construction and formed of a hard yet resilient plastic material, preferably by injection in a mold. The punching element is formed with a pair of parallel spaced arms resiliently connected to one another at one end and featuring male and female punching members respectively disposed on the arms in operative association with each other. A slit is formed in one of the arms in a plane normal to the punching members and bisecting the female punching member. In a normally inoperative position, the male punching member is partially disposed within its cooperative female member in close proximity to the slit, and in an operative position, the male punching member is fully disposed within its cooperative female member, traversing the slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 4, 1995
    Assignee: Clix Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert G. Karlis
  • Patent number: 5375307
    Abstract: A cut-off (10) for severing an elongate hollow form member comprises a die (11) having a pair of spaced blades (22), the hollow form member being supported on the upper surface of the die (11), the upper surface of each blade (22) being shaped so that they are contiguous with the lower surface of the hollow form member, a punch (12) having a pointed substantially triangular shaped blade (28), punch (12) above the die (11), controlling the punch (12) such that it moves towards the die (11), and controlling the descent of the punch (12) such that the punch (12) impacts the upper surface of the hollow form member with sufficient force to pierce and cut the upper surface of the hollow form member. A cap fitting apparatus is provided for fitting end caps to each end of the severed hollow form member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Vergola International Pty, Ltd.
    Inventor: Anthony L. Rossiter
  • Patent number: 5315905
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for shaping a solid antiperspirant stick composition. The antiperspirant composition is produced in a generally cylindrical form having an oval or elliptical cross-section and the method and apparatus disclosed herein form the exposed end of the stick into a domed shape. A shaping mechanism comprises three shaped and heated cutting edges, each of which is arcuately oscillated with respect to the end of the stick within the plane of the major axis of the oval or ellipse. One pre-cut cutting edge is oscillated in one direction and makes a cut partially into one side of the exposed end of the stick. Rough cut and finish cut cutting edges are then arcuately passed through the end of the stick in the opposite direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 31, 1994
    Assignee: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
    Inventor: Jiva R. Karavadra
  • Patent number: 5174351
    Abstract: An ending apparatus for positioning elongate objects comprising, in combination, object singulating equipment for separating a plurality of elongate objects in an inlet area into single objects while moving the objects in a first direction to an outlet area, and object support rollers intermediate the inlet and outlet area for supporting a separated, single elongate object. The object support rollers are adapted to move the elongate object in a second direction toward a reference surface independently of the object's movement in the first direction on the singulating device. The reference surface stops movement of the elongate object to establish a pre-determined position for the elongate object. Establishing the position of the object permits more efficient handling during further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 29, 1992
    Assignee: Fabricating and Engineering (Prince George) Ltd.
    Inventors: Bruno Lindenblatt, Gary Larsen
  • Patent number: 5052258
    Abstract: A cutter for repeatedly cutting identical size pieces from a larger sheet of a semi-brittle and semi-rigid material includes an outer jaw affixed to a base and an inner jaw affixed to an arm that is resiliently connected to the base. The upper jaw includes a non-planar cutting edge that initiates the cut simultaneously at two locations located respectively on the right and left sides of the inner jaw and approximately midway between the front and rear of the inner jaw so as to produce a progressive scissors-like cutting action that proceeds simultaneously both forwardly and rearwardly from the aforesaid two locations and continues along the desired path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: Theodore K. Hunter