With Simple Rectilinear Reciprocating Motion Only Patents (Class 83/613)
  • Patent number: 9765818
    Abstract: A modular plain bearing is provided. The modular plain bearing includes a first end portion having a terminal edge with a plurality of first fingers and a second end portion having a terminal edge with a plurality of second fingers. The plurality of fingers cooperatively engage to provide a snap fit connection between the parts. For longer plain bearings, a bearing extender is provided. The bearing extender includes at least a first connector having a plurality of first connector fingers. The bearing extender may include either a second connector opposite the first connector having a plurality of second connector fingers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: GGB, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernd Astner, Andreas Keilbach, Herbert Sautter, Adrian John Hardgrave
  • Publication number: 20150114198
    Abstract: A device for cutting panels of a type constituted by two parallel films (21A, 21B) between which a reticular layer (22) is solidly interposed comprising an operating unit (4), mobile along axes X, Y, Z, which operating unit (4) rotatably supports a shaft (3) which is oscillating with respect to the axis ?, with the lower end (3A) of the shaft being bent with respect to the oscillating axis ? thereof; vibrating means (5) borne by the lower end (3A); a blade (2) keyed on the output spindle (5A) of the vibrating means (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Giuseppe Gallucci
  • Patent number: 9016181
    Abstract: A polymer clay slicer having a base which supports a platform positionally adjustable in relation to a blade carrier which operates to engage a blade with an amount of polymer clay located on the platform to generate polymer clay slices having a desired thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Polymer Clay Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Carol Lynne Simmons, Craig Allen Brodahl
  • Publication number: 20150096416
    Abstract: A cover kit for a portable electronic device includes a cover unit and a stamp unit. The cover unit has a transparent panel, a plurality of side boundary walls peripherally extended from the transparent panel to define a receiving cavity between the transparent panel and the side boundary walls, wherein the receiving cavity is shaped and sized to fitly and detachably receive the portable electronic device. The stamp unit is adapted for cutting a predetermined printed material to form an aesthetic pattern sheet, wherein the aesthetic pattern sheet has a predetermined aesthetic pattern formed thereon, and is adapted for accommodating on the receiving cavity in such a manner that the aesthetic pattern is capable of being observed from the transparent panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Kidakarn
  • Publication number: 20150075345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for cutting vegetables of different sizes and densities in a quick, safe and efficient manner The apparatus embodied herein provides an automated cutting process requiring only one operator who need not apply any physical exertion during the cutting process, and need not place his or her hands in the vicinity of the blade, as is necessary in conventional cutting methods using saws, guillotines and the like. The speed of the cutting blade bearing down on the vegetable is adjustable by varying the air pressure to a cylinder which actuates movement of the blade. This is advantageous in that the speed of the blade can be changed to suit particular sizes and densities of vegetable. The use of pneumatics further provides an extremely swift blade motion which reduces the likelihood of bruising to the vegetable as well as inaccurate portioning. Furthermore, when using such equipment, the quality of the cut will not be impaired over significant periods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno Romeo, Nazzarena Romeo
  • Publication number: 20150040734
    Abstract: A powered stem-cutting apparatus includes a top plate having a hole positioned therein. An actuation device is positioned proximate to the top plate, wherein the actuation device is activated by an activation device to move an actuator. A blade is connected to the actuator, wherein the blade is movable along a cutting path, wherein the cutting path intersects an axis of the hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Paul A. Harris
  • Publication number: 20150033923
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for cutting an original product includes a platform, a base, a cutting device, and a first driving device. The original product includes a stub bar and optical lenses connected to the stub bar. The base is fixed to the platform. The cutting device is mounted on the base. The cutting device includes at least one group of cutter. Two cutters in each group of the cutter are aligned with each other and are apart from each other. The first driving device is fixed to the platform. The first driving device is configured to drive the two cutters in each group to move closer to each other or to move away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: CHANG-WEI KUO
  • Patent number: 8910548
    Abstract: A finishing apparatus for ductwork having a duct body with at least one open end. The finishing apparatus includes an operation platform for selectively supporting the ductwork and a first wrapping mechanism integrated with the operation platform, the first wrapping mechanism including a first dispenser for dispensing a first film. The finishing apparatus further includes a first cutting mechanism integrated with the first wrapping mechanism. In operation, the first wrapping mechanism selectively dispenses the first film adjacent to and against the open end of the ductwork as the ductwork is moved a predetermined distance down the operation platform. The first cutting mechanism selectively cutting the first film after the ductwork has moved the predetermined distance down the operation platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mestek Machinery, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael C. Borwig
  • Publication number: 20140311313
    Abstract: A device includes a bearing assembly, a supporting assembly, a cutting assembly, a rotation pole, and a transmitting assembly. The supporting assembly includes a driving pole rotatably supported on the bearing assembly and a pair of guiding rails positioned on the bearing assembly. The cutting assembly screws on the driving pole and is slidably supported on the guiding rails. The cutting assembly includes a cutter protruding from the top plate. The rotation pole is rotatably positioned on the bearing assembly and is configured for supporting a lens module. The transmitting assembly drives the rotation pole and the driving pole to rotate. The driving pole drives the cutting assembly to move and the rotation pole to rotate, the cutter cuts the lens module during moving along the driving pole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHIH-HAO CHU
  • Publication number: 20140230625
    Abstract: Referring to FIG. (1), a sawmill has a pair of spaced end frames (1), (2), (4), a support beam (17) spanning the end frames and a saw carriage (56) moveable along the beam to carry a saw towards one end frame and then towards the other end frame. Each end frame has a ground engaging cross bar (1), a movable horizontal member (2) mounted on the cross bar (1) and an upright post (4). For each end frame the horizontal member (2) can run along the cross bar (1) to move the post (4) and consequently the beam (17) in adjustable increments towards one side of the sawmill and then towards the other side of the sawmill. The posts (4) support the beam (17) in a vertically adjustable elevated disposition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Carl James Peterson, Karl Jacob Peterson
  • Patent number: 8783149
    Abstract: A tool and a method are disclosed for cutting coils in a dynamoelectric machine. In an embodiment, the tool includes a blade having a cutting edge on a distal end thereof. The blade is operably connected on a proximal end thereof to a double acting hydraulic cylinder. The tool further includes at least one guide arm coupled to and extending longitudinally in a distal direction from the double acting hydraulic cylinder, wherein the at least one guide arm is disposed alongside the blade and extends parallel to a path of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Syed Wajahat Ali, John Matthew Sassatelli, Andrew John Tomko
  • Publication number: 20140200548
    Abstract: Apparatuses for grinding or cutting surgical foam are disclosed herein. Kits for grinding or cutting surgical foam are disclosed herein. Methods of grinding surgical foam with a plurality of teeth are disclosed herein. Methods of cutting surgical foam are disclosed herein. Methods of embolizing with ground or cut surgical foam are disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Lampropoulos, Gregory R. McArthur
  • Patent number: 8770077
    Abstract: A punch press device has a lift that can move up and down with respect to a workpiece and a punch that is supported by the lift and can move up and down with respect to the lift. Further, the punch press device has a switching member that reciprocates between a position where the punch is constrained so that it moves down together with the lift and a position where the punch is released so that it moves up with respect to the lift. The punch press device has two electromagnetic solenoids for reciprocating the switching member. The first electromagnetic solenoid moves the switching member in a first direction, and the second electromagnetic solenoid moves the switching member in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Hirata
  • Patent number: 8763503
    Abstract: Personal cutting devices in the form of hand held punches for producing jewelry display cards include two aligned templates having identical patterns of apertures and being securely mounted in a frame such that a space between the templates accommodates a piece of cardstock. There is a spring biased movable member having elongate cutting elements designed to pass through the apertures in both templates, and an activation lever on which indicia is printed to show the aperture patterns produced by the punches. A housing protects the mechanism. Each punch is specifically designed to produce a display card that can hold and display a single article of jewelry such as a pair of earrings, a necklace or a brooch. The punches vary in size according to the template patterns. The punches enable the jewelry designer to use any card stock, including a business card, to display an article of jewelry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Aleathia G. Hunter
  • Publication number: 20140109745
    Abstract: In general terms, the present invention includes a slicing apparatus for vegetables powered by a pneumatic actuator. The present invention includes a slicing apparatus comprising: (a) a base portion defining a slicing area; (b) an actuator support portion, the actuator support portion adapted to be releasably connected to the base portion; and (c) an actuator, attached to the actuator support portion, the actuator comprising a drive rod and push block, the push block releasably connected to the drive rod; and (d) a slicing blade portion attached to the base portion and disposed such that the drive rod urges the push block toward the slicing blade portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: D & T Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Davis, Christopher T. Troyer
  • Publication number: 20140106118
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cutter frame including a plurality of cutters for cutting one or more kinds of rectangular unit pieces having a relatively small size from a rectangular base material at a predetermined inclination, the cutters being mounted or formed in the cutter frame such that the cutters correspond to the rectangular unit pieces, two of the rectangular unit pieces being arranged mainly in the inclination direction such that the rectangular unit pieces are in contact with each other at one side of each rectangular unit piece, wherein, on the assumption that imaginary vertex coordinates of a leftmost end are (Ax, Ay), and imaginary vertex coordinates of a rightmost end are (Bx, By), when the rectangular unit pieces coincide with each other at a left or right side of each rectangular unit piece, vertex coordinates (B?x, B?y) of the rightmost end are greater than the imaginary vertex coordinates (Bx, By) of the rightmost end based on the imaginary vertex coordinates (Ax, Ay) of the leftmost end in an ar
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hokyung Lee, SoonKi Heo, Jaein Choi
  • Patent number: 8683900
    Abstract: A torch guide device for cutting target material is presented, the torch guide device including a torch cradle assembly coupled to a rail assembly. The torch cradle assembly is configured for holding a torch to align a torch tip of the torch to the target material. The torch cradle assembly is movable along the rail assembly for cutting the target material along a cutting path. The connector member couples the torch cradle assembly to the rail assembly. The connector member comprises a pivot for pivoting the torch cradle assembly relative to the rail assembly. The torch cradle assembly, in a first position, pivots about the pivot to engage at least a portion of the rail assembly to establish an orientation of the torch tip relative to the target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Netta Jewell Hurt, Mitchell Loyd Hurt
  • Publication number: 20140053702
    Abstract: A device for cutting a ribbon made of paper, plastics or similar material, comprising a blade (8) connected to actuation means which are adapted to give the blade (8) a motion toward the ribbon (11), the blade comprising a component parallel to the surface of the ribbon (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: P.E. LABELLERS S.P.A.
    Inventor: MARIO BALLAROTTI
  • Patent number: 8616105
    Abstract: A slicing apparatus for vegetables includes a slicing apparatus with a base portion, a slicing area, an actuator support portion adapted to be releasably connected to the base portion; and an actuator, attached to the actuator support portion comprising a drive rod and a slicing blade portion. Another embodiment includes a mounting plate having a base-mounting surface and a wall-mounting surface, the base-mounting surface adapted to be removably attached to the base portion, and the wall-mounting surface adapted to be permanently attached to a vertical wall surface, the base-mounting surface and the wall-mounting surface being arranged at an angle to one another such that the drive rod is maintained at an angle to the vertical wall surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: D & T Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Davis, Christopher T. Troyer
  • Patent number: 8601927
    Abstract: A device for ultrasonic machining includes a sonotrode for machining material. Further, the device for ultrasonic machining includes an armature for connecting the device to a machine tool in a releasably magnetic manner. In an embodiment, the device further includes a transducer which is connectable to a power supply at the machine tool to receive electrical energy and is connected to the sonotrode for introducing mechanical vibrations into the sonotrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Geiss AG
    Inventor: Manfred Geiss
  • Patent number: 8584565
    Abstract: This document provides devices and methods for processing elongate generally cylindrical food products. For example, this document provides devices and methods for longitudinally cutting sausages, and the sausage designs as cut thereby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventor: Edward W. Hortelius
  • Publication number: 20130247731
    Abstract: Provided is a medicine cutting device capable of cutting an accommodated medicine into halves and discharging the cut medicines. A medicine cutting device for cutting and discharging medicines while moving one pill at a time includes: a first member disposed in parallel to a direction in which a medicine is supplied; and a second member facing the first member, wherein the medicine is disposed between the first member and the second member. The medicine is cut while the second member reciprocates with respect to the fixed first member, or the first member reciprocates with respect to the fixed second member, or the first member and the second member simultaneously reciprocate in a mutually proximal or distal direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Inventor: Jun Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8485080
    Abstract: A cutting unit (1) for cutting sheet material (13), the cutting unit comprising a sheet support (2) and at least one roll cutting device (4) associated with a sheet support (2), the roll cutting device comprising a support rail (5), at which a cutting carriage (6) is movably supported, the cutting carriage comprising a blade support (20), which is rotatably supported about an axis parallel to the support rail (5) and rotatable by hand, and at which blade support at least two disk blades (36, 37, 38) are supported freely rotatable about blade axes. The support rail has two support bars (56, 57) and the blade support has at least two support grooves (45, 46, 47). The two support bars engage the two support grooves to lock one of the at least two disk blades in a cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Monolith GmbH
    Inventor: Bernd Loibl
  • Publication number: 20130174706
    Abstract: A saw attachment mechanism includes at least one guide roller configured for releasable engagement with a track, a guide roller shaft and a guide roller pivot, each coupled to the guide roller, at least one pushrod configured for engagement with the guide roller shaft, and a cam shaft coupled to a handle. The guide roller can rotate around a guide roller axle. The guide roller pivot is coupled to the one guide roller to allow rotation of the guide roller and guide roller shaft toward and away from an engaged configuration. The pushrod can engage the guide roller shaft at a first end and the cam shaft at a second end. As the cam shaft is rotated, the pushrod slides to engage the guide roller shaft, to swing the guide roller shaft into an engaged position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: HUSAVARNA AB
    Inventor: Anders Lindqvist
  • Patent number: 8479626
    Abstract: An apparatus to hold, store and cut extra wide rolled materials includes a long rectangular enclosure having a guided cutter and is capable of holding one (1) or more rolls of sheet materials for cutting to an exact length. During cutting, the rolled material is pulled out and placed over a cutting platform that runs along the length of the enclosure. A circular cutting blade being smoothly guided along a slot which extends along a length of the apparatus cuts the material. Additional storage compartments are provided which may be affixed to outer end portions of the apparatus to hold small associated items such as tape, thread, writing instruments, craft items, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Richard G. Winkler
  • Patent number: 8464619
    Abstract: A dissecting device and dissecting system. The dissecting device comprises at least one knife, preferably a punch or stamper, a first and second moveable stage, and at least one receiving plate. The dissecting system further comprises a controller and optionally an imaging component or plate feeding component. In addition, methods of using the device and system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Inventor: John Welsh
  • Patent number: 8443705
    Abstract: An optical fiber cutting device is configured so that a disk-like blade member is moved in a state, in which the blade member is pushed against a glass fiber part of an optical fiber, to form a flaw on a surface of the glass fiber part. The blade member is turned by a feed roller in synchronization with a movement operation of the blade member that rotates by a contact friction force generated when the blade member is put into contact with a contact member fixedly provided halfway a movement path of the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Honma
  • Publication number: 20130104711
    Abstract: A punching device includes a worktable, a rotatable base, a puncher and a punching member. The worktable includes a loading plate, a planar plate, and a plurality of supporting rods. The plurality of supporting rods interconnects the loading plate and the planar plate, the loading plate defines a blanking hole thereof, the planar plate defines a guiding hole thereof. The rotatable base partially is received in the guiding hole and defines a first surface facing the blanking hole and a blind hole thereon, the rotatable base is capable of rotating about and moving along an axis of the blind hole. The puncher is fixed in the blind hole. The punching member includes a punching portion and defines a sleeving hole thereof. The punching member is sleeved on the puncher via the sleeving hole. The present disclosure further discloses a punching method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: CHENG-SHIUN WU
  • Patent number: 8430008
    Abstract: A studio tool for working stock includes an upper housing, a lower housing, a viewfinder, a viewfinder cover, an alignment tool, and a pressure column. The upper housing and the lower housing are slidably connected so as to at least partially contain the alignment tool and pressure column. A main spring and lower springs may be used to bias the column blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Inventors: Tricia Anne Barrett, Brian Hamilton Fogg
  • Patent number: 8402870
    Abstract: A reconfigurable flying cutting, notching and shaping machine operates upon a workpiece traveling along a generally linear axis of motion. The machine supports one or more flying tools upon one or more splined shafts and provides bearings for travel along a splined shaft in a direction of movement parallel to the direction of work travel. Rotation of the splined shaft is coupled through a double-acting cam to move one or more flying cutting tools transversely to the splined shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventor: Michael S. Marquette
  • Patent number: 8393255
    Abstract: The dispenser assembly is for opening a pouch or packet structure. The dispenser assembly includes a container structure having an interior cavity. The cavity has a sufficient dimension such that the packet structure may be stored therein. The dispenser assembly includes a cutter for severing the pouch or packet structure. The cutter is secured to or removably stored in the container. The cutter may be constituted by a slider structure, guillotine cutter, or U-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Richard C. Fuisz, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Publication number: 20130019732
    Abstract: An electrode plate manufacturing apparatus of the present invention includes an original plate support portion that supports an original plate of an electrode plate coated with an electrode active material, a first cutting blade that forms a linear first cutting portion in the original plate, a first support substrate, which is arranged to face the original plate support portion, having the first cutting blade fixed thereto, a second cutting blade that forms a linear second cutting portion in the original plate, a second support substrate which is arranged to face the original plate support portion, having the second cutting blade fixed thereto, and a driving portion that drives the first and second support substrates, wherein, when the first support substrate is driven by the driving portion, the first cutting portion is formed by the first cutting blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Yotsumoto
  • Publication number: 20130014622
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus configured to hold an elongate element, such as a ribbon, in a desired orientation as the elongate element is cut into two sections. A cutting element of such a cutting apparatus may be confined to a single orientation relative to that of the elongate element, reducing or eliminating the likelihood of misalignment between the cutting element and the elongate element immediately before the elongate element is cut. In some embodiments, the cutting apparatus, or even its cutting element, may be configured to seal the newly cut ends of the elongate element. Methods for cutting and or sealing elongate elements, such as ribbons, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Imaginisce, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffery S. Durham
  • Publication number: 20120291606
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting off concrete, wooden, and/or metal piles, casing, conductor pipe and other metal tubulars, uses a metal frame and a metal blade linearly moveable within the frame, the blade being hydraulically and/or pneumatically driven to puncture and then slice and split through the metal being cut off, the cutting surface of the blade having a removable, centralized puncture point located essentially at the projected intersection between two concave cutting surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: John J. Khoury, Leon David Ortemond, SR., Diana Lynn Romero Ortemond, Gunther von Gynz-Rekowski
  • Patent number: 8291803
    Abstract: An optical fiber cutting device is configured so that a disk-like blade member is moved in a state, in which the blade member is pushed against a glass fiber part of an optical fiber, to form a flaw on a surface of the glass fiber part. The blade member is turned by a feed roller in synchronization with a movement operation of the blade member that rotates by a contact friction force generated when the blade member is put into contact with a contact member fixedly provided halfway a movement path of the blade member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiko Honma
  • Publication number: 20120260783
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw including a housing and a reciprocating shaft supported within the housing. The reciprocating shaft has a longitudinal axis and a first end and a second end opposite the first end. A cutting blade is provided at the first end of the reciprocating shaft. A drive mechanism provided at a second end of the reciprocating shaft is configured to drive the reciprocating shaft in a substantially reciprocating motion relative to the housing while at the same time allowing the reciprocating shaft to substantially rotate about the longitudinal axis of the reciprocating shaft independent of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Doumani
  • Publication number: 20120240742
    Abstract: A dispenser for sachets comprising a container for sachets, having a slot opening communicating with an internal cavity such that a sachet may be inserted into the slot into the cavity, with an abutment surface within the cavity to limit the distance the sachet may extend into the cavity, and a cutter located within the cavity to cut the sachet, preferably on a withdrawal movement so the sachet is in tension. In another embodiment the dispenser dispenses sachets along a dispensing path and a cutter is located in the dispensing path to intercept and cut the sachet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Gregor John McLennan ANDERSON, Andrew Kelly, Simon Ritchie, David Robinson
  • Publication number: 20120234150
    Abstract: A Tool and method for making controlled cuts using a templete cutting guide to facilitate the registration and cutting of a workpiece including, an elongated body portion having a top face and a bottom face separated by a thickness, a cutting guide slot sized to receive a cutting blade and extending through the thickness of the elongated body which may include guide lines with equidistant spacing, additionally the cutting guide may utilize push pins or fasteners to secure the cutting guide to the workpiece. The purpose of this cutting guide is to allow the user the means of achieving professional results at a lower cost and with less time and effort when executing precise cuts in material such as mat board using a standard utility knife and the cutting guide of this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Joseph John Holtgreive
  • Publication number: 20120222526
    Abstract: An apparatus for driving an object is provided, having a cutting blade for slicing food products. The apparatus includes an electric drive motor that is configured to drive the object to make rotational movements about an axis, and to make axial movements generally parallel to the axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: G√ľnther Weber
  • Patent number: 8245405
    Abstract: A tool and method for accurately and efficiently cutting through a jacket of a fiber optic cable at a break-out location. The tool securely holds the fiber optic cable and accurately controls the depth and length of cut(s). In addition, the tool accurately positions the cut(s) both in relation to the fiber optic cable and in relation to other cuts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu Lu, Mark D. Narum, Paul Suek, Scott Carlson, Bernard Dietzler, Erik Gronvall
  • Publication number: 20120180612
    Abstract: A hand operated slicer incorporates a housing, a base, and a reciprocating blade assembly. The housing has a top, opposing lateral sides, a food retaining chamber, and a passageway extending therethrough between the lateral sides and aligned with a cutting plane. The base is coupled to the housing and configured to prevent the housing from moving during typical operation. The reciprocating blade assembly is slidably engaged with the passageway on the housing, and carries a blade that moves through or adjacent the food retaining chamber as the assembly reciprocates, to slice a food item in the chamber. The blade assembly can be adjustable to change the thickness of the slice, and can be convertible to create French fries, make julienne cuts or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: CHEF'N CORPORATION
    Inventors: David A. Holcomb, Adam A. Jossem
  • Patent number: 8132490
    Abstract: A rotary trimmer for cutting and/or trimming paper and related sheet material is disclosed. The rotary trimmer comprises a trimmer housing having: (i) a first end portion; (ii) a second end portion; and (iii) a cutting platform having: (a) a first platform; (b) a second platform; and (c) a base platform. The first and the second platforms are pivotably connected at least indirectly to (1) the base platform; and/or (2) the first and the second end portions. The rotary trimmer further includes a blade carriage guide disposed between the first and the second end portions and a blade carriage having one or more cutting blades, and slidably mounted to the blade carriage guide wherein the blade carriage can slide along the blade carriage guide to cut and/or trim a sheet or sheet-like material positioned on the cutting platform. A method of using a rotary trimmer is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Acme United Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. Peterson, P. Y. Gu, Javier Verdura
  • Patent number: 8047113
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for a solution that permits a carpenter to make exact, on-the-spot time-efficient cross-cuts of their boards while holding the board in one-hand and the circular saw in the other hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Chris D. Nilsen
  • Publication number: 20110252933
    Abstract: A set of burst cutting dies is provided and includes an upper die plate and a lower die plate. The set of burst cutting dies can be mounted within a flat die press to form a burst cutting die press. The upper die plate can have a working surface having a substantially uniform minimum thickness defining a recessed surface across a majority of the area of the working surface. A plurality of workpiece manipulating features can extend from the recessed surface to defile areas of the working surface having thicknesses that are greater than the uniform minimum thickness. The lower die plate can have a working surface having a substantially uniform maximum thickness defining a contact surface across a majority of the area of the working surface. A plurality of workpiece manipulating features can be recessed from the contact surface to define areas of the working surface having thicknesses that are less than the maximum thickness. A method of burst cutting using the burst cutting die press is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: ATLAS DIE, LLC
    Inventor: Sean TALKINGTON
  • Publication number: 20110252938
    Abstract: A punch press device has a lift that can move up and down with respect to a workpiece and a punch that is supported by the lift and can move up and down with respect to the lift. Further, the punch press device has a switching member that reciprocates between a position where the punch is constrained so that it moves down together with the lift and a position where the punch is released so that it moves up with respect to the lift. The punch press device has two electromagnetic solenoids for reciprocating the switching member. The first electromagnetic solenoid moves the switching member in a first direction, and the second electromagnetic solenoid moves the switching member in a second direction opposite to the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazuyuki HIRATA
  • Patent number: 8020478
    Abstract: A window shade cutting apparatus includes a hollow frame which has a base, a front wall, a rear wall and a plurality of side walls to hold a shade guiding assembly, a cutter assembly located above the shade guiding assembly and coupled therewith, a clipping assembly located at one side of the base and a shade measuring assembly located at another side of the base. The cutter assembly has a transmission screw bar to drive a first toggle lever set and a second toggle lever set at two opposite sides to move a cutter vertically up and down to cut off a window shade easily with less effort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Inventor: Li-Ming Cheng
  • Publication number: 20110197426
    Abstract: An appliance for sealing elastic hoses with a sleeve, which is plastically deformable and slipped onto the hose, has two jaws which are movable towards and away from each other. One jaw has two straight bars which project towards the other jaw and extend transversely of the sleeve to make two transverse indentations in the sleeve and the hose when the jaws are moving towards each other. The same jaw has a cutting edge which projects towards the other jaw and is directed transversely of the sleeve, the cutting edge making a substantially transverse cutting indication in the sleeve and the hose when the jaws are moving towards each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: MILLIPORE AB
    Inventor: Nils Arthun
  • Publication number: 20110174124
    Abstract: A bagel slicing apparatus comprising providing a housing having a plurality of cutting blades, with the cutting blades moving linearly and reciprocally to slice a bagel into a plurality of bagel chips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: Oliver Packaging and Equipment Company
    Inventors: John Kortman, Scott Teliczan
  • Patent number: 7976001
    Abstract: A sheet stack cutter cuts sheet stacks by means of a moving cutter edge and a stationary cutter edge disposed upward and downward along a predetermined cutting-plane line. The sheet stack cutter includes a sheet loading table for supporting the sheet stack, a press device for pressing and holding the sheet stack on the sheet loading table, a moving cutter edge disposed in up and down cutting directions for cutting the sheet stack on the sheet loading table along the cutting-plane line, a stationary cutter edge disposed to the side of the sheet loading table for pressing the moving cutter edge to cut the sheet stack, and an apparatus frame furnished with the press device and the moving cutter edge. A drive device moves the moving cutter edge in up and down cutting directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Ltd.
    Inventors: Susumu Ishii, Hiroshi Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 7975362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing device for covers (20), wherein processing stations are embodied as individual processing stations (47) provided with, respectively, one tool for one cover. Several of said stations work in parallel for the simultaneous processing of several covers. If need be, stations can also be used wherein several tools form groups which are functionally separate from each other. As a result, the processing precision and production speed of the objects can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Soundronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer