Uniplanar Compound Motion Patents (Class 83/646)
  • Patent number: 8839700
    Abstract: A microtome method and apparatus includes a microtome blade configured to oscillate in a direction transverse to a direction of advancing a cut, and a first flexure to support and guide the blade. The first flexure is compliant in the transverse direction while being stiff in the cut direction. A second flexure operatively engaged at one end portion with the first flexure, is stiff in the transverse direction while being compliant in the cut direction. The other end portion of the second flexure is rotatably engaged by an eccentric driven by a rotatable actuator, which oscillates the blade in the transverse direction while effectively isolating non-transverse motion from the blade. The second flexure is configured to move independently of any guides or other stationary objects during oscillation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Tissuevision, Inc.
    Inventors: Shih-Chi Chen, Martin L. Culpepper
  • Publication number: 20130183076
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a cutting blade configured to cut a recording medium; a support unit that supports the cutting blade to be movable in an inclined direction with respect to a surface of the recording medium such that the cutting blade is moved toward the recording medium while moving in a width direction of the recording medium; and a movable unit that causes the cutting blade supported by the support unit to be moved in the inclined direction to cut the recording medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Fujitsu Component Limited
    Inventor: Fujitsu Component Limited
  • Patent number: 8479629
    Abstract: A paper cutter includes a base having a stationary blade; a fixing seat fixed to the base adjacent to one end of the stationary blade and having a connecting portion extending upward from the base, wherein the connecting portion is atop, peripherally formed with a plurality of teeth, and is formed centrally with a through hole for allowing a shaft to pass therethrough; a connecting element having a rotatory portion that is formed with a slot for allowing the shaft to pass therethrough and being atop provided with recesses for receiving the teeth; and a movable blade having a lower edge formed as a curved edge and having a front end fixed to the rotatory portion. Thereby, when the movable blade is pushed downward, the connecting element is driven to rotate and move along the teeth while approaching and sliding with respect to the stationary blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Inventor: Tung-Lung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20130133499
    Abstract: In a_device for processing flat products using a processing tool which processes the product between the tool and a counter-tool, the processing tool is supported by an ultrasonic sonotrode. The processing tool performs a processing movement together with an ultrasonic sonotrode, wherein the processing movement results in a partial separation of the flat product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PANTEC AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Rohrer, Claus Lautz, Hans Peter
  • Publication number: 20120097006
    Abstract: A device for chip-producing machining of work pieces in the form of pipes and rods, using the whirling method, has a whirling unit that has a housing, on which an accommodation for a whirling tool with teeth on the inside is mounted so as to rotate, and connected with an electromagnetic rotational direct drive. The drive has a ring-shaped stator attached to the housing and having an essentially C-shaped cross-section, and a rotor configured in the form of a ring-shaped hollow shaft having a T-shaped cross-section and provided with permanent magnets. The rotor is connected with the accommodation and is mounted on the outside of the C-shaped cross-section of the stator on its free shanks on both sides of the circumferential gap. The stator has a winding for generation of an electromagnetic field disposed between the free shanks and the closed rear wall of the C-shaped cross-section of the stator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Joerg Braun
  • Publication number: 20120097005
    Abstract: A whirling cutting device for use in flying saws has a tool accommodation and a ring-shaped whirling tool accommodated by it. The ring-shaped whirling tool is formed from at least two ring segments that have a positioning device on their side facing the tool accommodation. The positioning device on the ring segments corresponds with a positioning device disposed on the tool accommodation, thereby achieving centered placement of the ring segments relative to one another, as well as centering of the whirling tool in the tool accommodation. The positioning device can be in the form of an arc-shaped groove or ridge forming a circular segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Hans-Joerg Braun
  • Publication number: 20120073414
    Abstract: An ultrasonic system and method for cutting soft material has an ultrasonic transducer that vibrates axially at least one horn blade having a serrated edge so that when the horn blade is moved into the food product being cut, it is vibrating in a direction in and out of the food product to make a plunge cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
    Inventor: Arthur Summo
  • Patent number: 8109184
    Abstract: The method and device for cutting fresh tissue slices utilizes a vibrating microtome. The vibrating microtome uses a cutting blade that vibrates in a horizontal direction. The microtome has a base, a specimen holder attached to the base, and a diagonal slide carriage and support arm that are supported on the base for movement diagonally with respect to the specimen holder. A vibrating blade support is located on the support arm and moves horizontally with respect to the specimen holder. A cutting blade is mounted on the vibrating blade support and moves in a compound diagonal and vibrating motion with respect to the specimen holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Jian-Qiang Kong, George Y Kong
  • Publication number: 20110303067
    Abstract: A paper cutter includes a base having a stationary blade; a fixing seat fixed to the base adjacent to one end of the stationary blade and having a connecting portion extending upward from the base, wherein the connecting portion is atop, peripherally formed with a plurality of teeth, and is formed centrally with a through hole for allowing a shaft to pass therethrough; a connecting element having a rotatory portion that is formed with a slot for allowing the shaft to pass therethrough and being atop provided with recesses for receiving the teeth; and a movable blade having a lower edge formed as a curved edge and having a front end fixed to the rotatory portion. Thereby, when the movable blade is pushed downward, the connecting element is driven to rotate and move along the teeth while approaching and sliding with respect to the stationary blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventor: Tung-Lung Chiang
  • Publication number: 20110197734
    Abstract: A device for chip-producing machining of work pieces in the form of pipes and rods, using the whirling method has a whirling unit with a housing, on which an accommodation for a whirling tool with teeth on the inside is mounted so as to rotate. An electromagnetic rotational direct drive has a ring-shaped stator attached to the housing with an essentially U-shaped cross-section, and a rotor configured in the form of a ring-shaped crosspiece provided with permanent magnets, formed onto the accommodation. The rotor is mounted within the U-shaped cross-section of the stator, on the housing side. The stator has a winding for generation of an electromagnetic field, on its inside shank of its U-shaped cross-section that lies opposite the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Braun, Klaus-Dieter Martin
  • Patent number: 7984667
    Abstract: A pizza cutting apparatus and portions of the apparatus, and methods of forming the apparatus and of disassembly. The apparatus includes a simple frame assembly made from sheet metal, an actuator assembly and a cutting assembly. The cutting assembly includes a central hub, a number of attached blade and guard combinations, a shaft with a flange and an elastic band. Each blade includes two spaced apart openings, one to receive the flange and the other to be engaged by the band so as to restrain the blades mounted in the hub. Each guard includes perforations for easy gripping by an operator. A blade is removed by having the operator safely grip each guard to stretch the band so as to disengage the blade from the flange and then return and rotate the blade to disengage the blade from the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Quantum Technical Services Inc.
    Inventor: Mark J. Freudinger
  • Publication number: 20110107883
    Abstract: A device for cutting tubular and rod-shaped work pieces using the whirling method includes a whirling unit on which a holder mounted so as to rotate, connected with a drive, for a saw blade having internal teeth is disposed. The holder and saw blade are provided with corresponding reference mechanisms for fixation of the saw blade in a defined position. The device also includes a mechanism for automatic replacement of the saw blade. A saw blade having internal teeth is also provided for use in this device. The saw blade has at least two indexing bores and at least two gripping openings, which are disposed offset relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: REIKA GMBH & CO.KG
    Inventors: Hans-Joerg Braun, Klaus-Dieter Martin
  • Patent number: 7886643
    Abstract: A sheet cutting apparatus includes: a cutting blade for cutting an edge of a sheet bundle conveyed to a cutting position of the sheet bundle; a cutting blade moving section for moving obliquely the cutting blade with respect to a sheet surface of the sheet bundle; a fixed supporting table for supporting the sheet bundle in a vicinity of the cutting position; a blade receiving member for pressing the sheet bundle and receiving the cutting blade in the vicinity of the cutting position; and a blade receiving member moving section for ascending or descending the blade receiving member. A center position of a load application action of the blade receiving member by the blade receiving member moving section, is set to a position upstream of the sheet cutting position in a conveying direction of the sheet bundle, and in the vicinity of the sheet cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Toshio Shida, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20100212470
    Abstract: A disklike cutting tool (10) comprises a disklike cutting blade (12) having a circular hole (11) in the center, an annular supporting plate (19) arranged on the surface on each side of the blade (12) coaxially therewith and supporting/fixing the blade (12) at a position on the inner circumferential side of the outer circumferential edge of the blade, and a continuous annular ultrasonic vibrator (14) secured to the surface of the supporting plate (19) coaxially with the blade at a position on the outer circumferential side of the inner circumferential edge of the supporting plate (19). The supporting plate (19) has an ultrasonic reflection plane (16) consisting of the interface with a continuous or discontinuous annular air phase space extending in the thickness direction of the supporting plate (19) at a position on the inner circumferential side of the inner circumferential edge of the ultrasonic vibrator (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ohnishi
  • Publication number: 20100212467
    Abstract: A slide type cutting machine which conducts cutting work of a timber etc. more safely and can be stored compactly. A straight guide device (3) has a slide shaft (33) which moves in a direction orthogonal to the moving direction of a cutting part (4), a first slide holder (31) which guides movement of the slide shaft (33), and a second slide holder (34) which is provided at the lower end of the slide shaft (33) and abuts on the first slide holder (31) to control movement of the slide shaft (33). A linking means (5) has a first link (51) which has its one end connected with the cutting part (4) and the other end connected with the second slide holder (34), and a second link (52) which has its one end connected with the first slide holder (31) and the other end connected with the first link (51).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 18, 2008
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: RYOBI LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Oohama
  • Publication number: 20100175520
    Abstract: Fresh tissue slices can be cut from tissue specimens embedded in a low gel point agarose by the use of a vibrating, sliding-blade microtome. The microtome has a blade which vibrates in a generally horizontal direction and which is supported for movement in a generally diagonal, sliding direction with respect to the tissue specimen. The compound vibrating and sliding motion of the cutting blade of the microtome is very effective in cutting fresh tissue slices that have a slice viability, measured as a ratio of live to dead cells, which is much better than that which has been obtained using conventional vibrating microtomes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventors: Jian-Qiang Kong, George Y. Kong
  • Patent number: 7621736
    Abstract: An apparatus for placing a mold charge into a cavity includes a pair of hubs mounted for rotation around parallel axes, a link connected between the hubs at positions off-center relative to the parallel axes and a blade connected to the link. Rotation of the hubs causes the blade to travel in an elliptical path relative to an extrusion orifice to cut mold charges from the orifice and place the mold charges into cavities passing beneath the blade. The apparatus preferably includes a drive member that simultaneously rotates both of the hubs to drive the blade relative to the extrusion orifice and cavities. The blade preferably includes an arm that extends into a cavity to place a mold charge into the bottom of the cavity for consistent and accurate placement of the mold charges from one cavity to the next.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Rexam Closure Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Mattice, John J. Mallas, David C. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20090165616
    Abstract: A trimmer including a common support frame and first and second cutting units movably mounted on the common support frame. Each respective cutting unit including a unit frame, a cutting strip connected to each respective unit frame, and a knife movably mounted on each respective unit frame for an oblique swing cut against a respective cutting strip. Each respective unit frame absorbing all cutting forces between the knife and the cutting strip during the oblique swing cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Inventor: Horst Rathert
  • Patent number: 7204179
    Abstract: A shear assembly for a roll forming machine which forms a rain gutter. A pair of coplanar blade members separated along a vertical line are caused to first move vertically downwardly, then have their lower ends pivot outwardly and, finally, have their upper ends pivot outwardly. The last motion is accomplished with enhanced mechanical advantage to cut through multiple layers of metal at the upper end of the gutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Englert, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce E. Meyer
  • Patent number: 6997093
    Abstract: In order to selectively reinforce portions of a material web, a cutting and laminating device efficiently produces the required reinforcing strips and then laminates them to the web. In order to efficiently and accurately produce these reinforcing strips, a cross web shear is utilized which is capable of cutting required reinforcing strips from the fairly large web of reinforcing material in an accurate manner. Once cut, a holding and positioning device is capable of grabbing onto the reinforcing strip and appropriately positioning it next to the primary material web. A separate laminator can then attach this reinforcing strip to the web at a desired location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Doboy Inc.
    Inventors: Philip A. Koehler, Steven F. Nagel
  • Publication number: 20040103772
    Abstract: A machine for piercing sheets of material with an adjustable apparatus, acting as a stop to the moveable cutting die thereby varying the amount of the punch pattern cut into a sheet of material being punched. The moveable cutting die is designed with a cutting surface so that the adjustable apparatus can vary the amount and pattern of that die cut by the cutting surface into the sheet of material. A frame holds the adjustable apparatus, the moveable punch cutting die and a hole aligned to the moveable cutting die with the hole allowing motion of the moveable cutting die. A slot in the frame extending partially through the frame accepts and restrains the sheet of the material. A hand actuated assembly activates the moveable cutting die moving the cutting die to where it contacts and cuts the sheet of the material in the slot.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2003
    Publication date: June 3, 2004
    Inventor: Diana Amelia Normington
  • Publication number: 20040099116
    Abstract: In an apparatus for cutting pattern pieces and creating apertures in sheet-type work material a frame has a support surface mounted thereon for carrying at least one layer of the work material. A carriage is coupled to the frame for movement back-and-forth there along a first coordinate direction in response to commands issued from a controller. A cutting head is mounted to the carriage and moves in a second coordinate direction along the carriage approximately perpendicular to the first coordinate direction. A rotary die is coupled to the cutting head and at least one cutting tool is mounted to the rotary die. The cutting tool includes a shaped cutting portion corresponding to the shape of an aperture to be formed in the work material. During operation the rotary die is movable between a working position wherein the cutting tool engages the work material and a non-working position wherein the rotary die is positioned away from the work material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Applicant: Gerber Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Darryl C. Stein
  • Publication number: 20040083866
    Abstract: A method of saw cutting relatively thin walled metal tubing in a relatively burr free fashion by causing the cutter blade to move through a path of travel which maintains an essentially tangential relative motion vector between the saw teeth and the tube wall at the place of engagement during some or all of the movement of the blade center around the tube center. Both ring blade and disc-type saws are disclosed and a two axis displacement system using digitally controlled ball screw actuators is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: John J. Borzym
  • Patent number: 6694850
    Abstract: Cutter for cross cutting of reeled webs comprising a rotary cutting assembly including a blade and a counter blade rotated in synchronism with an advancement assembly of the web. The rotation axes of the blade and of the counter blade are displaceable relative to each other, perpendicularly to the web, and a gear actuator is provided to operate mutual approaching thereof when the blade and the counter blade are placed in a mutually facing angular position for cutting the web. The blade and the counter blade are rotated only at the time of cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Temco SRL
    Inventor: Giacomo Tosatto
  • Patent number: 6561069
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting device for products, in particular for cutting up foodstuffs. A blade driven by a drive shaft so as to rotate is provided which orbits a further drive shaft in a planetary path-like manner on a rotor driven by the further drive shaft. For a compact arrangement it is provided that the one drive shaft is designed as a hollow shaft and that the other drive shaft is guided therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2003
    Assignee: CFS GmbH Kempten
    Inventors: Dieter Krauss, Alexander Joedecke, Roland Glänzer, Roland Kurtz, Ralf Peter Müller, Michael Allgayer
  • Patent number: 6520058
    Abstract: A top edge trimming cutter, a bottom edge trimming cutter and a front edge trimming cutter are arranged to have predetermined distances from one another so as not to cause mechanical interference. The top edge trimming cutter, a first table element, a first blade receiving plate and a first pressing plate pressing a bound material against the first table element are attached to a first frame element. The bottom edge trimming cutter, a second table element, a second blade receiving plate and a second pressing plate pressing the bound material against the second table element are attached to a second frame element. Relative movement of the first and second frame elements effects relative movement of the top edge trimming cutter and the bottom edge trimming cutter, relative movement of corresponding first and second blade receiving plates and relative movement of corresponding first and second pressing plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Akira Nakajima, Toyoki Takeuchi, Tomonori Yachi
  • Publication number: 20020178887
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a material having prevalently two-dimensional extension into appropriately shaped portions, in particular for cutting a fabric or the like into shaped portions for the manufacture of clothing items or other items, comprising a support frame (12), means (22) for supporting said material (16), means for supporting cutting means (20). Said cutting means (20) are movable, relative to said material (16) according to trajectories suited for effecting longitudinal, transverse, or otherwise oriented cuts into said material (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2002
    Publication date: December 5, 2002
    Inventor: Cesare Beccari
  • Publication number: 20020148339
    Abstract: To simplify and reduce the necessary time of blade changing (4-6), every blade is attached to the connecting rods (15) which drive said blade without the interposition of a blade-holder. The setting of the cutting force with which each blade (4-6) presses on the counter-blade (7-9) is fixed by calibrating a maximum pressure hydraulic valve (30). In this way the cutting force exerted by each blade (4-6) does not exceed the optimal predefined maximum value for cutting all the sheets of paper, without damaging the counter-blades (7-9.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 1999
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
  • Publication number: 20020092394
    Abstract: The three-side trimmer comprises three compact cutting units of a nearly identical design, which have a flow of forces that is closed in itself and separate drives. Full-area cutting tables and pressing plates and telescopic cutting tables and pressing plates in the head-and-foot station ensure optimal quality of cut while avoiding the use of replaceable parts for format change. Due to elastic design and a slightly oblique positioning of the pressing plates, air inclusions are prevented from occurring during the pressing. A most lightweight design possible with weak dynamic forces to achieve good quality of cut are provided while avoiding the use of replaceable parts for format change.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2002
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Horst Rathert
  • Publication number: 20010002566
    Abstract: Rods are supported on the drive shaft by self-aligning roller bearings such to be able to pendulate. The rods are pivotally mounted to the ram by ball-and-socket joints. At the area of the ball-and-socket joints the ram is guided by upper ram guides. These feature a degree of freedom for a movement in a direction of the web advancing direction of a web to be worked upon. Therefore, the upper tools remain aligned with the lower tools when an eccentric force acts onto the ram.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 1999
    Publication date: June 7, 2001
  • Patent number: 6178862
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cutting tool assembly which can cut spring wires in either a vertical or a progress tilt direction in coil spring winding machines. This assembly uses a cam seat and a cam center guide seat for the cutting in a vertical direction. To do the cutting in a progressive tilt direction, the cam center guide seat is dismantled and the slide in the cam seat is fixed by screws. The cutting point can also be adjusted for the manufacture of special springs. This assembly provides a cheaper and an easy way for switching the cutting direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Inventor: Chen-Nan Liao
  • Patent number: 6041686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microtome having a blade oscillating transverse to the direction of advancing the cut, for sections on soft tissue samples. The oscillation frequency of the blade is controlled variably by the rotational speed of an electric motor. At the same time, the oscillation amplitude of the blade is also adjustable variably with the aid of an adjustable eccentric or a displacement device. This makes individual adjustment to the consistency of the tissue sample possible, which leads to improved quality of the microtome sections, in particular to a reduction in the waviness of the sections. This makes significantly thinner microtome sections possible, with corresponding advantages during microscopy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Leica Mikrosysteme Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Reinhardt Lihl, Anton Lang
  • Patent number: 5974668
    Abstract: The cigar cutter (1) has a housing (2), an opening (3) adapted for insertion of a cigar or the end of a cigar, at least three blades (5), and a squeeze bar (6). When the cigar cutter (1) is squeezed, for example by the pressure of a single hand on the squeeze bar (6) and the side of the housing (2) opposite the squeeze bar (6), a mechanism translates the squeezing force into an irising movement of the blades (5). The mechanism includes rings (11), squeeze bar pins (15), and blade pins (21). The inside diameters of the rings (11) are less than that of the opening (3). Part of the end of the squeeze bar (6) protrudes into the housing (2) and is forked so as to sandwich the rings (11). Squeeze bar pins (15) extend from the rings (11) and pass through slots (17) in the forked end of the squeeze bar (6). By means of this arrangement, an inward movement of the squeeze bar (6) causes the rings (11) to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 2, 1999
    Inventor: Dane C. Butzer
  • Patent number: 5916601
    Abstract: A simple method and apparatus is provided for manufacturing raised-brim products in which the end of a continuous bar-shaped dough body is fed into an opening surrounded by a plurality of movable cutting members. The bar-shaped dough body includes a filling material enclosed within a cylindrical dough sheet. Each of the cutting members includes a slanted inner surface and a lower surface which meet at an acute angle to form an edge, and the lower surface includes a concave groove located adjacent to and extending along the edge. The cutting members are cooperatively moved such that the edges of the plurality of cutting members cut the bar-shaped dough body to form a separated portion which includes filling material exposed on an upper surface thereof, and such that the slanted inner surface pulls the dough sheet to close the cut end of the bar-shaped dough body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 1997
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Onoguchi, Yasunori Tashiro
  • Patent number: 5884545
    Abstract: There is provided a device for sawing logs to a predetermined length which includes a log lead-in support member, a log support frame, a log cutting station and a log collection deck. The log support frame includes a front end, a rear end, opposite sides and supports a conveyor. An upwardly inclined conveyor moves a log lengthwise through the support frame to the log cutting station which includes a stop gate section, a sawing section, and a debris discharge conveyor. The stop gate section is positioned between the conveyor and the sawing section to set the log for proper timing into the cutting station and to align the butts when a plurality of logs is cut at the same time. A cutting station positioned at the front end of said support frame comprising a housing and a chain saw having a cutting bar on said support frame pivotally mounted to rotate 360.degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 23, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas E. Hamby, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5868056
    Abstract: An actuator apparatus (10) includes a transverse support structure (14) for guiding a transverse carriage (16) therealong, with the carriage being powered by a remotely located rotational actuator (20) through an endless belt (80) secured to the carriage (16). A second carriage (26) moves along a longitudinal support structure (24) cantilevered transversely from carriage (16). The second carriage is powered by a remotely located second rotational actuator (28) acting through a second endless belt (150). A working tool (30) is mounted on the second carriage (26) for high speed bi-directional movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 9, 1999
    Assignee: Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig E. Pfarr, Michael J. Wierman
  • Patent number: 5839338
    Abstract: A wire rope cutter machine has at least a first and pair of jaws for holding the rope to be cut taut and a cutting blade for cutting the rope. The cutting blade has a "V"-shaped cutting edge and the bottom jaw of the first pair of jaws has a "V"-shaped edge which is off-center and displaced from the middle of the "V"-shaped edge of the cutting blade to permit a four-edge pivoting cutting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1998
    Inventor: Stoil Metodiev Tcholakov
  • Patent number: 5826479
    Abstract: A cutting device capable of obtaining high speeds, approximately three times faster than known cutting devices by using a structure employing an internal positive cam. A rotary slider rotates upon rotation of a spline shaft via a gearbox, and the operation is such that a track of a wedge-shaped blade tip of a male cutter lies along a workpiece via cam followers slidably rotating over a sliding surface of an internal positive cam, cutting the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: October 27, 1998
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Suzuki, Yoshimitsu Yamaguchi, Masahiro Asano
  • Patent number: 5791222
    Abstract: A tool including two flat parallel flanges (2 and 3), defining between them a space (4) which corresponds to the thickness of a cutting blade (5) and including two symmetrical slots which have profiles that are roughly identical to that of a gutter (7) so as to constitute a guiding cradle for cutting the gutter by operation of the cutting blade (5) between flanges (2 and 3). The guiding cradle is defined by slots delimited in an upper zone by a convex contour (6b) of a fixed part of the flanges, and in a lower zone by the concave contour (6a) of a movable part, so that a movable part can be articulated at one of its ends around a fixed axis of rotation (8) like a jaw (9) in the open position (0), to allow free passage of the gutter (7) and in the closed position (F) constitutes a fixed support for cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Dal'Alu S.A.
    Inventor: Jean Pierre Micouleau
  • Patent number: 5718528
    Abstract: A cutting mechanism for a printing apparatus is described. The cutting mechanism is particularly suitable for tape printers. In the cutting mechanism, one of a cutting blade and an anvil is mounted for rolling motion with respect to the other so that as the rolling motion occurs a cut is made through the tape. Moreover, the cutting mechanism can be actuated by a handle which lies flush with the printer casing and which can be actuated externally of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 17, 1998
    Assignee: Esselte N.V.
    Inventors: Andrew R. B. Halket, Robert Charles Lewis Day
  • Patent number: 5479711
    Abstract: The housing of the reciprocating saw includes rectilinear guide bars mounting a drive block for reciprocating movement by the motor of the power tool. The drive block has a recess defining arcuate cam surfaces. A blade clamp has a cam follower engaging the arcuate cam surfaces of the drive block. When the blade engages the work, relative movement between the cam follower and the arcuate cam surfaces on the drive block causes orbital movement to be imparted to the working end of the saw blade. Means are provided for clamping the blade holder to the drive block in two different positions. This clamping deactivates the orbital mechanism and permits the blade to be locked in two different cant positions relative to the axis of reciprocation of the drive block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 1995
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1996
    Assignee: S-B Power Tool Company
    Inventor: Mary H. Hathcock
  • Patent number: 5375492
    Abstract: A stack of folded and glued corrugated paperboard boxes is slit in unison with a thin cutting blade having a linear cutting edge disposed parallel to the plane of the boxes and moved through the stack in an angular direction to slit essentially one box at a time. The stack is squared before slitting to align the box edges, however, the force of the blade on the stack as it moves therethrough holds the receding stack together such that the cut halves of each box may part laterally as the blade passes therethrough to avoid any crushing of the corrugated paperboard media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: Marquip, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean W. Smitterberg, Richard F. Paulson, William R. Nachtrab, Jr., Timothy C. Prochnow, Eugene C. Carlson
  • Patent number: 5284078
    Abstract: A chain merchandising apparatus includes a frame, a cabinet secured to the frame, and chain support means mounted to the frame and located within the cabinet for supporting a plurality of chain containers. A chain cutter is moveably fixed to the apparatus so as to be facilely and safely selectively adjustable vertically and horizontally in relation thereto for permitting a user to position the chain cutter substantially adjacent to a preselected chain container supported on the chain support means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 8, 1994
    Assignee: Laclede Chain Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hayes, Robert Schroeder, Dale A. Thorstens, Larry L. Schumacher
  • Patent number: 5261262
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting corrugated webs having louvers from a strip which is continuously formed to define undulating fins or corrugations extending transversely of the strip. The method and apparatus comprises periodically interrupting the movement of the corrugated strip, locating the strip, and severing the corrugation along an apex by moving a shearing cutting blade such that the blade is moved to engage and cut beginning at one longitudinal edge and progressively across the apex of the corrugation to the other edge of the corrugation. The apparatus functions to lift the knife blade initially to separate the corrugation thereby moving louvers out of contact with one another such that the louvers would not be severed by the movement of the knife blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1993
    Inventor: Bernard J. Wallis
  • Patent number: 5223277
    Abstract: An improved apparatus for cutting an enveloped body, which consists of an assembly having at least three circumferentially disposed cutting members, each cutting member having at least two sliding surfaces. The cutting members are assembled in sliding contact with each other such that the sliding surfaces of adjacent cutting members are slidable along each other so as to form or close a central opening surrounded by the cutting members. The opening is opened and closed for cutting the enveloped body passing therethrough. One sliding surface of a cutting member forms a convex surface, and the other sliding surface forms a concave surface complementary to the convex surface, so that the convex surface of a cutting member slides on the concave surface of an adjacent cutting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: Rheon Automatic Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiko Watanabe, Kazuyoshi Onoguchi, Yasunori Tashiro
  • Patent number: 4934236
    Abstract: A sheet slicing mechanism includes a rigid frame member supporting a stepper motor coupled to a drive gear. A rotatably supportable rotary member includes a driven gear coupled to the drive gear and is rotatably supported upon the frame. A blade frame having a generally cylindrical configuration is received within the rotary member and is freely movable in the vertical axis. The blade frame supports a cutting blade and a cutting force weight. The rotary member defines a vertical slot which cooperates with an outwardly extending pin in the blade frame to permit the blade frame to be vertically movable with respect to the rotary member while locked thereto as to rotational motion. A solenoid activated lifting means is supported upon the frame and is operable to raise the blade frame to a noncutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: AM International Corporation
    Inventor: James F. Gordon
  • Patent number: 4736661
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for cutting material into a desired shape has a first travelling member and a second travelling member which are arranged on a holding stand, on which the material to be cut is placed, and which approach and separate from each other. A cutting tool for cutting the material is mounted on each of the first and the second travelling members so as to be movable in a direction that is perpendicular to the travelling direction of each travelling member. Movement corresponding to a cutting profile required for the cutting tool to cut the material to a desired shape is imparted by controlling the first travelling member and the second travelling member and the cutting tools mounted on both travelling members. In addition, such a cutting process can be carried out by driving a numerical control to spread the cutting tools mounted on both travelling members in a laterally symmetrical relation so that an annular portion can be cut to produce shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1988
    Inventor: Takaaki Shirai
  • Patent number: 4664007
    Abstract: In a hoop material cutter having a movable blade driven by an eccentric cam to effect swirl or rocking motion of the movable blade, the hoop material is fed in a direction opposite to the moving direction of the movable blade. The space between the movable blade and the housing is enclosed, and the feeding hopper for feeding the hoop material is mounted to undergo movement with the movable blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 12, 1987
    Inventor: Seiji Tokukatsu
  • Patent number: 4567802
    Abstract: A mortise and bevel cutter (10) includes a base (11) and a table (12) mounted thereon for rotation. A platform (22) is mounted for pivotal movement on table (12). A cutter assembly which includes a blade holder (40) and blade (45) is mounted on a handle (29) in a position to cut molding which is positioned on platform (22). A cut having a desired angle can be made by adjusting the position of the table (12) and the platform (22) to variable positions. A wedge (19) is mounted to move progressively under the platform (22) in order to position it securely at any desired angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1984
    Date of Patent: February 4, 1986
    Inventor: John K. Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 4516457
    Abstract: The invention concerns a plane die-cutting machine for die-cutting laminar material, of the type comprising a plane punch and an arc-shaped counter punch, which is controlled by moving means pressing the same against a work material inserted between it and the punch, said counter punch being simultaneously rotated around a line of instant-contact which runs along the punch. To avoid impacts between the reciprocally moving parts, the invention provides extensions integral to the punch and to the counter-punch, which maintain the contact between these latter for a portion of the reciprocal oscillatory movement outside the die-cutting area, so that said reciprocal oscillatory movement takes place with constantly contacting zones, like a blotter of blotting-paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 14, 1985
    Inventor: Angelo Bartesaghi