Rotatable Type Patents (Class 83/663)
  • Patent number: 9764395
    Abstract: A corner radius end mill includes a blended gash extending along a cutting edge. The blended gash is formed in a corner sector of the end mill. The corner sector has a first half-sector and a second half-sector defined on opposite sides of an imaginary bisection line of the corner sector, the first and second half-sectors subtending equal angles about the imaginary bisection line. The blended gash extends from a first extremity and blends an end gash surface and flute rake surface of the corner radius end mill. The blended gash is spaced from a radial tangent point by a predetermined distance, and extends to a second extremity which is spaced apart from the axial line and the second half-sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eliyahu Budda, Alexander Khina
  • Patent number: 9477109
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a display panel is provided. The method includes preparing a mother panel, disposing a wheel unit on the mother panel, and cutting the mother panel along a plurality of cutting lines using the wheel unit. The mother panel includes a boundary of the mother panel and a plurality of unit panels within the boundary. Each of the plurality of unit panels includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a display area, and a sealant. The sealant is disposed between the first and second substrates to couple the first and second substrates. The wheel unit applies different pressures to the first and second substrates to cut the first and second substrates when the mother panel is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: SooJeong Huh, Byoungyong Kim, Junho Song, Jeanho Song, JiEun Lee
  • Patent number: 8991289
    Abstract: In a method for slicing food products, a cutting blade carries out a primary movement defining a cutting plane and a product to be sliced is supplied to the cutting blade by means of a conveying device to bring the product into engagement with the cutting blade. The cutting blade moved is from time to time at a speed different from the speed of the primary movement while it is in engagement with the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Markus Gerhardt
  • Publication number: 20140366698
    Abstract: A material suitable to keep layers or plies of a composite material from adhering to each other during production and transportion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nanlin Han
  • Publication number: 20140331841
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for hair or fiber protruding from a surface includes a roller, a number of cutting features disposed at an outer peripheral surface of the roller, wherein the number of cutting features is adapted for cutting the hair or fiber when the roller rotates in contact with the filamentous surface or is moved while in contact with the filamentous surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Lee Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Ross A. Lee
  • Publication number: 20140260847
    Abstract: A cutting tool for producing decorative cake components is provided. The cutting tool includes a roller including a plurality of cutters located on a radial outer surface thereof and two end portions located on opposite ends of the roller.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Kharis Schneider
  • Patent number: 8789459
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a food heating device includes a first platen and a first conveyor arranged and spaced to transport a food product between the first platen (501) and the first conveyor (503). A second platen (501) and a second conveyor (503) arranged and spaced to transport the food product (203) between the second platen (501) and the second conveyor (503). A first end of the first platen (501) is disposed near a first end of the second conveyor (503) and a first end of the first conveyor (503) is disposed near a first end of the second platen (501) such that the food product (203) is automatically transferred from the first platen (501) to the second platen (501).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventors: Terry Tae-Il Chung, Loren Veltrop, Brian Hee-Eun Lee, Donald Van Erden, Christopher B. Lyons
  • Publication number: 20140151920
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of fabricating bitumen impregnated cellulose ridge tiles, each ridge tile having the general shape of a profiled ridge tile plate of cross-section symmetrical about a vertical longitudinal midplane and that includes a downwardly concave central ridge extended laterally on either side by a flat that terminates in a downwardly concave corrugation, the ridge tile further including a series of ribs at each longitudinal end, the panel being in the form of a section member of cross-section that is made up by juxtaposing at least two cross-sections, each identical to the cross-section of the ridge tile plate, with transverse ribs in the vicinity of the longitudinal ends of the panel and on either side of at least one virtual transverse separation line extending between longitudinal panel edges. The panel is cut along a longitudinal line between the juxtaposed ridge tile sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: ONDULINE
    Inventors: Jean-Claude LEMAITRE, Ethem SAKIOGLU
  • Patent number: 8726777
    Abstract: A cutting wheel is provided for cutting a liquid crystal panel. The cutting wheel is disc shaped and includes a plurality of grooves disposed along an edge of the cutting wheel and cutting portions formed between the grooves. A pattern having a predetermined period is formed by multiple grooves and cutting portions. The grooves in each period have the same or different widths and depths and the cutting portions have probe shapes or cutting blades of different lengths. The cutting wheel is applied to dummy areas of the glass substrates forming the liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soung-Yeoul Eom
  • Publication number: 20140087048
    Abstract: A pizza pie preparation device for placing sliced toppings from a topping stick onto a pizza pie in a predetermined pattern includes a storage unit for storing topping sticks, a cutting tool adjacent to the storage unit for slicing at least one topping stick, and a carrier positioned below the cutting tool for translating and rotating the pizza pie so the sliced toppings are placed onto the pizza pie in the predetermined pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: EZ TOPPING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventors: Ross Webster, Gary Kestin
  • Patent number: 8677895
    Abstract: A food processor defining a food processing path comprises a frame having a first compartment located within the food processing path and a second compartment located out of the food processing path and at least one dicing element configured to be received in both of the first and second compartments. When the dicing element is received in the first compartment, the dicing element dices food passing through the food processing path, and when the dicing element is received in the second compartment, the dicing element is stored out of the food processing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin J. Beber, John Colasanti, Arren J. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20140047960
    Abstract: A method and device for cutting a pleat-folded web material into a plurality of pleat-folded towelettes. A cutting station has one or more rotary knives that rotates axially and carry a one or more blades having a non-linear, typically curved, cutting edge. The pleat-folded web passes continuously through the cutting station in a direction transverse to the axis of the rotary knife, and is severed into units of pleat-folded towelettes by the cutting edge of the rotary knife at a predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: William E. KEARNEY
  • Publication number: 20140033886
    Abstract: A media cutting system is disclosed comprising a die cutter including a cutting surface and a plurality of dies stored proximate the cutting surface, a die exchange system including a die storage system configured to support the plurality of dies and a die transport system, and a computer system comprising a controller configured to operate the die transport system and the die cutter. A die exchange system and methods of making and using the die exchange system also are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, William J. Nowak, William J. Hannaway
  • Publication number: 20140013908
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a blade relatively movable with respect to a media to cut the media along a cutting line. The blade is so constructed to pre-cut the media along the cutting line to leave non-cutting portions and to cut the non-cutting portions after pre-cutting the media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hisayuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140013916
    Abstract: A slitting tool configured for fine-tuning thereof includes basic body, which in turn includes a body portion and a cutting portion extending therefrom. The slitting tool includes a biasing screw which is seated in a biasing bore and is configured to adjust the position of the cutting portion. The biasing screw is configured to engage a biasing surface of the body portion to adjust the cutting portion's position. The biasing surface is oblique relative to the biasing screw for retarding movement of the biasing screw a fine-tuned position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Shimon Athad
  • Publication number: 20140000425
    Abstract: Cutter blade is a generally elongate member having an undulating portion, a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a width defined by a distance between the leading edge and the trailing edge when viewed from a first side surface. At least a section of the width of the undulating portion located behind the leading edge has a generally uniform thickness. A method of slicing a food product includes mounting at least one cutter blade of any of the types described above on a device that rotates and rotating the at least one cutter about a center axis of the device that rotates. A method of assembling a device for slicing a food product includes mounting at least one cutter blade on a rotating portion of the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Brian HUBER, Craig DOAN, Tamra DOBLER
  • Publication number: 20130283990
    Abstract: A slidable blade mounted on a tobacco cutter drum, in the form of a flat plate bevelled on the rim forming the cutting edge, wherein said flat plate (1, 1?) comprises on at least one of the surfaces a plurality of longitudinal grooves (2, 2?) of the depth that is smaller than or equal to the thickness of the said plate, the grooves being oriented substantially perpendicularly to the cutting edge (3, 3?) of the said plate and being arranged substantially in parallel to one another at distances, in at least two series (a, a?, b, b?, c, c? . . . ) parallel to the cutting edge, said grooves (2, 2?) being situated in consecutive rows in such a way that the longitudinal axis of each groove lies on a line situated between the grooves of the adjacent rows.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL TOBACCO MACHINERY POLAND SP. Z O.O.
    Inventor: Marek Sieredzinski
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8544373
    Abstract: A saw blade includes a saw blade body having a first face, a second face opposing the first face, and an axis of rotation extending between the first face and the second face. The saw blade includes a cutting element disposed about an outer periphery of the saw blade body. The saw blade includes a spline arbor interface portion disposed about an inner periphery of the saw blade body and having a peripheral face defining an eye disposed substantially collinearly with the axis of rotation of the saw blade body. The saw blade body defines a relief portion extending along at least a portion of an edge between the peripheral face of the spline arbor interface portion and at least one of the first face and the second face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Simonds International Corporation
    Inventor: Robert Howe
  • Patent number: 8540795
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotary cutter knife of a cemented carbide comprising a hard phase comprising WC and a binder phase wherein the cemented carbide comprises, in wt-%, from about 7 to about 12 Co+Ni, with a weight ratio Co/Ni of from about 0 to about 4, from about 0.5 to about 3 Cr and from about 0.1 to about 0.3 Mo.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Michael Carpenter, Bart De Bruyne, Daniel Tartavez, Jean Parjat
  • Publication number: 20130220090
    Abstract: A wafer edge trim blade includes a round blade body and at least one slot formed inward from an outside edge of the round blade body. The at least one slot is configured to remove debris generated during wafer edge trimming using the wafer edge trim blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Chun-Ting KUO, Kei-Wei CHEN, Ying-Lang WANG, Kuo-Hsiu WEI
  • Patent number: 8511947
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a fixing plate, a revolving cylinder, an annular cutting blade, and an ejection bar. The fixing plate defines a first through hole. The revolving cylinder is threadedly engaged in the first through hole and defines a second through hole. The cutting blade defines a third through hole and is attached to the revolving cylinder. The revolving cylinder is rotatable relative to the fixing plate to move the cutting blade between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the cutting blade cuts a surface of the workpiece to create a round blind crack in the surface thereof, a portion of the workpiece being surrounded by the blind crack. In the retracted position, the cutting blade is moved away from the workpiece. The ejection bar is configured for pushing the surrounded portion out of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Patent number: 8495938
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a displacement unit, serving to create a translational displacement movement of a cutting head of a cutting machine, particularly a slicer for slicing food products, wherein the head can be attached to the displacement unit. The displacement unit has a housing assembly and an actuator disposed in the housing assembly, the actuator comprising a stationary part in the displacement direction, and a part displaceable in relation to the stationary part in the displacement direction, for carrying out the displacement movement. The displacement unit further has at least one bearing that is attached to the housing assembly and is elastically deformable in the displacement direction, the displaceable part engaging on this bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Guenther Weber
  • Publication number: 20130087032
    Abstract: A rotary knife fixture for cutting vegetable products such as raw potatoes into spiral shapes. The knife fixture includes a ring-shaped blade holder driven rotatably within a hydraulic product flow path. The blade holder includes at least one cutting blade, wherein the blade is twisted from a generally longitudinally aligned center axis outwardly in opposite circumferential directions with a sharpened leading edge set at a desired pitch angle. By controlling the pitch angle of the blade in relation to the blade rotational speed and velocity at which the potato travels along the hydraulic flow path, the resultant spiral cut shape is selected. By using multiple cutting blades at known axially spaced positions and selecting the angular position of each cutting blade in succession, the number of spiral shapes cut from each potato is selected. The blades can have a nontextured straight-cut edge, or a textured crinkle-cut edge, or a combination.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: J.R. SIMPLOT COMPANY
    Inventor: J.R. SIMPLOT COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20130047811
    Abstract: An apparatus for slitting a hot rolled process section having parallel bars connected to together along at least one of their lengthwise edges, while the process section is moving longitudinally along a rolling line. The apparatus comprises first and second pairs of upper and lower rotatably driven slitting rollers positioned sequentially along the rolling line, with the slitting rollers of each pair being and arranged to engage opposite sides of the process section. The slitting rollers of the first pair have profiles configured to break the connection between at least some of the bars of the process section while allowing the connections between other bars of the process section to remain intact, and the slitting rollers of the second pair have profiles configured to break the remaining intact connections between the other bars of the process section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: T. Michael Shore, Kenneth Plante, Richard Kowal
  • Publication number: 20130047809
    Abstract: A cutting disc for cutting foodstuffs, intended for a receptacle of an appliance of the vegetable cutting type, includes: a rotary drive hub, a supporting disc firmly secured to the hub, and at least one blade attached on the supporting disc and extending radially from the hub. The blade comprises a cutting edge with the shape of an “S”, the convex portion of the “S” being located on the side of the hub so as to cause the foodstuffs to slide against the cutting edge from a central area of the receptacle towards a middle portion of the cutting edge under the action of the rotation of the supporting disc and of the blade, and the concave portion of the “S” being configured as a sickle in order to cause the foodstuffs to slide against the cutting edge from a peripheral area of the receptacle towards the middle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX PROFESSIONEL SAS
    Inventor: Bruno PATUREL
  • Publication number: 20130047805
    Abstract: A filament trimming device for cutting filaments of a toothbrush is disclosed. The filament trimming device includes a cutter and a counter knife, each including at least one cutting edge. The at least one cutting edge of the cutter and the at least one cutting edge of the counter knife are located opposite to each other and the at least one cutting edge of the cutter and the at least one cutting edge of the counter knife each include i) a complementary surface contour, and ii) at least one recess carrying a coating comprising at least a first layer and a second layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Nootbaar, Klaus Eimann
  • Publication number: 20130036712
    Abstract: A vacuum table (18) includes an introduction section (102) in fluid communication with a vacuum chamber (120) and a compartment (139) dividable by an adjustment partition (156) into primary and secondary vacuum chambers (139a, 139b). Adjustment plates (130) having adjustment apertures (138) are positionable over apertures (128) of the conveying surface (100) of the vacuum table (18) generally perpendicular to the conveying direction. Film (20) extends from between the nip of pinch rollers (12, 13) to the conveying surface (100) and is tensioned therebetween to be cut in excess of 105 cuts per minute by a servo motor controlled rotary cutter (30) which stops after each cut. The shaft (32) of the rotary cutter (30) includes a bore (310) extending from the idle end to provide servo-control loop stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Douglas Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Leonard Floding, Irvan Leo Pazdernik, Kyle Nelson, Richard Willard Lukanen
  • Publication number: 20130032587
    Abstract: Methods and devices are described for securely destroying used ribbon from a document personalization machine in order to render any information retained on the used ribbon as unreadable. In one embodiment, the method includes tapering the used ribbon into a used ribbon strand by feeding the used ribbon through a tapering mechanism. The method also includes heating the used ribbon strand to fuse the used ribbon strand into a used ribbon string thereby rendering any data retained on the used ribbon unreadable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy J. Flitsch, Richard C. Nubson, Milo B. Squires, Jeanette E. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20130008295
    Abstract: A cutting tool that can cut concentric ringed features (e.g. protruding ridges or intruding grooves) onto a weld face of an electrical resistance welding electrode is disclosed. The cutting tool includes a cutter blade that can be rotated about the electrode weld face. The cutter blade has at least one cutting surface configured to cut the concentric ringed features onto the weld face when the cutting surface is rotated relative to the weld face while engaged therewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Sigler, Michael J. Karagoulis
  • Publication number: 20120260780
    Abstract: In some aspects, a tool for a sheet metal processing machine for penetrating a foil disposed on a surface of workpiece to be processed includes a rotatably supported ball for cutting the foil by rolling the ball along the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: TRUMPF WERKZEUGMASCHINEN GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Oliver Steingrueber, Holger Skare
  • Publication number: 20120258035
    Abstract: Polycrystalline diamond includes cubic diamond and hexagonal diamond, and a ratio of X-ray diffraction peak intensity of a (100) plane of the hexagonal diamond to X-ray diffraction peak intensity for a (111) plane of cubic diamond is not lower than 0.01%. In addition, a present method of manufacturing polycrystalline diamond includes the steps of preparing a non-diamond carbon material having a degree of graphitization not higher than 0.58 and directly converting the non-diamond carbon material to cubic diamond and hexagonal diamond and sintering the non-diamond carbon material, without adding any of a sintering agent and a binder, under pressure and temperature conditions at which diamond is thermodynamically stable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Hitoshi Sumiya, Katsuko Yamamoto, Takeshi Sato, Keiko Arimoto
  • Publication number: 20120234151
    Abstract: A laminate flooring saw system which can be used for both rip cuts and miter cuts in one embodiment includes a fence, a base including a first locking member configured to cooperate with the fence to lock the fence along a first fence axis, a second locking member configured to cooperate with the fence to lock the fence along a second fence axis, the second fence axis perpendicular to the first fence axis and a support arm positioned above the base for supporting a power tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Heflin, Gregg M. Mangialardi, Cui Ke, Matthew M. Rybka, P. Sean Gallagher, Bryan M. Shova, Donald J. Staufenberg
  • Publication number: 20120222315
    Abstract: A new and improved cutting instrument is provided having an enhanced coating. The coating includes titanium, chromium, nitrogen and carbon elements and provides increased wear resistance. The coating can be applied to a variety of metal and non-metallic substrates, which include scissors and knife blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Larry Buchtmann, Gary Pia
  • Publication number: 20120192687
    Abstract: A noodle strand cutting apparatus for cutting gelatinized noodle strands used in manufacturing of instant noodles is provided with: a conveyer for conveying at least one bundle of the gelatinized noodle strands; and a rotary cutter arranged above the conveyer and intended to cut, to a predetermined length, the at least one bundle of the gelatinized noodle strands conveyed on the conveyer in a substantially horizontal direction. The rotary cutter is provided with a plurality of blades that extend side by side with a rotational axis in radial directions around the rotational axis, the plurality of blades being spaced from each other in a circumferential direction by predetermined intervals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicants: NISSIN FOODS (U.S.A.) CO., INC., NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka IGUCHI, Koshi MINAMITANI, Mitsuru TANAKA
  • Publication number: 20120183338
    Abstract: A deburring device includes a first contact member that rotates in contact with a first end of a transported recording medium in a width direction, a second contact member that rotates in contact with a second end of the transported recording medium in the width direction, a press member that presses the transported recording medium toward the first and second contact members, and a pushing member that produces a pressing force such that the recording medium is pressed between the first and second contact members and the press member. The first contact member and the second contact member are arranged to pull the recording medium outward in the width direction of the recording medium during rotation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yusuke KANAI
  • Publication number: 20120174722
    Abstract: A device for cutting food products is provided. The device comprises a cutting blade having a main part defining a cutting plane and a reinforcing part connected to the main part. At least one cavity is formed between the main part and the reinforcing part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20120167730
    Abstract: An apparatus for simultaneously slicing a plurality of food products into portions including a plurality of product slices respectively is provided. The apparatus includes a cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis in a cutting plane and/or revolves about a center axis in a planetary motion and includes a multi-track product feed. The feed of the product in one track is respectively interrupted if the residual product remainder in the track is no longer sufficient for forming a complete portion and if the residual product remainder in at least one of the other tracks is still sufficient for forming at least one complete portion. The product remainders are sliced into incomplete part portions once the product remainders of all tracks have reached a dimension which is no longer sufficient for forming a complete portion. The incomplete part portions are completed by product slices of subsequent products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Joachim Schaub
  • Publication number: 20120167739
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dispenser for dispensing pre-cut sheets from a roll or a web material to a user in need of the web material. The dispenser contains a product identification sensor in communication with a control circuit. This product identification sensor detects and identifies information about the roll of the web material placed in the holder and relays this information to the control circuit. The control circuit adjusts dispensing parameters for the actuator roller in dispensing a sheet of the web material from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Paul Lewis, Paul Francis Tramontina
  • 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: 20120064202
    Abstract: A method, device, and knife system for producing purëed, cooked foodstuffs from piece-form raw material. The method includes pre-chopping of the piece-form raw material in a pre-chopping unit, cooking of the pre-chopped raw material in a cooking plant, and final processing of the cooked product in a final-processing unit. Before cooking, the piece-form raw material is cut into small pieces by the pre-chopping unit such that a pumpable mass is produced from the piece-form raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: STEPHAN MACHINERY GMBH
    Inventors: Dorothee KLOEPPING, Gerhard BROCKMANN, Henry ROSE
  • Publication number: 20120048092
    Abstract: The present application is directed to devices and methods for cutting a spinal implant. In one embodiment, the device includes a handle and a head. The handle is sized to receive a predetermined length of the implant. A head is rotatably attached to the handle and includes a blade. After the implant is inserted into the handle, the head is rotated causing the blade to move around the implant and cut an excessive length from the predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean G. Karahalios, Danny Horton Braddock, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120036971
    Abstract: The invention relates to a blade for cutting food products, in particular sausages, comprising a cutter having two partial cutters disposed tapered toward each other in a curved surface. The invention further relates to a cutting device for cutting food products, having a blade and having a holder on which the blade is rotatably disposed. The cutting device is designed so that an end piece can be sliced off of a product, the longitudinal axis thereof being oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the blade, by a rotary motion of the blade. The invention further relates to a method for processing a food product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Patent number: 8109187
    Abstract: A tissue harvesting method and device for obtaining micrograft tissue particles within the size range of 50-1500 microns, and more preferably 500-1000 microns, and most preferably 600 microns. The particles may be processed after a piece of donor tissue has been excised from the donor site, or processed into the desired size directly at the donor site, and thereafter excised. Cutters having blades or cutting edges spaced in the range of 50-1500 microns are utilized to obtain particles within the desired size range. An elastomer is positioned between the cutting edges to push the excised particles out of the blades for ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Mishra, Charles Seegert, Makoto Ohira
  • Patent number: 8104391
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for slicing food products, and particularly soft, pliable food products susceptible to being deformed to the slicing process. The slicing apparatus includes a slicing wheel assembly and device for stabilizing the food product as it is being fed through the slicing wheel assembly. The slicing wheel assembly includes a hub, a rim circumscribing the hub so as to define an annular space therebetween, and arcuate blades extending between and removably attached to the hub and rim. The hub, rim, and blades lie in a cutting plane of the slicing wheel assembly. Each blade has an arcuate cutting edge on a convex portion thereof, with radially innermost and radially outermost extents of the blade that do not lie on the same radial of the slicing wheel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony A. McCracken, Michael S. Jacko
  • Publication number: 20120011979
    Abstract: A rotary cutting tool has a main body with one or more segments exchangeably fastened to its circumference or internally thereof. The main body and the segment have fitting elements with mutually contacting faces. The exchangeable fastening is effected by a clamping piece, which is dovetailed on two sides and is additionally configured with a taper that wedges in the axial direction. The first dovetail-shaped part of the clamping piece engages in a corresponding recess of the main body and the second dovetail-shaped part of the clamping piece engages in a corresponding recess of the segment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: CERATIZIT AUSTRIA GMBH
    Inventor: ANDREAS HOSP
  • Publication number: 20120006174
    Abstract: A rotary cutting apparatus includes a support assembly, a rotary cutter connected to the support assembly, and a slide pad connected to the rotary cutter. The rotary cutter is configured to cut low density fibrous material having an area of relatively heavier density and an area of relatively lighter density. The slide pad moves relative to and along an axial direction of the rotary cutter to compress the fibrous material to a desired compression when one of the areas of relatively heavier density and lighter density is proximate to the slide pad. As the fibrous material moves relative to the slide pad such that the other of the areas of relatively heavier density and lighter density is proximate to the slide pad, the slide pad moves along the axial direction, based on the density of the fibrous material proximate to the slide pad, to substantially maintain the desired compression of the fibrous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicant: OWENS CORNING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventor: Jerry M. Parks
  • Publication number: 20110314983
    Abstract: A cutting device includes a fixing plate, a revolving cylinder, an annular cutting blade, and an ejection bar. The fixing plate defines a first through hole. The revolving cylinder is threadedly engaged in the first through hole and defines a second through hole. The cutting blade defines a third through hole and is attached to the revolving cylinder. The revolving cylinder is rotatable relative to the fixing plate to move the cutting blade between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the cutting blade cuts a surface of the workpiece to create a round blind crack in the surface thereof, a portion of the workpiece being surrounded by the blind crack. In the retracted position, the cutting blade is moved away from the workpiece. The ejection bar is configured for pushing the surrounded portion out of the workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHAO-KAI PEI
  • Publication number: 20110314990
    Abstract: A glass cutter is provided which can form, using a wheel, a uniform crack in glass even when a projection or an earlier-formed scribe line is present on the glass. When the wheel is moved on the glass, a fracture layer is formed causing a rib mark to be formed below the fracture layer and a crack to be formed below the rib mark. To cut the glass, the crack is required to be formed uniformly. Applying a force to resist the rotating force of the wheel makes it possible to form a uniform crack even when a projection is present on the glass. This improves glass cutting yield.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Susumu SASAKI, Katsunori Kuwaki, Makoto Tatemura, Hiroyuki Tani, Hitoshi Azuma, Tomio Yaguchi, Tatsuo Hamamoto, Hideaki Ishige, Shuji Iwasaki, Katsuyuu Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8033204
    Abstract: A cutting wheel using knives with slice thickness gauging surfaces defining, with the knife cutting edges, a thickness dimension of sliced food products and a throat dimension measured perpendicular to the wheel cutting plane between each knife cutting edge and the terminal edge of the adjacent gauging surface, wherein the knives each have a single primary bevel extending practically tangent to the cutting plane on the side of the knife facing towards the cutting plane and a smooth transition area on the opposite side of the knife, and the ratio of throat dimension to slice thickness dimension is 1 to 1.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent L. Bucks