Reciprocable Type Patents (Class 83/697)
  • Patent number: 9027452
    Abstract: An accessory for a power tool, includes a mounting portion configured to mate with an oscillating drive member of a power tool. A support arm portion extends from the mounting portion in a first direction. The support arm portion includes an inner edge that faces in a second direction transverse to the first direction. A blade portion extends from the support arm generally in the second direction. The blade portion includes a trailing edge arranged facing generally toward the mounting portion and a leading edge arranged facing generally away from the mounting portion. The trailing edge and the leading edge portion meet to define a pointed tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Balazs Nagy, Jonathan Markwald, Edward Abante, Michael Landt, Saad Alam, Timothy Baker, Joshua Barhitte, Peter Denley
  • Patent number: 9011446
    Abstract: A plurality of osteotomes that are linked together via a recess and a matching projection such that the osteotomes remain linked when used to manipulate bone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventor: Eric R. Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150020671
    Abstract: A rotary oscillation cutting tool comprises a saw blade body defining a working edge with, at least in sections, a wave profile. The wave profile has at least one half wave raising orthogonally with respect to a saw blade body plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Tanja Meindorfer
  • Publication number: 20150000495
    Abstract: A recip blade has a blade body including a cutting edge and a tang located at one end of the blade body. The tang defines an arcuate cross-sectional shape or is laminated to increase the overall thickness of the tang and, in turn, enhance the rigidity of the blade and/or reduce oscillation or whipping of the blade during cutting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventor: Matthew C. Green
  • Publication number: 20140325855
    Abstract: A saw blade includes a blade base with an arcuate cutting edge. The cutting edge is curved to a lesser extent than a circular arc with a radius that corresponds to the distance between the axis of rotation of the saw blade and the cutting edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Milan Bozic
  • Patent number: 8869667
    Abstract: An apparatus for singulating unit dose blisters from a blister card including at least two perforations separating unit dose blisters positioned adjacent to each other and extending along a longitudinal length of the blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a perforation determiner and a blister card cutter. The perforation determiner may be configured to generate information indicative of a distance between a first perforation location and a second perforation location of the blister card with respect to perforations extending along a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal length of the blister card and separating unit dose blisters to be singulated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Aesynt Incorporated
    Inventors: David Deutsch, Bruce Thompson, David Monto, Robert Jaynes, William Meyer, Shawn T. Greyshock
  • Patent number: 8869669
    Abstract: The saw blade according to the invention comprises a plurality of teeth spaced apart from each other by chip spaces, wherein at least some chip spaces have pimple-shaped bulges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventor: Werner Kwanka
  • Patent number: 8833220
    Abstract: A knife assembly for attachment to an industrial paper trimming or cutting machine having a primary blade and a backbone blade where the cutting edge of the backbone blade is offset at an angle ? from the cutting edge of the primary blade. The knife assembly is removably attached to a cutting machine configured to move in a reciprocating motion to trim edges from soft bound single paper products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Woodrow A. Powers, II
  • Publication number: 20140230618
    Abstract: The invention relates to a deep-drawing packaging machine and to a method of operating such a deep-drawing packaging machine, comprising a lifting device for a workstation, wherein a lower tool part connected to a stand and an upper tool part connected to a frame are coupled to each other and driven by a motor such that both tools may at least partially move together towards a film web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Streitenberger, Elmar Ehrmann, Robert Maier
  • Publication number: 20140230626
    Abstract: A blade for use with an oscillating power tool includes a blade body having a front portion and a rear portion. A working portion is coupled to the front portion of the blade body and is configured to remove material from a workpiece. A tool attachment portion is coupled to a rear portion of the blade body and is configured to be removably attachable to an oscillating power tool. A vibration reduction member is coupled to the blade body and configured to dampen vibration in the blade body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel PUZIO, Scott M. RUDOLPH
  • Publication number: 20140123825
    Abstract: A tool for use with is configured with a tool centering element and a fastening portion with form-locking elements for axial mounting and fastening onto a drive shaft of a hand-held power tool. The drive shaft is drivable in oscillating fashion and the centering element centers the tool relative to the drive shaft. The tool form-locking elements define a rotary position of the tool relative to the drive shaft. The centering element may be a through-hole in a fastening portion of the tool or, may be a fastening screw that passes through an axially centered through hole in the fastening portion to the tool for securing the toll and fastening screw in a bore within the drive shaft to which the tool is attached for intended operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Ulrich Bohne
  • Publication number: 20140116224
    Abstract: A reciprocating parting tool includes a substantially flat parting blade which extends along a direction of travel and has a longitudinal extent along the direction of travel. The parting blade has at least one parting edge which extends substantially along the longitudinal extent and includes at least two edge sections, preferably of different longitudinal extents. At least one of the at least two edge sections is not oriented parallel to the direction of travel. At least one of the at least two edge sections, in particular the edge section with the larger of the two longitudinal extents, has a serrated knife edge with a serration spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Kern, Martin Kocher
  • Publication number: 20140096661
    Abstract: A tool includes first and second tool parts that move toward one another, at least one processing device provided on the first tool part, and at least two counter devices provided on the second tool part. The processing device and the counter devices are rotatable relative to one another about at least one positioning axis, and the counter devices are aligned relative to one another along a direction of relative rotational movement of the processing device and the counter devices. The processing device and a first counter device are allocated to one another by at least a first defined processing parameter, and the processing device and a second counter device are allocated to one another by at least a second defined processing parameter. The first processing parameter is different than the second processing parameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicants: Trumpf, Inc., TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschienen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Wolfgang Laib, Rainer Hank, Martin Steiner, Martin Decker, Carl Peterhansel
  • Patent number: 8661958
    Abstract: A device and a method are disclosed for manually perforating a sheet of aluminum foil. The device includes a first member having a first surface with a plurality of apertures formed therein and a first guide member extending upwardly above the first surface. The device also includes a second member having a lower surface with a plurality of projections extending downwardly therefrom. Each of the projections can be simultaneously inserted into one of the plurality of apertures. A second guide member is formed on the second member and cooperates with the first guide member to permit the second member to move vertically relative to the first member. A sheet of aluminum foil can be placed between the first and second members, when they are spaced apart from one another, and the sheet of aluminum foil can be perforated by pressing the second member against the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Arthur Chizek
  • Publication number: 20130272809
    Abstract: Nonmetallic tools such as rotary bits, circular blades, and scything tools are described that may be suitable for removing cured flexibilized epoxy gap-filler materials from gaps between soft composite materials. The nonmetallic tools may be formed from various plastic or composite materials that are sufficiently hard to cut through the gap-filler material while being sufficiently soft to avoid damaging adjacent areas of soft composite materials. Methods for using the nonmetallic tools may include attaching the nonmetallic tools to a suitable machine-driven tool and contacting the nonmetallic tools to a material to be cut, shaped, or drilled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
    Inventors: Paul K. Childers, JR., Ryan P. Osysko
  • Publication number: 20130269499
    Abstract: A separation tool, in particular saw blade, for a machine tool has a blade body with a wave structure with a changing wave form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Milan Bozic
  • Patent number: 8539869
    Abstract: An improved guillotine cutter for a printer is disclosed. The guillotine cutter includes a guillotine blade having a cutting motion that helps to urge the cut media from the exit chute of the frame. This reduces the likelihood of the cut media becoming pulled into the frame of the cutter, requiring that the user fish the cut media out. The guillotine cutter further provides a frame having integrated bearing surfaces for supporting many of the movable components of the cutter. This minimizes the complexity of the assembly of the cutter, reducing the number of parts (by elimination of separate bearings and other such additional components) and time required to assemble the cutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian Flood, Kerry Anderson, Douglas R. Kremers
  • Publication number: 20130233144
    Abstract: A knife assembly for attachment to an industrial paper trimming or cutting machine having a primary blade and a backbone blade where the cutting edge of the backbone blade is offset at an angle ? from the cutting edge of the primary blade. The knife assembly is removably attached to a cutting machine configured to move in a reciprocating motion to trim edges from soft bound single paper products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventor: Woodrow A. Powers, II
  • Publication number: 20130228059
    Abstract: A blade for use with a reciprocating saw includes an attachment portion configured to couple to the reciprocating saw and a body extending from the attachment portion. The body includes a first portion, a tip portion, a second portion extending from the first portion to the tip portion, and a cutting edge. The second portion has a height less than a height of the first portion. The blade also includes a blunt tip formed at a distal end of the tip portion and a plurality of gullets formed in the second portion. At least one of the gullets has a generally trapezoidal shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Austin J. Kazda, Ryan J. Malloy, Robert W. Butzen, Andrew J. Schulz, Roger D. Neitzell, Courtney D. McCool
  • Publication number: 20130174701
    Abstract: A reciprocating saw blade has a blade body defining first end and second ends. A first cutting edge is located on one side of the blade body, and a second cutting edge is located on an opposite side of the blade body thereof. A first tang is located at one end of the blade body and defines a first acute cutting angle of the first cutting edge. A second tang may be located at another end of the blade body and defines a second acute cutting angle of the second cutting edge. The first and second tangs are alternately and releasably engageable by the chuck of the reciprocating saw. At least one cutting edge may be defined by a plurality of groups of cutting elements. Each group of cutting elements is oriented at a respective acute cutting angle relative to a tang edge that defines an effective cutting angle for that group of cutting elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventors: Asif Elliston, Charles E. Kalomeris
  • Publication number: 20130160631
    Abstract: An accessory for a power tool, includes a mounting portion configured to mate with an oscillating drive member of a power tool. A support arm portion extends from the mounting portion in a first direction. The support arm portion includes an inner edge that faces in a second direction transverse to the first direction. A blade portion extends from the support arm generally in the second direction. The blade portion includes a trailing edge arranged facing generally toward the mounting portion and a leading edge arranged facing generally away from the mounting portion. The trailing edge and the leading edge portion meet to define a pointed tip portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Balazs Nagy, Jonathan Markwald, Edward Abante, Michael Landt, Saad Alam, Timothy Baker, Joshua Barhitte, Peter Denley
  • Publication number: 20130133501
    Abstract: A cutting element includes a main body extending in a longitudinal direction, a mounting hole and a cutting portion for acting on a piece to be processed. The main body defines an axis extending in the longitudinal direction, the mounting hole is arranged at a first end of the main body for connection to the output shaft of an oscillating power tool and the cutting portion is arranged at a second end of the main body and has a first cutting portion and a second cutting portion. The second cutting portion protrudes from the first cutting portion laterally. The first cutting portion is adapted to cut the piece in a feeding direction and the second cutting portion is adapted to cut the piece in a direction perpendicular to the feeding direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: CHERVON (HK) LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130032016
    Abstract: A saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw includes a first section having an attachment portion configured to engage the reciprocating saw. The saw blade also includes a second section having a body coupled to the first section, a cutting portion formed on the body, and an attachment portion configured to engage the reciprocating saw. The first and second sections are usable together with the reciprocating saw as a single saw blade. The second section is separable from the first section such that the second section is usable with the reciprocating saw independently of the first section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Robert W. Butzen, Ryan J. Malloy, Andrew J. Schulz, Austin J. Kazda
  • Publication number: 20130025424
    Abstract: A system for cutting, inking, and debossing sheet material located between a die and a cutting plate is provided. The system includes a die having a support defining an opening, a blade positioned adjacent to the support and defining a cutting edge, a debossing plate configured to cause one or more indentations in the sheet material and including a first side and a second side located substantially opposite the first side, the first side having a raised pattern defined thereon, and at least one pin configured to extend through the opening in the support and to move between a first position and a second position. When the at least one pin is in the first position, the debossing plate is supported by the support, and when the at least one pin is in the second position, the debossing plate is supported by the at least one pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventors: Andrew P. Block, Scott Roelke, Lisa Painter
  • Publication number: 20130019735
    Abstract: A hand-held machine tool such as a jigsaw includes a distance measuring unit for the contactless detection of a section of a specified path and for visualizing a working path corresponding to the specified path and/or for aligning the machine tool including its working tool with the working path corresponding to the shape of the specified path by means of an adjusting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Thilo Koeder, Joachim Platzer, Jan Koegel
  • Patent number: 8302517
    Abstract: To increase the cutting quality and to improve the operation of a press, in particular in punching high-strength martensitic materials or when punching thick sheet metal, a sheet metal holding device is provided for securely clamping the respective workpiece during the punching operation. The clamping force is increased to 40% or more of the ram force. The force exerted by the sheet metal holding device during the penetration of the workpiece can be further increased. The increase in the clamping force preferably takes place in a controlled manner as a function of the press angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Juergen Fahrenbach
  • Publication number: 20120255417
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tool for sawing, grinding, cutting or rasping, for a hand-held power tool appliance driven in an oscillating manner, in particular for an electric power tool driven in an oscillating manner, wherein the tool comprises at least one predetermined break line, which allows a part of the tool to be broken off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Uwe Frueh, Rainer Mann
  • Publication number: 20120240739
    Abstract: Vacuum release systems that allow rapid, uninterrupted flow of a liquid through a first opening in a container when the container is inverted are disclosed. The vacuum release systems includes a holes punch and can be secured to the outer surface of the container. When the liquid-filled container is inverted, pressure is applied to the hole punch to form a second opening in the side of the container. The second opening releases the vacuum by allowing air to flow into the container, which, in turn, allows rapid, uninterrupted flow of the liquid through the first opening in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Christopher Leon Dunyon, Bret Dunyon
  • Publication number: 20120204699
    Abstract: A power tool includes a housing, a blade assembly, a drive assembly within the housing for driving the blade assembly, and a cover that is coupled to the power tool and is movable between at least two positions. The blade assembly is fixedly retained by the power tool when the cover is in a first position and is detachable from the power tool when the cover is in a second position. The cover has tool-less means for coupling the blade assembly to the cover when the cover is in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Robert Soltesz
  • Publication number: 20120198709
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus of a type having two juxtaposed blades 1 and 2 with each having an outermost cutting edge with teeth 12 and 13, with retention and driving of the blades adapted to effect an oscillatory motion to each of the cutting edges, characterized in that there are means to resist resonant spreading between the blades 1 and 2 when cutting which are that there is a first of the blades 1 having a first portion supported by the first blade with a part 15 which is positioned behind a part 18 of the other blade, and a second blade 2 includes a portion with the part 18 which is positioned behind the part of the first said blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: ARBORTECH INDUSTRIES LTD
    Inventor: Kevin Ross Inkster
  • Publication number: 20120192439
    Abstract: A tool has at least one point, at least one working edge, at least one edge, which connects to the point and is located opposite of the working edge and which has at least one first edge region that is straight and forms an inclination angle between 0° and 2.5° with the working edge. The edge has a second edge region, which has a different inclination than the first edge region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Milan Bozic
  • Publication number: 20120186413
    Abstract: A tool attachment for use with a power tool to facilitate the removal of window glazing compound may include a proximal coupling portion configured to be attached to a power tool, a distal material removal portion, and a generally planar blade portion intermediate the coupling portion and the material removal portion. The material removal portion projects outwardly from the plane of the blade portion and has a distal working end with a plurality of teeth for grinding away glazing compound during use. In another embodiment, a tool attachment may include a planar coupling portion and at least one material removal portion projecting outwardly from the plane of the coupling portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Robert C. Schroeder
  • Publication number: 20120180613
    Abstract: A cutting blade for cutting a wire has a blade body with a cutting face extending from a cutting edge. The body has a slidable surface for engagement with an opposing surface that allows relative movement between the blade body and the opposing surface to permit the cutting edge to cut the wire. The slidable surface and the cutting face preferably are polished to provide a high degree of finish. The cutting edge, cutting face and slidable surface preferably contain a coating to reduce potential cold rewelding. In one embodiment, the coating is polished to provide a high degree of finish. A hollow in the blade body holds one or more cut wire particles to reduce interference by the cut wire particles with the cutting edge, cutting face, and slidable surface. The cutting blade excels in cutting various wires, and particularly wire containing an electrically conducting aluminum core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: LAKES PRECISION, INC.
    Inventor: Juan Ruben Lozano
  • Publication number: 20120167741
    Abstract: A blade for a hedge trimmer comprises a plurality of cutting teeth, each tooth having a longitudinal axis extending laterally away from the long axis of the blade, each cutting tooth comprising a root and a tip and opposing sides extending between the root and the tip, characterised in that at least one of the cutting teeth comprises a special tooth which is sharpened along at least one flank to form a cutting edge which extends to the free end of the tooth, and further in which the free end of the special tooth includes a connecting edge which extends from one flank of the tooth to the other and at least one part of which is inclined at an angle of between 4 degrees and 20 degrees relative to the long axis of the blade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: Gardena Manufacturing GmbH
    Inventors: Colin Duffy, Martin Lugert
  • Publication number: 20120000338
    Abstract: A recip saw blade has a blade body and a cutting edge extending along the blade body and defined by a repeating pattern of two consecutive teeth suitable for abusive cutting applications. The blade defines a relatively coarse tooth pitch. The two consecutive teeth, which may be bi-metal, include a high tooth and a relatively low tooth in comparison to the high tooth. Each high tooth and low tooth include a primary clearance surface defining a relatively shallow primary clearance angle that is about 28° or less, and a secondary clearance surface defining a relatively steep secondary clearance angle in comparison to the primary clearance angle. The primary clearance angle of the high tooth is steeper than the primary clearance angle of the low tooth, such as between about 23° and 28°, and the secondary clearance angle of the high tooth is shallower than the secondary clearance angle of the low tooth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventors: Asif Elliston, William B. Korb, Stephen A. Hampton
  • Publication number: 20110271815
    Abstract: A recip saw blade has a blade body and a cutting edge extending along the blade body and defined by a repeating pattern of two consecutive teeth. Each of the two consecutive teeth includes a primary clearance surface defining a relatively steep primary clearance angle, a secondary clearance surface defining a relatively shallow secondary clearance angle, a tip, a rake face located on the opposite side of the tip relative to the primary clearance surface, a gullet defining a depth, a first gullet radius located on an opposite side of the gullet relative to the rake face, and a second gullet radius located between the gullet and the rake face, wherein the depth of the gullet is greater than the second gullet radius.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Asif Elliston, Stephen A. Hampton, William B. Korb
  • Publication number: 20110259163
    Abstract: A cutter for a printer is provided, together with corresponding methods. The cutter comprises a fixed blade and a movable blade. The fixed blade is arranged on a cover bracket. The cover bracket is movable between an open and a closed position. The movable blade is arranged on a printer frame. Means are also provided for moving the movable blade from a home position into engagement with the fixed blade for cutting paper media during a cutting action. In the open position of the cover bracket the fixed blade and movable blade are separated, enabling paper jams to be cleared and paper to be loaded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: TRANSACT TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Steven A. Supron, David E. Weeks, Bruce Harris
  • Publication number: 20110256814
    Abstract: A material removing tool, such as a cutting or grinding tool, adapted to be oscillated by the output shaft of a manually operable motor-driven apparatus, is provided with at least one elongated cutting edge defined by teeth or analogous cutting elements arranged in at least one at least substantially straight linear array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: Marco Steiger, David Suter
  • Publication number: 20110192290
    Abstract: A container includes an internal plate having slicing blade supported by a lower container and covered by a lid. A threaded axle is connected to a hand crank extending from the top of the lid and urges a pusher downward toward the blade as the crank is turned. A food item carried on the pusher is thereby forced downward and rotated against the blade and cut in accordance with the size of the threads on the axle. Additional interchangeable plates are provided, including cheese grating and juice reaming plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2010
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: PROGRESSIVE INTERNATIONAL CORPRATION
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Hauser, Ricky Wai Kit Chan, Joanna Clark
  • Patent number: 7992505
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for operating a thread-processing machine having a thread-cutting device. In order to provide a method and a corresponding apparatus for operating a thread-processing machine having a thread-cutting device, which achieves improved results with increased operational reliability in comparison with known apparatuses and methods, it is proposed that the processed product (3) is covered with an articulated or flexible protective element to protect the surface of the sewn product in a region around a thread (2) which is to be severed only after the thread-processing operation is ended, and the thread-cutting device (4) is moved onto a cutting point and is positioned for cutting relative to the protective element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Andreas Ecker
  • Patent number: 7987758
    Abstract: The rolled media cutter includes an elongated tray and a cutting mechanism. The elongated tray includes first and second substantially parallel channels. The first channel is formed in the tray and is configured to receive the rolled media therein. The cutting mechanism is configured to be slidingly coupled to the second channel. The cutting mechanism includes a cutting surface and a slider coupled to the cutting surface. The slider is configured to be retained within the channel so as to prevent the cutting mechanism from being removed from a portion of the second channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Inovent LLC
    Inventor: Bruce Chabansky
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20110113938
    Abstract: The present invention is a rail system cheese cutter comprised of an arched cutting surface, rail and cutting arm with a removable cutting wire and tension adjustment component which allows the user to adjust the tension of the wire. The rail has a milled portion where the cutting arm is to be attached to the rail. One end of the cutting arm has a rotational bearing with a slot and opening. The slot is slid around the milled portion of the rail until the rail rests in the opening of the rotational bearing. Once attached, the cutting arm can be pivoted around the rail and moved laterally along the rail allowing the user to uniformly cut or slice a food item without moving it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventor: John Reed Felton
  • Publication number: 20110094360
    Abstract: Tomatoes are placed on cutting blades (20) in article openings (46) of an article positioning plate (44). The blades are moved as article pushers (24) move downwardly and engage the upper facing surfaces of the tomatoes, pushing the tomatoes through parallel cutting blades (20). The end slices (30 and 40) are gathered in end collectors (96) and discarded while the intermediate slices (42) are received in transfer tray (72). Gathering plates (100) urge the intermediate slices of the several tomatoes to gather in one accumulation of tomato slices, and the transfer tray (72) is lowered to a position immediately above shipping containers (74) and tilted to deposit the tomatoes in the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: MAXWELL CHASE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Brander, Ivan Stanojevic
  • Patent number: 7882720
    Abstract: An automatic bending machine produces a steel rule punching die to be used for forming predetermined notch lines or fold lines in a paper strip, a sheet, a board member, or the like in production of a paper container or a corrugated box. The automatic bending machine has a bending tool which bends a band blade into a predetermined shape. In the machine, a diamond grinder which is laterally and vertically moved by a computer control is disposed in front of the bending tool. When the bending tool is combined with the diamond grinder, bending of the band blade, linear cutting of the both ends, nicking of a blade edge, bridging (notching) of a blade bottom, and broaching (slotting) of a blade side wall are enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Suehiro Mizukawa
    Inventors: Suehiro Mizukawa, Toshinaga Urabe
  • Publication number: 20110026856
    Abstract: A bag is disclosed having handle portions with mounting apertures and a central mounting tab having a central mounting aperture. The central mounting aperture is formed as a generally inverted “V” or triangular shaped slot with inwardly and upwardly curved lower portions. A bag pack is also disclosed formed of multiple stacked handle bags having aligned mounting apertures defined through the handle portions of the bags for reception of mounting rods therethrough. The mounting apertures are formed as elongated, generally vertically extending, slots having curved upper and lower portions. Elongated mounting slots make possible the use of shorter handles for the bags without sacrificing either the size of the mouth opening during loading or the carrying capacity of the bags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Inventor: Erick Erardo Lopez-Araiza
  • Publication number: 20110004137
    Abstract: Method and device for tailoring the density of a compressible, non-rebounding foam used in capturing anatomical impressions to account for the variations in body weights and sizes, the foam fabricated by the method or device and the custom surface fabricated using the foam. The device is configurable to create a wide range of densities suitable for a wide range of body types. The resulting imprinted foams are then encased in hard surfaces to obtain a mold that provides support surfaces for the back and buttocks in the construction of custom molded chairs, seat cushions and back orthotics. The reduced density foam is suitable for fabrication of orthotics that fit to large areas of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Kevin Cornacchio, Michael Malaga
  • Publication number: 20100326291
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for cutting food comprising a rack and a knife rest set on the rack and further comprising: a nipper for gripping food. A slideway is designed on the rack, provided with a slide rail and a guide rail that match each other between the slideway and the bottom of the nipper. The nipper for gripping food of the food cutter avoids sliding along the slideway with hands directly holding food to effectively prevent hands from being scratched by the knife rest and provide safer and more labor-saving use. Moreover, the slide rail and the guide rail that match each other between the slideway and the bottom of the nipper prevent the nipper from deviating when sliding along the slideway for more labor-saving use. This invention further discloses that it is a food cutter that can cut food into more shapes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Inventor: Yan Kwong WONG
  • Publication number: 20100263512
    Abstract: A cutting tool for cutting sheets of materials, such as, for example, sheets of building materials. The cutting tool includes a base, a support connected to the base and a cam with an increasing radius is positioned over a portion of the base and pivotally connected to the support. The cutting tool further includes a blade holder and blade which are engaged with the cam and positioned over the base. The blade holder and the blade are moveable between an open position and a closed position or cutting position by pivoting the cam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Charlie ZHANG