Work Carrier Rotates About Axis Fixed Relative To Tool Station Patents (Class 83/733)
  • Patent number: 9227333
    Abstract: A slicing apparatus comprises a housing and at least one filament with a first and second end. The at least one filament is pullable by a user. The housing is defined by perimeter walls and has a bottom with an opening, a top, and a vertical member. The vertical member has a longitudinal axis and extends from the top of the housing towards the bottom. The at least one filament mechanically connects to the vertical member and the remainder of it passes through the perimeter walls. Once passed through, the second end of the at least one filament terminates external to the housing. With the second end of the at least one filament now external to the housing, the user can move the at least one filament. When the at least one filament is moved by a user, the at least one filament may effect slices into a volume of matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Quin Marceau
  • Patent number: 8955420
    Abstract: A glass cutting machine includes a worktable, a cutting mechanism positioned above the worktable, and a plurality of grasping assemblies rotatably positioned on the worktable for transporting glass plates. Each grasping assembly includes a support shaft rotatably received in the worktable, a positioning bar fixed to an end of the support shaft, and one or more grasping members positioned on the positioning bar. The worktable includes several rotating members, and each rotating member includes a support disc that can be rotated to drive the glass plate to rotate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shao-Kai Pei
  • Patent number: 8485512
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for aligning, feeding, trimming, slitting, rotating, cross-slitting and stacking sheets, each containing one or more discrete page images thereon that allows for greater automation of the overall process so that reduced or no manual intervention is required to generate completed book stacks or “blocks” from a stream or stack of printed sheets. Sheets are fed to a first, upstream trimming station to remove margin edges and optionally separate the sheets relative to the discrete page images. The sheets are then rotated 90 degrees and fed to a second, downstream trimming station that trims the right-angle edges and optionally separates the sheets into a final group of full-bleed pages, removing margins and gutter strips. The sheets are feed to a stacking assembly to be tacked in page order and any rejected, defective sheets or stacks are removed from the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Lasermax Roll Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Lewalski, Hans Eliasson
  • Patent number: 8402655
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for processing an orifice capable of processing recessed portions and orifices, each having a unique hole diameter different from each other, to high positioning accuracy and in a short time. A press includes: a B-axis angle indexing device 3 disposed on a base 2b, the B-axis angle indexing device 3 including a table B; an A-axis angle indexing device 25 disposed on the table B, the A-axis angle indexing device 25 including a table A; a chuck 32 disposed on the table A, the chuck 32 for holding a work; a base Z 6 disposed on a base, the base Z 6 being operable in an axis Z-direction; a base X 8 disposed on the base Z, the base X 8 being operable in an axis X-direction; a punch holding portion 13 disposed on the base X, the punch holding portion 13 being operable vertically in an axis Y-direction; and a plurality of punches 19, 22 held on the punch holding portion in parallel with the axis Z.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato Higuma, Kenichi Gunji, Tsuneyoshi Inoue, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Hideki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20120318115
    Abstract: The invention relates to a complete cutting station for separatingly cutting out packaging units from a film composite by means of a movable complete cutting tool configured for severing the film composite. The complete cutting station further comprises a conveying system having a plurality of conveyor elements for conveying a respective separated packaging unit, wherein each conveyor element in turn comprises a head portion for engaging with a respective packaging unit. The invention is characterized in that the head portions of the conveyor elements are movable between a first position in which packaging units that they gripped are at a first distance to each other defined by the film composite, and a second position in which the packaging units are at a second, smaller distance from each other or at least partially overlap in at least one spatial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Multivac Sepp Haggenmuller GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Michael LANG
  • Publication number: 20120219674
    Abstract: The present invention provides a dumpling producing method and a dumpling producing device. The method comprises the following steps: cutting a mechanically sheeted dough sheet of a unidirectional texture into dumpling wrappers of a pre-defined shape, filling the stuffing into the dumpling sheet, and wrapping the dumpling wrapper along a fold line at an angle of 0 to 20 degrees to the texture orientation of each dumpling wrapper to produce the dumplings. The device comprises: a cutting mechanism consisting of a cutting unit and a rotating unit, wherein the rotating unit is configured to cause an angle formed between the texture orientation of the dumping wrapper and the fold line to be within 0 to 20 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Edward Lee, Muan Zhu, Derong Wang, Gregory C. Vargas, Michael P. Waldherr, Christopher J. Field
  • Publication number: 20120187091
    Abstract: Sample extraction or trimming from an end strip of an elongated formed metal that is coiled in layers within a tensioned metal coil resting on driven rollers. A cut channel is formed across the material width. In some embodiments the cut channel is formed between the rollers and by cutting at an angle relative to the coil outer surface. Coil weight and/or a coil tensioner mechanism inhibits coil relaxation along the cut channel by maintaining tension on wrapped layers against each other when the coil is unbanded for sample extraction. The coil is rotated so that the cut channel clears the rollers laterally. Material downstream the cut is then separated from the coil. After trimming and/or sample extraction the coil maintains rolled tautness for ease of rebanding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Jennifer Grzyb, Patrick Salpeck, Len Walnoha
  • Publication number: 20120103161
    Abstract: A dental mixing pad dispenser is disclosed. The dental mixing pad dispenser has an upper portion, a lower portion, and a front portion. The upper portion and the lower portion come in contact with each other at a seam. The front portion also has an opening, whereby the upper portion is moveable from a closed position to an open position and back to the closed position. The dental mixing pad dispenser also has a roll of dental mixing pad material installed inside. The dental mixing pad material is configured into sheets which are wound around a center of the roll. The sheets of dental mixing pad material are positioned to be dispensed out of an opening in the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Donna M. Smith
  • Patent number: 8167293
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for aligning, feeding, trimming, slitting, rotating, cross-slitting and stacking sheets, each containing one or more discrete page images thereon that allows for greater automation of the overall process so that reduced or no manual intervention is required to generate completed book stacks or “blocks” from a stream or stack of printed sheets. Sheets are fed downstream on a feed surface, trimmed at a first, upstream trimming station to remove margin edges and optionally separate the sheets relative to the discrete page images. The sheets are then rotated 90 degrees and fed to a second, downstream trimming station that trims the right-angle edges and optionally separates the sheets into a final group of full-bleed pages, removing margins and gutter strips. The sheets are feed to a stacking assembly to be tacked in page order and any rejected, defective sheets or stacks are removed from the order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Lasermax Roll Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven P. Lewalski, Hans Eliasson
  • Publication number: 20110272509
    Abstract: A device for chopping fiber strand includes a form, and a strand feeding mechanism that delivers the strand to the form and conveys the strand along the form. First and second grinding wheels may be included to cut the strand into individual segments of desired length as the strand is conveyed along the form. A method of chopping a fiber strand includes the steps of delivering a continuous strand onto a base end of a form, conveying the continuous strand along the form from the base end toward a discharge end and cutting the continuous strand into individual segments of desired length, for example using first and second grinding wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: OCV INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Horst Jander
  • Patent number: 8011221
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for machining a variable trim line of a panel, which can machine the variable trim line through a simple manipulation within a single process at the time of machining a trunk lid panel. The apparatus includes: an upper die unit disposed at an upper die steel and including a select retainer adapted to selectively punch the variable trim line of the panel, and an upper punch adapted to be moved forward and backward; and a lower die unit disposed at a lower die steel in such a fashion as to be directed opposite to the upper die unit in a row and adapted to push a strap caught in the lower die steel while cooperating with punching operation of the upper punch of the upper die unit. With the apparatus, a die manufacturing cost can be reduced, productivity can be increased and default rate can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Deok Pyo Hong, Hee Ra Lim
  • Patent number: 7882773
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a roll of material includes an elongated blade having a distal end, a cutting guide attached to the elongated blade and positioned to direct the distal end of the elongated blade towards the roll of material, and a support position to hold the roll of material approximate to the elongated blade. A method for cutting a roll of material having an axis and a circumference is taught. The method comprises radially cutting the roll of material from the circumference to the axis by advancing the distal end of an elongated blade, then rotating the elongated blade relative the axis to cut the roll of material. Alternately, the method teaches rotating the roll of material relative to the axis to cut the roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: P&M Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus T Wallace
  • Patent number: 7878098
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a roll of material includes an elongated blade having a distal end, a cutting guide attached to the elongated blade and positioned to direct the distal end of the elongated blade towards the roll of material, and a support position to hold the roll of material approximate to the elongated blade. A method for cutting a roll of material having an axis and a circumference includes radially cutting the roll of material from the circumference to the axis by advancing the distal end of an elongated blade, then rotating the elongated blade relative the axis to cut the roll of material. Alternately, the method teaches rotating the roll of material relative to the axis to cut the roll of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: P&M Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus T. Wallace
  • Publication number: 20100229385
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for processing an orifice capable of processing recessed portions and orifices, each having a unique hole diameter different from each other, to high positioning accuracy and in a short time. A press includes: a B-axis angle indexing device 3 disposed on a base 2b, the B-axis angle indexing device 3 including a table B; an A-axis angle indexing device 25 disposed on the table B, the A-axis angle indexing device 25 including a table A; a chuck 32 disposed on the table A, the chuck 32 for holding a work; a base Z 6 disposed on a base, the base Z 6 being operable in an axis Z-direction; a base X 8 disposed on the base Z, the base X 8 being operable in an axis X-direction; a punch holding portion 13 disposed on the base X, the punch holding portion 13 being operable vertically in an axis Y-direction; and a plurality of punches 19, 22 held on the punch holding portion in parallel with the axis Z.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masato HIGUMA, Kenichi Gunji, Tsuneyoshi Inoue, Yasuyuki Tanaka, Hideki Fukushima
  • Publication number: 20090158911
    Abstract: An improved method of producing elastomeric sealing devices having a plurality of removable concentric sizing rings is provided wherein the size of said first face is increased to create an extended elastomeric mounting face such that the cross-sectional area of the first face disposed against said chuck is at least 150% of the cross-sectional area of the body of said device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventor: Kevin O. Goll
  • Patent number: 7493840
    Abstract: A three-side trimmer according to the present invention comprises a bound material feed unit (2) for feeding the bound material (1) one by one; a rotating table unit (3) for receiving the bound material (1) from the bound material feed unit (2) at a predetermined position and rotating the bound material at every predetermined angle in such a manner that the bound material is arranged at three positions of a top edge cutting position, a front edge cutting position and a bottom edge cutting position; a trimming unit (4) arranged for movement in a direction close to or away from the rotating table unit (3) between two positions of a cutting position at which the trimming unit (4) becomes close to the rotating table unit (3) so as to cut a top edge section (1a), a bottom edge section (1b) and a front edge section (1c) of the bound material (1), respectively, and a standby position at which the trimming unit (4) is away from the rotating table unit (3); trimming unit guide means (5) arranged between the rotating t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2009
    Assignee: Horizon International Inc.
    Inventors: Chuji Yamaguchi, Ko Ouchiyama, Masato Nogawa
  • Patent number: 7472636
    Abstract: A method for loading and cutting glass sheets on a cutting table, that includes the steps of: providing, with a scoring head, scoring lines on a first sheet of glass positioned on the cutting table; extracting, during the scoring step, sucker-fitted pick-up arms from below the first sheet being worked; tilting the pick-up arms so as to place the suckers on a second sheet to be picked up, which is arranged substantially vertically adjacent the scoring table; picking up the second sheet, starting to tilt it toward the cutting table during the scoring of the first sheet; moving the scored first sheet away from the cutting table; positioning the scoring head beyond a sheet supporting region, on an opposite side with respect to a pick-up region; and positioning the second sheet on the cutting table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignee: Z. Bavelloni S;p.A.
    Inventor: Franco Bavelloni
  • Patent number: 7458302
    Abstract: A panel (2) turning device (1) applicable to a panel saw machine (4) comprises a panel (2) hold-down element (11) located in the vicinity of a lateral edge (5a) of the worktable (5) and acting on the panel (2) in such a way as to form a pivot (12) and an axis of rotation (R) in a defined area of the panel (2). The device (1) also comprises rubber wheels (15) built into the worktable (5), designed to enable the panel (2) to be turned about the pivot (12) and mobile between a rest position in which they are not in contact with the panel (2) and a working position in which they are in contact with the panel (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Ciben International S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiorgio Benuzzi
  • Publication number: 20080196564
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for single transfer insert placement. The apparatus receives continuous web material and cuts a discrete section or pad from the web. The pad is then supported on a single transfer surface. The single transfer surface then may spin the supported pad to a desired angle and provide the pad to a receiving surface at a desired interval.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Publication number: 20080163734
    Abstract: A dividing apparatus for an automatic notching press is proposed in which the drive is operatively connected directly, without a reduction gear unit, to the dividing device by means of a torque motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Publication date: July 10, 2008
    Applicant: Mueller Weingarten AG
    Inventor: Norbert KONRAD
  • Patent number: 7032491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) for cutting a workpiece (38), mounted onto an elongate rod (36), into a spiral formation. The device includes a frame (12) defining a workspace (14), and a locating mechanism (34) for locating the rod longitudinally along the workspace. A chuck (40), rotatable about an axis of rotation, is located in the workspace for holding and rotating the work piece about an axis co-axial with the axis of the rod. A carriage (44) which is transportable longitudinally along the workspace releasably mounts a cutting tool (46) extending transversely to the workspace. The device includes also a transport mechanism (48) for transporting the carriage longitudinally along the workspace and a displacement mechanism (34) for displacing the locating mechanism, and hence in use the rod, longitudinally along the workspace. The device further includes a drive mechanism (52) for driving the transport mechanism, the displacement mechanism and rotatingly driving the chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2006
    Assignee: Midnight Masquerade Properties 49 (Pty) Ltd.
    Inventor: Johan W. Fischer
  • Patent number: 6892616
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus is capable of cutting a work-piece depending upon the quality of the work-piece. The cutting apparatus produces parallelism between a knife edge of a cutting blade and a mounting face of the work-piece. A support having the blade is provided to a column capable of controlling a tilting angle of the blade in a blade length direction. Cutting is executed by controlling vertical movement of the blade. A driving source is capable of controlling movement linearly. The driving source produces a parallel relationship between a surface of a table and a knife edge. Different supports are each unitized to include a driving source and the blade vertically moved by the driving source. The different supports can be mounted interchangeably and selectively on a column of a cutting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2005
    Assignee: UHT Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Yasoda, Noriyuki Wakabayashi, Takashi Tsuchida
  • Publication number: 20040261597
    Abstract: A rotary microtome (1) is disclosed, having a base part (2) on which a microtome housing (4) and a knife holder (6) are arranged. Also provided is a collection element (8) that surrounds the knife holder on three sides, the collection element having a U-shaped base outline. Also provided are several clamping levers that are associated with the knife holder, at least one clamping lever for the knife holder being arranged operably on a first or a second outer side wall (18a, 18b). In addition, the bottom (12) of the collection element (8) has shaped on it an elevation (22) under which a mechanical coupling is guided from the clamping lever (10c) to the knife holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2004
    Publication date: December 30, 2004
    Applicant: Leica Microsystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Thiem, Roland Walter, Rolf Metzner
  • Patent number: 6823579
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a portable platform (10) for use in gasket manufacture, comprising a shaft connected to a motor and can receive at least one mandrel, and a surface to receive at least one molding tool, the mandrel being activated by the motor to turn in relation to the platform (10) and to the tool, and to move gasket-forming elements, such as metallic or non-metallic strips, among others, to be processed by the tool. Moreover, as much the mandrel as with the tool are replaceable respectively between mandrels and tools with different characteristics. Thus, the same platform (10) may produce different types of gaskets, and, consequently, speed up and facilitate the gasket replacement process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: Manegro Administracao E Participacoes LTDA.
    Inventor: José Carlos Carvalho Veiga
  • Patent number: 6769600
    Abstract: A notching apparatus for notching both an outer lamination and an inner lamination from a single lamination blank at s single station using a single press device includes a multi-piece die assembly provides multiple outer slot punches, multiple inner slot punches, and a separator punch. The outer slot punch portion, inner slot punch portion, and separator punch portion of the multi-piece die assembly are all selectively positionable in respective punching positions and non-punching positions to facilitate a controlled notching operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignee: Dayton-Phoenix Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Roger E. Knox, John William Murphy
  • Patent number: 6672189
    Abstract: A construction toy device that can be used to create multiple construction elements and methods of using the same are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Mattel, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian L. Aiken, Jon Paul Castiglione, Kevin C. Dakan, David E. Grober, Jeffrey J. Miller, Charles W. Paddock
  • Patent number: 6651541
    Abstract: A band saw attachment for working in conjunction with a band saw for cutting arcuate panels from a piece of stock. The attachment includes a frame structure and a carriage movably mounted on the frame structure and movable back and forth between selected cutting positions. A rotating support is pivotally mounted to the carriage and pivotally movable back and forth relative to the blade of the band saw. In operation, the rotating support receives and holds a piece of stock and by rotating the support the blade of the band saw functions to cut arcuate shaped panels from the piece of stock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2003
    Inventor: Robert A. Faircloth
  • Patent number: 6634268
    Abstract: A method for cutting sections from a specimen using a microtome wherein a cutting knife or specimen is advanced by an advancing carriage into a sectioning plane of a disk microtome. The advancing carriage is moved by a motor drive in order to bring the specimen into contact with an area sensor. When the specimen comes into contact with the area sensor, the position of the motor drive is determined and is compared with a stored position of the sectioning plane. The stored position is previously determined by manually locating the position drive motor when the specimen contacts the area sensor. Control signals for the motor drive are calculated from the two position values, and the advancing carriage is advanced into the sectioning plane by the motor drive taking these control signals into account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Guenther, Siegbert Holtermueller, Andreas Laudat, Rolf Metzner, Roland Walter
  • Publication number: 20030192416
    Abstract: An appliance for removing wrapping from bales of agricultural harvested crop and including a knife having a cutting edge directed transverse to the wrapping for cutting through the wrapping upon displacement of the bale and/or the knife, with the knife being displaceable relative at least one side of the bale; and an element for removing a cut wrapping form the bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Lely Welger Maschinenfabrik GmbH.
    Inventors: Gunter Platon, Diethard Tolksdorf
  • Patent number: 6619170
    Abstract: A machine for slicing a bakery product, including a supported table surface having an aperture for the passage therethrough of sliced products; a pair of spaced-apart riser blocks projecting above said table surface; at least one power-driven cutting device disposed adjacent to said riser blocks, the cutting device having a horizontal blade extending above said table surface at a distance substantially corresponding to the slice thickness required, and a power-driven turntable, revolvable on a vertical axis and spaced above said cutting device, the turntable rigidly supporting at least one open-ended feed hopper adapted to contain a stack of bakery product items, the lowest item in said stack resting on the table surface and being pushed by the hopper into contact with said cutting device to produce a slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Elliot Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20030116005
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting subassembly for machines by means of which panel-like workpieces which are moved continuously in a rectilinear manner are machined in order for front and/or rear edge overhangs to be cut off, having a saw unit which comprises a motor-driven saw blade and is mounted such that it can be displaced between a position above, and a position beneath, the workpiece, and having a contact element which is associated with the saw blade and has at least one contact surface, it being possible for the contact surface to be engaged against the front or rear transverse side of the workpiece and for the cutting plane of the saw blade to be oriented in alignment with the contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Applicant: Reich Spezialmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Henzler, Werner Binder
  • Patent number: 6582744
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for cooking, cutting and preparing the doner meat automatically and without any human intervention in the same amount and form for service and an integrated instrument for cooking and cutting doner. This invention relates to a method for cooking the front sides of the meat boxes which are filled and frozen beforehand, by rotating said meat boxes around a center arranged circularly or with multi sides having 4, 5 or 7 cookers (radiant or LPG), cutting the cooked meat part and sending the cooked meat part for cooking again by rotating around itself and carrying out of these operations at a pre-determined amount and speed without human intervention controlled from a central command and turning table and a integrated doner cooking and cutting instrument for performing this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Ayhan Babacan
  • Patent number: 6571674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for making a series of cuts at different angles in one or more panels using a panel sawing machine. The method comprises the steps of: placing a stack of panels on a worktable; turning the stack a first time in a first direction of rotation; making a first series of cuts in the stack; turning the stack a second time in a direction opposite to the first direction of rotation and in such a way as to move the stack closer to the cutting line; and making a second series of cuts in the stack. The device comprises: a worktable having a cutting line for a panel sawing machine; a pickup element that moves along a first guide perpendicular to the cutting line; and a pusher element that moves along a second guide parallel to the cutting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Giben Impianti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiorgio Benuzzi
  • Publication number: 20030051590
    Abstract: A machine for slicing a bakery product, including a supported table surface having an aperture for the passage therethrough of sliced products; a pair of spaced-apart riser blocks projecting above said table surface; at least one power-driven cutting device disposed adjacent to said riser blocks, the cutting device having a horizontal blade extending above said table surface at a distance substantially corresponding to the slice thickness required, and a power-driven turntable, revolvable on a vertical axis and spaced above said cutting device, the turntable rigidly supporting at least one open-ended feed hopper adapted to contain a stack of bakery product items, the lowest item in said stack resting on the table surface and being pushed by the hopper into contact with said cutting device to produce a slice.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2002
    Publication date: March 20, 2003
    Inventor: Robert Elliot Kaplan
  • Publication number: 20030024369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting apparatus and method for breaking down of a vehicle tyre. The apparatus comprises support means for supporting a tyre in position, cutting means for cutting the tyre and rotation means for rotating the tyre during a cutting operation. The apparatus includes a track or guide (14) which is a conveying means for directing tyres toward a frame (15). The frame (15) forms part of the support means and communicates with a hopper (16) into which constituent tyre parts are deposited automatically after a cutting operation has been carried out. The cutting means comprises cutter arms (17). A support means also comprises pivot arms (18) which carry tyre guides (19) and are connected to a pivot support arm (20). Rollers (21) are provided for supporting the tyre (7) in the cutting position. The rotation means comprises a driving wheel (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2002
    Publication date: February 6, 2003
    Inventors: Brian Peter Dunn, Richard Brian Dunn
  • Publication number: 20030019345
    Abstract: An appliance for removing wrapping from bales of agricultural harvested crop and including a knife having a cutting edge directed transverse to the wrapping for cutting through the wrapping upon displacement of the bale and/or the knife, with the knife being displaceable relative at least one side of the bale; and an element for removing a cut wrapping form the bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Gunter Platon, Diethard Tolksdorf
  • Patent number: 6470780
    Abstract: A device for turning panels on machines for processing the panels basically comprises an element for holding a panel to be processed or being processed, located close to a table that supports the panel, and acting on the panel in such a way as to form a pivot in a preset area of the panel, and means for turning the panel about the pivot in such a way as to vary the position of the panel relative to a panel cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Assignee: Giben Impianti S.p.A.
    Inventor: Piergiorgio Benuzzi
  • Patent number: 6463845
    Abstract: A preferred device for making cream-style corn includes a corn-receiving member and a blade member. The corn-receiving member incorporates a first open end and defines an interior that is configured to receive at least a portion of an ear of corn. The blade member includes a blade that is movably mounted within the interior so as to be movable between a retracted position and an extended position. In the extended position, the blade is configured to engage an ear of corn inserted into the interior of the corn-receiving member so that, as the ear of corn is rotated about its longitudinal axis, the blade tears open individual kernels of the ear of corn and allows liquid and fibrous contents of the kernels to drain into the corn-receiving member. Systems and methods also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2002
    Inventor: John L. Thomas
  • Patent number: 6453787
    Abstract: A pair of drawing members, separated by a prescribed distance, are rotated toward each other in contact with an end packaging material covering the ends of a web wrapped on a web roll. The drawing members are brought toward one another, creating an insertion section by gathering the end packaging and separating the end packaging from the web on the web roll. A cutting member is inserted into the insertion section. The web roll is then rotated, whereby the end packaging is cut and removed from an end of a web roll without damaging the web wrapped thereon. Similar drawing members and cutting members are preferably located at each end of an end packaging removal device, thereby simultaneously removing the end packaging material from both ends of the web roll. The resulting end packaging removal device saves time and labor involved in removing end packaging from a web roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Isowa Hooperswift
    Inventor: Satoru Yamauchi
  • Publication number: 20020069736
    Abstract: To provide a cutting apparatus capable of executing cutting or half cutting of a work-piece depending upon quality of the work-piece by producing parallelism between a knife edge of a cutting blade and a mounting face of the work-piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2001
    Publication date: June 13, 2002
    Applicant: UHT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Yasoda, Noriyuki Wakabayashi, Takashi Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 6401579
    Abstract: A workpiece holding apparatus for holding and guiding a workpiece relative to a device having a driven cutting or abrading member includes a base having a workpiece support surface and a first track therein. The apparatus further includes a track-mounted member having a void. The track-mounted member is selectively securable within the void at a desired position along the track. A workpiece mounting member is provided that is slidable within the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Delta International Machinery Corp.
    Inventor: Xun Lei
  • Publication number: 20020038588
    Abstract: A lumber trimming device for trimming elongate workpieces conveyed on an infeed conveyor in a laterally disposed orientation relative to an infeed direction. The lumber trimming device includes a gang of laterally spaced apart drop saws wherein the drop saws are independently actuable according to generally optimized trimming instructions from an optimizer. At least on end-trimming saw is mounted adjacent the gang. The end-trimming saw or saws is or are selectively laterally translatable according to optimized end-trimming instructions from the optimizer so as to cooperate with the gang. The end-trimming saw or saws cooperate with the optimizer and the drop saws so that a first drop saw of the drop saws is actuated simultaneously with optimized lateral positioning of a first end-trimming saw so as to trim a first workpiece of the workpieces on the infeed conveyor simultaneously by both the first drop saw in a first trim cut and the first end-trimming saw in a second trim cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Publication date: April 4, 2002
    Inventors: William R. Newnes, Deane R. Henderson, Paul L. Halper
  • Publication number: 20020035908
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for forming a carved groove of a green tire capable of forming a carved groove of a necessary depth without being influenced by variation of outer diameters of the green tire is provided. In a method and an apparatus for forming a carved groove for a lug groove with a cutter on an outer circumferential surface of a green tire before curing, a distance sensor is moved along a portion to be carved on the outer circumferential surface of the green tire to measure outer diameters of the portion to be carved, cut shape data for a green tire having an ideal shape stored in memory beforehand is revised on the basis of the measured outer diameters, and the cutter is moved in accordance with the revised cut shape data for carving.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2001
    Publication date: March 28, 2002
    Applicant: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masafumi Kawashima, Satoru Syudou
  • Publication number: 20020029673
    Abstract: A machine for cutting a food product includes a stationary structure with a food product guide surface for guiding a food product along a path of travel. A knife wheel support which rotatably supports the knife wheel and is pivotally attached to the stationary structure so as to pivot about a pivot axis extending substantially parallel to the knife wheel axis, such that the knife wheel axis is movable along an arcuate path about the pivot axis. A plurality of adjustable stripper plates extends between adjacent circular knives which slice the food product into a plurality of strips prior to the food product being cut by a cross-cut knife, the stripper plates having an adjustable attaching mechanism connecting them to the stationary structure to facilitate the adjustment of the distance between the stripper plates and the food guide surface so as to readily accommodate a food product having a variety of thicknesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Applicant: Urschel Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Earl Arrasmith
  • Publication number: 20020007710
    Abstract: A board trimmer having pre-trimmer saws includes a selectively translatable upstream first pre-trimmer saw mounted on a near-side of a board flow path of a board transfer, upstream of a downstream multi-saw board trimmer. The pre-trimmer saw is selectively translatable by an actuator for translation linearly parallel to a near-side ended board on the board transfer. The pre-trimmer saw is perpendicular to the board when on the board transfer. A board elevator may be mounted below the board flow path and the pre-trimmer saw for elevating the board from a sequence of single boards from the board transfer into sawing engagement with the pre-trimmer saw once the pre-trimmer saw has been prepositioned by the actuator into an optimized cutting path. Trimming of the board in the flow path is done according to an optimized solution for trimming the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2001
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Inventor: William R. Newnes
  • Patent number: 6302007
    Abstract: For trimming the exposed lateral edges of printed bound documents (4 to 6) conveyed individually or in quires, such as books, brochures or magazines, which are held at the bound lateral edge (23) and conveyed to a trimming device (2) through a rotational and translational conveying movement, the trimming operation of the top and/or bottom edge is simultaneously performed on two printed documents (4 to 6) in a single operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: Grapha-Holding AG
    Inventor: Peter Tobler
  • Patent number: 6272958
    Abstract: An apparatus for decurling food material, such as slices severed from a food material supply, while the slices are being moved toward a transfer member includes a constriction positioned in close proximity to the slicing station and in general alignment therewith. The constriction is defined by opposing upper and lower surfaces; the upper surface is a stationary surface while the lower surface is a moving surface. The lower moving surface utilizes a plurality of flexible bands rotating around at least one roller, which are disposed proximate to the food material supply. The flexible bands are driven around a guide member having an arcuate profile that matches the curvature movement that the food material supply takes. The bands which form the lower moving surface are driven at a speed equal to or greater than the speed at which the slicer operates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2001
    Assignee: Kraft Foods, Inc.
    Inventors: Norman C. Abler, James A. Rattmann, Donald W. Hamburg
  • Patent number: 6260458
    Abstract: A system and method for making at least one cut in a catheter, guide wire or other elongate cylindrical object having a lengthwise axis, comprising a securing means for repeatedly releasing and then holding the elongate object in a position suitable for cutting it at an angle or transversely relative to its lengthwise axis, a manipulating means for moving the elongate object so that it can be disposed in the position suitable for cutting when it is released by the securing means, and a cutting means for forming the at least one precision cut in the elongate object to any desired depth. The securing means preferably comprises a rotatable collet clamp, and the manipulating means preferably comprises a pinch roller assembly for advancing and holding the elongate object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Sarcos L.C.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Clark Davis
  • Patent number: 6253653
    Abstract: The invention relates to a microtome (1) for producing thin slices for microscopy, which is provided with a base (2), a blade holder (3) for holding a cutting blade (4) and an object holder (5) for holding the object (6) to be cut. Cutting occurs in a plane by a relative movement between the object (6) and the cutting blade (4) To produce the relative movement, a rotating component (7) is provided with a drive motor (17), wherein the rotating axis of the rotating component (7) is arranged obliquely to the base (2), and a feed slide (9) is provided with a linear guide for setting the slice thickness. The structure of said feed slide (9) is such that it is removable via a feed motor (17) and a control circuit (14) connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Leica Microsystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Walter, Manfred Biehl, Juergen Vierling, Andreas Laudat, Peter Scheck, Rolf Metzner
  • Patent number: 6240819
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a scrap tire includes a base with a top face, a vertical shaft mounted on the base, a tire support mounted rotatably on the vertical shaft, and first and second cutting units. The first cutting unit is mounted on the base and is adapted to cut the scrap tire along a first plane that is parallel to the top face of the base. The second cutting unit is mounted on the base and is adapted to cut the scrap tire along a second plane that is perpendicular to the top face of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignees: Autop Precision Machinery Co., Ltd., Fujix Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tung-Ming Su, Chung-Hsien Kang, Bor-Jang Wu