With Control Means Responsive To Replaceable Or Selectable Information Program Patents (Class 83/76.1)
  • Patent number: 8931382
    Abstract: An apparatus for slicing food products includes a product feed which feeds a product to be sliced along a product feed direction through a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves. The position of the cutting blade is adjustable relative to the product. A control unit is provided which is designed to automatically adjust the position of the cutting blade for the optimization of the blade wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20140360328
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises a saw blade for cutting a plurality of different types of window coverings. A first controllable drive moves the saw blade into engagement with a window covering selected from the plurality of different types of the window coverings. A second controllable drive for rotates the saw blade. A preferred saw blade feed rate and a preferred saw blade speed for each of the plurality of different types of window coverings is determined. The first variable drive and the second variable drive are controlled based on the preferred saw blade feed rate and the preferred saw blade speed for the window covering being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Kristi Jane Georgi, Brian Bellamy Johnson, James McCauley, Martin Richard Van Buren
  • Patent number: 8875609
    Abstract: The invention is based on a power tool, in particular a stationary saw, having a guard device which has a guard element. It is proposed that the guard device has an actuator system, which is provided for monitoring an opening which is formed at least by the guard element and is adaptable to at least one geometric feature of a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Stellmann
  • Publication number: 20140283662
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cartridge holder configured to receive a pen or a cutter, a platen configured to receive an object, a moving mechanism configured to move the cartridge holder in a direction that the cartridge holder comes close to the platen, a read unit configured to read image data from the object, a receiving unit configured to receive an instruction to set a first mode or a second mode, and a processor configured to instruct the apparatus to generate processing data to move the moving mechanism based on the image data, to store the processing data in a storage device of the apparatus in response to receiving the instruction to set the first mode, and to instruct the moving mechanism to move the cartridge holder close to the platen, based on the processing data, in response to receiving the instruction to set the second mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Tokura
  • Publication number: 20140260855
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cartridge configured to receive a pen or a cutter, a receiving mechanism configured to receive an object, a first moving mechanism configured to move the cartridge in a first movement direction, a second moving mechanism configured to move the object in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a third moving mechanism configured to move the cartridge in a direction such that the cartridge comes close to the receiving mechanism, and a processor configured to instruct the apparatus to set an orientation of a pattern to be formed on the object, to arrange the pattern while conforming the pattern orientation to an object orientation, to drive the first and second moving mechanisms according to the pattern orientation, and to drive the third moving mechanism to cause the cartridge to move in a direction such that the cartridge comes close to the receiving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masashi Tokura, Noriharu Tashiro
  • Publication number: 20140260853
    Abstract: The invention discloses an industrial slicer (1) of food products, comprising a frame (2), at least one cutting member (5) mounted on the frame (2) and movable with respect thereto with a cutting movement lying in a cutting plane (P2), and means for guiding and conveying (6) the food product in a direction (3) through the cutting plane (P2), wherein the slicer is characterised in that the at least one cutting member (5) exhibits a cutting movement of a rotational and translational type lying in the cutting plane (P2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Giorgio GRASSELLI
  • Publication number: 20140260854
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a cartridge holder configured to receive a pen or a cutter, a platen configured to receive an object, a moving mechanism configured to move the cartridge holder in a direction that the cartridge holder comes close to the platen, a read unit configured to read image data from the object, and a processor configured to instruct the apparatus to set a specific size of a pattern in the image data, eliminate, from the image data, one or more of specific patterns whose size is less or equal to the specific size, and instruct the moving mechanism to move the cartridge holder close to the platen, based on the image data after eliminating one or more of specific patterns from the read image data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Masashi Tokura
  • Publication number: 20140251103
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a housing formed with an insertion hole through which a sheet-shaped object is inserted, a transfer unit configured to transfer the inserted object along a transfer path, a reading unit configured to read an image of the transferred object, a platen located opposite the reading unit with the transfer path being interposed between the platen and the reading unit, the platen having a flat surface on which the object is placeable and a cutting unit disposed nearer the insertion hole than the reading unit on the transfer path, thereby cutting the object. The reading unit includes a light-transmitting plate through which light passes. The housing encloses the reading unit, the transfer unit, the platen and the cutting unit. The platen includes at least a part openable and closable so that a surface of the light-transmitting plate, located at the object side is externally exposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Iida, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Katsuhisa Hasegawa, Junnosuke Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20140238210
    Abstract: The present invention provides a perforating station comprising two or more discrete perforating stations, the stations synchronized with one another to cut a line of perforations across a web, such as a web of tissue paper, moving at high speeds. By providing two or more synchronized perforating stations the perforating station may increase the number of impacts per minute compared to prior art perforating devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: James Leo Baggot, Robert Eugene Krautkramer, Kyle Andrew Krautkramer, Gregory Michael Bixler, Matthew Robert Wilson, Frank Stephen Hada
  • Patent number: 8783140
    Abstract: Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces according to entered and/or calculated target dimensions and processing the workpieces with a tool to generate products having the target dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Lean Tool Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Spencer B. Dick, Stuart R. Aldrich, Brennan J. McClure, David L. Lee, Brandon J. Vaughn, Simon A. Soot, Norman F. Gorny, Matthew T. Harris, Richard R. Gilmore
  • Patent number: 8783143
    Abstract: A cutting machine for trimming window covering work pieces is disclosed. The cutting machine includes a stand, one or more cutting mechanisms attached to the stand, a controller and one or more locators connected to the controller that are movable relative to the one or more cutting machines and are configured to engage at least a portion of a window covering work piece between the ends of the work piece. The controller has a memory having a program. The program enables the controller to cause one or more of the locators to move so that a desired amount of material can be trimmed from at least one end of the work piece after the controller receives information about the work piece. The controller may be connected to the one or more locators by one or more wireless connections or by one or more direct connectors such electronic wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kollman, Adam Ward
  • Publication number: 20140196586
    Abstract: An insulation cutter for a liner application machine in an assembly line and method of operation that cuts an insulative thermal blanket by stopping the liner application machine momentarily to allow for a rotary cutter to traverse the width of the belt (and the width of the thermal insulation blanket) and potentially return back to its original position. The machine is then restarted and allowed to continue to feed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Vicon Machinery, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Foster, Mike Fischer
  • Patent number: 8739666
    Abstract: A window covering cutting machine sized and configured to trim window covering work pieces is disclosed. The cutting machine includes a base, a work surface connected to the base, at least one cutting mechanism adjacent the work surface, one or more controllers connected to the one or more cutting mechanisms and at least one data entry device connected to the controller. The controller includes a program. The program is configured to determine an amount to be cut from a window covering work piece based on allowance input received from one or more of the data entry devices. The one or more controllers are configured to prompt a user to provide the allowance input to the program. The allowance input identifies an allowance value used by the program to determine the amount to be cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Lumino, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Kollman
  • Publication number: 20140130644
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for creating screen protectors for electronic devices where the screen protectors may be formed from stock screen protector material to fit any of a multitude of differently sized, shaped and/or configured screens for distinct portable electronic devices. The system includes screen protector material, a cutting element, a control unit and an interface. The interface enables a user to actuate the control unit by selecting an electronic device from one of the supported devices. The system then cuts a screen protector to fit the selected device allowing a user to create new screen protectors as needed or required.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Marvin A. Ashaka, Bahaa B. Najem
  • Publication number: 20140116215
    Abstract: Apparatus for perforating a moving receiver includes perforating devices, each with two parallel perforating wheels and a pressure wheel arranged so that the perforating wheels are pressed laterally against the pressure wheel to define two perforating areas and a chad area arranged laterally between the perforating areas. A drive mechanism rotates the perforating or pressure wheels to perforate the moving receiver parallel to its feed direction in the perforating areas, whereby one or more proto-chads are defined on the receiver. A transport mechanism selectively moves the plurality of perforating devices perpendicular to the feed direction of the receiver. A controller receives a job specification including two or more specified perforation locations and causes the transport mechanism to laterally position two or more of the plurality of perforating devices to perforate the moving receiver in the specified perforation locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Brian J. Kwarta, James Douglas Shifley
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140053699
    Abstract: A sheet post-processing apparatus which is capable of shortening time wasted until actual start of punching and enhancing productivity. A drive unit causes a moving member which has a cam and reciprocates. A punching member is driven by a movement of the cam of the moving member and punches a sheet when the moving member moves forth and moves back. A determination unit determines a type of the sheet. A control unit controls, when a sheet to be punched is to be subjected to a punching process, the drive unit such that the moving member starts moving before conveyance of the sheet to be punched stops, and controls, when the sheet to be punched is to be subjected to the punching process, the drive unit such that timing with which the moving member starts moving is changed based on the determination by the determination unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuo FUKATSU, Hitoshi KATO, Naoki ISHIKAWA, Taishi TOMII
  • Publication number: 20140026727
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microtome (10) for cutting thin sections, including a sample holder (12), a cutting unit (16), and a drive unit (16) for producing a feed movement between the sample holder (12) and the cutting unit (16) for setting the thickness of the sample sections. The drive unit (22) includes a piezoelectric linear actuator (50) for producing the feed movement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Roland WALTER
  • Publication number: 20130340584
    Abstract: In a method for cutting a paper web during movement of the same for generating a plurality of individual sheets for processing by a paper handling plant, the paper web is driven at a high web speed. The cutter is driven to cut the moving paper web into the individual sheets. The paper web can be stopped between successive cuts in a controlled manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: BOEWE SYSTEC GmbH
    Inventor: BOEWE SYSTEC GmbH
  • Patent number: 8555758
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for positioning a cutting knife of a microtome or ultramicrotome equipped with motors for moving the cutting knife. The method may include determining/defining at least two segments of the cutting knife according to a division of the previously defined width of the cutting knife, selecting a segment of the cutting knife, and positioning the cutting knife in an operational position by motorized movement of the cutting knife, the selected segment of the cutting knife being positioned to cut the specimen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Leica Mikrosysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Robert Ranner, Andreas Loydold
  • Publication number: 20130255458
    Abstract: A cutting plotter includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores computer-readable instructions that cause the processor to perform setting, counting, storing, and notifying when executed. The setting sets a plurality of partial areas by dividing a cuttable area of a holding member, the cuttable area is an area in which a cutting object is to be detachably adhered. The counting counts a number of cuts by a cutting blade within the cuttable area for each of the plurality of partial areas. The storing stores each of count values associated with each of the plurality of partial areas in a storage portion, each of the count values is counted by the counting for each of the plurality of partial areas. The notifying notifies, based on the count values stored in the storage portion, information relating to the number of cuts for each of the plurality of partial areas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kei Kawase, Masahiko Nagai, Junnosuke Matsuda, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Noriharu Tashiro
  • Patent number: 8534172
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for translating articles. The apparatus has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of a positioning conveyor having an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Tools, such as cutting tools or inspection stools, along the sides of the work area interact with the sides of the articles as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the article-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Publication number: 20130180373
    Abstract: A cutting plotter includes a cut mechanism, an operation device, a processor and a memory. The cut mechanism is to cut a pattern from a cut target. The holding member is to hold the cut target and set on the cutting plotter. The operation device is to receive input. The memory stores computer-readable instructions that instruct the cutting plotter to execute steps including designating, selecting, determining, and instructing. The designating includes designating a partial area based on an input. The partial area is a part of a holding area. The selecting includes selecting a certain pattern from plural patterns based on an input. The determining includes determining a position, included in the partial area, of the certain pattern on the cut target. The instructing includes instructing the cut mechanism to cut the certain pattern from the position on the cut target determined by the determining.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20130148079
    Abstract: Systems and methods for polishing a lens having a freeform design cut into a surface of the lens are provided. The system may include a lap blank having a substantial inverse of the freeform design cut into a surface of the lap blank, or a conformable lap blank having an inverse of the freeform design molded into a surface of the lap blank. The system also includes a deformable pad mounted on the surface of the lap blank. The surface of the lens is separated from the surface of the lap blank by the deformable pad, and the lens and the lap blank are arranged such that the freeform design of the surface of the lens is substantially aligned with the substantial inverse of the freeform design of the surface of the lap blank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Coburn Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew John Brown, Steven Glenn Bedford
  • Publication number: 20130133489
    Abstract: A device for singling out products that are grouped in blister packs or similar multiple packages comprises a support structure (11, 12, 30) for at least one multiple package (B) to be singled out, with a bearing surface (13, 31) defining a reference plane (X-Y). Clamping means (14, 33, 34) can be activated selectively in order to clamp the at least one multiple package against the bearing surface. A cutting head (20, 36) comprises a cutting unit, preferably an ultrasound unit, with means for cutting the multiple package, and control means (26, 42) are operatively connected to the cutting head (20, 36) and to the clamping means (14, 33, 34) in order to control relative movement between the cutting unit (22, 23, 39, 40) and the multiple package (B) in accordance with a cutting scheme which is predetermined or is defined in real time, and which depends on the configuration of the multiple package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Flavio Este, Roberto Vecchi
  • Publication number: 20130104713
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus in which a cutting blade and an object to be cut are moved relative to each other based on cutting data set in the apparatus so that the object is out into a desired shape by the cutting blade. The apparatus includes an angle change unit which is configured to change an angle made by the cutting blade and the object. In the apparatus, the angle change unit is configured to change the angle between a first angle during a non-cutting time and a second angle at which the cutting unit is tilted during a cutting time so that the second angle is rendered smaller than the first angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
  • Publication number: 20130091996
    Abstract: A plate workpiece processing tool including a workpiece support defining a support plane for supporting a workpiece, a tool punch, a tool die, and a control unit configured to control movements of the tool punch and the tool die along a stroke axis. The tool punch and the tool die are displaceable, along the stroke axis, to a processing position above the support plane of the workpiece support such that the tool punch and the tool die are capable of processing a region of a workpiece having a formed shape that extends upwardly from the workpiece support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
  • Patent number: 8408107
    Abstract: A sensing mechanism (12) for detecting user contact with an active portion (26) of the power tool (10) is provided. In addition, a safety mechanism (14) for preventing prolonged user contact with the active portion (26) of a power tool (10) is provided. The safety mechanism (14) is configured to actuate upon receipt of a signal from the sensing mechanism (12). According to a first aspect, the safety mechanism (14) is arranged to rapidly displace the active portion (26) away from a user extremity. Alternatively, according to a second aspect, the safety mechanism (14) is arranged to rapidly urge an extremity of the user away from the active portion (26) of the power tool (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: David A. Carrier, Peter Chaikowsky
  • Patent number: 8385809
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device includes: an interposing section that interposes a sheet bundle in which a plurality of sheets are bundled; a cutting blade section having a cutting blade that cuts a sheet bundle interposed by the interposing section; a blade receiving member that receives a cutting edge of the cutting blade in the case of cutting; and a controller that controls a stop position of the cutting blade in the case of cutting. The controller controls the cutting blade section so that an amount of movement from a standby position of the cutting blade to the stop position becomes great when the number of times of cutting operations is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Shiokawa, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20130008292
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a controller and a memory. The memory is configured to store computer readable instructions, The computer readable instructions instruct the controller to execute steps including arranging a plurality of patterns. The plurality of patterns includes a peripheral line, identifying an overlap portion of the peripheral lines of the plurality of patterns, generating data representing a line which connects the determined peripheral lines in the overlap portion. A cutter is configured to cut an object based on the generated data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Nakamura, Masahiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Niizeki
  • Publication number: 20120266728
    Abstract: A method and programmed apparatus for cutting graphics from substantially-identical sheets with graphics and registration marks printed thereon using a plotter and controlled cutter and sensor movable over the sheets, including: (1) sensing work-surface positions of the marks of a sheet and calculating an expected work-surface position for each such mark based on the work-surface positions of other marks of the sheet; (2) classifying each mark as active or inactive based on a first error criterion and applying the classification to corresponding marks of a subsequent sheet, the active marks being fewer than the total number of printed marks; (3) sensing the work-surface positions of the active marks of the subsequent sheet; and (4) cutting the graphics from the subsequent sheet based on the sensed positions of the active marks, thereby reducing the time for accurate cut-processing of the subsequent sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: I-CUT, INC.
    Inventors: Geo Andersen, Steen Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 8291797
    Abstract: A table saw having a reaction system configured to take a predetermined action to mitigate injury upon detection of a dangerous condition is disclosed. The reaction system has a component in a predetermined orientation relative to the blade and the component is configured to maintain its orientation relative to the blade as the blade is raised and lowered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: SD3, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen F. Gass, David A. Fanning
  • Patent number: 8286538
    Abstract: A sizing center for and a method of sizing different styles of window coverings includes at least two sizing mechanisms disposed on a sizing center in which each sizing mechanism is adapted to size a different style of window covering. Each window covering includes a color marking. At least two measuring scales are disposed on the sizing center, each measuring scale being associated with a sizing mechanism and having a different color, and each color associated with a sizing center being associated with a color marking of a window covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Newell Window Furnishings, Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Roberts, Thomas A. Caputo, Richard Coulcher, David A. Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20120247292
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus moves a cutting blade and in object to be cut relative to each other based on cutting data, thereby cutting a desirable pattern out of the object. The cutting apparatus includes an extraction unit which extracts from the cutting data a position of a cutting start point and a position of a cutting end point of a cutting line on the object, and a setting unit which changes the positions of the cutting start and end points to a position on the cutting line other than a specified position on the cutting line when the positions of the cutting start and end points extracted by the extraction unit are on the specified position in a case where a closed pattern having the cutting start and endpoints corresponding with each other is cut out of the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Nakamura, Masahiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Katsuhisa Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120253504
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus is disclosed in which a cutting blade and an object to be cut are moved relative to each other so that a desired pattern is cutout of the object. The cutting apparatus includes an arranging unit arranging the pattern in a cut-allowable region of the object, a frame setting unit setting a minimum boundary frame which is polygonal or curved in shape and includes a contour of the pattern arranged by the arranging unit, and a cutting data generating unit generating outer line cutting data for cutting an outer line dividing a first region near the pattern within the cut-allowable region and a second region other than the first region, outside the boundary frame, based on the boundary frame. The pattern and the outer line are cut out of the object based on pattern cutting data for cutting the pattern and the outer line cutting data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, Masahiko Nagai, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Yoshinori Nakamura, Katsuhisa Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8228647
    Abstract: An electrical power diagnostic system includes a system housing, a power saw management system, and a user interface. The system housing is electrically connected with the power unit of the power saw, wherein the system housing includes a control panel provided thereon for allowing a user to adjust an operational parameter through the control panel. The power saw management system includes a control processor mounted within the system housing to electrically communicate with the power saw, wherein the control processor is pre-programmed to manage operational parameters of the power saw and supervise actual operation of the power saw machine and the saw blade in such a manner that when abnormal operating condition of the power saw machine is detected, the control processor is adapted to selectively adjust the operational parameters of the power saw machine for stopping the abnormal operating condition from continuously happening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Inventor: Wy Peron Lee
  • Patent number: 8220383
    Abstract: A food product slicer with a rotatable slicer knife includes a knife sharpener and a control for providing a timed sharpening operation. The control effects rotation of the slicer knife for a set knife sharpen time period when a knife sharpen input of the slicer is triggered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Premark FEG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Samuel A. Rummel, Shahram Shariff
  • Publication number: 20120152074
    Abstract: The invention relates to a separating shaft (1) for separating band strips (2) of a longitudinally divided band. Two diagonally opposed transport carriages (8, 9) that can travel in guide grooves (5, 6) parallel to the axis (7-7) of the separating shaft (1) by means of a drive, each having a ripper (10) that can travel into and out of the separating shaft (1) for capturing a separating disc (3) transported on the separating shaft with the transport carriages (8, 9) to a position prescribed by a cutting program and for releasing the positioned separating disc, and two pneumatic clamping bars (11, 12) for clamping the positioned separating discs (3) on the separating shaft (1) and offset 90° from the transport carriages (8, 9), are integrated in the separating shaft (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2010
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Folke, Wolfgang Runkel
  • Patent number: 8186256
    Abstract: A sensing mechanism (12) for detecting user contact with an active portion (26) of the power tool (10) is provided. In addition, a safety mechanism (14) for preventing prolonged user contact with the active portion (26) of a power tool (10) is provided. The safety mechanism (14) is configured to actuate upon receipt of a signal from the sensing mechanism (12). According to a first aspect, the safety mechanism (14) is arranged to rapidly displace the active portion (26) away from a user extremity. Alternatively, according to a second aspect, the safety mechanism (14) is arranged to rapidly urge an extremity of the user away from the active portion (26) of the power tool (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventor: David A. Carrier
  • Publication number: 20120103050
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a profile, including: a cutter configured to make cuts on the profile having a first surface and a second surface, and having at least one rib on the first surface, wherein the cuts are made on the first surface of the profile; a first drive unit to drive the cutter forward and backward to and from the first surface of the profile; and a second drive unit to drive the cutter up and down along the first surface of the profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicants: Seoul Laser Dieboard System Co., Ltd., Seoul Laser Dieboard System Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sang Moo Lee
  • Patent number: 8161854
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for cutting boxes. The box cutter has a rectangular work area defined by the upper run of an oblique-roller conveyor belt selectively driven forward or reverse in coordination with the actuation and deactuation of the obliquely rotatable belt rollers. Cutting tools along the sides of the work area cut into the side panels of the boxes as they are translated without rotation in a rectangular path against guide surfaces on the periphery of the work area by the sequential reversing of the conveyor belt direction and the actuation and deactuation of the box-supporting rollers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Laitram, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Matthew L. Fourney
  • Patent number: 8156852
    Abstract: A cut target medium driving type cutting plotter, where a cut target medium to be cut is driven in a first direction and a cutting unit is driven in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, thereby moving the cutting unit in a two-dimensional direction relative to the cut target medium to make the cutting unit to be selectively brought into press contact with and separated from the cut target medium to cut the cut target medium in a desired shape, the cut target medium driving type cutting plotter includes a cut target medium supporting sheet to removably support the cut target medium on a surface opposite to the cutting unit. Preferably, the cut target medium is driven in the first direction together with the cut target medium supporting sheet, and the cut target medium supported on the cut target medium supporting sheet is cut by the cutting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Graphtec Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takeya Shibata, Yuzuru Sekiguchi, Michiharu Nishijima, Tsutomu Tsuji, Hidemi Koike, Yutaka Saegusa, Kousuke Watanabe, Takayuki Tanigawa, Toshihiro Houhara, Shinichi Mukasa, Kenji Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8155778
    Abstract: A system and method that may utilize one or more cutting tools to machine insulating sheet materials comprising one or more layers. In accordance with one aspect, a user may utilize a computer to input preferences and use software algorithms to determine an optimum fabrication sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: AUTODESK, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Barcock
  • Publication number: 20120073415
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for slicing a block of food (1) into portions (3) of precise weight. The invention further relates to a slicing machine (12) and to a block of food (1).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Rainer Maidel, Silvio Quaglia
  • Patent number: 8132488
    Abstract: A sheet cutting device, including a cutting blade for cutting a bundle of sheets, while moving in a slanted direction compounded by a direction perpendicular to the surface of sheet and a direction parallel to the sheet surface; a supporting member for supporting the bundle of sheets in the vicinity of a cutting position; a pressing section to press the bundle of sheets against the supporting member in a direction reverse to a moving direction of the cutting blade and perpendicular to the sheet surface, and the pressing section to receive the cutting blade at the time when the cutting blade cuts the bundle of sheets; a cutting blade driving section to drive the cutting blade; a pressing section driving section to drive the pressing section; and a control section to release pressing of the bundle of sheets and retract the cutting blade, after the bundle of sheets is cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Toshio Shida, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Patent number: 8117952
    Abstract: A closed-loop cutting system comprises a cutting device for cutting a piece of material at a given dimension; a positioning device for positioning the cutting means to cut the piece of material at the given dimension; a position controller for controlling the positioning device; a feedback means comprising a dimension sensor for measuring the actual dimension of the cut piece of material, the feedback means for measuring a difference between the actual dimension and the given dimension and sending signal back to either one of the positioning device and the position controller to effect an adjustment of the position of the cutting device by reducing the difference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventors: Benoit Carpentier, Gilles Pilon
  • Publication number: 20120038763
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus and a method thereof which can detect a displacement amount of a cutting tool with respect to a workpiece with high accuracy and can correct a processing position with high accuracy. Accordingly, a turret gauge 46 is comprised of an invar body 47 and a gauge main body 48 with a different thermal expansion coefficient. A point A of the gauge main body 48 and a leading edge 47A of the invar body are imaged in a state of viewing the whole thereof at a time of an initialization and a calibration cycle (CS), and a temperature of the gauge main body 48 is detected by comparing each image data. Furthermore, the length between the point A and a point B of the gauge main body 48 at the time of the CS is obtained based on the image data. The actual length is compared with a theoretical length between the point A and the point B at a temperature of the gauge main body 48 at the time of the CS, and consideration is given to the comparison.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: Tosuke Kawada, Masaki Kato, Shinji Ichino
  • Publication number: 20120011974
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises a saw blade for cutting a plurality of different types of window coverings. A first controllable drive moves the saw blade into engagement with a window covering selected from the plurality of different types of the window coverings. A second controllable drive for rotates the saw blade. A preferred saw blade feed rate and a preferred saw blade speed for each of the plurality of different types of window coverings is determined. The first variable drive and the second variable drive are controlled based on the preferred saw blade feed rate and the preferred saw blade speed for the window covering being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: NEWELL WINDOW FURNISHINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Kristi Jane GEORGI, Brian Bellamy JOHNSON, James MCCAULEY, Martin Richard VAN BUREN
  • Publication number: 20110303063
    Abstract: An electronically controlled web-slitter includes dual electric motors whose functions may be controlled by an electronic controller accessed either on the chassis of the web-slitter or by way of a computer coupled to the electronic controller. Vertical and side-shift blade set-up and functions are thus accurately controlled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Inventors: Semion Stolyar, Thomas Kirk, Richard M. Holbert, Robert M. Houze, Daniel E. Tooke
  • Publication number: 20110271806
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for manufacturing articles, such as gutter covers, from a flat feedstock are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for fabricating articles having apertures from a flat feedstock may include an uncoiler to supply a flat feedstock in roll form; a first flying press configured to receive the feedstock, wherein the first flying press houses a tool and die to form one or more apertures in the feedstock; a roll former configured to pull the feedstock from the uncoiler and through the flying press, the roll former comprising a plurality of rollers to create a desired profile along the width of the feedstock; and a flying shear to cut the feedstock to a desired length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: RK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: RICHARD L. KUHNS