Removable Element Carries Program Patents (Class 83/76.3)
  • Patent number: 9347857
    Abstract: A sample sectioning device includes a cutting mechanism, a sample holder, a drive system, and a surface orientation sensor. The sample holder is operable to hold a sample. The cutting mechanism is operable to cut sections from the sample. The drive system is coupled with the sample holder. The drive system is operable to drive movement between the sample held by the sample holder and the cutting mechanism. The surface orientation sensor is operable to sense an orientation of a surface of the sample held by the sample holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Sakura Finetek U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Hwai-Jyh Michael Yang, Xuan S. Bui
  • Publication number: 20120247293
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus includes a cutting unit including a cutting blade moved together with an object to be cut, relative to each other, cutting the object by the cutting blade, a holding member having an adhesive layer on which the object is removably held, the holding member being set onto the cutting apparatus while adhesively holding the object, a wireless tag located on the holding member and containing cutting information written thereon, the cutting information including information about cutting, a reading unit which reads the cutting information from the wireless tag when the holding member has been set on the cutting apparatus, and a control unit which controls the cutting unit based on the cutting information the reading unit has read from the wireless tag.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiko Nagai, Yasuhiko Kawaguchi, Yoshinori Nakamura, Tomoyasu Niizeki, Katsuhisa Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20120048086
    Abstract: An electronic sheet cutting machine includes a housing to which a drive roller is coupled for moving a sheet to be cut in a first direction and a cutter assembly coupled to the housing and moveable in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. A user interface is incorporated into the housing for allowing a user to select via the user interface at least one shape to be cut by the cutter assembly wherein controlled movement of the drive roller and the cutter assembly causes a shape to be cut in the sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Workman, William Craig Youse, Jason B. Brinkerhoff, Jonathan Aaron Johnson, James R. Gunter, Rodney Stock, Phil Beffrey
  • Patent number: 7845259
    Abstract: An electronic paper cutting machine includes a housing to which a drive roller is coupled for moving a sheet to be cut in a first direction and a cutter assembly coupled to the housing and moveable in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction. A user interface is incorporated into the housing for allowing a user to select via the user interface at least one shape to be cut by the cutter assembly wherein controlled movement of the drive roller and the cutter assembly causes a shape to be cut in the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Provo Craft and Novelty, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Emmett Workman, William Craig Youse, Jason B. Brinkerhoff, Jonathan Aaron Johnson, Ken Yan, Michael S. Horito, Gerardo D. Ayala, James R. Gunter, Rodney Stock, Phil Beffrey
  • Publication number: 20090188357
    Abstract: An information carrier system for a food article slicing machine. The system is for reading data from removable parts of the slicing machine. The system has a data carrier located on one or more removable parts for storing data and a head for reading data from the data carrier or for writing data to the data carrier guides. A shear support is one of the removable parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Scott A. Lindee, Thomas C. Wolcott, James E. Pasek