With Product Handling Means Patents (Class 83/78)
  • Patent number: 9259008
    Abstract: A hollow body is made from a flat baked wafer cake by first juxtaposing the wafer cake with a cavity of a deep-drawing mold and then forming edge regions of the cake with a plurality of deformations out of a plane of the cake at a uniformly spacing around a periphery of the cake. Then the cake is pushed by a deep-drawing punch into the cavity to it into a hollow body and to form each of the deformations into a multilayer fold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: HAAS FOOD EQUIPMENT GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Haas, Josef Haas, Stefan Jiraschek, Fritz Obermaier
  • Publication number: 20150068030
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for recycling magnetic material. One of the systems includes a system for harvesting a waste magnet from an end-of-life product, the system comprising a positioning mechanism that defines a recess to receive and locate the end-of-life product relative to the positioning mechanism, the end-of-life product including the waste magnet, a separating station to substantially separate a portion of the end-of-life product containing the waste magnet from the remainder of the end-of-life product when the positioning mechanism moves the respective end-of-life product through the separating station, and a transport station that receives the portion of the end-of-life product containing the waste magnet from the positioning mechanism when the positioning mechanism moves the respective end-of-life product to the transport station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Miha Zakotnik, Peter Afiuny, Scott Dunn, Catalina Oana Tudor
  • Publication number: 20150059549
    Abstract: An external weld bead removal system for removing and chopping an external weld bead from a tube includes a weld bead cutting apparatus and a weld bead chopper apparatus for chopping the removed external weld bead. The weld bead cutting apparatus includes a cutting tool operative to cut and remove an external weld bead from a tube. The weld bead chopper apparatus, the weld bead chopper apparatus includes a first blade member, a second blade member mounted adjacent the first blade member, and a chopper actuator operable to forcibly rotate the first blade member about a rotation axis relative to the second blade member such that the first and second blade members cooperatively cut the removed external weld bead into smaller weld bead segments as the removed external weld bead is advanced through the chopper apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Marian Martin Balta, Gheorghe Mihailescu
  • Patent number: 8960059
    Abstract: A method for producing individual material sections, particularly sheets of paper, according to a certain format, from a web-type, for example imprinted object (object web), more particularly a web of paper or material, using a cutting means for cutting off the individual material sections from the object web and then removing said sections from the cutting means, wherein during the course of actuation of the cutting means at least one carrier is engaged with the object web, wherein following the cutting process, the carrier is displaced, together with the object web gripped by said carrier, by means of a controllable linear drive, over a displacement stroke, which is adjusted and/or varied in a controlled manner by the linear drive according to a section format that is predefined for the material section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Baumuller Nurnberg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Baumuller, Fritz Rainer Gotz
  • Publication number: 20150033922
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet braking device for braking sheets transported in a transport direction. The sheet braking device comprises at least one holder, at least one sheet guide unit arranged adjacent to the at least one holder, and at least one sheet braking unit which is held by the at least one holder, is arranged adjacent to the at least one sheet guide unit, comprises at least one sheet braking body which has a first braking region to exert a braking force on the sheet to be braked, and comprises at least one second sheet braking body which has a second braking region to exert a braking force on the sheet to be braked. The at least one sheet braking unit is configured in such a way that in order to reduce the speed of the sheet, the first braking region and the second braking region are spaced from each other in the transport direction when acting upon the sheet to be braked.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Martin GRILL, Alfons GNAN
  • Patent number: 8826787
    Abstract: A media feeder system for use with a media cutting system having a cutting table includes an upper out-feed tray and a lower in-feed tray bins are disposed laterally adjacent one side of the cutting system table. A bi-directional media transport system transports media in an in-feed direction from the in-feed tray to the cutting table surface and removes media from the cutting table surface in an out-feed direction from the cutting table surface to the out-feed tray. The media transport system includes a sheet acquisition system having gripping apparatus that adjust for a height of the media held in the bins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Linn C. Hoover, Barry P. Mandel, Robert A. Clark, William W Nowak
  • Patent number: 8776651
    Abstract: A process and a cutting machine for working of lying work pieces, particularly plates, glass-sheets, etc. on a machine-tool by means of a cutting fluid-jet (3), particularly of a laser-jet or a high-pressure water-jet on a lattice-like support (9). At least one fixed work piece is cut by the fluid-jet (3), especially water jet exiting from at least one first nozzle (2), so that the work piece (1 a) is preferably separated by a cut gap (7) from a rest piece (1 b). The respective working position of the nozzle (2) relative the work piece (1 a) is controlled. For hindering a tilting of the work piece (1 a) and/or the rest piece (1 b) during the processing of the work piece (1 a), border-fixing and distance-holding elements (8) are associated with the cut gap (7) in such a manner, that the neighboring border-fixing and distance-holding elements (8) are arranged from each other in a distance depending on the outline of the work piece (1 a) and/or of a respective length of the cut gap (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Bystronic Laser AG
    Inventors: Daniel Marti, Frank Pude, Daniel Hauptmann
  • Publication number: 20140190323
    Abstract: The need for a means to recycle multi-compartment unit dose articles, while avoiding significant cross-contamination between the contents of the individual compartments, is met by recycling the contents of each compartment of the unit dose article separately.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Suzanne KHALAF, Christopher KRASEN, Dan Edward TAYLOR
  • Patent number: 8714063
    Abstract: A cutting and transferring apparatus configured to from a second sheet by cutting a continuous body of second sheets and to transfer the second sheet onto a continuous body of topsheet. The cutting and transferring apparatus includes a blade roll having a blade; a bed knife; and a transfer roll configured to transfer the second sheet onto the continuous body of topsheet. The transfer roll receives an edge portion of the continuous body before cutting. The blade and the bed knife cut the continuous body of the second sheets, in a state where the machine direction MD and a vertical direction coincide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20140102273
    Abstract: An apparatus, comprising a cutting assembly being configured to cut an object, and scrap-guiding regions being positioned on opposite sides of the cutting assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: William Moore
  • 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: 20130298738
    Abstract: This method for producing wet wipes includes the following steps: a step for vertically folding non-woven cloth sheets; a step for impregnating the sheets with a chemical; a step for stacking the sheets; a step for cutting the sheets at predetermined lengths; a step for pulling the cut sheets away from a transporting conveyer provided with a suction mechanism by means of a pusher, and stacking the cut sheets; a step for pressing a bundle comprising the sheets; and a step for packaging the bundle. The pusher is disposed between the transporting conveyers. The blades of the pusher have a plurality of tooth sections. The pusher drops the sheets suctioned to the transporting conveyer downwards by means of moving vertically downwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Takeshi Bando, Daisuke Miyake, Ikue Hiramatsu, Yoshihide Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 8561510
    Abstract: An adjustable foam insertion machine capable of inserting foam spacers of a user desired length into channels of cabinetry frames or other types of channels. The apparatus has a frame, a foam material feed, a foam material cutter assembly, a foam material holder, a foam material inserter, and a controller which controls and coordinates the operation of the aforesaid. The apparatus utilizes rolls of foam material, cuts them to a user desired length of foam spacer, and inserts the foam spacers pursuant to a user input. The apparatus is capable of quick, safe, and repeated foam spacer insertion without the requirement of a user feeding or utilizing pre-cut spacers or inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Inventors: David Dixon, Scott Burke
  • Publication number: 20130269494
    Abstract: A miter saw with a cutting alignment device includes a base with a work surface provided thereon. A bevel support is pivotable with respect to the base and a cutting blade is supported by the bevel support. A dust chute is adjustably secured to the bevel support and pivots with respect to the base when the bevel support pivots. The dust chute includes mounts that allow lateral adjustment of the dust chute with respect to the bevel support. A laser alignment device is positioned on the dust chute and configured to emit a beam of light toward the work surface. The dust chute includes a receptacle designed and dimensioned to releasably hold the laser alignment device. Because the laser alignment device is retained on the dust chute, adjustment of the dust chute also results in adjustment of a beam of light emitted from the laser alignment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Wojciech T. Pierga, Michael J. Lawlor
  • Patent number: 8540619
    Abstract: A fabric cutting system and/or method can include a mandrel having a body and first and second legs, a centered chuck, and an offset chuck, each chuck configured to receive either one of the legs or body to rotatingly support the mandrel between the chucks. When one of the legs is inserted into the centered chuck and the mandrel body is inserted into the offset chuck, the mandrel can be rotated and the fabric mounted on the mandrel can be cut about the leg at a location beyond the end of the other leg. One of the legs can include a leg extension removable from a leg base that when removed allows the other leg to be cut beyond the end of the leg base. The fabric can be cut with a cutting laser, which may be a multi-axis laser, and/or have low power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Atex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Severino, Paul Van Hulle, Timothy Warner
  • Patent number: 8490268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for laser-cutting sheet steel (1), wherein a sheet steel (1) is gradually inserted in a defined position into the cutting area (2) of a laser cutter in a direction of advance V in order to machine it. The sheet steel (1) is machined by laser cutting in a machinable area corresponding to the length of the cutting area (2), in the entire machinable area or only in a section thereof. The machined part (8) and the non-machined part (8) of the sheet steel may also only overlap in some sections (10). An automatic discharge device is also provided. The manufactured parts and the remaining grid are likewise cut from the sheet steel (1) by laser cutting. The method can be repeated in several machining steps until the sheet steel (1) is completely machined, the results of the preceding machining step being taken into consideration for the subsequent machining step. The invention allows to optimally utilize the sheet steel (1) even when using smaller laser cutters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Bystronic Laser AG
    Inventor: Thomas Plüss
  • Publication number: 20130145911
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus (1) for processing and/or transporting food products (3), in particular meat and sausage products, comprising at least one constructional unit (7) and at least one pressure monitoring device (15). The invention is characterized in that the at least one constructional unit (7) comprises a housing (10) which is sealed in a pressure-maintaining manner and that in the housing (10) an excess pressure compared to the surroundings of the housing can be generated and monitored by the at least one pressure monitoring device (15).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Applicant: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
  • Publication number: 20130074667
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device for slicing a food product (1), wherein a control system is adapted to monitor at least one status parameter, and to determine, in dependency on the at least one status parameter and at least one specification, whether a predefined condition was met, which especially requires a maintenance measure. The invention further relates to a device with a robot (18) for displacing a food product, wherein a control system is adapted to monitor at least one status parameter, and to determine, in dependence on the at least one status parameter and a motion program, whether a predefined condition was met, which especially requires a maintenance measure. The present invention furthermore relates to a device for slicing a food product (1), wherein at least one camera (15, 16, 17) is provided, which is adapted to capture at least one piece of information in relation to the cutting unit (3) and/or the food product (1) and the food product slices (7), respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
    Inventor: Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach
  • Publication number: 20130019730
    Abstract: A miter saw with a cutting alignment device includes a base with a work surface provided thereon. A bevel support is pivotable with respect to the base and a cutting blade is supported by the bevel support. A dust chute is adjustably secured to the bevel support and pivots with respect to the base when the bevel support pivots. The dust chute includes mounts that allow lateral adjustment of the dust chute with respect to the bevel support. A laser alignment device is positioned on the dust chute and configured to emit a beam of light toward the work surface. The dust chute includes a receptacle designed and dimensioned to releasably hold the laser alignment device. Because the laser alignment device is retained on the dust chute, adjustment of the dust chute also results in adjustment of a beam of light emitted from the laser alignment device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Credo Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Wojciech T. Pierga, Michael J. Lawlor
  • Publication number: 20120291603
    Abstract: A unit for separating a pre-cut-out substrate into a plurality of separate sub-substrates (20). The unit includes upstream (2) and downstream (2a) transverse guides; conveyor ramps, which convey the pre-cut-out substrate and the separate sub-substrates (20), the ramps are slidably and pivotably mounted on the guides (4). Upstream and downstream locks holds each ramp (3) in a locked position. A movable element supports upstream and downstream unlocking devices for engaging the upstream and downstream locking devices to release the ramps (3). Upstream and downstream grasping devices grasp and drive the ramps (3) along the upstream (2) and downstream (2a) guides to arrange the ramps in a fan-like configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Oskar Dittli
  • Patent number: 8312796
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microtome (1) having functional regions to be operated manually, in particular a sample holder (2), a cutting device (3), a section removal system (4), and a section collection pan (5). A microtome (1) is described in which the particularly firm contact or adhesion of sectioning waste fragments and, in particular, of thin sections can be at least largely avoided. For this purpose, the microtome (1) according to the present invention is characterized in that the components of the microtome (1) that can be brought into contact with paraffin sections are embodied in electrically conductive fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Künkel, Frank Sauer, Volker Schneider
  • Publication number: 20120198978
    Abstract: A shearing system is adapted to remove a portion of product having a main product length moving along a line. The system comprises: a pair of parallel shafts arranged approximately normal to the line; a hub assembly carried by the pair of a parallel shafts and comprising a pair of first cutting blades in a first cutting zone adjacent to one side of the line; a drive assembly for continuously rotating the shafts in opposing directions; and a switching assembly for deflecting the product from the line along a path bypassing the first cutting zone and for sequentially traversing the product. The hub assembly can further comprise a pair of second cutting blades in a second cutting zone separated by the first cutting zone by a neutral zone without cutting blades. Also, the hub assembly can comprise multiple pairs of third cutting blades in a third cutting zone bordering the second cutting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventor: William X. Shen
  • Publication number: 20120174721
    Abstract: A cutting and transferring apparatus configured to from a second sheet by cutting a continuous body of second sheets and to transfer the second sheet onto a continuous body of topsheet. The cutting and transferring apparatus includes a blade roll having a blade; a bed knife; and a transfer roll configured to transfer the second sheet onto the continuous body of topsheet. The transfer roll receives an edge portion of the continuous body before cutting. The blade and the bed knife cut the continuous body of the second sheets, in a state where the machine direction MD and a vertical direction coincide with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20120111163
    Abstract: A method for producing individual material sections, particularly sheets of paper, according to a certain format, from a web-type, for example imprinted object (object web), more particularly a web of paper or material, using a cutting means for cutting off the individual material sections from the object web and then removing said sections from the cutting means, wherein during the course of actuation of the cutting means at least one carrier is engaged with the object web, wherein following the cutting process, the carrier is displaced, together with the object web gripped by said carrier, by means of a controllable linear drive, over a displacement stroke, which is adjusted and/or varied in a controlled manner by the linear drive according to a section format that is predefined for the material section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: BAUMULLER NURNBERG GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Baumuller, Fritz Rainer Gotz
  • Publication number: 20120103152
    Abstract: Device for handling food, the device comprising a frame; a pressure unit; and a food handling unit, wherein the food handling unit is fixed to the frame, while the pressure unit is movably mounted on the frame, characterized in that pressure unit is movable along the frame in an upward direction towards the food handling unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Inventor: Gunter Alfons Mathilde Roes
  • Patent number: 8162185
    Abstract: A viscous material processing system has a chamber to hold containers shaped as drums and has a plunger that presses into the interior of the drum to press out its highly viscous contents. The chamber has a hinged enclosure that has a hydraulically activated clamp that connects the two sides of the hinged enclosure that is controlled by a controller in a methodical way. The hydraulically activated clamp can be arranged in series and also has a relief cartridge and pressure sensor to prevent the drum from over pressurized. The processing system also has viscous material compounding system that receives and uses the material provided by the drums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Stanton, Harry A. Bayly, Roger Knox
  • Publication number: 20120079928
    Abstract: Scraping plates include: a first scraping plate 11 attached to chains 10, with an end surface 11c? thereof facing a receiving plate 14 being deviated from an attachment point c? where the first scraping plate 11 is attached to the chains 10, by a distance L1 to an opposite side of an advance direction a of the chains 10; and a second scraping plate 12 attached to the chains 10, with an end surface 12c? thereof facing the receiving plate 14 being deviated from an attachment point d? where the second scraping plate 12 is attached to the chains 10, by a distance L2 smaller than the distance L1 of the first scraping plate 11 to the opposite side of the advance direction a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Takashi HOSHI, Ryosuke Yasumura, Takenori Nishizawa, Akifumi Yoshida
  • Publication number: 20120079927
    Abstract: Provided is a mold of removing chips for machining a product with center pins. The mold includes a plurality of first forming grooves disposed on an upper end thereof, a plurality of second forming grooves disposed on a lower end thereof, and at least two chip-removing grooves separately disposed on the upper and lower ends thereof. The first and second forming grooves separately divide the upper and lower ends into a plurality of upper and lower cores. The chip-removing grooves are separately cutting the first and second forming grooves. The chip-removing grooves can make the chips be easily removed out of the mold for preventing the chips from blocking up the first and second forming grooves and avoiding the deformation of the upper and lower cores, thereby enhancing the strength of the mold, elongating the useful life thereof and ensuring the machining precision of the product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiao-ping Wu, Shih-hsiung Ho, Kun-hsueh Chiang
  • Publication number: 20120073416
    Abstract: An apparatuses, methods and systems for creating, handling and collecting seed portions are highly beneficial. The apparatus includes a carrier having one or more carrying positions adapted to carry a seed. The carrying positions having a seed orienter adapted to orient the seed relative to the carrying position in the carrier for creating seed portions therefrom. The method includes taking a carrier having one or more carrying positions, orienting a seed relative to the carrying position in the carrier, ablating the seed with a seed ablation device, and communicating seed portions through a manifold into a compartment layer. The system includes a seed manifold adapted to dock thereon a seed carrier having pre-positioned and pre-oriented seed therein. Seed and seed portions removed from the seed in the carrier are communicated into a collector and compartment layer respectively using the seed manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Michael Becker, Jason Cope, David Kurth, Joshua L. Mongan
  • Publication number: 20120042757
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the simultaneous multiple track cutting of several food products, in which the products are cut by means of a common cutting apparatus, in particular a high performance slicer, which has at least one cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis in a cutting plane and/or revolves about a central axis in a planetary motion manner and to which the products are supplied in multiple tracks, and in which blank cuts are carried out in at least a passive track and/or in which the supply of the respective product is suspended at least at times, while the respective product is sliced in at least one other active track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: WEBER MASCHINENBAU GMBH BREIDENBACH
    Inventor: Günther Weber
  • Publication number: 20110314980
    Abstract: In a device for the separation of sausage chains, having a feeding apparatus (1) for feeding sausage chains, with which a separating apparatus (3) for separating the sausage chains into individual sausage chain sections, respectively sausages, is associated and n-fold number of separating apparatuses (3.1 to 3.n) is to be integrated adjacent to each other in the device (P), wherein n?2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: INOTEC GMBH MASCHINENENTWICKLUNG UND VERTRIEB
    Inventor: Miroslaw Domlatil
  • Patent number: 8070021
    Abstract: A viscous material evacuator has a chamber to hold containers shaped as drums and has a plunger that presses into the interior of the drum to press out its highly viscous contents. The chamber has a hinged enclosure that has a hydraulically activated clamp that connects the two sides of the hinged enclosure. The hydraulically activated clamp can be arranged in series and also has a relief cartridge and pressure sensor to prevent the drum from becoming overpressurized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials
    Inventors: Jennifer L. Stanton, Harry A. Bayly, Roger Knox
  • Patent number: 8071909
    Abstract: There is provided a three-dimensional laser beam machining apparatus for a long workpiece, which includes an automatic loading device for a large variety of materials that feeds materials to a three-dimensional laser beam machine. The automatic loading device 100 for a large variety of materials has a bundle type material loading device 120. A bundle type material W1 is a round pipe or a polygonal pipe, and the posture thereof around the axis line is aligned automatically when the material is conveyed by a roller conveyor 140. The front material stopped by a stopper 150 is sent out to an inclined conveyor 180 over the stopper 150 by means of a swing arm 170. The bundle type material as well as a versatile type material, the posture of which around the axis line is not aligned automatically, are set on a receiving member 210 of a common conveyor 200 and sent to the three-dimensional laser beam machine by the operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventors: Tsunehiko Yamazaki, Naoomi Miyakawa
  • Publication number: 20110290090
    Abstract: To automatically perform an attachment work of a material supply to a target object, a robot system includes a robot provided with a body, a first arm provided for the body and having a plurality of joints, a second arm provided for the body separately from the first arm and having a plurality of joints, and hand units respectively provided for the first arm and the second arm. The robot holds one of a plurality of types of workpiece components using the hand units of the first arm and the second arm at the same time, and the remaining type of the workpiece components is held and carried by the hand unit of the first arm or the second arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA DENKI
    Inventors: Katsunori URABE, Kenichi Motonaga, Keigo Ishibashi, Takashi Shiino
  • Publication number: 20110283853
    Abstract: A dust-collecting device of a cutting tool having a rotary cutter blade may include a dust-collecting container connected to a dust-collecting port of a stationary cover that covers an upper portion of the rotary cutter blade. The dust-collecting container includes a self dust-collecting mechanism that is capable of forcibly collecting cutting chips into the dust-collecting container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Syuji AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20110247468
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a thatch roofing material for building construction, the apparatus includes a pair of stanchions, a supporting frame, at least one holding member for holding the container, a first shaft extending substantially perpendicular to each stanchion of the pair of stanchions, and a blade coupled to the first shaft for cutting the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventor: David SAIIA
  • Publication number: 20110239838
    Abstract: An Insulated Glass (IG) line comprises a washer for washing lites; a spacer applicator for selectively attaching spacers to lites downstream of the washer; an assembler for coupling multiple lites with intervening spacer downstream of the spacer applicator; an unloading station for removing finished IGUs from the IG line downstream of the assembler; and a buffer storage unit upsteam of the washer and having i) at least one storage rack defining a plurality of lite storage locations, ii) a storage rack feeding unit configured to place lites into any storage location of each storage rack, and iii) a storage rack unloading unit configured to take lites from any storage location of each storage rack. The Insulated Glass (IG) line further includes a dynamic batch-less direct feed cutter upstream of the buffer storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: HP3 Software, Inc.
    Inventors: Akos Nagy, Philip Plant, Kevin Wehner, Jason Satteson
  • Patent number: 8028609
    Abstract: A work sheet processing system enables the effective utilization, of a redundant work sheet corresponding to a material work sheet from which product work sheets have been cut. The work sheet processing system includes a work sheet processing machine that performs a processing operation of cutting a product word sheet from a material work sheet, a redundant work sheet stocker that stores a redundant work sheet that is a remaining part of the material work sheet from which the product work sheet has been cut by the work sheet processing machine, and carry-in and carry-out means for carrying out the redundant work sheet stored in the redundant work sheet stocker into the original work sheet processing machine or another work sheet processing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Murata Machinery, Ltd.
    Inventor: Daisuke Katsuyama
  • Patent number: 8028388
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing self-retaining suture is disclosed. The system includes a cutting bed for creating and supporting a suture during cutting of tissue-grasping elements at different angular positions. A cutting device is moved through the suture thread along a path which can include longitudinal, transverse, oscillating and depth components to create a desired tissue-grasping element on the surface of the suture. The path of the cutting device and the rotation of the suture relative to the cutting device are controlled so that a plurality of angularly-displaced tissue-grasping elements can be created on the suture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventors: Perry Genova, Robert C. Williams, III, Warren Jewett
  • Publication number: 20110226102
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for cutting pieces having a predefined length, i.e. sticks, out of a mass of cheese. In said method, the mass of cheese is shaped into a wide cheese bar (1, 11) having a predetermined thickness in a continuous process, the cheese bar (1, 11) is fed to a cutting device by means of a belt conveyor (2) at a certain conveying rate, the cheese bar (1, 11) is first cut into parallel longitudinal strips using longitudinal cutting means (5), and the longitudinal strips that lie parallel next to each other on the belt conveyor (2) are cut into pieces using a transverse cutting means (4) comprising a transverse cutting knife (12) which extends across at least part of the cheese bar (1, 11). The transverse cutting knife, the movement of which is adjustable, is conveyed along with the cheese bar (1, 11) at the conveying rate during the transverse cutting process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Applicant: HOCHLAND SE
    Inventors: Andreas Biggel, Roland Zeuschner
  • Publication number: 20110219927
    Abstract: A cut and strip machine (1) for producing cable-sections by processing a passing cable, especially coaxial or optical cable (2). Cable-sections are cut off from the cable, and on both ends of each cable-section at least one insulating layer can be notched/cut and stripped off. The machine comprises at least one cable feeding device (3, 4), and a cable processing unit, preferably cutting unit (6) arranged adjustably transverse to a cable axis, as well as a first cable guiding unit arranged—in a feeding direction (5) of the cable (2)—in front of said cable processing unit (6). A second cable guiding unit is arranged behind said cable processing unit (6). These first and second cable guiding units may be formed as fixed, non-rotating first and second cable centering units (7, 8). These are arranged in the immediate vicinity of the cable processing unit (6), and are suitable for centering, preferably straight-line centering, of the cable (2) on both its sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: SCHLEUNIGER HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Beat Locher, Reto Appenzeller
  • Publication number: 20110197727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for separating electronic components, provided with: sawing means and positioning means, wherein between the positioning means and the sawing means at least one transfer position is defined for the purpose of transferring positioned electronic components. The invention further comprises a separating device for electronic components, provided with: sawing means, inspection means, and sorting means, wherein between the inspection means and the sorting means at least one transfer position is defined for the purpose of transferring separated electronic components. Finally, the invention also relates to a method for separating electronic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: FICO B.V.
    Inventors: Frederik Hendrik In 'T Veld, Mark Hermans, Wilhelmus Hendrikus Johannes Harmsen, Johannes Gerhardus Augustinus Zweers
  • Patent number: 7975586
    Abstract: A microtome includes a histological cassette support member that is adapted and configured to allow the microtome to be used in connection with relatively thin histological cassettes. A method of reversibly altering a microtome for use with different size histological specimen cassettes includes exchanging the cassette support member of the cassette holding assembly of the microtome with another cassette support member without altering other portions of the cassette holding assembly. A method is also disclosed that includes providing a microtome comprising a first histological tissue cassette clamp, providing a second histological tissue cassette clamp, securing the second histological tissue cassette clamp to the microtome via the first histological tissue cassette clamp, and securing a histological tissue cassette to the microtome via the second histological tissue cassette clamp when the second histological tissue cassette clamp is secured to the microtome via the first histological tissue cassette clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Leica Biosystems Richmond, Inc.
    Inventor: James B. McCormick
  • Publication number: 20110159162
    Abstract: A device and a method for portioning food, in particular meat, into portions with a predetermined weight and/or predetermined thickness are proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: MAJA-MASCHINENFABRIK HERMANN SCHILL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Joachim Schill, Hartmut Ilch
  • Publication number: 20110154965
    Abstract: A scrap stacking apparatus includes a stacking portion to which scraps, generated in processing portions that carry out processes on sheets, are stacked, an oscillation portion that is placed out of the stacking portion, and generates an electromagnetic wave, and a receiving portion that is placed out of the stacking portion, and receives the electromagnetic wave oscillated by the oscillation portion through the stacking portion, wherein the oscillation portion generates an electromagnetic wave in a band from 30 GHz to 100 THz, and the electromagnetic wave, oscillated by the oscillation portion, is received by the receiving portion through the stacking portion so that a stacked state of the scraps housed in the stacking portion is detected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideto Abe
  • Publication number: 20110132163
    Abstract: An apparatus for singulating unit dose blisters from a blister card including at least two perforations separating unit dose blisters positioned adjacent to each other and extending along a longitudinal length of the blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a perforation determiner and a blister card cutter. The perforation determiner may be configured to generate information indicative of a distance between a first perforation location and a second perforation location of the blister card with respect to perforations extending along a direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal length of the blister card and separating unit dose blisters to be singulated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Publication date: June 9, 2011
    Inventors: David Deutsch, Bruce Thompson, David Monto, Robert Jaynes, William Meyer, Shawn T. Greyshock
  • Publication number: 20110113941
    Abstract: The device is for cutting and removal of wires from bales, such as pulp bales, paper bales and the like. The device is intended to remove all wires from a bale that is provided with at least two wires. The device has two cutting units and two winding units that are positioned pair-wise opposite each other, on one side each of a working location (W), for the pair-wise cutting off and removal of the two wires that are arranged in parallel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Inventors: Mats Norberg, Stefan Nordhalling, Goran Strand, Martin Jakobsson
  • Publication number: 20110107930
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sheet (30) conveying device (D1, D2) comprising a transport roll (56, 58) for conveying a flat substrate (18, 30), said transport roll having a transport surface (82, 102) which comes into contact with the flat substrate and has a plurality of recesses (84, 104), and a vacuum device (64) for creating a depression in the plurality of recesses. The device also comprises a device (120) for cleaning the transport surface (82, 102). The invention is applicable to devices for ejecting sheets from printing presses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicants: Goss International Montataire S.A., VITS PRINT GMBH
    Inventors: Nicolas Rousseau, Christophe Noiret, Francois Poiret, Eric Pierda, Detlef Milkereit
  • Publication number: 20110100178
    Abstract: There is provided a deburring system for enabling perfect automation of deburring with which burr of a resin molded article is substantially perfectly removed after the resin molded article is manufactured at low cost not by using an expensive resin molding machine, but by using a conventional general-purpose molding machine. Furthermore, there are provided a deburring apparatus and a cutter blade with which burr of a resin molded article having an unstable shape can be easily and cleanly removed from the root thereof without using any expensive control device and any positioning device and also without using any expensive copying device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Applicant: NIHON SHORYOKU KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Norio Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20110047911
    Abstract: Window trim apparatus are provided that include scored grooves made by methods other than extrusion. Also provided are methods and apparatus for manufacturing and using same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: Trimquick Company
    Inventor: JOHN P HALLE