Initiated By Means Directly Responsive To Tool Movement Patents (Class 83/81)
  • Patent number: 8910550
    Abstract: A printer according to the present invention includes a recording unit that makes recording on recording paper, a cutter unit that has a movable cutter edge to cut the recording paper, and a containing portion that receives recorded matter, which is the recorded paper cut by the cutter unit. Further, the printer includes a cut piece collecting portion that collects cut pieces, which are recording paper cut by the cutter unit, and a cut piece collecting portion cover that opens/closes in conjunction with a cutting operation of the cutter unit. The recording paper cut by the cutter unit is collected by a cut piece collecting portion if the cut piece collecting portion cover is in an open state and is made movable to the containing portion if the cut piece collecting portion cover is in a closed state. Further, the cut piece collecting portion cover performs one opening/closing operation for a predetermined number of cutting operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Furuta
  • Publication number: 20140182433
    Abstract: The cutting device of the present invention is provided with a movement mechanism which moves together with a rotary blade member which is immovably fastened and which guides reciprocating movement of the movement mechanism, and a bearing which is placed between the guide mechanism and the movement mechanism to enable smooth movement of the movement mechanism with respect to the guide mechanism and, furthermore, is provided with a waste removing device which is attached to the movement mechanism and which blocks entry of fiber waste which is produced when cutting the continuous web member to the inside of the bearing by removing fiber waste which has deposited on said guide mechanism from the guide mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Kunihiko SAITO, Kazuhiko HOSHIKA
  • Publication number: 20110314981
    Abstract: A printer according to the present invention includes a recording unit that makes recording on recording paper, a cutter unit that has a movable cutter edge to cut the recording paper, and a containing portion that receives recorded matter, which is the recorded paper cut by the cutter unit. Further, the printer includes a cut piece collecting portion that collects cut pieces, which are recording paper cut by the cutter unit, and a cut piece collecting portion cover that opens/closes in conjunction with a cutting operation of the cutter unit. The recording paper cut by the cutter unit is collected by a cut piece collecting portion if the cut piece collecting portion cover is in an open state and is made movable to the containing portion if the cut piece collecting portion cover is in a closed state. Further, the cut piece collecting portion cover performs one opening/closing operation for a predetermined number of cutting operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: Takashi Furuta
  • Patent number: 6387202
    Abstract: A method for forming a label for displaying information regarding a container and suspending the container from a support includes providing a first web having an upper surface and a lower surface. A first adhesive coats the lower surface. A second adhesive is applied to at least one of the upper surface of the first web and a lower surface of a second web. The second web includes at least first and second superimposed layers. The second web is married to the first web such that a portion of the lower surface of the second web is secured to the upper surface of the first web by the second adhesive. The second web is cut down through each of the first and second layers and to the first web to form a hanger therein. The first web is cut through to form a base label therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2002
    Assignee: Pharmagraphics (Southeast) L.L.C.
    Inventors: Glenn A. Grosskopf, Carl W. Treleaven
  • Patent number: 6361639
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an index divider sheet assembly adapted for feeding into ink jet printers and the like for a printing operation on the sheet body and/or the index tab of the assembly. The assembly includes a divider sheet having a tab extending out of one edge and a reinforced binding edge flap. The divider sheet can be manufactured from ink jet receptive top-coated white cardstock. A guide strip along the tab edge assists the assembly being fed and passing through the printer despite the presence of the tab. The binding edge flap is folded over onto the body of the sheet and held thereon to reduce the width dimension of the assembly so that it can be fed into and passed through the printer. After passing through the printer, the guide strip is removed and the flap is unfolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Sonia Owen, Galen C. Wong, Richard M. Housewright, II
  • Patent number: 6042624
    Abstract: An implantable medical device such as a defibrillator is described. The device includes an hermetically sealed housing containing a flat electrolytic capacitor and an energy source such as a battery. The battery is connected to the capacitor and provides charge thereto. The capacitor stores the charge at a relatively high voltage. The charge stored in the capacitor is discharged through a defibrillation lead to a site on or in the heart when fibrillation of the heart is detected by the implantable medical device. Methods of making and using the implantable medical device, the capacitor, and their various components are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2000
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark D. Breyen, Anthony R. Rorvick, Paul Pignato, Joseph F. Lessar
  • Patent number: 5957019
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cutting apparatus for cutting out at least one strip from a roll with rolled up sheet like material. The apparatus is equipped with finger means which lift out a suitable distance from the roll the layer from which the strip will be cut out. A cutting tool means is placed near each finger means in order to cut through the material. Each cutting tool means is a motordriven, rotating blade driven with a peripheral speed which is considerably higher than the speed with which the cutting apparatus is moved along the roll, or an oscillating knife or the like. During the cutting out operation the cut out strip is rolled up on a rotating roll core means with a torque-adapted rotation. A strip-tensioning arrangement distributes the tensile forces from the rotating roll core means to the strip at the middle of the width of the strip and is placed at the middle of the width of the strip between the cutting tool means and the roll core means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: AB Lorentzen & Wettre
    Inventor: Torgeir Hanaas
  • Patent number: 5245900
    Abstract: A die press unloader which retrieves material from beneath the lower die of a pair of dies mounted in a die press. The material which is retrieved will have passed through the lower die, and can comprise either scrap, for example in making perforated strip or product, for example in making shaped blanks from a strip. The unloader utilizes a combination of gravity and a mechanical arm, preferably actuated by a double-acting air cylinder, the movements of which are controlled by the press itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1993
    Inventor: Siegfried Dojnik
  • Patent number: 5179884
    Abstract: Plate shears for flat workpieces, especially sheet metal, comprise a fixed lower blade (4), an upper blade (6) secured to a vertically movable blade beam (8), a cutting bench (2) arranged in front of the blades, a swivel roller bench (11) comprising several parallel rows of rollers (12) arranged behind the blades, the swivel-roller bench can be swivelled about an axis (D) substantially parallel to the cutting region of the blades and can also be moved back and forth in relation to the blades, and an adjustable stop (3) arranged behind the blades for workpieces to be cut to a given width. Swivelling of the swivel-roller bench downwardly simultaneously lowers the front of the swivel-roller bench which is closer to the lower blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Reinhardt Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Kutschker, Erwin Pesold
  • Patent number: 5134914
    Abstract: An elongated piece to be cut is clamped in a vise (9) and is in abutment against a stop (10), the stop (10) being secured on a shaft (11) free to rotate in bearings. The shaft is connected to a connecting rod (19) and a rod (20) of adjustable length to an arm (4) which carries the sawing blade (6), whereby, as the cutting operation is carried out, the stop (10) rises while pivoting and loses contact with the piece being cut before the cutting operation is finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1990
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1992
    Inventor: Flavio Morosini
  • Patent number: 4836070
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for producing fibrous web pieces by die cutting the pieces from a continuous web. In the method, a fibrous web is provided having adjacent corrugations usually filled with a powder, and the powder-filled web is passed through a matched cutting die set intermittently which cuts and punches out the individual web pieces. Following the web cut out step, the web pieces are transferred downwardly onto a shuttle conveyor, and the pieces moved forward and simultaneously spread apart to permit subsequent convenient placement of the pieces. The cutting die apparatus includes matched punch and body die units which closely interfit with less than about 0.001 inch total clearance, so as to cut and punch out the fibrous web pieces from the continuous web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 6, 1989
    Assignee: Personal Products Company
    Inventors: John D. Spano, Michael J. Menard
  • Patent number: 4580475
    Abstract: A slicing machine comprises a blade 1, feeding mechanism 8, 9, 11, 12 to feed a product 7, typically a food product, towards the blade 1, and a conveyor system 14 downstream of the blade 1 to form groups of slices. The machine also includes a programmed computer 18 to control the feed rate of the feeding mechanism 8, 9, 11, 12 and control the conveyor system 14 to form groups of slices 13. The programmed computer 18 is programmed to calculate the optimum number of slices and thickness of the slices forming each group in dependence upon physical parameters of the product 7 and to control the feed rate of the feeding mechanism 8, 9, 11, 12 and the conveyor system 14 to form the groups so that the slices in each group are of optimum thickness and there are the optimum number of slices in each group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 8, 1986
    Assignee: Thurne Engineering Company Limited
    Inventor: Peter Antonissen
  • Patent number: 4557169
    Abstract: A continuous tag feeding and cutting apparatus for cutting a continuous tag strip into proper length tags. A first feeding mechanism feeds the strip of tags past the cutting mechanism to a second feeding mechanism, and a sensor halts the first feeding mechanism each time a sufficient length of the tag strip has been fed past the cutting mechanism. The cutting mechanism includes a rotary blade which is driven through one rotation cycle each time a length of tag strip is fed therepast by the first feeding mechanism. A second feeding mechanism located past the cutting mechansim is engaged with the tag strip for feeding a tag cut from the strip during one rotation of the blade to storage after the tag has been cut from the strip. The second feeding mechanism includes a driving roller which is driven to rotate along with the rotary blade and includes a driven roller which is engageable with the driving roller to engage the tag strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 10, 1985
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Sato
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kajiya, Hidetomo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 4532840
    Abstract: A slicing machine including a rotating blade 1 and a feeding head 8 to feed a block of food product towards the blade includes a position detector 38 to detect when the feeding head 8 is a predetermined distance away from the end of its stroke, an encoder 32 associated with the drive 12 of the feeding head 8 to monitor movement of the feeding head 8 over the predetermined distance from the position detector 38 to the end of its stroke, and a cam and proximity switch 34,35 to monitor the movement of the blade 1 of the slicer. The machine also includes a computer 18 to monitor the position of the feeding head 8 as it moves towards the end of its stroke to establish when there is insufficient of the stroke of the feeding head 8 remaining to allow another whole slice of product to be cut before the feeding head 8 reaches the end of its stroke and to return the feeding head 8 to its starting position after completing the slicing of the last whole slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 6, 1985
    Assignee: Thurne Engineering Company Limited
    Inventor: Peter Antonissen
  • Patent number: 4480515
    Abstract: Apparatus for laterally ejecting elongate articles, such as tube lengths, from a channel defined by a roller bed, the channel extending beyond a flying saw for severing continuous lengths into said elongate articles, said apparatus being operated by a signal generator fitted to the flying saw so that an ejection operation is initiated by an optional delay after completion of a severing operation. Operation is not impaired in the event of the tube being fractured during the rolling operation, since the ejection operation takes place in timed relation to the severing operation and does not depend on detection of the presence or absence of tube ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1984
    Assignee: Kocks Technik GmbH & Co.
    Inventors: Theodor Zacharias, Hans D. Gerhards, Karlhans Staat
  • Patent number: 4344341
    Abstract: A method particularly applicable to the slicing of friable meat products with a rotaty cutting blade comprises feeding the product forwardly when it is not in contact with the cutting blade, and arresting the feeding when the slicing is taking place, and apparatus therefor. Provision is made to make the first slice of a stack somewhat thicker than the remaining slices in order to act as a carrier for the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1980
    Date of Patent: August 17, 1982
    Inventor: Walter E. Lotz
  • Patent number: 4313359
    Abstract: A device cuts vertically fed paper against a cutting edge by means of a carriage driven cutting wheel. There is a chute means downstream from the cutting edge and secured to a pivotable guideway bar, rotated by movement of the carriage during cutting operation. The paper is held against the cutting edge during cutting on one side by the chute means which tilts the paper to be cut toward a deposit tray and on the other side by a pivotable flap biased by a pressure roller mounted on the carriage. In the non-cutting mode, the flap and chute are substantially coextensive to help provide a gap-free pathway for paper being fed into the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Miroslav Smoravek
  • Patent number: 4313357
    Abstract: Apparatus is provided for supporting the end portion of a workpiece blank which extends through and to the rear of power shear blades. The apparatus includes a table top and a frame supporting the table top. The front portion of the table top is supported for limited vertical displacement by rollers on opposite sides of the table engaged in horizontal track sections of vertically displaceable tracks interposed between the table top and the frame. The rear portion of the table top is separately supported by reciprocating rear table supports on opposite sides of the table top, the rear table supports being guided for vertical displacement in vertical ways provided on opposite sides of the frame. The table top is displaceable downwardly in response to downward movement of the movable shear blade, and is tiltable rearwardly after initial downward displacement by reason of the rear table supports being allowed greater downward displacement than the rollers supporting the front portion of the table top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1982
    Assignee: Wysong & Miles Company
    Inventor: Paul F. Hawkins
  • Patent number: 4292892
    Abstract: A conveyor for conveying material from a press machine. The conveyor is advanced by apparatus adapted to be connected toi the movable head of the press machine. The apparatus includes an arm having a plurality of outwardly extending fingers which is connected to the head of the press machine for movement therewith. A rachet wheel having a plurality of circumferentially spaced finger engaging members is fixably mounted to the drive rod of the conveyor. The fingers on the arm engage the finger engaging members of the rachet wheel upon movement of the head of the press in a first direction which causes the rachet wheel as well as the drive rod to rotate. The rotation of the drive rod results in an incremental advance of the conveyor which removes material deposited thereon from the press machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1980
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1981
    Inventor: William Combs
  • Patent number: 4256427
    Abstract: Apparatus for successively receiving and transporting long cut lengths of wire from a wire cutting mechanism and stacking the cut lengths in a receiver, a pair of long looped belts being supported with confronting surface faces coacting to form a longitudinally moving V-trough having an inlet and coupled with the wire delivery end of the cutting mechanism. One of the belts is supported on a fixed frame structure, and the other belt is supported upon a pivoted frame structure, a power actuator being selectively energizable to swing the pivoted frame structure in a direction to separate the converging belts and form an elongate discharge opening along the bottom of the trough through which the delivered cut wire length in the trough may be discharged by gravity into a receiver, and thereafter swing the pivoted frame in an opposite direction to close the discharge opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 1979
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1981
    Assignee: Eubanks Engineering Co.
    Inventor: Jayantilal S. Patel
  • Patent number: 4207787
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting sheets of carpet into a number of rectangular swatches comprises a gang slitter including a plurality of disc cutting blades mounted on a single shaft for making a plurality of parallel cuts in the sheet of carpet moving through the blades, thus cutting the carpet into a plurality of long strips of predetermined width, and a cross cut blade which moves across the sheet of carpet to make a cut in the carpet perpendicular to the plurality of parallel cuts, thus cutting the long strips of carpet material into shorter rectangular swatches. The sheet of carpet material is automatically fed through the gang slitter and stopped for the cross cut, and the swatches are discharged from the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1978
    Date of Patent: June 17, 1980
    Inventor: Michael Lewallyn
  • Patent number: 4180893
    Abstract: Apparatus for cutting segments from a strip of film and for mounting the segments in reusable fixtures. Each segment is severed from the strip and mounted in a single cycle of operation of the apparatus. A cutting die is provided with a nonlinear symmetrical cutting edge lying in a die cutting plane. A punch is provided with a bottom surface substantially the size of a segment. The cutting plane of the punch has a linear punch cutting edge formed at the intersection of the bottom surface and the punch cutting plane, and the punch is mounted in cutting relationship with the die. Positioning means position the strip so that a boundary between segments lies in the die cutting plane. As the punch moves toward the die and a fixture located below the die, a segment is severed from the strip by the cutting action of the punch and die cutting edges which co-operate to minimize the forces applied to the segment tending to change the orientation of the segment to the punch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1980
    Assignee: Honeywell Information Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Max Avalon
  • Patent number: 4129053
    Abstract: The motor for the conveyor which removes accumulations of sliced product is controlled in a cycle which includes gradual acceleration and deceleration and higher peak speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 12, 1978
    Assignee: Control Process, Inc.
    Inventor: David P. Kent
  • Patent number: 4068519
    Abstract: An unloader for a conventional press of the type having a reciprocable ram, the unloader including a drive rack positively reciprocated by the ram to drive the unloader in synchronization with press movement, a stationary support frame extending into the die area, and a tray movably mounted on the support frame. A pinion gear is driven by the drive rack to drive the tray between an extended position underneath the ram of the press and a withdrawn position out of the press die area. The pinion gear is mounted in a rocking yoke to maintain pitch line contact between the drive rack and the pinion gear. The support frame includes opposed tray guides each guide including upper and lower spaced apart rails and the tray is mounted to the frame by front and rear sets of rollers, three rollers in each set, with the rollers positioned between the rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 17, 1978
    Assignee: Kasle Steel Corporation
    Inventor: B. E. Baringer
  • Patent number: 3951021
    Abstract: Switching apparatus for hot rolling mill. Alternate hot rolled bars are diverted and guided alternately along respective diverging paths. The paths are defined by opposite sides of a trough and a pivoting knife switch located between the trough sides. Pivotable persuader elements upstream of the knife switch are pivoted to deflect alternate bars toward alternate paths. The knife switch pivots between alternate positions to provide a wide mouth for the path toward which the approaching bar is deflected by the persuader elements and to constrict the other path. The persuader elements block a bar from entering a path toward which that bar is not deflected. Movement of the persuader elements and knife switch, for changing the path of an approaching bar, is relatively slow. No slamming into or squeezing or scratching of bars by the persuader elements or knife switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1974
    Date of Patent: April 20, 1976
    Assignee: Inland Steel Company
    Inventor: Holton C. Easter
  • Patent number: 3941022
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a construction of a horizontal band sawing machine which is particularly suited for the cutting of materials having at least one web portion and a flange portion, such as L-shaped steel sections.In a horizontal band sawing machine including a housing which is pivotally connected at one end thereof, the construction achieves a structural advantage by involving a plurality of portions where the housing is pivotally connected while a stock vice mechanism is provided to the construction which is capable of holding such a steel material as L-shaped steel not only from the left and right sides thereof, but also from above and below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1974
    Date of Patent: March 2, 1976
    Assignee: Amada Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Masao Sato, Hideji Majima