Machine Frame Patents (Class 83/859)
  • Patent number: 8844417
    Abstract: A cutting machine for food includes a machine housing having a surface with a coating including an oxide ceramic material and polytetrafluoroethylene. A drive motor is disposed in the machine housing and a cutting blade is driven by the drive motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Bizerba GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Nikolaus Koch, Timo Capone
  • Publication number: 20140096401
    Abstract: An apparatus, such as for tree trimming, includes a mobile carriage having a frame and a pedestal supported by the frame. The apparatus further includes a boom, such as a telescoping boom that is secured to the pedestal through a boom support. The pedestal is pivotable with respect to the carriage frame so that the boom may be selectively operated in a variety of orientations. The mobile carriage of the apparatus is sufficiently compact to fit though tight openings, while also being capable of stably supporting boom extension for operation of a distal end of the boom at elevated heights.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: JARRAFF INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: James Prohaska
  • Patent number: 8656819
    Abstract: A cutting system and method of use for manually cutting rigid foam insulation panels; the present cutting system is operated manually and requires no electric power whatsoever; the cutting system includes a fully adjustable carriage assembly whereon a cutting blade is mounted for traversing the limits of its working surface; the cutting system provides a measuring scale having graduated indicia inscribed thereon for conveniently changing blade settings to accommodate different foam panel dimensions; the cutting system produces a uniformly accurate cut surface comparable to a factory-made surface without damaging the foil moisture barrier on the rigid foam panel; the cutting system completely eliminates the health and safety hazards created by airborne foam particulates that are produced by powered cutting of such rigid foam materials and thereby provides an environmentally-friendly building practice; and the present cutting system is completely portable enabling its setup and use at any construction site or l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventor: Jefferson W. Finnell
  • Patent number: 8646370
    Abstract: A machine for modifying a workpiece oriented lengthwise along an X-axis, including a support frame having aligned tracks arcuate about the X-axis, and rails supported on the arcuate tracks for selective rotation together about the X-axis. A pressing mechanism is adapted to press a workpiece tool and an associated support block together along a pressing axis to modify a portion of a workpiece located therebetween, with the pressing mechanism being supported on linear tracks on the rails for selective linear motion along the rails substantially transverse to the X-axis. A drive is adapted to selectively position the rails and the pressing mechanism on the tracks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Peddinghaus Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Mullikin
  • Patent number: 8511212
    Abstract: A miter saw includes a base, a table rotatably mounted on the base, a blade and motor assembly pivotally coupled to a frame support that is attached to the table, and a power cord coupled to the blade and motor assembly. The frame support, the base, and/or the blade and motor assembly also comprises a handle portion that includes a grip with an opening disposed at an outer end thereof, with the grip also having a pair of arcuate surfaces disposed at opposing sides thereof for retaining the power cord when wrapped around both surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Koegel
  • Publication number: 20130125726
    Abstract: An adjustment device for an auxiliary fence includes a support frame, an auxiliary fence, a guiding unit and an adjusting unit. The guiding unit guides the auxiliary fence along a longitudinal direction such that the auxiliary fence is selectively slidable relative to the support frame. The adjusting unit allows the auxiliary fence to be adjusted relative to the support frame and securely positioned. The adjusting unit includes a driving member, a securing member installed on the driving member, and an elastomeric element. When the driving member is operated, the securing member becomes disengaged from the support frame which allows the position of the auxiliary fence to be adjusted by sliding it relative to the support frame.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: REXON INDUSTRIAL CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Rexon Industrial Corp., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20130074669
    Abstract: A modular cutdown machine for window coverings includes a center control module and first and second cutting modules at opposite ends of the center control module. Control, power and cleanup functions are contained within the center control module and are distributed to each of the cutting modules. One cutting module can be operated without the other cutting module in place, and repair or service can be performed by the interchange of modules.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Cletis Frazier Swopes, Steven John Neumaier
  • Publication number: 20130055870
    Abstract: A tile saw includes a base, a frame assembly disposed on the base, a first rail disposed on the frame assembly, the first rail having a longitudinal axis, a table slidingly disposed on the first rail, a support assembly disposed on the base, a saw assembly supported by the support assembly, the saw assembly comprising a motor, a cutting wheel driven by the motor, the saw assembly being pivotable about a horizontal axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, and a switch electrically connected to the motor and disposed on the support assembly so that, when the motor assembly is pivoted about the horizontal axis, the switch remains stationary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Gregg L. Sheddy, James D. Schroeder, Peter Chaikowsky, Darren B. Moss, Warren A. Ceroll, Stuart J. Wright, William D. Spencer, Jiangang Zhao, William S. Taylor, Frank A. Mannarino
  • Publication number: 20120324742
    Abstract: A power tool and method of using the power tool is described. The power tool includes a support platform component including a handle and a base plate, and a power tool component includes a working element and means for engaging the support platform that allows for rotational or pivotal movement of the power tool relative to the support platform component. The power tool also includes an adjustment mechanism that allows the working element of the power tool to be adjusted to an angle relative to the base plate that is different from the angle of the handle relative to the base plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Kai Bau-Madsen
  • Publication number: 20120291604
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a workpiece sheet, which sheet includes a surface, is provided. The apparatus includes a frame, a blade carriage, and a channeled cutting surface. The frame extends between a first end and a second end, and frame includes a carriage bearing surface that extends between the second end and the first end. The blade carriage has a frame bearing surface, which surface is configured to mate with the carriage bearing surface. The blade carriage is selectively attachable to the frame such that the carriage bearing surface and the frame bearing surface are engaged with one another. The channeled cutting blade is mounted to the blade carriage, and includes an interior surface and an exterior surface. The frame and the blade carriage are relatively positionable such that at least a portion of the channeled cutting blade extends outwardly from the frame an amount that permits the cutting blade to engage and cut a channel in the surface of the workpiece sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: THE FLETCHER-TERRY COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Vincent T. Kozyrski
  • Publication number: 20120204696
    Abstract: A cutting machine, particularly for hides and the like, comprising a supporting structure that is adapted to support a worktable, the worktable being surmounted at least partially by an arm which supports at least one cutting head that is movable along the arm, the arm being moved along one side of the worktable, the worktable being free from obstacles along the sides that are adjacent to the side along which the arm is moved, the worktable comprising a supporting element that is adapted to allow the positioning of portions of the hide for cutting and the repositioning on the cutting area of a subsequent portion of the hide for a subsequent cutting operation, by means of moving the supporting element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: COMELZ S.P.A.
    Inventor: Stefano Zorzolo
  • Publication number: 20120137850
    Abstract: A cutting machine for food includes a machine housing having a surface with a coating including an oxide ceramic material and polytetrafluoroethylene. A drive motor is disposed in the machine housing and a cutting blade is driven by the drive motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: BIZERBA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Nikolaus Koch, Timo Capone
  • Patent number: 8146473
    Abstract: A machine for creating holes in a structural angle, including parallel plates including (1) an earth plate perpendicular to an axial direction and positionable at a fixed position relative to the structural angle, (2) a top plate mounting a workpiece tool, (3) a bottom plate spaced a fixed distance from the top plate, both plates being supported for axial movement relative to the earth plate, and (4) a support plate between the earth plate and the top plate and supported for axial movement relative to the earth plate. The support plate is biased toward the top plate and away from the earth plate. A first stop limits movement of the bottom plate toward the earth plate and a second stop limits movement of the support plate away from the earth plate. A drive selectively moves the support and bottom plates axially away from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Peddinghaus Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Mullikin
  • Patent number: 8136443
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed which can shape fruits and root and tuberous vegetables. The shaping apparatus is operated in such a manner that: when root and tuberous vegetable or fruit is placed in a cutting blade case and rotated, the object is spirally tracked and the spirally tracked object is removed from the lower side of the cutting blade case, so that the spirally tracked object is picked up by an additional stick and then ornamented into various forms. The shaping apparatus allows fruits and root and tuberous vegetables to be easily treated in a variety of ways, as per the second process, thereby enhancing the product value of processed foodstuffs produced from the first process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Inventors: Bong-Gu Lee, Sung-Wook Choi, Zoong-Ho Park, Jun-Mo Yoo, Chang-Ho Kim, Kwang-Su Kim, Jae-Hong Kim
  • Publication number: 20120060661
    Abstract: In at least one form of the invention, a clamp can be used to attach a saw accessory to a saw. In various embodiments, the clamp can comprise first and second clamping members, an actuator, and a controller. In various embodiments, the saw accessory can be disposed between the first and second clamping members where at least one of the first and second clamping members can be moved by the actuator in order to clamp the saw accessory therebetween. In at least one such embodiment, the controller can be in electrical and/or fluid communication with the actuator to activate the actuator. In various embodiments, the controller can be activated by an operator from a location proximate to the operator but remote from a blade of the saw.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: Power Tool Institute
    Inventors: David V. Keller, Mark D. Hickok, Peter L. Domeny, Thornton H. Gogoll, III, David G. Peot, Stan M. Rodrigues, Christopher S. Tennant
  • Publication number: 20120055299
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for converting a portable band saw to an upright stationary table band saw includes a stand having a base, at least one vertically extending side wall, and a top. A work piece support surface can include an opening through which one run of a closed loop saw blade of the portable band saw can pass when the portable band saw is mounted in a supporting relationship with respect to the stand. A switch mounted on the stand operates the portable band saw independent of the finger trigger on the handle. The on/off switch is connected to a plug engaged by the portable band saw when mounted in the stand. The plug is engagable within a socket of the band saw and is electrically connected to bypass the finger trigger of the portable band saw and to create a circuit through the on/off switch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: STOUT TOOL CORP.
    Inventors: Scott A. McIntosh, John L. Wate, Jeffrey A. Scott
  • Publication number: 20120006170
    Abstract: A table saw is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Applicants: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, ROBERT BOSCH TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Frolov, Jason Feldner, Carl Cepress
  • Publication number: 20110252939
    Abstract: A portable roller press that includes a base frame having a pair of opposing stanchions, a drive roller assembly having upper and lower rollers extending between and rotatably mounted to the stanchions, a pair of opposing wings that are hingedly coupled to the base frame and selectively movable between open and closed positions, and an idler roller rotatably mounted to each of the wings. The wings have recessed portions that together substantially enclose the drive roller assembly when the wings are in closed positions. Additionally, when the wings are in their closed positions, the idler rollers are contained in a void space between the upper and lower rollers. The wings can be substantially hollow and arc configured for holding and transporting items therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: TEK INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Stephen Nabity, Bryan Hunter, Peter Kaltenbach, Henric Jentz
  • Publication number: 20110247471
    Abstract: A miter saw includes a base, a table rotatably mounted on the base, a blade and motor assembly pivotally coupled to a frame support that is attached to the table, and a power cord coupled to the blade and motor assembly. The frame support, the base, and/or the blade and motor assembly also comprises a handle portion that includes a grip with an opening disposed at an outer end thereof, with the grip also having a pair of arcuate surfaces disposed at opposing sides thereof for retaining the power cord when wrapped around both surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Jan Koegel
  • Publication number: 20110197735
    Abstract: A blade housing for an electronic cutting apparatus includes an outer housing having a distal end, an inner housing coupled to the inner housing and longitudinally selectively adjustable relative thereto and a blade rotatably coupled to the inner housing with a sharpened distal end. Adjustment of the inner housing relative to the outer housing adjusts an amount of the blade that protrudes from the distal end of the inner housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    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
  • Publication number: 20110185875
    Abstract: An adjustable blade guide for a band saw such as a band saw on a sawmill utilized for sawing lumber. The blade guide is easily adjusted to account for variations in the diameter of the lumber to be cut, and is self locking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: Norwood Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Dale
  • Patent number: 7975362
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing device for covers (20), wherein processing stations are embodied as individual processing stations (47) provided with, respectively, one tool for one cover. Several of said stations work in parallel for the simultaneous processing of several covers. If need be, stations can also be used wherein several tools form groups which are functionally separate from each other. As a result, the processing precision and production speed of the objects can be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: Soundronic AG
    Inventors: Peter Gysi, Marcel Oberholzer
  • Publication number: 20110100184
    Abstract: A machine for creating holes in a structural angle, including parallel plates including (1) an earth plate perpendicular to an axial direction and positionable at a fixed position relative to the structural angle, (2) a top plate mounting a workpiece tool, (3) a bottom plate spaced a fixed distance from the top plate, both plates being supported for axial movement relative to the earth plate, and (4) a support plate between the earth plate and the top plate and supported for axial movement relative to the earth plate. The support plate is biased toward the top plate and away from the earth plate. A first stop limits movement of the bottom plate toward the earth plate and a second stop limits movement of the support plate away from the earth plate. A drive selectively moves the support and bottom plates axially away from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Jeffrey A. Mullikin
  • Patent number: 7926397
    Abstract: The subject invention provides a portable saw table assembly for cutting a material longitudinally, laterally, and at various angles thereto. The assembly includes a first and a second table rail being parallel and spaced from each other and each extending between a proximal end and a distal end. A saw rail is moveably supported by the first and the second table rails for moving longitudinally along the table rails between the proximal and the distal ends and a mounting plate is moveably supported by the saw rails to allow movement of the mounting plate laterally along the saw rail between the first table rail and the second table rail. A saw plate is rotateably supported by the mounting plate for carrying a saw to cut the material. A guide bar is disposed diagonally relative to the first and the second table rails and engages the saw plate to guide the saw plate diagonally in response to simultaneous movement of the saw rail longitudinally and the mounting plate laterally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Tapco International Corporation
    Inventors: J. Richard Logan, Clyde G. Allen, Michael C. Clark
  • Publication number: 20110083655
    Abstract: The device (1) for wire sawing of a piece (10) to be sawed that is mounted on a support table (20) comprises fastening means (15, 26, 40) for fastening said piece (10) to be sawed to a carriage (18) apt to cooperate with a guide rail of said support table (20), said fastening means (15, 26, 40) consisting of a mounting plate (15) apt to be manufactured to which said piece (10) to be sawed is bonded, and of anchoring means (26, 40) for anchoring said mounting plate (15) directly on said carriage (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Applicants: APPLIED MATERIALS SWITZERLAND SA
    Inventors: Niklaus Johann Bucher, David Baranes, Philippe Nasch
  • Publication number: 20110072950
    Abstract: A portable assembly is provided in which a power tool can be mounted on a rotatable plate. The plate is large enough to allow the saw to travel above a worksurface. When the plate is in a reference orientation, a workpiece on the support surface below the plate can be cross-cut or rip-cut. When the plate is offset from the reference orientation, the workpiece can be miter-cut, compound-miter cut, or rip-cut. When working with large workpieces, the plate with the power tool can be inverted, transforming the assembly into a table saw. The plate is preferably configured to allow popular sized power saws, jig saws, and routers to be mounted and used in the above manner. Multiple standard width guide plates can be provided with the assembly, to minimize the need to adjust the guide rails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Publication date: March 31, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph A. IANNELLI, SR.
  • Publication number: 20110067540
    Abstract: Embodiments of a power table saw are described which have a frame structure configured to support a movable saw assembly. The table saw also includes a rip fence attached to the frame structure in a fixed position for contacting a work piece during a cutting operation by said table saw. Further, a table assembly is provided, having a top surface for supporting a work piece, a blade extendable through an opening in the top surface for cutting a work piece, and a motor mounted beneath the top surface for driving the blade. The table assembly is movably mounted on the frame structure so that the table assembly is adjustable, allowing adjustment of the distance between the blade and the rip fence.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Applicant: CREDO TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: ANDREW FROLOV, JASON FELDNER, JIM BOHN
  • Publication number: 20100288100
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cutting frame including a plurality of cutters for cutting one or more kinds of rectangular unit pieces having a relatively small size from a rectangular base material at a predetermined inclination, the cutters being mounted or formed in the cutting frame such that the cutters correspond to the rectangular unit pieces, wherein the cutters are mounted or formed in the cutting frame in an array structure of the rectangular unit pieces in which the rectangular unit pieces adjacent to one another at each side thereof have a vertex coincidence ratio equivalent to less than 50%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Hokyung Lee, Jaein Choi, Soonki Heo
  • Patent number: 7784387
    Abstract: A kit for constructing a sawhead comprises a pair of plates adapted to be stacked upon and secured to one another by bolts to form a plate stack. The kit further comprises a pair of elongate guide receivers. Each guide receiver has a longitudinal axis and an interior wall which defines a bore extending through the each guide receiver and through which bore the longitudinal axis extends. The interior wall has a cross-section which is substantially constant along the length of each guide receiver. The guide receivers are adapted to be mounted to the plate stack by bolts at respective operative positions whereat the longitudinal axes are oriented parallel to one another and whereat the guide receivers are spaced from one another in a direction transverse to the axes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Norwood Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Peter H. Dale, Luc Belzile
  • Publication number: 20100192746
    Abstract: An improved guillotine cutter for a printer is disclosed. The guillotine cutter includes a guillotine blade having a cutting motion that helps to urge the cut media from the exit chute of the frame. This reduces the likelihood of the cut media becoming pulled into the frame of the cutter, requiring that the user fish the cut media out. The guillotine cutter further provides a frame having integrated bearing surfaces for supporting many of the movable components of the cutter. This minimizes the complexity of the assembly of the cutter, reducing the number of parts (by elimination of separate bearings and other such additional components) and time required to assemble the cutter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventors: Brian Flood, Kerry Anderson
  • Publication number: 20100132522
    Abstract: A trimmer having a trimmer housing is disclosed. In accordance with at least some embodiments, the trimmer housing includes a first housing portion and a second housing portion, the first housing portion being pivotally connected at least indirectly to the second housing portion. The trimmer additionally includes a cutting platform having a first platform connected at least indirectly to the first housing portion and a second platform connected at least indirectly to the second housing portion. The trimmer is configured wherein the second housing portion is substantially stationary and the first housing portion rotates approximately in a 180 degree range of motion from a close position to an open position, such that a flat and continuous cutting surface formed by the first and the second platforms is obtained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventors: Michael E. Peterson, Amy Campagna, James E. McCay, John K. Clay, Javier Verdura
  • Publication number: 20100089211
    Abstract: Adjustable cutting tools and methods of cutting through the casing wall of a pipe using an adjustable cutting tool are disclosed. According to one embodiment of this disclosure, an adjustable cutting tool includes a frame, a drive system, and a cutting system. The frame is configured to secure the tool to the exterior surface of a pipe. The drive system is configured to move the tool across the surface of the pipe, and the cutting system is configured to cut into the surface and through the wall of the pipe. By combining the features of the frame, drive system, and cutting system, the adjustable cutting tool may cut a pipe as it moves along the surface of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: James Rebuck
  • Publication number: 20100071524
    Abstract: An apparatus for cutting a workpiece sheet is provided that includes a support frame, a cutter head assembly, and a clamp assembly. The cutter head assembly is mounted on a track attached to the support frame, and can be selectively moved along the track. The clamp assembly includes a bar that is selectively operable between a retracted position and a deployed position. Embodiments of the apparatus include a drive unit operable to drive the cutter head assembly along the track.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: The Fletcher-Terry Company
    Inventor: Vincent Kozyrski
  • Publication number: 20100037742
    Abstract: A supplemental frame and adjustable edge stop assembly are mounted to a front lower edge of a panel saw. A first quick release mount on the supplemental frame cooperates with a second quick release mount on the edge stop assembly to enable quick interchange of assemblies. One form of edge stop assembly includes a movable panel for movement as a unit of multiple edge stops into and out of operative position. A mounting plate for a cutting tool has workpiece rise limiters for pressing the workpiece against the panel saw face. Adjustable hold-downs engage a top edge of the workpiece to hold it down against support rollers. The edge stops, rise limiters and hold-downs form a pocket supporting the workpiece along three mutually perpendicular axes. A stand-off panel removably positioned on a front face of the panel saw supports thin workpieces closer to the cutting tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Inventor: Stanley Learnard
  • Publication number: 20090320664
    Abstract: A manually operable cutter device for cutting flexible sheet material, the cutter device comprising a cutter body which is movable over a work surface on which the flexible sheet being cut can rest. The device comprises a cutting blade assembly operatively mounted to the cutter body and including a rotatable cutter blade having a peripheral edge portion and a fixed cutter blade adapted to cooperate together to provide a cutting zone in which sheet material can be cut. The rotatable cutting blade is mounted for rotation about an axis which extends generally laterally with respect to a normal feed direction of the sheet material to the cutting zone and the direction of rotation of the peripheral edge portion through the cutting zone is in the normal feed direction. The tangential peripheral speed of the rotating cutter blade in the cutting zone is not less than the speed of the feed of sheet material to the cutting zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventor: William Rayner
  • Publication number: 20090288541
    Abstract: A metal cutting band saw is provided that includes a main carrier, on which an intermediate carrier is pivotally mounted. The saw frame, which can be adjusted in the direction of the workpiece, is mounted on the intermediate carrier by means of a swivel support or a parallel guide. The swivel support for connecting the main carrier to the intermediate carrier is located above the workpiece to be processed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Inventor: Mark Diener
  • Publication number: 20090249936
    Abstract: A food chopper and slicer includes a lower receptacle for holding chopped food items and one or more blades at the top. A pushing element is secured within an outer housing, with the outer housing being configured to snugly and slideably fit around the receptacle. The housing forms a guide path such that the pushing element follows a generally straight and vertical path as it moves downward toward the blades.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: Progressive International Corporation
    Inventors: Sarah S. Peterson, Sascha Kaposi
  • Publication number: 20090193953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for cutting vegetables of different sizes and densities in a quick, safe and efficient manner The apparatus embodied herein provides an automated cutting process requiring only one operator who need not apply any physical exertion during the cutting process, and need not place his or her hands in the vicinity of the blade, as is necessary in conventional cutting methods using saws, guillotines and the like. The speed of the cutting blade bearing down on the vegetable is adjustable by varying the air pressure to a cylinder which actuates movement of the blade. This is advantageous in that the speed of the blade can be changed to suit particular sizes and densities of vegetable. The use of pneumatics further provides an extremely swift blade motion which reduces the likelihood of bruising to the vegetable as well as inaccurate portioning. Furthermore, when using such equipment, the quality of the cut will not be impaired over significant periods of use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2007
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Bruno Romeo, Nazzarena Romeo
  • Publication number: 20090193983
    Abstract: A food cutting device has a frame defining an aperture within the frame and cutting blades located within the frame and extending across the aperture. The cutting blades are arranged in a lattice structure and have cutting edges facing in a common cutting direction. At least some of the cutting blades intersect with one another intersecting positions and include portions between at least some of the intersecting positions having reduced blade material, reducing contact area of the cutting blades with food when the food is being cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Kwok Kuen So
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20090188365
    Abstract: A method of forming a base for a paper punch is disclosed as including the steps of (a) forming two generally U-shaped plates of a first metal or metal alloy, and (b) fixedly engaging the generally U-shaped plates with a core part of a second metal or metal alloy, in which the plates are in direct contact with the core part. A base for a paper punch is disclosed as including two generally U-shaped plates of a first metal or metal alloy, and a core part of a second metal or metal alloy which is fixedly engaged with the U-shaped plates, and the plates are in direct contact with the core part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Applicant: Lee Tack Plastic & Metal Manufactory Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwok Ki Stephen Chan
  • Publication number: 20090165616
    Abstract: A trimmer including a common support frame and first and second cutting units movably mounted on the common support frame. Each respective cutting unit including a unit frame, a cutting strip connected to each respective unit frame, and a knife movably mounted on each respective unit frame for an oblique swing cut against a respective cutting strip. Each respective unit frame absorbing all cutting forces between the knife and the cutting strip during the oblique swing cut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: MULLER MARTINI HOLDING AG
    Inventor: Horst Rathert
  • Publication number: 20090133780
    Abstract: A portable supporting frame for a cutting machine includes a leg frame, a tabletop frame, and a frame locker. The leg frame includes two opposing pairs of first and second supporting legs. The tabletop frame includes two table arms pivotally connected to the first crossed legs respectively. The frame locker is used for locking the top ends of the second crossed legs to the table arms respectively to retain the portable supporting frame at a set up position. When the frame locker is released, the tabletop frame is adapted to pivotally fold at 180° to overlap on the folded leg frame at a folded position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventor: Wy Peron Lee
  • Publication number: 20090008528
    Abstract: A vertical-type finishing machine includes: a single piece of a supporting body including a horizontally extending bed and a vertically extending post upright from the horizontally extending bed; a tool carrier mounted movably on the vertically extending post; and a worktable mounted movably on the horizontally extending bed. The post has a straight vertical segment disposed above the bed, and a buttress segment flaring and extending downwardly from the straight vertical segment to the bed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: L.K. MACHINERY CORP.
    Inventor: Yuk-Ming Chung
  • Publication number: 20090000455
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcing device of a main body of a band saw. The main body at least includes a vertical column, two (upper and lower) frames and a base. The upper frame has a connecting plate formed at its bottom with a connecting portion. The vertical column is bored with a working hole to c or r e s pond to the connecting portion, for b e in g inserted with a reinforcing element fixed in a certain angle. The reinforcing element has it s one end resting and welded on an inner surface of the vertical column, and the other side welded above the connecting portion of the upper frame, so as to augment the strength of the upper frame while fixed at an upper portion of the vertical column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Inventor: Chin-Feng CHANG
  • Publication number: 20080307980
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed which can shape fruits and root and tuberous vegetables. The shaping apparatus is operated in such a manner that: when root and tuberous vegetable or fruit is placed in a cutting blade case and rotated, the object is spirally tracked and the spirally tracked object is removed from the lower side of the cutting blade case, so that the spirally tracked object is picked up by an additional stick and then ornamented into various forms. The shaping apparatus allows fruits and root and tuberous vegetables to be easily treated in a variety of ways, as per the second process, thereby enhancing the product value of processed foodstuffs produced from the first process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Bong-Gu Lee, Sung-Wook Choi, Zoong-Ho Park, Jun-Mo Yoo, Chang-Ho Kim, Kwang-Su Kim, Jae-Hong Kim
  • Publication number: 20080264273
    Abstract: A snipping apparatus includes a frame having an inlet end and an outlet end, a rotatable drum mounted in the frame, and a plurality of mounting rods fixed relative to the frame. The mounting rods extend between the inlet end and the outlet end and are aligned generally parallel to a longitudinal axis of the drum. The snipping apparatus also includes a plurality of resilient rods, each resilient rod having a first end, a second end and a curved portion positioned between the first end and the second end, and a plurality of snipper knives, such that each of the knives is coupled to a free end of one of the resilient rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Inventor: Glenn W. Stousland
  • Publication number: 20080178750
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing the top of an immature coconut safely, quickly and easily with little spillage of the internal liquid includes an enclosure in which are housed a pair of opposed blades that are coupled by at least one rotatable shaft having both left-hand and right-hand threads. Opposite ends of each shaft engage a threaded sleeve affixed to each blade. When axially rotated in a first direction, the blades are brought together so that they cut in a common plane. When rotated in the opposite direction, the blades retract. A clamping mechanism secures the immature coconut at an optimum elevation, with its central axis generally vertical, so that the top of the fruit can be removed just below the upper limit of the hollow interior space, thereby minimizing liquid loss. A vertically-compressible coil spring, placed below the clamping mechanism, facilitates removal of the opened coconut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Gary J. Rogers, Carol R. Winder
  • Patent number: 7216573
    Abstract: A portable shear comprises at least two shear blades. The shear blades are in close proximity with one another, and each shear blade has a cut-out. A force apparatus applies a force to at least one of two blades such that the blades move relative to each other. In a first position the cut-outs of each blade are substantially aligned such that a workpiece having a cross-section substantially identical to a portion of the cut-out can rest simultaneously within the cut-outs of each blade. In a second position the cut-outs of each blade are not substantially aligned such that a workpiece can be split when the blades move from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Inventor: Doug Friend
  • Patent number: 7131364
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a collapsible stand for a bench-top power tool, and a portable power tool therefore. The stand includes a plurality of legs spaced about a central axis and pivotally interconnected by a plurality of cross members. Each leg has an upper end for supporting the power tool and a lower end for contacting an underlying support surface in an expanded position of the stand. The stand may be collapsed wherein the legs and cross members collectively converge toward the central axis as the legs and cross members each translate towards an orientation that is parallel to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2006
    Assignee: Eastway Fair Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenneth Brazell