Edge Trimming (e.g., Chamfering, Etc.) Patents (Class 83/869)
  • Publication number: 20150033928
    Abstract: The invention relates to a processing device (I) for elongate profile sections (2) comprising a clamping device (4) by means of which the elongate profile section (2) can be secured in a positionally stable manner, and a processing tool (6) by means of which the secured elongate profile (2) can be processed, a central component (5) being provided that has at least one first integrated guide (7) for the processing tool (6) and at least one second integrated guide (10, 11) for the clamping device (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Ulrich Rattunde
  • Publication number: 20140332152
    Abstract: Systems and methods for utilizing a trimming device to trim an edge of a plastic card having round corners, are provided. The plastic card has an overlay laminated on a major surface of the plastic card. The periphery of the overlay overhangs the edge of the plastic card. The trimming device trims the overhanging part of the laminated overlay by moving the trimming device along the edge of the personalized document in a direction generally parallel to the major surface of the plastic card.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: DATACARD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard C. NUBSON, David A. ADKINS, Timothy J. FLITSCH
  • Publication number: 20140260883
    Abstract: A shaping tool is disclosed comprising a cap, a blade portion and a body. Said blade portion comprises a one or more pairs of blades. Said body having a slot being substantially vertical which said blade portion freely slides vertically through. Said cap comprises a first cylindrical portion with an open mouth at a lower portion and a cap at an upper portion. Said body comprises a first cylindrical portion with an open mouth at a lower portion and a cap at an upper portion. Said open mouth of said cap comprising an internal diameter being greater than an external diameter of said body. Said shaping tool comprising an assembled configuration comprising said blade portion held between said cap and said body and partially within said slot, and said one or more pairs of blades exposed within said body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Eddie Willburn, Roger D. Hayes
  • Publication number: 20130333991
    Abstract: A brake lining arrangement for a disk brake, and a method for producing such a brake lining arrangement, comprises a brake lining carrier and a friction pad mounted thereon, a friction surface of which can be attached to a disk brake for generating a friction effect. In at least one border area, the friction pad is provided with a bevel, which at one bevel edge transitions into the friction surface. In order to simplify production, the bevel edge is configured to extend in a curved line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: LUCAS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Martin Giese, Xueming Chen, Sylvester Lindemann
  • Patent number: 8555506
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a painted part of plastic material for the automobile industry having an opening, including the steps of molding the part and then, in the following order: painting the part; after painting, punching the part without edge-rounding using a punch to obtain the orifice; and after punching and extracting the punch from the orifice, rounding the edge of the opening of the orifice to have a predetermined radius of curvature in a radial section across the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Compagnie Plastic Omnium
    Inventors: Bernard Bocaccio, Jerome Brizin, Marc Verwaerde, Francois Virelizier
  • Patent number: 8529991
    Abstract: A method involves creating a recess in a surface of a part so the recess is adjacent a portion of the part, thereafter forming a coating on the surface of the part with a portion of the coating being disposed in the recess, and thereafter removing material of the portion of the part with a tool. According to a different aspect, an apparatus includes a recess-forming section that forms a recess in a surface of a part so the recess is adjacent a portion of the part, a coating section that forms a coating on the surface of the part with a portion of the coating disposed in the recess, and a material-removing section that subsequently removes material of the portion of the part with a tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Raytheon Canada Limited
    Inventors: Geoffrey G. Harris, Daniel B. Mitchell, Douglas J. Brown
  • Publication number: 20130098221
    Abstract: A chamfering machine for both handheld and stationary use includes: a base having two arms extending toward one side; a motor provided on the base and having a driving shaft; a cutter provided on the driving shaft; a cutting seat consisting essentially of first and second panels; a first handle located between the arms and having two ends respectively provided at the arms; a second handle having one end provided at a bottom portion of the base and a body portion extending in a direction opposite the direction in which the arms extend; and at least one fixing element located below and connected to the arms and having a bottom end lower than the bottom end of the base, wherein the bottom end of the at least one fixing element has at least one connecting portion with at least one fixing hole for connecting to a tabletop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Wei-Chung SU
  • Patent number: 8356988
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for forming wallboard panels having recessed edges along all four edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Inventor: John S Conboy
  • Patent number: 8322275
    Abstract: A leafy vegetable having a core end and a leafy end is processed after being harvested. The harvested leafy vegetable is transported to a trim area on a conveyor. A first cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the core end. A second cutting implement located in the trim area trims a portion of the leafy end. The first and second cutting implements are spaced a set distance apart, which defines an amount of the leafy vegetable remaining after the portions of the core and leafy ends are trimmed. As the portions of the core and leafy ends of the leafy vegetable are being trimmed by the first and second cutting implements, a set of one or more nozzles located in the trim area sprays a rinsing liquid on cut sites on the leafy vegetable to rinse off natural juices exuding from the cut sites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Narayan Dnyanadeo Patil, Serafin Albarran, William Christopher Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120152079
    Abstract: This invention provides a cutting apparatus which holds a rectangular substrate covered by a cover sheet and cuts an edge portion of the cover sheet which protrudes from a periphery of the rectangular substrate. This cutting apparatus includes a periphery holding unit which includes a periphery mount portion on which a peripheral portion of the rectangular substrate is mounted and a periphery suction portion which chucks the periphery of the rectangular substrate, and is provided for each side of the rectangular substrate. The cutting apparatus also includes a movement guide unit which guides movement of the periphery holding units facing each other in directions to approach and separate from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: HIRATA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhisa KOSEKI
  • Publication number: 20120090264
    Abstract: A machine (10) for cutting a rebate edge (30) in a building panel (24) has a cutting wheel (12) which can be connected to a source of power for rotating the cutting wheel. There is a planar plate (14) that has a flat surface (16) located parallel to the cutting wheel (12). The flat surface (16) can allow a planar portion of the panel (24) to be slid thereover so that an edge of the panel can engage the cutting wheel (12). The flat surface (16) is spaced apart from the cutting wheel (12) by a distance so that, in use, the cutting wheel causes the removal of a portion of the edge so as to form a rebate edge (30) of the panel. Ideally, building panel (24) is a plasterboard panel which has an edge formed by a core encased between two surface layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: William John Goss
  • Patent number: 8157618
    Abstract: An eyeglass lens processing apparatus includes: a setting unit which sets points on an edge of a lens, where a line on a target lens shape and passing through the first and second points intersects a line on the target lens shape and passing through the third and fourth points; and a calculating unit which: obtains a first plane including a bisection point between the first and second points and perpendicular to the first line; obtains a second plane including a bisection point between the third and fourth points and perpendicular to the second line; obtains an intersection line of the first and second planes; obtains a bevel spherical surface so that a center of the bevel spherical surface is located on the intersection line and passes through a desired edge position; and obtains the bevel path on the basis of the bevel spherical surface and target lens shape data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Nidek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryoji Shibata
  • Publication number: 20120067190
    Abstract: A beveled-edge maker (1) for chamfering a workpiece (2), the tool comprising a knife assembly (4) adapted for attaching to a drive (5), and at least one guider (8) adapted such that the beveled-edge maker can be mounted to the edge of the workpiece and moved there along.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventors: Cheng-Hui Tseng, Kun-Meng Lin
  • Publication number: 20120048048
    Abstract: Mating bevel gears generally include a pinion gear having a body that rotates about an axis and a side gear having a body that rotates about an axis that intersects the axis of the pinion gear. Pinion gear teeth of the pinion gear have a side that defines a curvature with an involute section through which a pitch line extends and a parabolic shape between the pinion gear teeth. Side gear teeth of the side gear have a side that defines a curvature with an involute section through which a pitch line extends and a parabolic shape between the side gear teeth. The curvatures on the pinion and the side gear teeth cooperatively define a controlled relative radius of curvature section except where the involute sections are located. The controlled relative radius of curvature section defines a sum of values of radius of curvature at a point of contact between the curvatures of the pinion gear teeth and the side gear teeth. The sum has a constant or decreasing value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventors: Dale K. Benedict, Yevsey Gutman
  • Patent number: 8123991
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for forming wallboard panels having recessed edges along all four edges which process involves passing an unfinished length of wall board through a lateral recess forming apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Inventor: John S Conboy
  • Publication number: 20110107894
    Abstract: [Issue] A chamfering method is provided that can be conducted even in small worksite space without using grinding members and without requiring a cleaning process after a chamfering process. [Resolution Means] A brittle material substrate chamfering method according to the present invention includes steps of drawing a scribing line, and heating and/or cooling a part in proximity to the scribing line. The scribing line is drawn on a part of a surface of a brittle material substrate that extends along the edge of the brittle material substrate and has a width not more than 50% of the thickness of the brittle material substrate starting from the edge of the brittle material substrate whereby forming a crack inclined from the surface of the substrate toward a side end surface of the substrate. A part in proximity to the scribing line is heated and/or cooled so that a corner part of the edge of said brittle material substrate is cut out whereby chamfering said brittle material substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: MITSUBOSHI DIAMOND INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kazuya Maekawa, Ryota Sakaguchi, Tomoki Nakagaki
  • Patent number: 7899572
    Abstract: The machining of drills (1) includes an operation for chamfering the cutting edges (8) performed in two steps. In the first step the rotating grindstone (15) is directed to various locations of the cutting edge (8) and the point of contact is detected by an electronic appliance (17) whereof the electronic module (19) controls the stoppage of the grindstone, its return to the starting position and the recording of the position of the grindstone at the time of contact. In the second step the grindstone (15) is controlled to follow the left line obtained by connecting the points registered during the first step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Rollomatic SA
    Inventor: Patrick Fritschy
  • Patent number: 7784384
    Abstract: A method of making a power transmission belt/belt sleeve by bias cutting sides thereof using a cutter. A belt/belt sleeve preform is trained around at least two spaced shafts and driven as the sides are reconfigured by the cutter. The cutter may reside within a cutting space bounded by an inner circumference of the traveling belt/belt sleeve preform. The belt/belt sleeve preform has a starting shape wherein spaced sides thereof are parallel to each other. Parts of the sides may be maintained parallel after the bias cutting is performed. A power transmission belt with bias cut side surfaces is also contemplated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirotaka Hara, Akihiro Nagata, Yoshihiro Kanayama, Eisuke Kitamura
  • Patent number: 7735404
    Abstract: A belt skiver is adapted for forming recesses along a conveyor belt end in preparation for mounting a lacing therein. The belt skiver includes a cutting mechanism movable relative to the conveyor belt end, and having an upper blade positioned to remove an upper surface layer from a top portion of the conveyor belt, and a lower plate positioned to remove a lower surface layer from a bottom portion of the conveyor belt. The belt skiver also includes a drive mechanism shifting the cutting mechanism relative to the belt end laterally along the belt end, and whereby the upper and lower blades contemporaneously sever both the upper surface layer and lower surface layer from the belt end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: MATO Maschinen-und Metallwarenfabrik Curt Matthaei GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Wilk
  • Patent number: 7682476
    Abstract: This is a method to create 3-dimensional images from a 2-dimensional image. This Method utilizes various pieces of paper produced within the process and a method of attachment all together with layering and spacing in 3-dimensions to create a final piece of artwork which is 3-dimensional. Among other uses the end product of this method can be used as a free standing work of art which can be matted and framed and placed either hanging or attached to a wall or other surface or placed on an easel or other tripod mechanism for free standing on a table or floor or other surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2010
    Inventor: Ralph Sutton
  • Patent number: 7614332
    Abstract: This invention relates to a beveller for a carpet. The beveller includes a rotatable blade for cutting material. The blade is mounted about an axis of rotation and has an edge which is non-linear radially. The beveller also includes a counter-knife having an edge mounted adjacent to the blade. The counter-knife edge generally conforms to a profile of the blade edge to permit the blade edge to pass adjacent the counter-knife edge, as the blade rotates, to shear material placed between the blade edge and the counter-knife edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Assignee: Tac-Fast Georgia, LLC
    Inventors: John Anthony Pacione, Hubert Schreimeier
  • Patent number: 7516768
    Abstract: In a method for allowing a cutter blade to relatively travel along an outer periphery of a semiconductor wafer to cut a protective tape joined to a surface of the semiconductor wafer in conformity with an outer shape of the semiconductor wafer, the cutter blade is allowed to relatively travel along the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer with a positioning notch provided on the outer periphery thereof. The cutter blade is rotationally turned at the fore half of the notch recessed on the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer during the relative travel of the cutter blade in such a manner that its blade tip is directed toward the center of the wafer. In contrast, the cutter blade is rotationally turned at the rear half of the notch in such a manner that its blade tip is directed toward the outer periphery of the semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Masayuki Yamamoto, Norio Mori, Takashi Nishinohama, Atsushi Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20080145615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of cutting off laminate layers for use in a fibre-reinforced laminate object (701) comprising a number of combined laminate layers (703) wherein, along a section of the at least one rim of the laminate layer, a tapering cut is performed through the thickness of the laminate layer, whereby the thickness of the laminate layer is reduced. Since not only the number of laminate layers, but also the thickness of the individual laminate layers are reduced, a laminate layer is accomplished that can be used in a laminate object, by which both the issues of areas rich in resin, air pockets and the risk of delamination are reduced. The invention also relates to a laminate layer for use in a fibre-reinforced laminate object comprising a number of combined laminate layers and a fiber-reinforced laminate object in the form of the blade of a wind turbine, wherein the blade of the wind turbine comprises a number of combined laminate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2005
    Publication date: June 19, 2008
    Applicant: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventors: Torben Krogsdal Jacobsen, Morten Dahl
  • Patent number: 7360289
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for use on a roof or the like which incorporates an insulation material. The invention allows workers to shave the insulating layer to smooth, remove high spots, or create slopes, valleys or sumps, in order to achieve positive slope for water drainage. As part of the invention, there is provided, an apparatus for milling the surface of a low slope substrate, comprising a milling device comprising a cylindrical tubular structure having an outer rotatable milling surface, said surface positionable adjacent said substrate and drivable in a rotary motion to mill the surface of the substrate; a milling device support upon which said milling device is mounted for movement in a milling direction; a mounting assembly for mounting said milling device to said support; said mounting assembly including means for adjusting the angle and depth of engagement of said milling surface to said substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Inventor: Douglas C. Fishburn
  • Publication number: 20070283796
    Abstract: A belt skiver is adapted for forming recesses along a conveyor belt end in preparation for mounting a lacing therein. The belt skiver includes a cutting mechanism movable relative to the conveyor belt end, and having an upper blade positioned to remove an upper surface layer from a top portion of the conveyor belt, and a lower plate positioned to remove a lower surface layer from a bottom portion of the conveyor belt. The belt skiver also includes a drive mechanism shifting the cutting mechanism relative to the belt end laterally along the belt end, and whereby the upper and lower blades contemporaneously sever both the upper surface layer and lower surface layer from the belt end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2007
    Publication date: December 13, 2007
    Inventor: Thomas Wilk
  • Patent number: 6918729
    Abstract: A method for trimming a single book having a front edge and two side edges includes transporting a book in a transport direction so that the front edge is parallel to the transport direction, cutting the front edge of the book using a first reciprocating knife when the front edge is parallel to the transport direction, transporting the book so that the side edges are parallel to the transport direction, and cutting the side edges using second and third reciprocating knives when the side edges are parallel to the transport direction. A single book trimming device is also provided having a conveyor device for conveying a book in a transport direction, a reciprocating front knife for trimming a front edge of the book, the front knife having a first blade edge parallel to the transport direction of the conveyor at the front knife; and at least one reciprocating side knife for trimming side edges of the book, the side knife having a second blade edge parallel to the transport direction at the side knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Assignee: Goss International Americas, Inc.
    Inventor: John N. Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20040099109
    Abstract: A blow molded container (10) having a trimmed nonround opening (12) is blow molded from a preform (36) and then positioned by a positioner (50) of a nonround trimmer (16) that includes a rotary driven arm assembly (56) having a knife holder (60). A guide (66) guides the knife holder (60) in a nonround path to perform the trimming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2002
    Publication date: May 27, 2004
    Inventors: Richard L. Dunlap, Edward L. Sanford, Richard C. Darr
  • Patent number: 6687990
    Abstract: A semiconductor wafer saw and method of using the same for dicing semiconductor wafers comprising a wafer saw including variable lateral indexing capabilities and multiple blades are disclosed. The wafer saw, because of its variable indexing capabilities, can dice wafers having a plurality of differently sized semiconductor devices thereon into their respective discrete components. In addition, the wafer saw with its multiple blades, some of which may be independently laterally or vertically movable relative to other blades, can more efficiently dice silicon wafers into individual semiconductor devices. The wafer saw may also be used to simultaneously sever and electrically isolate conductive traces that extend over adjacent semiconductor devices from connective lines therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Salman Akram, Derek J. Gochnour, Michael E. Hess, David R. Hembree
  • Publication number: 20040020343
    Abstract: An improved device for the elimination of trims of rolls or logs of sheeted material able to be arranged downstream of a cutting-off machine of at least one roll or log cut into rolls and little rolls or upstream trims (15′) and/or downstream trims (15), all made to advance one after the next on a transporter (11, 11′) associated with a feed plane (13, 13′), wherein the feed plane (13, 13′) has an opening (17) of a size at least equal to that of the diameter of a log, in which said little rolls or upstream trims (15′) and/or downstream trims (15) fall, the opening (17) being closed by a mobile wall (18) in response to a signal and/or according to a predetermined step, also foreseeing gripper elements from above (20-23) of some of said rolls (14) which are only activated when said mobile wall (18) for closing said opening (17) is absent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2003
    Publication date: February 5, 2004
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Publication number: 20040003694
    Abstract: This invention relates to fabrication of tube bank style heat exchangers and similar assemblies. It provides a novel apparatus and a method for trimming polymeric tubes disposed within a core structure (such as a heat exchanger core) and securing these tubes within the core structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventors: Anthony Joseph Cesaroni, Gordon James Clarke, Loung Phat Ly, Kwai-Yung B. Su
  • Patent number: 6655438
    Abstract: A machine for machining and deflashing tire treads, having a frame, a drum for supporting the tire and rotating it about its axis, a cylindrical cutting tool and means for orienting the tool in various directions with respect to the tire, including means allowing rotation of the tire to be reversed and means for arranging the tool to work in two substantially symmetrical positions relative to the tire, a first position for cutting proper and a second position for deflashing, each of said positions corresponding to an opposite direction of rotation of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Francois Trochon, Carlo Conzatti, Giorgio Marangoni
  • Patent number: 6648564
    Abstract: A burr located at an edge of a steel piece is cut by disposing a cutter such that the flank of the cutter is substantially in parallel with the surface of the steel piece and the angle between the cutting edge of the cutter and the edge of the steel piece which the burr intersects is at least 45°. The cutter is relatively moved toward the outside of the steel piece along the lengthwise direction of the burr, or the cutter is disposed with the flank of the cutter substantially in parallel with the surface of the steel piece and the angle between the cutting edge of the cutter and the edge of the steel piece is at least 90°. The burr located at the edge of the steel piece is cut by relatively moving the cutter perpendicularly to the lengthwise direction of the burr.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignees: NKK Corporation, JP Steel Plantech Co.
    Inventors: Koji Yamashita, Hiromasa Hayashi, Susumu Okawa, Koji Okushima
  • Patent number: 6632061
    Abstract: A trimming apparatus for a booklet maker is described which provides a compact and low cost booklet maker for desktop publishing. The booklet maker includes a sheet receiving tray for receiving a stack of sheets to be stapled into a booklet, a stapler unit arranged to staple the stack of sheets, and a trimming system for trimming the sheets in a sheet wise manner. The trimming system includes first and second pick and separate mechanisms arranged to separate each of the sheets in the stack of sheets and first and second cutters arranged to cut each of the separated sheets after the have been separated by the first and second pick and separate mechanisms. A controller positions the sheets and controls the trimming system to cut each of the separated sheets at a location determined based on a trimming schedule. The trimming schedule varies the position of the cut depending on a position of the sheet in the booklet and a thickness of the sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Steven W Trovinger
  • Patent number: 6271102
    Abstract: A method and system for dicing a semiconductor wafer providing a structure with greatly reduced backside chipping and cracking, as well as increased die strength. Semiconductor chip structures obtained from wafers diced according to this invention are also encompassed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Brouillette, Robert F. Cook, Thomas G. Ference, Wayne J. Howell, Eric G. Liniger, Ronald L. Mendelson
  • Patent number: 6155759
    Abstract: An apparatus for milling the surface of low slope substrate has a milling device, such as a saw, and a track along which the milling device may move. The track is supported above the substrate by a plurality of adjustable supports which have adjustment means for orienting the track vertically or at a desired angle to horizontal. A mounting assembly for the milling device has means for engaging the track and enabling movement of the assembly along the track with the milling device depending from the mounting assembly. Adjustment means coact with the milling device and the mounting assembly enabling the device to be oriented in a desired manner relative to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2000
    Inventor: Douglas C. Fishburn
  • Patent number: 6142199
    Abstract: A machine trims the ends of decorative molding to match the contour of the face of the molding. The machine comprises a frame that supports a die. The die has an opening therethrough with a die profile that is reversely arranged in comparison with the molding face contour. A punch with a profile that is identical to the molding face contour is reciprocated into and out of engagement with the die. In a first position, the punch is out of engagement with the die such that the end of a piece of molding can be placed between the punch and the die. The punch is actuated to reciprocate into engagement with the die and shear the molding. The punch has a three-dimensional cutting edge with a point between the punch ends. The point contacts the molding first. From the point, the punch cutting edge shears the molding progressively across the molding toward the punch ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Larry Schibline
  • Patent number: 6131794
    Abstract: A shaving or shearing blade utilized in dressing solder joint chip technologies without the use of heat or a copper block wicking process. In essence, any solder debris resulting from the solder shaving process as implemented by the shaving blade is removed through the intermediary of a vacuum arrangement located as an integral structure in the shaving blade so as to inhibit the potential formation of electrical shorts or causing solder damage in subsequent replacement chip joins or other assembly operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Assignee: International Business Machines, Corp.
    Inventors: Jac Anders Burke, David Charles Olson, James Edward Tersigni, Jeffrey Scott Wolfe
  • Patent number: 6099777
    Abstract: A method for cutting openings in a sheet of thermoformed containers. The sheet of containers is indexed into a cutting assembly. The cutting assembly includes a shear plate having a plurality of openings formed therethrough, and having an upper surface which defines a cutting plane. A locating means including a plurality of anvils is raised so that the anvils enter the containers and raise the sheet toward the shear plate. The end portions of the containers are located within the openings of the shear plate, and a portion of the containers is positioned in the cutting plane. The cutting assembly includes a blade mounted on piston/cylinder assembly for sliding movement along the upper surface of the shear plate. The cylinder is actuated to move the blade along the cutting plane. The blade cuts off the portion of the containers and creates an opening in the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2000
    Inventor: Craig A. Marshall
  • Patent number: 6035749
    Abstract: A method and apparatus by which selected pile across the face of a web of pile fabric such as carpet may be raised or lowered in accordance with a pattern as the fabric passes through shearing apparatus so that certain pile of the pile may be sheared more than other pile to provide a sculptured affect. Nozzles extend across the width of the fabric and apply jets of air from controllable valves to impinge on the pile in its path to compress or raise selected pile in accordance with a pattern controller which controls the valves. Locating the nozzles so that jets of air impinge on the pile upstream from the shearing apparatus in a direction downstream toward the shearing apparatus will raise the pile while locating the nozzles so that the jets of air impinge upon the pile prior to the shearing location in an upstream direction will compress the pile. The pile which is raised is cut further than pile which is not raised and cut even further than the pile that is compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventor: Jack G. Haselwander
  • Patent number: 5992281
    Abstract: An apparatus for scarfing edge portions of a veneer sheet to produce a joint suited for joining the veneer sheets in an edge to edge relation. A conveyor system aligns, conveys and flattens the sheet. The sheet as it is being conveyed is engaged by tapered anvils that deflect edge portions of the sheet at an angle to the plane of the flattened sheet. One anvil on one side deflects one edge portion upward and the anvil on the opposite side deflects the opposite edge portion downward. The resiliency of the sheet maintains the deflect edge portion against the anvil. The sheet is conveyed through scarfing saws which generate a bevel on each of the deflected side edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Assignee: Corvallis Tool Co.
    Inventor: John C. Holbert
  • Patent number: 5871313
    Abstract: A cutting assembly and an apparatus for self-aligned chamfering of a workpiece are disclosed. The chamfering apparatus includes a mechanism for releasably securing the workpiece in preparation for a chamfering thereof, a cutting assembly, and a mechanism for moving the cutting assembly proximate the securing mechanism between a first position and a second position, wherein the cutting assembly traverses along an edge portion of the workpiece to be chamfered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1999
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anton Nenadic, David Scott Graboski, William A. Cavaliere, James Edward Tersigni
  • Patent number: 5520241
    Abstract: The machine for removing burrs from slabs (1) issuing from a continuous casting installation and cut to the desired length by oxygen cutting, is of the type comprising a rotor (10) carrying on its periphery self-retractable hammers (11). The rotor (10) comprises a hub (12) on which are fixed, at each end, an end flange (13) in the form of a circular collar and, between these two end flanges (13), pairs (14) of semi-flanges (15) which are in the form of semi-circular collars and are adjacent and opposed. Each pair (14) of semi-flanges (15) is evenly spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the hub (12) and one of the semi-flanges (15) of each pair (14) is offset in this longitudinal direction relative to the other of the semi-flanges (15) of this pair (14). The invention also provides a rotor employed in this type of burr-removing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 28, 1996
    Assignee: Sollac
    Inventors: Jacques Meunier, Francis Coppin, Dominique Duval
  • Patent number: 5165151
    Abstract: This invention provides a shearing apparatus for shearing, between a spiral cutter and a lower blade, tip ends of numerous piles formed on a foundation of a pile fabic. The shearing apparatus has a construction for producing fine design patterns, and comprises a plurality of elements each including a thin main body vertically movably mounted in a slit defined in an element block, and a thick head formed integral with the thin main body for pressing the foundation toward the spiral cutter. The thick heads of the elements are arranged close to one another without gaps in between over an entire axial length of the spiral cutter. Each of the elements further includes a leg formed integral with a lower portion of the thin main body to be offset from legs of adjacent elements. A cylinder mounting block disposed below the element block has piston rods of air cylinders arranged in positions opposed to the respective legs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 1992
    Date of Patent: November 24, 1992
    Inventor: Chieko Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 5069101
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for reducing the thickness of an edge (2) of a board web (3) or board sheets, comprising a cutting blade (1); and structure for supporting, positioning and rotating the cutting blade and for guiding the edge (2) to be thinned with respect to the cutting blade (1). To provide a mechanically simple device construction of good adjustability, the cutting blade (1) is disclike; and the edge guide comprises a lower roll (4) and structure (5) for tightening the edge to be thinned against the lower roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 1990
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1991
    Assignee: Yhtyneet Paperitehtaat Oy Walki-Pakkaus
    Inventor: Pertti Kleemola
  • Patent number: 4997323
    Abstract: Resilient tile within 0.005 inches of square and having sides within 0.005 inches of each other may be produced by positioning unfinished tile on a continuous belt. One edge adjacent the trailing edge of each tile is made to contact a stop means while the trailing edge is made to contact two independently adjustable dogs on the continuous belt. The tile is held down by hold-down rollers while the tile is so positioned. The two edges adjacent the trailing edge are edge finished, preferably by two cylindrical shaper routers. The tile is then positioned on a second continuous belt with one of the finished edges becoming the trailing edge and the remaining two edges being edge finished.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: March 5, 1991
    Assignee: Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph L. Giandalia, Darryl L. Sensenig
  • Patent number: 4978259
    Abstract: A device for on-line deburring of metal strip advancing continuously along a defined path, including a rotary knife having an inwardly facing cutting edge, and structure supporting the knife for rotation such that the cutting edge engages and shaves burr from a strip edge at a location beyond the axis of knife rotation, in the direction of strip advance. In a deburring method using such a knife, the knife is rotated by its engagement with the strip edge, in such direction as to throw the shaved burr laterally outwardly away from the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1990
    Assignee: Alcan International Limited
    Inventor: Carl A. Wollam
  • Patent number: 4976573
    Abstract: An apparatus for chamfering the outer edges of stacked printed circuit boards comprises a detecting device for detecting the boundary between two adjacent boards, and a chamfering tool positionable adjacent to the opposed outer edges of respective ones of the two adjacent boards in response to detection of the boundary and movable along the board outer edges to simultaneously chamfer both outer edges. The chamfering tool successively chamfers pairs of opposed outer edges in the upward direction on one side of the stack, and then the stack is turned so that the chamfering tool chamfers the outer edges on a different side of the stack printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: Nippon CMK, Corp.
    Inventors: Kamehru Seki, Isamu Kubo
  • Patent number: 4925347
    Abstract: A method of chamfering the outer peripheral edges of plate members comprises stacking the plate members in face-to-face vertically aligned relation so that for each two adjacent plate members the upper outer peripheral edge of the lower plate member opposes the lower outer peripheral edge of the upper plate member, detecting the boundary between two adjacent plate members in the stack, positioning a rotary chamfering tool in response to detection of the boundary, and moving the rotary chamfering tool relative to the outer peripheral edges of the two adjacent plate members to simultaneously chamfer the upper edge of the lower plate member and the lower edge of the upper plate member. The detecting, positioning and chamfering steps are repeated for each two adjacent plate members in the stack to thereby chamfer both the upper and lower edges of the stacked plate members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Nippon CMK Corp.
    Inventors: Kameharu Seki, Isamu Kubo
  • Patent number: 4925355
    Abstract: Apparatus for binding a stack of sheets along one peripheral side by means of a strip of binder material having a heat activated layer of glue wherein removal device is provided for at least partial removal of the layer of glue in the zones of the web of binder material which, after cutting off a strip of a required length, are situated at the ends of the strip of binder material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: Oce-Nederland B.V.
    Inventors: Pals G. Faber, Stefanus P. E. A. Hermans, Gert Vegter
  • Patent number: 4856948
    Abstract: A milling device for working, and particularly for trimming the edges, of sheet metal strips, sheet metal plates, and the like. The workpiece is movable in any desired shape or direction in relation to the working position between guide rollers. The milling device has a cutter head which can be turned by a motor. The rotational axis of the cutter head is located approximately parallel to the plane of the workpiece and approximately vertical to the direction of advancement of the device. The device is provided with at least one cutter element provided with a cutting edge inclined at an angle to the normal plane of the cutter head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 15, 1989
    Assignee: Linsinger Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Josef Pomikacsek