Work Wrapped Or Coated Around A Core (not Part Of The Machine) Patents (Class 83/924)
  • Patent number: 8584566
    Abstract: An apparatus for automatically removing webbing remnants from unwound cores without damaging the surfaces or ends of the cores. The core cleaning apparatus includes a frame that carries an overhead bridge crane and a cutter frame supporting a movable cutting blade. The overhead crane includes a pair of opposed plugs designed to engage the open ends of the spent core. The cutter frame includes a cutter assembly that has automatically driven horizontally the length of the material webbing of the spent core, thereby cutting excess material webbing from the spent core. The entire operation is managed by a programmable controller without operator intervention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Automatic Handling Intl.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Pienta, David M. Pienta
  • Patent number: 8424432
    Abstract: A waste roll web product processing system includes a first roller conveyor, a push bar conveyor, a second roller conveyor, a guide device and a cutter. The push bar conveyor pushes waste roll web products from the first roller conveyor to the second roller conveyor for enabling the second roller conveyor to deliver the waste roll web products to the guide device so that the waste roll web products fall downwards along the guide device one after another and the cutter cuts off each falling waste roll web product for enabling the web material and shaft of each waste roll web product to be separately recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Hsing Yu
  • Patent number: 8196501
    Abstract: An apparatus removes wound material from a roll in bulk. The apparatus comprises a transport element capable of engaging a roll of material and of transporting the roll to a slabbing position. The apparatus further comprises a cutter capable of separating the material of the roll in the slabbing position, an axial-traversing element capable of transporting the cutter along a line substantially parallel to the axis of the roll in the slabbing position, a radial-traversing element capable of transporting the cutter along a line substantially parallel to the radius of a roll in the slabbing position, and a controller capable of determining a maximum depth of cut for the cutter. The motion of the radial-traversing element is limited by the maximum depth of cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Joseph Bilskie, Wade Lynn Bleich, Roger William Priestner
  • Patent number: 8117733
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for removing a film (2) of a package (3) of objects having an elongated shape along a longitudinal axis comprises two pairs of rollers (7 and 12) suitable for pressing on the film (2) externally to hold the package (3) in place in a removal station (8); the two pairs of rollers are operatively connected to respective motor drives so as to apply a mechanical stretching to portions (13 and 14) of the film (2) in order to tear them, thus enabling the first pair (7) of rollers to remove the film (2) and free the objects from the package. Known film removal apparatus require a device for cutting the packaging film longitudinally, so that the speed of the apparatus is limited according to the length of the package and there is a risk of objects being damaged during cutting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Clevertech S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giuseppe Reggiani, Cesare Corradi
  • Patent number: 7913597
    Abstract: A machine for the recovery of white cellulose paper from a trimming roll of white cellulose paper on a cardboard core where the machine has a conveyor belt on which the trimming rolls are arranged with the axis vertical, and the trimming rolls are inserted on a guide bar which, with appropriate actuators, cuts the rolls while the cardboard core is retained on the bar and the paper is allowed to fall and sent to recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 7785057
    Abstract: A grapple attachment is equipped with driven rollers for selectively turning a wrapped round module about its axis so as to position it for having the wrapping slit at the bottom side of the module. When the module is properly located for having the wrapping slit, a powered cutting blade is caused to move into engagement with the wrapping and slit it across the length of the module. An interlock is provided for preventing operation of the grapple cylinders and driven roller motors unless the cutting blade assembly is located in a standby position wherein it is removed from a zone normally occupied by the round module when the latter is supported by the fixed and moveable grapple sections of the grapple attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventors: James Thomas Noonan, Jacob Edward Ervin
  • Patent number: 7677147
    Abstract: A device, for separating the paper from the cores of rolls or logs of paper or similar products, which is based on a combination of a mandrel that receives trimmings from a roll or log where the mandrel has an outer diameter that is less than the inner diameter of a core of at least one log. The mandrel is provided with at least one axial recess that is directed along several contiguous generatrices of the mandrel. Above the axial recess is arranged a circular rotating blade which cuts both said trimmings the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2010
    Assignee: Gambini International S.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 7673544
    Abstract: Disclosed is a separation and receiving apparatus for a spent nuclear fuel rod. The spent nuclear fuel rod is mounted and downwardly transferred by a pin. At this time, a blade peels the hull of the spent nuclear fuel rod. The hull and a pellet positioned therein are separated by a separator. The peeled hull and pellet are each received in respective receiving vessels. Accordingly, since the hull and pellet made of uranium oxide (UO2) may be automatically separated and received in each respective vessel, safety and automation may be guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignees: Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehoo Jung, Jisup Yoon, Younghwan Kim, Jaehyun Jin, Donghee Hong
  • Patent number: 7562611
    Abstract: The planetary tubing cutter of the invention provides a gearing assembly having a pair of ring gears and a number of pinions with a blade affixed to each pinion. The ring gears are parallel to one another and are individually driven. The pinions are rotatably mounted to a side surface of one ring gear and engage a sun gear assembled to the other ring gear. When the ring gears rotate at the same speed, the pinions and blades do not revolve around their respective axes, and when one ring gear rotates at a speed different from the other ring gear, the pinions and blades revolve about their respective axes, intercepting and cutting a tube passing through an axial passage through the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Axon LLC
    Inventor: Kuo-Raid Grant Chen
  • Patent number: 7275469
    Abstract: The planetary tubing cutter of the invention provides a gearing assembly having a pair of ring gears and a number of pinions with a blade affixed to each pinion. The ring gears are parallel to one another and are individually driven. The pinions are rotatably mounted to a side surface of one ring gear and engage a sun gear assembled to the other ring gear. When the ring gears rotate at the same speed, the pinions and blades do not revolve around their respective axes, and when one ring gear rotates at a speed different from the other ring gear, the pinions and blades revolve about their respective axes, intercepting and cutting a tube passing through an axial passage through the ring gears.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2007
    Assignee: Axon LLC
    Inventor: Kuo-Raid Grant Chen
  • Patent number: 7124673
    Abstract: A horizontal cutter of double-bodied bottles attached to each other at a neck which comprises means (2) for advancing the bottles (3) and a cutting device (1) of the neck of the bottles. The cutting device (1) comprises a pair of blades (7), a pair of rotating plates (4) for drawing the bottles (3) along and a plurality of drive pulleys (9) in contact with the bottles (3), in such a way that as the rotating plates (4) move so do the bottles, at the same time rotating about their axes and in contact with the blades. The horizontal cutter ensures fast and effective cutting of the bottles, while occupying little space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2006
    Assignee: Construcciones Mecanicas Maer, S.A.
    Inventors: Jordi Vidal Caupena, Juan Mach Guirado
  • Patent number: 7077040
    Abstract: An efficient and safe device designed to perform the difficult task of opening tightly fitting Shrink Wrap plastic packaging material and security tape around a product or product case, particularly that used for the distribution of CD-ROM'S, DVD'S, videogames, and videotapes. The device quickly cuts a clean slit opening in the Shrink Wrap and security tape along the inserted edge of the packaged product. The cutting element of the device can be in the form of a wire or blade, and function via heating, mechanical cutting action, and/or ultrasonic vibration. A multiple-capacity alignment channel guides various shaped products into proper cutting position. Sensors may activate the cutting/slitting action, with adequate heat, vibration, and/or mechanical cutting being applied for a time period sufficiently long, or until sufficient temperature is reached, to cut through the Shrink Wrap material and security tape without damaging the underlying product or product case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Gregory Scott Carbonaro
  • Patent number: 7013782
    Abstract: A cutting/stripping apparatus, and methods of operation thereof, which include at least one first blade for rotary motion about the central axis of a multi-layered workpiece, and at least two, second members/blades reciprocally movable along essentially linear axes, toward and away from the one another while remaining equally spaced on opposite sides of the central axis. The general structure of the apparatus may be a single, orbiting blade to provide cutting of the outer layer about its entire periphery and a pair of members movable toward and away from one another to engage the outer layer. The pair of members may have linear, opposed edges, or may have a V-shaped or radiused (curved) cutting edges. Electronic controls and software, together with selective operator inputs which define operation of the apparatus, permit cutting the outer layer of the workpiece by either the rotary blade or the reciprocating blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Orbital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Palmowski
  • Patent number: 6968762
    Abstract: This invention relates to pipe preparing tools, and more particularly to a novel pipe preparing tool suitable for cutting, scoring or penetrating a surface of a plastics pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignees: Caldervale Technology Limited, Uponor Limited
    Inventors: Derek Muckle, Gordon Leslie Lilley, Ian Smith, Steven Garfield Farrar, Paul Nicholas Myers
  • Patent number: 6840147
    Abstract: Apparatus for supporting a coaxial cable, or the like, and effecting cutting and stripping operations to remove a portion of one or more layers which concentrically cover a central conductor. A single blade, having a circular cutting edge, is moved in an orbital path about the cable with rotary motion of a motor translated to orbital motion of the blade through a plurality of plates relatively movable on crossed, linear, roller bearings and a shaft eccentrically affixed to the motor with the shaft and motor axes at an acute angle to one another. The shaft extends through a spherical bearing mounted in one of the plates, thereby translating nutational motion of the shaft to orbiting motion of the plate which is directly attached to the blade. A unique clamping assembly includes a pair of jaws having respective gear racks engaging a single pinion gear on a motor output shaft for linear movement of the jaws by equal distances in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2005
    Assignee: Orbital Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Palmowski
  • Patent number: 6761098
    Abstract: An apparatus for emptying a reel on which a web of material is wound in layers. A frame supports the reel. A carriage is mounted on the frame for reciprocal movement longitudinally in a first direction and in a second direction opposite the first direction over the reel. A knife is mounted on the carriage for movement with the carriage to cut sheets of material from the web as the carriage moves over the reel. A plough removes cut sheets of the material from the reel as the carriage moves over the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2004
    Assignee: Core Link AB
    Inventors: Thomas Esping, Jan Göransson, Kjell Johansson, Jan Karlsson, Göran Ljungek, Ove Nilsson
  • Publication number: 20030192416
    Abstract: An appliance for removing wrapping from bales of agricultural harvested crop and including a knife having a cutting edge directed transverse to the wrapping for cutting through the wrapping upon displacement of the bale and/or the knife, with the knife being displaceable relative at least one side of the bale; and an element for removing a cut wrapping form the bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Publication date: October 16, 2003
    Applicant: Lely Welger Maschinenfabrik GmbH.
    Inventors: Gunter Platon, Diethard Tolksdorf
  • Patent number: 6575071
    Abstract: Paper handling apparatus, used in particular for sawing reels of paper, having a saw blade mountable on a carriage slide, a saw drive motor to drive the saw blade, a mechanism for mounting the carriage slide onto an object to be sawn, and a mechanism for moving the carriage slide across the surface of the object to be sawn so as to bring the saw blade into contact with the object to be sawn. The apparatus is suitable for cutting sheet material rolled around a cylindrical core and, due to its size and structure, can be transported to the object to be sawn and attached thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignee: Vestika Oy
    Inventor: David John Atkins
  • Patent number: 6539690
    Abstract: A system and method for severing a portion of a wrapping film for facilitating the detachment and attachment of trailing and leading end portions of the wrapping film from and onto loads disposed at a wrapping station in conjunction with film wrapping operations being performed upon loads being wrapped at a wrapping station comprises an actuating arm movable between retracted and extended positions and upon which a fixed clamping member and a movable clamping member are mounted such that the movable clamping member can move toward and away from the fixed clamping member so as to define therewith CLOSED and OPENED positions. Upon termination of a wrapping operation, the actuating arm is moved from its retracted position to its extended position, the clamping members are moved to their CLOSED position so as to clamp a portion of the wrapping film therebetween, and a hot-wire cutter is energized so as to sever a portion of the clamped film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Alvarez
  • Publication number: 20030019345
    Abstract: An appliance for removing wrapping from bales of agricultural harvested crop and including a knife having a cutting edge directed transverse to the wrapping for cutting through the wrapping upon displacement of the bale and/or the knife, with the knife being displaceable relative at least one side of the bale; and an element for removing a cut wrapping form the bale.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2001
    Publication date: January 30, 2003
    Inventors: Gunter Platon, Diethard Tolksdorf
  • Patent number: 6453787
    Abstract: A pair of drawing members, separated by a prescribed distance, are rotated toward each other in contact with an end packaging material covering the ends of a web wrapped on a web roll. The drawing members are brought toward one another, creating an insertion section by gathering the end packaging and separating the end packaging from the web on the web roll. A cutting member is inserted into the insertion section. The web roll is then rotated, whereby the end packaging is cut and removed from an end of a web roll without damaging the web wrapped thereon. Similar drawing members and cutting members are preferably located at each end of an end packaging removal device, thereby simultaneously removing the end packaging material from both ends of the web roll. The resulting end packaging removal device saves time and labor involved in removing end packaging from a web roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Isowa Hooperswift
    Inventor: Satoru Yamauchi
  • Patent number: 6405623
    Abstract: A device for removing paper from a damaged paper roll. The device comprising a rotatable platform to support and rotate the paper roll about a central axis. Additionally, the device comprises a circular saw blade attached to a movable arm attached to a track adjacent to the paper roll. The arm is advanceable toward to the central axis of the paper roll such that as the roll is rotated, the saw blade will cut into the roll to thereby remove paper therefrom. The operation of the device can be automated by a controller and sensors such that a single operator can use the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2002
    Assignee: L&P Converters, Inc.
    Inventor: Andre A. Lavallee
  • Patent number: 6401582
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing binder straps from coils of metal strip in which a cage is engageable with the coil and has a blade carriage displaceable over at least a region in which binder straps may be provided in a continuous manner so that a wedge can engage beneath the straps in succession and a cutting tool can cut through straps in a single continuous operation without interrupting the movement of the carriage. The wedge and the carriage can be provided with clamping elements to engage the strap after it is cut to allow it to be transported to a scrap bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: BWG Bergwerk- und Walzwerk-Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Noé, Andreas Noé, Reinhold Keller
  • Patent number: 6282766
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a roll cutter. The roll cutter has a housing. To the housing, there is attached a base, a cutter assembly, and an optional hoist assembly. The hoist assembly is a telescoping tower that allows the user to engage a roll using a hoist. The hoist can then pick up the roll and move it onto the stand. Once on the stand, the cutting assembly having a cutting tower, a cutting arm, and a saw can be placed at the desired level of cut. A saw can then be used to cut away the roll until it is the desired width. A sanding blade can be used to sand the edge of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Fibercore Equipment Co.
    Inventor: Marcus T. Wallace
  • Patent number: 6264132
    Abstract: A pair of synchronously rotating draw-in devices are placed in contact with an outer layer of a web of material wrapped on a supply roll. The outer layer is pulled between the two draw-in devices. This pulled-in outer layer can them be conveyed to a separate processing station where it can be given a fresh end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Koenig & Bauer Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Martin Günter Menz, Gerd Erich Stettner, Franz Konrad Mezger
  • Patent number: 6199615
    Abstract: The invention relates to a machine for removing circular labels or shrinkwrap from bottles or similar items. In order to achieve a simple and compact embodiment of such a machine, the cutting agents are set up in the intake section of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2001
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventor: Heinrich Klarl
  • Patent number: 6148521
    Abstract: A tube slitter for removing the outer metallic cladding of an optical power ground wire includes a channel guide for directing the movement of the tube slitter along the length of the ground wire. The ground wire includes an inner grooved spacer that engages with the channel guide. A cutting wheel is formed within the tube slitter and is free to rotate as the slitter is pulled along the length of the ground wire. The cutting wheel is positioned to provide a depth of cut sufficient to slit open the cladding tube without damaging the underlying optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: AT&T Corp.
    Inventors: Hossein Eslambolchi, John Sinclair Huffman, Ronald L. Sims
  • Patent number: 6105478
    Abstract: A device for preparing and opening a roll of a strip of supple material. A flat blade is provided and is inserted from one side of the roll to separate the top layer, which is to be cut, from the lower layers. When the top layer is cut, the cutting portion of the cutting blade comes to rest against the flat. A clamp holds the cut layer and a transferring device handle the cut top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Philip Morris Incorporated
    Inventors: Jean Cestonaro, David Vuilleumier, Pascal Christen
  • Patent number: 5992286
    Abstract: Coin wrapper opening apparatus that has a surface with a curved or angled cutting edge fixed to it so that the cutting edge faces away from the surface and projects away from it at a height effective to score or cut the wrapper of a wrapped roll of coins, when brought into cutting relationship with the roll. In several embodiments the surface also includes a guidepath to guide wrapped rolls to the cutting edge. In one embodiment, the cutting edge is shielded by a resilient flap that pushes up and away when a wrapped coin roll passes the cutting edge, and the flap then returns to its original shielding position when the roll is removed. In other embodiments, the cutting edge is shielded by a resilient strip fixed over the cutting edge so that the resilient strip stands away from the cutting edge with no pressure on it, and the resilient strip deforms to allow the cutting edge to pass through an aperture when the apparatus is placed against a wrapped coin roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 30, 1999
    Inventor: Leon Boole
  • Patent number: 5964024
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a roll cutter. The roll cutter has a housing. To the housing, there is attached a base, a cutter assembly, and an optional hoist assembly. The hoist assembly is a telescoping tower that allows the user to engage a roll using a hoist. The hoist can then pick up the roll and move it onto the stand. Once on the stand, the cutting assembly having a cutting tower, a cutting arm, and a saw can be placed at the desired level of cut. A saw can then be used to cut away the roll until it is the desired width. A sanding blade can be used to sand the edge of the roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1999
    Assignee: Norkol/Fibercore, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcus T. Wallace
  • Patent number: 5916343
    Abstract: A thermo-shrinking film cutting mechanism used in a labeling machine, including a plurality of cutter units mounted on locating frames and equiangularly spaced around a center guide shaft, each cutter unit including a crank shaft, axle bearings, a coupling plate, an index plate, a locating plate, a cutter holder, a cutter blade and a clamping plate, a transmission mechanism driven to rotate said cutter units, causing said cutter units to cut a thermo-shrinking film, the transmission mechanism including a transmission disk having a plurality of receiving holes, which hold a respective axle bearing, which supports the eccentric upper section of one crank shaft, enabling the crank shafts of the cutter units to be rotated synchronously when the crank shaft of one cutter unit is rotated by a transmission belt through a transmission wheel, the cutter holder being slidably mounted in a transverse bottom groove on the locating plate and fixed in place by an adjustment screw to hold the respective cutter blade at the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1999
    Inventors: Fu-Chuan Huang, Chien-Tsai Huang, Chin-Tsai Wu
  • Patent number: 5807159
    Abstract: A streamer is disclosed which includes at least one strip of plastic film having a silvered layer and a lacquered coating containing a lubricant. In one embodiment, the strip includes a plurality of individual strips wound together with overlapping ends such that the individual strips separate into multiple pieces as the streamer flies through the air. In another embodiment, a lubricant is disposed between each wound layer of film such that the outermost layer may be slid off the streamer without the provision of a tab.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: James O. Watkins
  • Patent number: 5806188
    Abstract: A slotter capable of providing a cut of precise depth into a tube is comprised of a main base and an adjustable roller base capable of extension and retraction from the main base, controllable by an adjustable over-center actuator linkage. A pair of roller sets securely hold the tube within the device. A cutting blade, straddled by a pair of limiting rollers, cuts into the tube. Cutting blade rotation is provided by a pneumatically powered rotational motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1996
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1998
    Inventor: Philip J. Caraballo
  • Patent number: 5791220
    Abstract: A cutting device of packing apparatus includes at least three cutting blades arranged around the packing material expanding cylinder in a substantially equally-spaced manner. The cutting blades are rotatable about their own rotational axes in a synchronous manner for cutting off the continuous packing material along a circumferential slit formed on the cylinder. This simplifies the overall structure by eliminating a mechanism to move the blades around the cylinder. By using a number of blades rotatable in synchronization with each other, the time period for a single blade in contact engagement with the packing material to be cut off is substantially reduced and the efficiency of the cutting operation is enhanced. Due to the enhanced efficiency, the delay of time in the alternation of the feeding operation and cutting operation is lowered down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1998
    Assignee: Benison & Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Benker P. C. Liao
  • Patent number: 5759350
    Abstract: A papermaking process dry end slabbing method using high pressure fluid cutting moves generally parallel to a spool at the end of the papermaking process. The process removes multiple layers of unwanted paper which may be of the wrong grade, poor quality, mis-spooled or otherwise damaged from the spool. A first method uses a carriage mounting an articulated cutter. Vertically extensible pneumatic or hydraulic cylinders and anti-oscillation and thrust support telescopic stanchions displace the cutter in response to input from a set of sensors used to detect a surface of the paper. A track embedded in the floor guides the carriage generally parallel to the spool. The track can be a geared rack, a rail, a channel defined in the floor or a wire embedded in the floor. A driven pinion gear or wheel, undriven foot or wheel, or sensing equipment disposed within the carriage interacts with the track to guide the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1998
    Inventors: Donald R. Pyron, Chris E. Pyron
  • Patent number: 5745996
    Abstract: A device for cutting sheathing from a tendon extending through an anchor assembly includes a housing adapted to be rotatable about the sheathed tendon and a blade having a cutting edge. The blade cutting edge is oriented in a selected cutting position within the anchor assembly when the housing is mounted on the sheathed tendon and rotated thereabout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1998
    Assignee: Dyckerhoff & Widmann AG of Munich
    Inventors: Daniel P. Kenny, Donald J. Singer, Gerhard G. Kast
  • Patent number: 5742994
    Abstract: A specialty tool designed for the efficient removal of strips of the outer sheathing (or "wrap") from underground pipe, consisting of a slotted cylindrical steel shaft (10) with female ratchet drive couplings (16) matched into each end, and having cutting discs (14) seated slightly inward from each end. Upon insertion into the slot (12) of a small loosened portion of the wrap and the engagement of the ratchets (18), a strip of wrap is simultaneously cut, pulled loose, and wrapped around the shaft (10) of the tool between the cutting discs (14), as the tool is directed by means of the ratchets (18) around the circumference of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1998
    Inventor: Charlie A. McDaniel
  • Patent number: 5715605
    Abstract: A hand tool for slabbing a roll of paper, comprising an elongated carriage frame having handle means affixed thereto. The hand tool also has casters mounted on each side of the carriage frame for movably supporting the frame along an upper segment of that roll. There is also provided a blade carrier attached to the elongated frame and a cutting blade mounted in that blade carrier. During use, the cutting blade extends beneath the elongated frame, with a cutting edge thereof facing towards a forward end of the frame. The elongated frame may also comprise a pivotally lockable blade guard enclosing the cutting blade when the hand tool is lifted off a work surface, for further enhancing a safe handling of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Inventor: Jacques Nadeau
  • Patent number: 5705289
    Abstract: A process for peeling an outer tube of a spent NaS cell, including the steps of: (1) holding opposite end portions of the spent NaS cell; (2) forming annular cut lines in the outer tube of the cell at the opposite end portions; (3) forming a straight cut line in the outer tube to be continued to the annular cut lines; (4) inserting a pawl into the straight cut line; and (5) peeling the outer tube of the spent NaS cell by turning at least one of the spent NaS cell and the pawl relative to each other. Instead of the pawl, a chisel may be inserted into the straight cut line, and the outer tube of the spent NaS cell is peeled by applying an impact force upon the outer tube of the cell through the chisel. Apparatuses for peeling the outer tube from the spent NaS are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1998
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Tsuchimoto, Yoshihiko Kurashima, Katsuichi Iwata
  • Patent number: 5600879
    Abstract: A process for peeling an outer tube of a spent NaS cell, concluding the steps of: (1) holding opposite end portions of the spent NaS cell; (2) forming annular cut lines in the outer tube of the cell at the opposite end portions; (3) forming a straight cut line in the outer tube to be continued to the annular cut lines; (4) inserting a pawl into the straight cut line; and (5) peeling the outer tube of the spent NaS cell by turning at least one of the spent NaS cell and the pawl relative to each other. Instead of the pawl, a chisel may be inserted into the straight cut line, and the outer tube of the spent NaS cell is peeled by applying an impact force upon the outer tube of the cell through the chisel. Apparatuses for peeling the outer tube from the spent NaS are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1997
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomonori Tsuchimoto, Yoshihiko Kurashima, Katsuichi Iwata
  • Patent number: 5467676
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for cutting a wrapper on a cylindrical roll in which a blade has a pointed tip joined to an inclined edge extending outwardly and an opposite smooth surface, the blade being moved under the outer wrap of the wrapper but outward of the material of the roll and continuing to be moved along a predetermined path along the length of the roll, with the inclined edge cutting the outer wrapper. The blade is positioned perpendicular to the roll and circumferentially from the outer end of the wrapper. In a preferred embodiment a longitudinal bubble is formed in the outer wrap of the wrapper and the blade tears through the crown of this bubble. Also in the preferred embodiment, a gathering device is provided for removing and flattening the cut wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Assignee: Lamb-Grays Harbor Co.
    Inventors: Steven C. Hooper, Norman E. Dornblaser
  • Patent number: 5460069
    Abstract: An automated wire stripper has a forward wire-gripping assembly, a rearward insulation-pulling assembly, and a rotatable knife hub assembly positioned intermediate of the forward and rearward assemblies. The knife hub assembly includes a pair of thermal knife elements which are spring-biased to normally close upon the end of a wire. Pneumatic actuators open the knife elements against the bias of the springs. The rearward assembly is operable to clamp and pull a section of outer jacket or insulation covering from the wire after the knife hub has cut around the its circumference of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1993
    Date of Patent: October 24, 1995
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Babak Sayyadi, Howard J. Van Laeken
  • Patent number: 5453070
    Abstract: A system of forming a coreless roll paper product in which an elongated coreless paper roll is cut into segments by a saw. Prior to being cut from the elongated coreless paper roll, each roll segment is positioned on a support shaft located on a rotatable turret. The roll segment is severed while being supported by both an elongated mandrel and the support shaft, the blade passing through a space between the mandrel and support shaft. The turret has a number of spaced support shafts projecting therefrom, and rotation of the turret simultaneously brings the support shafts to various locations so that various steps in the operation are performed seriatim and simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 26, 1995
    Assignee: James River Paper Company, Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Moody
  • Patent number: 5367930
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus for removing remnant paper from a paper butt roll. A beam-mounted saw rocks toward and away from the butt roll and cuts remnant paper from the roll's core. An arm-mounted wheel senses the thickness of remnant paper on the roll, and causes a block-and-tackle positioning mechanism to rock the beam and saw to a proper position for cutting the paper from the roll. A conveyor moves the butt rolls past the saw, and the height of the conveyor may be adjusted to accommodate various diameters of butt rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 1993
    Date of Patent: November 29, 1994
    Inventor: John H. Lemley
  • Patent number: 5305671
    Abstract: A universal coil cutter for reclaiming dynamo electric machines. Specifically to cut-off the end turns of the coils of stators, rotors or armatures. The coil cutter consisting of a direct drive cutter(16), spindle and motor(15) and motor driven carriages for the x-axis(22) and the y-axis(12). The above are controlled with a joystick(10) and operate in a third plane on the z-axis(21). The table (17) is used to support the stators which are being reclaimed. Adjacent to the table(17) is a carriage with base(25) and journal (27) and rotor drive motor (23). Attached thereto a rotor drive pulley(24). The rotor belt tensioner(26) takes up slack in the drive belt which loops over and around the rotor and the drive pulley(24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 26, 1994
    Inventor: Theodore C. Wachs
  • Patent number: 5271137
    Abstract: A coreless roll paper product is formed by a method which includes removing an elongated coreless paper roll from the end of a forming mandrel in intermittent steps and cutting the elongated coreless paper roll seriatim into coreless roll product segments with a saw blade located immediately adjacent to the mandrel end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1993
    Assignee: James River Paper Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolph W. Schutz
  • Patent number: 5123829
    Abstract: A rod guide remover is provided for splitting rod guides away from a sucker rod without risk of damage to the rod. A set of opposing blades are used which are kept a selected distance apart by stop members that abruptly contact a set of rod supports for preventing injury to the rod. The gap distances are selected over a relatively narrow range to insure complete splitting of all types of guides yet provide sufficient tolerance to protect the rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Assignee: J. M. Huber Corporation
    Inventors: Ronald D. Eason, James S. Dowell
  • Patent number: 5107735
    Abstract: A device for high speed automatic wire and cable insulation stripping. The device has pairs of infeed and outfeed cutting assemblies that engage and cut the insulation at multiple points in a two stage process. The cutting devices have multiple parallel space cutting edges that initially remove a strip of insulation insuring rapid removal of the remaining material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 1990
    Date of Patent: April 28, 1992
    Inventors: John Ramun, Michael D. Ramun
  • Patent number: 4944832
    Abstract: A label peeler for peeling off a label attached to a side of a container such as a bottle includes a holder for holding the container, label scraping means for scraping the label off the container by effecting sliding movement in intimate contact with the side of the container, and driving means for varying the relative position of the container and the lavel scraping means to remove the label from the side of the container. With the container being held by the holder, the holder or the label scraping means or both are moved to vary the relative position of the container and the label scraping means while keeping the label scraping means in close contact with the side of the container, for thereby mechanically peeling the label off the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1990
    Assignee: Kirin Beer Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Abe, Toshio Suzuki
  • Patent number: 4938649
    Abstract: Apparatus and method in which stacks of tin ends are formed and fed longitudinally to a three-endless belt conveyor in spaced relation of stacks with turns in the feed paths after the first conveyor being defined by overlapping separate three-endless belt conveyor assemblies. The stacks of tin ends may be unwrapped or they may be wrapped, in which latter case, an unwrapping station is provided at which the wrapping is both cut and the wrapping peeled away in response to rotation of the stack. The unwrapped stacks in any case are fed into a continuous stream to a closing station where the individual tin ends are applied to can bodies. In one unwrapping embodiment, the stacks are fed to a first conveyor through the intermediary of a pestle and gripper which are fed in unison to travel a stack to the first conveyor and provision is also made to relax the grip of the pestle and gripper while the wrapper is peeled away.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 1985
    Date of Patent: July 3, 1990
    Assignee: Thomassen & Drijver-Verblifa N.V.
    Inventors: Gerrit H. ter Horst, Hendrik C. Vrind, Johannus C. Kempers