By Fluid Current Patents (Class 83/98)
  • Patent number: 9073231
    Abstract: Supports for a table saw blade assembly are provided and each support includes an elongated L-shaped bracket releasably secured to the upper cutting surface and including a curved slot; a pivotal plate including a projection slidable in the curved slot, and two holes through the projection and the pivotal plate; a first clamping plate; and a second clamping plate. The first clamping plate, the bracket, the pivotal plate, and the second clamping plate are fastened together with the pivotal plate being capable of sliding along the curved slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Chin-Chin Chang
  • Patent number: 9038511
    Abstract: A strip die is prepared with cutouts according to a pre-determined pattern, e.g., on a cutting table and positioned on a stripping station that has a removal tool to remove waste material. After a sheet of material is cut on the same or another cutting table, the sheet is positioned in the stripping station over the female strip die. The removal tool moves to programmed positions in the stripping station and removes pieces of waste material. The final stripped cut sheet is the brought to the out-stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Esko-Graphics Kongsberg AS
    Inventor: Ivar Holm
  • Patent number: 8967024
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for handling a portion of a tissue sample when sectioned by a microtome. The apparatuses include a container, a tissue sample holder in the container, and one or more outlets configured to allow flow of a fluid from the container. The flow through the outlet causes a portion of the tissue sample sectioned by a microtome to move into the outlet. The methods include sectioning one or more portions of a tissue sample, and flowing a fluid past the tissue sample to cause the one or more portions of the tissue sample to move away from the tissue sample and toward at least one fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Shivayogi Magavi, Jack Barger, Michael Paul Emery, James Edward Sinclair, Jorge Arturo Ayala
  • Publication number: 20150047482
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a rotating cutting blade, which cuts a plurality of food slices from a bar of food, wherein the cutting blade is provided on a blade holder. The present invention further relates to a slicing device having the cutting blade according to the invention, a method for slicing a bar of food, wherein a rotating cutting blade cuts a plurality of food slices from a bar of food, and a method for slicing a bar of food, wherein a rotating cutting blade, which is arranged on a blade holder, cuts a plurality of food slices from a bar of food and an interleaver is arranged between two food slices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Stefan Stadtmüller, Alexander May
  • Publication number: 20150020659
    Abstract: A glass tube cleaning and cutting device includes a glass tube cutting device configured to cut an end portion of a glass tube while the glass tube cutting device rotates the glass tube having a predetermined length about a tube axis of the glass tube and conveys the glass tube in a direction orthogonal to the tube axis, at least one blower configured to blow air into an opening located on a first end portion side of the glass tube, and at least one cutting blade provided at a position opposite to the at least one blower interposing the glass tube therebetween, the at least one cutting blade being configured to impose thermal shock and scratches on an outer circumference surface of a second end portion side of the glass tube to cut the second end portion side of the glass tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Hoshiba, Masahiro Ichikawa, Toru Hasegawa
  • Publication number: 20150000490
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a discrete cord having a supply path comprising a fluid flow, a deployed cord supply, a transfer member having a first surface comprising one or more apertures, and a cutting apparatus comprising a cutting implement enabled to sever the deployed cord supply to form a discrete cord. The transfer houses a carrier that is aligned with the aperture and enabled to cross the aperture path. The fluid flow directs the deployed cord supply towards the transfer member first surface. The transfer member first surface abuts the cutting apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Evan Joseph Durling, Kevin Charles Strong
  • Patent number: 8910551
    Abstract: In order to punch a moving material web there are two punching units present, which are arranged one after another in the direction of movement of the material web. Each punching unit has two punching tools, which interact with a rotatably mounted back-pressure cylinder that can be driven. The punching tools are arranged on a rotatably mounted drive shaft that can be driven, and their position can be adjusted in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the latter and locked in various working positions. Each punching tool has a cylindrical base, to the periphery of which a punching strip which is provided with at least one punching shape is fixed such that it can be replaced. The drive shafts can be driven independently of the associated back-pressure cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Hunkeler AG
    Inventors: Thomas Schürch, André Meznaric
  • Patent number: 8869665
    Abstract: A power tool includes a table structure defining a blade slot, a blade positioned within the blade slot, a motor assembly to rotate the blade, and a dust chute assembly. The dust chute assembly surrounds at least a portion of the blade and includes a plenum for receiving airflow scavenged from operation of the motor assembly and redirects the airflow to convey dust and debris from operation of the blade to a discharge outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ralph Dammertz, Juergen Wiker
  • Publication number: 20140290456
    Abstract: An assembly for detecting proscribed defects in lumber having a first and second chop saw that operate independently and simultaneously to cut the defected areas of lumber from a piece of lumber and dispense the defected lumber pieces from a housing containing the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Louis R. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8794115
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is provided for single transfer insert placement. The apparatus receives continuous web material and cuts a discrete section or pad from the web. The pad is then supported on a single transfer surface. The single transfer surface then may spin the supported pad to a desired angle and provide the pad to a receiving surface at a desired interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: John A. McCabe
  • Publication number: 20140157965
    Abstract: A machine for accurately cutting tiles, blocks of concrete, clay, blocks of stone and stone materials, wood and wooden materials is described. It may include a support stand which at its top supports a removable bed structure. The bed includes a motor-driven cutting disc recessed-mounted axially along pillow blocks such that a substantial portion of the cutting disc is projected above the bed surface and its mode of rotation is about a fixed centralized axis. Trolley track rails situated on distal ends of both long sides of the bed allow for lateral movement of the trolley above the bed surface to facilitate the cutting operation. During operation the object secured safely on the trolley which is manually moved towards the cutting disc while a perforated shower head sprays water onto the work piece. Water is filtered and recycled back to the shower via the bin situated below the cutting disc and thence to the recycle and filter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: John Simon
  • Patent number: 8650997
    Abstract: A machine for accurately cutting tiles, blocks of concrete, clay, blocks of stone and stone materials, wood and wooden materials is described. It may include a support stand which at its top supports a removable bed structure. The bed includes a motor-driven cutting disc recessed-mounted axially along pillow blocks such that a substantial portion of the cutting disc is projected above the bed surface and its mode of rotation is about a fixed centralized axis. Trolley track rails situated on distal ends of both long sides of the bed allow for lateral movement of the trolley above the bed surface to facilitate the cutting operation. During operation the object secured safely on the trolley which is manually moved towards the cutting disc while a perforated shower head sprays water onto the work piece. Water is filtered and recycled back to the shower via the bin situated below the cutting disc and then to the recycle and filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Inventor: John Simon
  • Publication number: 20140041497
    Abstract: In a process of transporting a strip-shaped optical film F, the optical film F is cut to a predetermined length. Thereafter, the sheet-like optical films F divided by the cutting are intermittently transported while the strip-shaped optical film F is fed by the predetermined length such that a portion to be cut next reaches a cutting action position. Further, a leading one of the sheet-like optical films F in the intermittent transport process is transported to a continuous transport process such that a rear end thereof passes the intermittent transport process in a subsequent intermittent transport operation. Herein, the sheet-like optical film F is transported to the downstream-side continuous transport process following the intermittent transport process to continuously transport the optical film F.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicants: AKEBONO MACHINE INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junpei Kozasa, Shoji Negishi
  • Publication number: 20140033884
    Abstract: Corropak is usually produced from surplus corrugated board using the system shown in the present application, which includes sets of cutting and friction rollers. Guide rollers, static guides, and tables are shown in the present invention, as well as various drive mechanism configurations, to assist with the processing of the cardboard or containerboard material. Several different roller configurations are also shown.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Inventor: Russell Tether
  • Publication number: 20140007749
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for cutting a material web in a papermaking machine, comprising a cutting device, an upper holding device and an upper positioning device, the cutting device being fixed above the upper positioning device on the upper holding device such that it can be moved in the cross-machine direction, and the apparatus additionally having an air guide box and the air guide box being fixed above the material web, likewise on the upper holding device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: PAPRIMA INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventor: Roman C. CASPAR
  • Publication number: 20130312580
    Abstract: A die body includes a die hole for punching a work. A core, including a discharge hole, which is in communication with the die hole, is provided in the die body. The core is provided with a plurality of fluid injection ports through which fluid is injected downward of the discharge hole. The die body is provided with inflow ports through which compressed fluid flows into the fluid injection ports. The core is made of resin. The discharge hole is tapered toward its upper side. An outer peripheral surface of the die body is provided with a peripheral groove which is in communication with the inflow ports.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Masayuki SHIMIZU, Shigeru ENDO, Takashi MATSUMOTO, Hiroshi NAKAI, Hiroyuki KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20130205965
    Abstract: A cutting machine for cutting a vegetable product includes a frame, supporting a product flow path, at least three links, pivotally attached to the frame, a cutting plate, pivotally attached to each of the three links at three pivot points and oriented substantially perpendicular to the flow path, a plurality of cutting knives, carried by the cutting plate, each having a generally corrugated configuration defining adjacent peaks and troughs, the cutting knives oriented angularly with respect to each other, and a drive motor, coupled to rotationally drive at least one of the links with respect to the frame, whereby the cutting plate moves in an orbital motion in a plane substantially perpendicular to the flow path, thereby moving the cutting knives sequentially and repeatedly across the product flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: J.R. SIMPLOT
    Inventor: J.R. Simplot
  • Patent number: 8506282
    Abstract: A die body includes a die hole for punching a work. A core, including a discharge hole, which is in communication with the die hole, is provided in the die body. The core is provided with a plurality of fluid injection ports through which fluid is injected downward of the discharge hole. The die body is provided with inflow ports through which compressed fluid flows into the fluid injection ports. The core is made of resin. The discharge hole is tapered toward its upper side. An outer peripheral surface of the die body is provided with a peripheral groove which is in communication with the inflow ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Amada Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kinshiro Naito, Masayuki Shimizu, Shigeru Endo, Takashi Matsumoto, Hiroshi Nakai, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8453547
    Abstract: A device for trimming at least one side edge of a bound printed product including a trimming table to receive the printed product and a press die arranged to press the printed product against the trimming table. The press die is operative to rise and fall with respect to the trimming table and the press die includes an elastic surface in a region approximately near the side edge of the print product. The elastic surface is operable to expand in a direction approximately transverse to the pressing direction. The device also includes a trimming knife positioned to trim the side edge. The trimming knife is operable to move between a starting position away from the trimming table and an ending position at the trimming table. The device also includes counter blade or a cutting bar mounted to limit a cutting stroke of the trimming knife.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Mueller Martini Holding AG
    Inventors: Hanspeter Meyer, Heinrich-Tito Mayer
  • Publication number: 20130125721
    Abstract: A device for unloading, from a work plane, flat articles having cut portions, the work plane having zones exhibiting first holes selectively connectable to a source of compressed air. A plate arranged horizontally and subdivided into sections exhibits second holes selectively connectable to an aspirating source. An activator vertically and horizontally moves the plate. A control and command board controls the activator, the compressed air source and the aspirating air source, for arranging the plate on the cut article positioned on the work plane and to connect the aspirating source (S) with at least one of the second holes (51) facing the article (A), and the compressed air source (Sc) with at least one of the first holes (29) covered by the article, to detach the article (A) from the work plane (2) and to engage the article to the plate (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Giuseppe Gallucci
  • Publication number: 20130104715
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a debris collection device for cutting mechanism and an LCD panel cutting debris suction device. A debris collection device for cutting mechanism, wherein the debris collection device comprises a collection cap positioned behind the traveling direction of the cutting mechanism, and an air spray head positioned in front of the traveling direction of the cutting mechanism. The present invention can clear the debris produced in the LCD panel cutting process in time, and can reduce relevant defects such as line scratches, terminal scratches, short circuit, broken circuit, etc. which are generated because of debris. Thus, the yield and quality of products can be improved; the time of the subsequent cleaning process can be reduced; and the purposes of reducing risk, improving product yield and saving production cost can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Junjie Huang, Hongqing Huang, Weiwei Zhang, Rui Xu, Huifang Duan, Jungmao Tsai, Yizhuang Zhuang, Xiaoxin Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130104714
    Abstract: A power tool includes a table structure defining a blade slot, a blade positioned within the blade slot, a motor assembly to rotate the blade, and a dust chute assembly. The dust chute assembly surrounds at least a portion of the blade and includes a plenum for receiving airflow scavenged from operation of the motor assembly and redirects the airflow to convey dust and debris from operation of the blade to a discharge outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicants: Robert Bosch GmbH, Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Ralph Dammertz, Juergen Wiker
  • Publication number: 20130087029
    Abstract: A rotating blade having a blade edge that has a sloped surface to become gradually narrower in a blade thickness direction outward along a radial direction is inclined about an axis along a thickness direction of the substrate toward a substrate at a cutting angle, and an excess portion of a module is cut off by relatively moving at least one of the rotating blade and the module in a cutting direction along an end face of the substrate while the rotating blade is being rotated in one direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI-KAISHA
    Inventor: Kazushi Iyatani
  • Publication number: 20130055865
    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: 20130019725
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are apparatuses and methods handling a portion of a tissue sample when sectioned by a microtome. The apparatuses include a container, a tissue sample holder in the container, and one or more outlets configured to allow flow of a fluid from the container. the flow through the outlet causes a portion of the tissue sample sectioned by a microtome to move into the outlet. The methods include sectioning one or more portions of a tissue sample, and flowing a fluid past the tissue sample to cause the one or more portions of the tissue sample to move away from the tissue sample and toward at least one fluid outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay Shivayogi Magavi, Jack Barger, Michael Paul Emery, James Edward Sinclair, Jorge Arturo Ayala
  • Patent number: 8281695
    Abstract: A vacuum system and apparatus extracts metal chips and cuttings away from the cutting area of a sawing machine. The system and apparatus is located on the previously cut surface end of the saw and includes rotatable bracketry to engage and disengage a vacuum nozzle from the end of a cut piece to extract metal chips and cuttings from the inside of hollow metal stock as the stock is being cut. Rotation of the bracketry is actuated by means of an electronic controller or other control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Marvel Manufacturing Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean T. Saari, Ronald W. Schwilk
  • Publication number: 20120222528
    Abstract: A device for cutting paper webs comprises a substantially continuously operated region of a paper supply, a discontinuously operated region of transverse severing for transversely separating the paper web, and a buffer region (15) for coupling the continuously and discontinuously operated regions. At least one box-like receptacle (17) open at the top is provided in the buffer region, into which the paper web(s) (3, 3?) are guided so as to be looped in a freely suspended manner. The buffer region is arranged after a longitudinal cutting device (9) for producing at least two longitudinal webs (3, 3?), whereby at least two webs extending separately and adjacently to one another are guided in the receptacle or at least two receptacles are arranged adjacently to one another or adjacently to one another at an offset, wherein the paper webs are guided into said receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: René Kröhnert, Wolfgang Freyer, Beat Kipfer
  • Patent number: 8245613
    Abstract: To provide a thin-section manufacturing apparatus capable of firmly receiving and transferring a thin-section made by sectioning an embedded block by bringing a transfer belt into a wet state, a thin-section manufacturing apparatus 1 includes a cutter 3 of sectioning an embedded block B, a cutter fixing portion 15 having a fixing base 16 of supporting the cutter 3 and an cutter holder 17 of squeezing the cutter 3 from an upper side, a sample base of fixing the embedded block B, feeding means 4 for moving the sample base 2 relative to the cutter 3 in a predetermined feeding direction X, a liquid bath 6 arranged on a rear side of a cut edge 3a of the cutter 3 for storing a liquid W, and a transfer belt 20 in an endless shape having a first turn back portion 20a provided on an upper side of the cutter 3 and a second turn back portion 20b provided at an inner portion of the liquid bath 6 for transferring a thin-section B1 to the liquid bath 6, an upper face of the cutter holder 17 is formed with a liquid storing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Miyatani, Yukimitsu Kijima, Masatoshi Nonoyama
  • Publication number: 20120204692
    Abstract: In order to punch a moving material web there are two punching units present, which are arranged one after another in the direction of movement of the material web. Each punching unit has two punching tools, which interact with a rotatably mounted back-pressure cylinder that can be driven. The punching tools are arranged on a rotatably mounted drive shaft that can be driven, and their position can be adjusted in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the latter and locked in various working positions. Each punching tool has a cylindrical base, to the periphery of which a punching strip which is provided with at least one punching shape is fixed such that it can be replaced. The drive shafts can be driven independently of the associated back-pressure cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: HUNKELER AG
    Inventors: Thomas SCHÜRCH, André MEZNARIC
  • Publication number: 20120198979
    Abstract: A rotary die cutter including a die plate including a blade which die cuts a material, die cylinder, opposed cylinder, air blowing device, receiving device, and guide device. The die cylinder mounts the die plate on its circumferential surface and is supported rotatably. The opposed cylinder is opposed to the die cylinder and supported rotatably. The die cylinder cuts the material using the die plate at the position at which the die cylinder is opposed to the opposed cylinder. The air blowing device blows air onto the circumferential surface of the die cylinder in the tangential direction to the die cylinder from the downstream side to the upstream side in the direction in which the die cylinder rotates. The receiving device receives the cut piece peeled from the die plate by the air blown from the air blowing device. The guide device guides the cut piece to the receiving device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Shin Ohsawa
  • Publication number: 20120125170
    Abstract: A cutting machine includes a housing accommodating a motor. In the housing, a cutting blade, an air duct, a dust collecting channel and a shutter member are provided. The cutting blade is operated with the driven motor to cut a workpiece, and the air duct allows cooling air generated by a cooling fan for the motor to be blown out onto a cutting place of the workpiece. The dust collecting channel has an opening at one end for serving as a dust collecting port located near the cutting place and an opening at the other end for permitting coupling of a dust collecting nozzle. The shutter member is movable between a closed position and an open position of the air duct and located in the open position in a normal state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Syuji AOYAMA, Kenta NIWA
  • Patent number: 8176819
    Abstract: The invention relates to a collision sensing device which can detect a collision between two or more objects. The collision sensing device comprises a deformable member (5) that defines a space (15) which can be assigned a pressure. In a first condition, the deformable member is undeformed, whereby the space (15) is assigned a first pressure (P1). In a second condition, the deformable member (5) is deformed whereby the space (15) is assigned a second pressure (P2). The pressure in the space is monitored. A collision with an object is detected when the pressure in the space changes from the first pressure to the second pressure. The invention can e.g. be applied in connection with machining, such as water jet cutting, but several other fields of application are also conceivable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Water Jet Sweden AB
    Inventor: Jan Rydh
  • Publication number: 20120073417
    Abstract: [Task] A sheet material is cut in a predetermined closed loop shape. [Means for solving task] A cutting apparatus for a sheet material, comprises: an air table which is capable of ejecting or sucking air through a plurality of minute punching sections thereof; a template having at least one recess groove section in a predetermined closed loop shape mounted and fixed onto the air table and a punching section located at each of positions on the template which is coincident with a position of each of the punching sections of the air table; a cutter blade disposed on an upper position of the sheet material mounted on the template to cut the sheet material along the recess groove section of the template; and cutter blade driving means which is capable of moving and rotating the cutter blade in X, Y, and Z coordinate axes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Kenji Ujiie, Koji Tamai, Chikao Nakashima
  • Patent number: 8122801
    Abstract: A device for slicing food product having a conveyor which transports the food product toward a cutting edge. An air cushion is provided between an end of the conveyor and the cutting edge which elevates and guides the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Weber Maschinebau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Gunther Weber
  • Publication number: 20120017734
    Abstract: A scrap floating prevention mechanism comprises: a die holder formed with a first communication pipe which sends compressed fluid; a mounting table formed with a second communication pipe which comes into communication with the first communication pipe and which sends compressed fluid to the first communication pipe, the die holder being placed on and fixed to the mounting table; and a fluid injecting member which is formed with a plurality of inclined injecting pipes for injecting compressed fluid from the first communication pipe and which is provided below the die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED.
    Inventor: Fumio KATO
  • Patent number: 8061044
    Abstract: A power tool is disclosed, which includes a tip tool driven by an electric motor, a main body for supporting the tip tool and a dust nozzle which is provided to the main body and to which a dust bag or a dust hose is connectable. When the dust nozzle is aligned in a first direction, the dust nozzle is rotatable with respect to the main body around the first direction as a rotation center. When the dust nozzle is inclined with respect to the first direction from a first position to a second position, the dust nozzle is not rotatable around the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Saitoh
  • Patent number: 7914175
    Abstract: The enclosure assembly includes an enclosure body which is adapted to accommodate a laser scanner therein for use in a sawmill environment. The enclosure body includes a lid portion which is hinged to permit access to the interior of the enclosure for convenient removal and cleaning of the laser scanner. A front end assembly extends from a forward end of the enclosure body and includes an air knife member mounted therein which in operation produces an air curtain which extends from the air knife towards the workpiece, tending to maintain the debris away from the laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: EB Associates
    Inventors: Earl M. Barker, Kevin J. Barker
  • Patent number: 7891066
    Abstract: A plate material vertical processing line that is capable of subjecting large-sized and thinned glass plates to scribing, venting, etc without degrading their quality, comprises a plurality of processing devices each having a modular structure; wherein each of the processing devices includes a platform; a belt conveyor that is mounted on the platform and is configured to convey a glass plate placed in a substantially upright position while supporting a lower end of the glass plate; and a fluid guide that is mounted on the platform and is configured to apply a fluid pressure to a surface of the glass plate to support the glass plate in the substantially upright position and in a non-contact state; and wherein the processing devices include a combination of at least two processing devices selected from a scribing device, a venting device, a chamfering device, a cleaning agent washing device, a water washing device, a high-pressure water spray device, and a glass plate turn device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignees: Kawasaki Plant Systems Kabushiki Kaisha, Corning Japan K.K.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aoki, Keiji Tsujita, Morimasa Kuge, Takaaki Yokoyama, Takashi Sakurai, Michio Suzuki, Masayuki Anada, Masayuki Shinkai
  • Patent number: 7849770
    Abstract: A cutting apparatus cuts shrink wrap film residing in a roll. The apparatus includes a first roller pair receiving the film from the roll and carrying the film away from the roll; and without the need for a second roller pair to receive the cut sheet of film. Film snap-back is prevented by cutting the film between a shear deck with teeth and a rotating blade with teeth intermeshing with the teeth of the shear deck. A method for cutting a sheet of shrink wrap film, includes: feeding the film into a first roller pair; and cutting the film between the first roller pair and the second roller pair using a rotating knife with a number of teeth intermeshing with a shear bar with teeth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Douglas Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Leonard Floding, Paul Howard Wagner, Ronald Matthew Gust, Irvan Leo Pazdernik, Richard Jerome Schoeneck
  • Publication number: 20100199819
    Abstract: Provided are a slug float-up preventing method and a punch tool in performing a punching process on a plate-shaped workpiece (W) by cooperation between a punch tool (1) and a die tool (25), in which the workpiece is pressed onto an upper surface of the die tool by use of a plate holder (7) provided on the punch tool, part of the workpiece is punched out into a die hole (27) in the die tool by use of a punch blade (13) provided on the punch tool, a large amount of fluid is blown from a portion of a hole already processed on the workpiece toward a lower side of the punch blade (13) when the punch blade (13) is being lifted and is located above a lower surface of the workpiece and below an upper surface of the workpiece, and a small piece of slug located below the punch blade is dropped into the die hole (27).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 12, 2010
    Applicants: AMADA COMPANY, LIMITED, AMADA TOOL TECHNICA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takuya Okamoto
  • Publication number: 20100170495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a system for manufacturing wafer-like slices from a body of a substrate material, especially for use in the manufacture of semiconductor devices. The method comprises providing a slicing device with a cutting wire equipped on its surface with abrasive particles; providing an aqueous cooling and lubricating fluid, said fluid having an ionic strength corresponding to an electrical conductivity of about 30 ?S/cm or less; cutting said body with said cutting wire into slices while dispensing said cooling and lubricating fluid into a kerf area where said cutting wire contacts and cuts said body, said cooling and lubricating fluid promoting removal of powdered substrate material from said kerf area resulting in spent fluid; and removing said spent fluid from said cutting device and recovering said powdered substrate material from said spent fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Publication date: July 8, 2010
    Applicant: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lothar Dalitz, Rolf Berndt
  • Patent number: 7739949
    Abstract: A method and device for coring and cutting food products such as peppers in a hydrocutter. The preferred embodiment of the invention includes an outer rim, which is configured for placement within a hydrocutter. This rim has a first end and a second end and defines a passageway there through. A coring cutter is suspended in a generally centrally located position within this passageway. This coring cutter includes pairs of peaks and troughs which are positioned so as to impact the item being processed prior to the other portions of the coring cutter and by so doing enable the device to be cut with decreased amounts of force and water pressure upon the device. Thus preserving fragile structures such as a pepper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Inventors: Neil Justesen, Fred Leoni
  • Publication number: 20090288531
    Abstract: In a method for the removal of punch waste on punching, in particular punching using knife attachment cutting, in which, for the production by means of a punch blade of a punched opening in a workpiece supported at the end face of a cylindrical anvil, a part of the workpiece is punched out and the punched out part lies before its removal on a base, in particular a resilient base, movable axially in the cylindrical anvil, the movable base is retracted together with the punched out part into the cylindrical anvil up to and into the region of a lateral ejection opening provided in the cylindrical anvil and the punched out part supported on the retracted base is subsequently ejected through the ejection opening by loading with a corresponding force transversely to the axial direction. In addition, an apparatus for the carrying out of the method is set forth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Publication date: November 26, 2009
    Applicant: Maschinenfabrik Spaichingen GmbH
    Inventor: Timo Steimer
  • Publication number: 20090260495
    Abstract: A workpiece adjusting mechanism for a miter saw is provided. The workpiece adjusting mechanism may include: a table for supporting a workpiece to be cut by the miter saw; an engager for engaging the workpiece, the engager configured to move the workpiece with respect to the table; and an actuator configured to control the engager to move the workpiece with respect to the table.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Opsitos, JR., Warren A. Ceroll, James P. Bascom, Rick J. Heavel, Craig A. Schell, Robert S. Gehret
  • Publication number: 20090084236
    Abstract: A punching system (100) for punching preliminary workpieces into products and scraps is provided. The punching system includes a feeding device (10), a punching machine (20), a selecting device (40), and an electric control subsystem (50). The feeding device is configured for feeding the preliminary workpieces. The punching machine is configured for receiving the preliminary workpieces fed from the feeding device and punching the preliminary workpieces into the products and the scraps. The selecting device is configured for separately selecting and transporting the products to a corresponding working station and the scraps to a corresponding scrap station. The electric control subsystem electrically connects with the feeding device, the punching machine, and the selecting device, and is configured for controlling the respective operation of the feeding device, the punching machine, and the selecting device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 2, 2009
    Applicants: SHENZHEN FUTAIHONG PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED
    Inventors: SHENG WU, JIN-SHAN CUI, SAN-YAN ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20080276776
    Abstract: A dust collecting device for collecting cutting chips into a dust collecting container is provided. A back-flow preventing wall(s) is fixedly disposed on a flow path member defining a flow path between a machining apparatus and the dust collecting container. The back-flow preventing wall(s) is configured to decrease a cross sectional area of a flow path part defined by the flow path member in a downstream direction with respect to the flow of the air containing the cutting chips toward the dust collecting container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: MAKITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Kani, Kenji Abe
  • Publication number: 20080279640
    Abstract: A device for transporting articles is disclosed. In the illustrated and described embodiment of the invention, the articles are fruit such as apples, and the articles can be transported from a picking location on a fruit tree to a collection bin or other site. The device includes a tube member adapted to receive and transport the articles, and a plurality of deformable baffles at spaced-apart locations within the tube. Each baffle defines an aperture which permits the article to engage and deform the baffle and aperture so as to move through the aperture and down the tube. The article is urged through the tube by a pressure differential created across the article. In the described and illustrated embodiment of the invention, this pressure differential is a pneumatic pressure differential.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2008
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: Picker Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Vincent E. Bryan, JR., Alex E. Kunzler, Joseph A. Penaranda, Jeffrey A. Cleveringa, Randy Allard, Daniel Baker, Vincent E. Bryan, III
  • Patent number: 7416354
    Abstract: A sheet cutting apparatus includes: a cutting blade for cutting a sheet; an inserting device for inserting the sheet into a cutting position to be cut by the cutting blade; a taking out device for taking out the sheet from the cutting position after the sheet has been cut by the cutting blade; and an airflow generating device provided downstream of the cutting position in a direction of taking out the sheet by the taking out device for supplying an airflow to the cutting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2008
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Masahiro Kaneko, Toshio Shida, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi
  • Publication number: 20080115640
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for processing specimens (15), comprises an observation device (2) for observing a specimen (15), a specimen holder (3) for receiving the specimen (15) to be processed, and a tool holder (6), which is suitable for the reception of tools (5) for different processing steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Publication date: May 22, 2008
    Applicant: LEICA MIKROSYSTEME GMBH
    Inventor: Robert Ranner
  • Patent number: 7360474
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for chopping long unwound items like fiber, fiber strands, yarn, etc. The chopper has a backup roll, a blade roll and an idler roll. The improvements include one or both of a shield having an air jet at or near its upper end, the shield being upstream of the blade roll and spaced from the blade roll, a lower end of the shield being spaced from the working surface, the air jet communicating with a source of compressed air, to prevent a buildup of fuzz or chopped item(s) upstream of the blade roll, and a shield having an air jet at or near its upper end, the air jet being located close to the working surface and the shield angling or curving downward from a location spaced from the working surface beginning between about an 8 O'clock and a 10 o'clock position on the backup roll and transitioning generally downward ending at a location below and spaced from the idler roll to protect the idler roll from chopped item(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Johns Mnaville
    Inventors: Douglas J. Kempski, Michael David Folk