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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
083023000 With subsequent handling (i.e., of product) 102
083014000 With preparatory or simultaneous ancillary treatment of work 71
083039000 Plural cutting steps 44
083056000 Cut advances across work surface 28
083053000 Cutting by direct application of fluent pressure to work 24
083054000 Cutting wall of hollow work 18
083030000 Puncturing 14
083052000 Effecting diverse or sequential cuts in same cutting step 13
083035000 With reorientation of work between cuts 13
083034000 With reorientation of tool between cuts 12
083037000 During movement of work past flying cutter 12
083055000 Blanking 8
083051000 Cutting part way through from opposite sides of work 4
20130213202CUTTER - A cutter for cutting a member has a first jaw and a second jaw mounted relative to each other to articulate along a range of motion between an open condition and a closed condition. The jaws are configured to provide a shearing action cutting between the first jaw and the second jaw on a first side of the member and an opposite shearing action cutting on an opposite second side of the member. In a single stroke cutting method the edges come together. They may be at an angle off-parallel to each other or oppositely stepped and intersecting in superposition. With centrally recessed edges, there may be opposite bypass cutting on opposite sides of the member. In a central region between the first side and the second side, there may be no bypass (e.g., approach being more conventional non-bypass cleaving).08-22-2013
20110126681METHOD FOR SEVERING A PROTRUDING PORTION OF A LAYER OF A LAMINATE - In a method for severing a protruding section of a layer of a laminate, particularly a backing film of a laminate, which comprises at least one solid plate, particularly a glass plate, a severing tool having a rotating cutting blade and a rotating counter-blade is used. The blades are rotated in opposite directions about parallel axes. The cutting blade and the counter-blade are furthermore offset laterally such that a main surface of the cutting blade contacts a main surface of the counter-blade in a working region. The offset arrangement of the blades, and the fact that the main surface of the cutting blade and the main surface of the counter-blade mutually contact each other, enable a precise, scissors-like cutting operation, which is particularly suited for severing protruding sections of a laminate. Because the two main surfaces directly abut each other, a jamming of severed material between the blades is prevented.06-02-2011
20080216624PUNCH DIE AND METHOD FOR MAKING A HIGH QUALITY CUT SURFACE ON A METAL WORKPIECE - An exemplary punch die (09-11-2008
20120132046Cutting Arrangement Having a Tip-to-Tip Blade Arrangement - A cutting arrangement for longitudinally cutting material includes two blades disposed across from one another and which cooperate during cutting. Each blade is embodied as a circular blade having a sharp cutting edge and supported by an adjusting or placement mechanism. During the cutting process, the circular blades are positioned by the adjusting or placement mechanisms so that the cutting edges overlap one another to form an overlap zone, the center of which coincides with the middle of the material that is to be cut. An adaptive control assembly includes individual drive motors for driving each blade and enables constant side load force control for each blade, such that side load pressures are adjustable in response to changes in web sped, web tension, and blade condition in real time. Automatic blade diameter sensors calculate the zero point of the cut, determine the appropriate blade speed and automatically set the overlap.05-31-2012
083029000 Including stacking of plural workpieces 3
20130042734METHOD FOR REGULATING THE SPEED OF A CUTTING DEVICE - A method for regulating a speed of a cutting device comprising a cutter for cutting printed products includes transporting the printed products consecutively on a first conveying component of a feed device. A final printed product of a stack of the printed products to be formed is detected. The stack is formed in a stacking device. The stack is transported to the cutter using the feed device. An actual number of cycles of the cutter is regulated based on a time of the detecting the final printed product of the stack such that the stack is fed to the cutter within a time window.02-21-2013
20110100175Method and Device for Cutting Through A Bandereole Encompassing a Stack of Blanks - A method of severing a band (05-05-2011
20080223186METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MULTI-LAYER INSULATION BLANKETS - This invention is directed to a method for manufacturing MLI blankets, and MLI blankets which reduce PIM, which employs an existing cutting apparatus to perform a substantially automated cutting process with minimum hand operations resulting in increased productivity, improved uniformity of the blanket shapes and cut patterns, and, elimination of the use of templates.09-18-2008
083033000 Making and using a registration cut 1
20120247291BONDED GLASS CUTTING METHOD, PACKAGE MANUFACTURING METHOD, PACKAGE, PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATOR, OSCILLATOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND RADIO-CONTROLLED TIME PIECE - Disclosed is a bonded glass cutting method including: a first focus adjustment process of focusing laser light; a second focus adjustment process of moving the focus of the laser light toward one surface side of the bonded glass along a thickness direction of the bonded glass, after the first focus adjustment process; a detection target portion forming process of forming a detection target portion on one surface by irradiation of the laser light, after the second focus adjustment process; a third focus adjustment process of refocusing the laser light on the detection target portion; a groove forming process of forming a groove on one surface by irradiation of the laser light along the planned cutting line, after the third focus adjustment process.10-04-2012
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20110197726Electrically Operated Shaver - An electrically operated shaver includes a shaver housing and a cutter head. The cutter head is arranged on the shaver housing and includes at least one cutting device comprised of an outer cutter equipped with apertures and an under cutter. The cutters are driven into sliding relationship to one another by an electric drive, so that hairs entering the apertures are cut off by the cutting device. Provided on the cutter head adjacent to the cutting device is a supporting element which, like the cutting device, is engaged by an operator's skin surface during a shaving operation. Both the cutting device and the supporting element are mounted in the cutter head for displacement against the force of a spring. Means are provided for enabling a different distribution of the contact forces (F08-18-2011
20120160067System and Method for Printing and Cutting - A method including printing an image onto a medium and printing an alignment region onto the medium. The method further including loading the medium to an electronic cutter and aligning the medium with the electronic cutter. The method further including cutting the image from the medium.06-28-2012
20100154607ROTARY CUTTER KNIFE - The present invention relates to a rotary cutter knife of a cemented carbide comprising a hard phase comprising WC and a binder phase wherein the cemented carbide comprises, in wt-%, from about 7 to about 12 Co+Ni, with a weight ratio Co/Ni of from about 0 to about 4, from about 0.5 to about 3 Cr and from about 0.1 to about 0.3 Mo.06-24-2010
20130025420Method for the Slicing of Food Products - In a method for slicing food products, a cutting blade carries out a primary movement defining a cutting plane and a product to be sliced is supplied to the cutting blade by means of a conveying device to bring the product into engagement with the cutting blade. The cutting blade moved is from time to time at a speed different from the speed of the primary movement while it is in engagement with the product.01-31-2013
20100050835METHOD FOR CUTTING A LOAF-SHAPED FOOD AND CUTTING MACHINE - In a method for cutting a string-shaped food product which is fed towards a cutting device by means of a feeding device into slices, strips or cubes, the product string is fixed during the feed motion by means of a vacuum gripper, which is fed forward together with the product string; a vacuum, for acting on a fixing area at the surface of the product string in a suction area of the contact element, is generated within an interior of the contact element of the vacuum gripper; at least two rotating cutting edges of the contact element are provided and which enclose the suction area and cut into the product string in order to improve the quality of the sealing of the suction area03-04-2010
20090193946DIRECT BLADE DRIVE - A food-slicer includes a motor, a motor shaft rotatably connected to the motor, and a blade mounted directly to an end portion of the motor shaft.08-06-2009
20090205470Coated guided pad for saw blades - Guide pads with electroless nickel coatings provide a better wear resistance and a lower coefficient of friction than the Babbitt guide pad material. The unexpected benefit is that when the electroless nickel coating comes into contact with the rotating saw blade body the damage to the pad or saw blade or both is substantially reduced. Also the effect of hydraulic erosion or third body erosion is minimal. With a nickel boron coating on a set of guide pads made of AMS-5069-1018 steel, at least 600 hours of use was achieved without failure of the pad or damage to the saw blade body08-20-2009
20100116107APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT SMEAR-LESS SLICING OF MEAT, POULTRY AND SIMILAR FOOD PRODUCTS - A slicer system and method is disclosed that cuts meat products from a primal. The system comprises an isolated chute that delivers the primal to a cutting area along a first direction, a shuttle that moves a portion of the primal in a horizontal plane that is substantially perpendicular to the first direction, a conveyor that supports and carries a meat product cut from the primal in the cutting area, and a sprayer that applies a fluid to a cutting blade in the cutting area.05-13-2010
20130074663Material Placement System - A method and apparatus comprising a material delivery structure, a roller, a first guide, and a second guide. The material delivery structure may be configured to receive a plurality of lengths of material. The roller may be configured to move between a first position and a second position relative to the material delivery structure. The first guide may be on a first side of the material delivery structure. The first guide may be configured to guide a first number of lengths of material in the plurality of lengths of material to the roller. The second guide may be on a second side of the material delivery structure. The second guide may be configured to guide a second number of lengths of material in the plurality of lengths of material to the roller.03-28-2013
20100071519METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DIVIDING METAL STRIP - In the case of a method for dividing metal strip, by means of shears (03-25-2010
20130074665WORKPIECE CUTTING METHOD - A workpiece cutting method basically includes providing a workpiece proximate to a first blade including a first cutting edge. The method further comprises moving a second blade including a second cutting edge in contact with the first blade such that the first and second cutting edges of the first and second blades cooperatively engage to cut the workpiece while maintaining the first and second cutting edges parallel to each other.03-28-2013
20130074664COMPLETE-CUT STATION AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING PACKAGES - A complete-cut station for separating several packages from a coherent film. The complete-cut station may comprise several cutting tools, each cutting tool having cutting knives for separating one or more packages from the coherent film. At least one of the cutting tools may be adjustable with respect to its position relative to another cutting tool. In addition, a common lifting gear for all cutting tools may be provided to lift the coherent film to engage the cutting tools. The invention further relates to a corresponding method for separating packages from a coherent film using the complete-cut station of the present invention.03-28-2013
20100147120Method For Automatically Feeding A Specimen To Be Thinly Cut To The Knife Of A Microtome - A method for the automatic and contact-free relative approach between a specimen (06-17-2010
20100101385METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A MICROTOME - A method and apparatus for operating a microtome are described. According to the method, a specific type of a sample to be sectioned is detected, at least one stored sectioning parameter value is determined as a function of the specific type of the sample that was detected, said value being allocated to the specific type of the sample and defines a specific setting of the microtome, and the setting the microtome as defined by the determined sectioning parameter value is performed automatically.04-29-2010
20130032013METHOD OF MANUFACTURING GROUP III NITRIDE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE - A method of manufacturing a group III nitride crystal substrate includes the step of preparing a group III nitride crystal body and the step of producing a group III nitride crystal substrate by slicing the group III nitride crystal body with a resin-fixed-abrasive wire. Accordingly, the method of manufacturing a group III nitride crystal substrate is provided that enables large-sized group III nitride crystal substrates with a small warp and a small arithmetic mean surface roughness to be manufactured by means of a resin-fixed-abrasive wire efficiently with a high yield.02-07-2013
20130032014Reciprocating Saw Blade Having Variable-Height Teeth and Related Method - A reciprocating saw blade, for use in a portable power reciprocating saw including a chuck for releasably engaging the saw blade, includes a tang having an elongated axis and being engageable with the chuck for attaching the saw blade to the reciprocating saw. The saw further includes a blade portion having a cutting edge that defines a plurality of cutting teeth. The cutting teeth define a repeating pattern of successive groups of teeth. Each group of teeth is less than about a half inch in length, and includes a plurality of laterally offset teeth, at least one relatively high first tooth and at least one relatively low second tooth. Prior to tooth set, the at least one relatively high first tooth is at least about 0.002 inch higher than the at least one relatively low second tooth.02-07-2013
20100043609APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING COLUMNAR ITEMS - A cutting apparatus for columnar items such as metal pipes has a base frame that supports a movable cutting blade. At least one blade actuator is disposed between the blade and the frame to drive the blade back and forth between retracted and extended positions. First and second arms are pivotably connected to the frame and moveable between disengaged and engaged positions. An arm actuator is associated with each arm and drives each arm between the disengaged and engaged positions. A segmented collar engages the entire circumference of the columnar item being cut. The blade is supported by the frame and the arms during the cutting process while the collar supports the material of the columnar item adjacent the cut.02-25-2010
20130036881UNIVERSAL CUTOFF SYSTEM FOR CONTAINER CARRIER APPLICATING MACHINE - An applicating machine for applying a flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided from an infeed includes a jaw drum for applying a flexible carrier to a plurality of containers provided and a cutoff device for cutting the carrier into a desired size. The cutoff device includes an adjustable beam positionable into multiple angular positions relative to a flow of the plurality of containers depending on the desired size of the multipack.02-14-2013
20130133489DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SINGLING OUT PRODUCTS - A device for singling out products that are grouped in blister packs or similar multiple packages comprises a support structure (05-30-2013
20100107832ADJUSTABLE PUNCH ASSEMBLIES AND ASSOCIATED ADJUSTMENT METHODS - A punch tool assembly includes an adjustment subassembly coupled to a canister sidewall of the assembly. The adjustment subassembly includes a punch head, which engages a punch holder, or body, of the punch tool, at a threaded interface, so that rotation of the punch head moves the punch body/holder along a central longitudinal axis of the punch tool assembly. The adjustment subassembly further includes a locking member, which is biased with respect to the punch head, in a first position, where the locking member is engaged with a locking feature of an engagement sidewall of the subassembly, to lock the punch head and prevent rotation thereof. The locking member may be released, to unlock the punch head, by applying a force to an externally accessible actuation interface of a release member of the subassembly, for example, to rotate the actuation interface about the central longitudinal axis.05-06-2010
20100107833WINDOW COVERING SIZING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises a saw for cutting the window blind. An assembly is provided for moving the window covering on the support surface relative to the saw such that the window covering is positioned to be cut by the saw. A sensor is used to automatically determine a center of the window covering by detecting a predetermined portion of the window covering such as a mark on the window covering or an edge of the window covering.05-06-2010
20090120251Machining method and apparatus for brittle material - A machining method for a brittle material is provided. The machining method includes steps of heating the brittle material; providing a concentrated cold source; and spurting the concentrated cold source on a surface of the brittle material along a predetermined cutting path.05-14-2009
20100064866OPTICAL FIBER FLAIL WITH INTEGRATED POWER SUPPLY AND LIGHT SOURCE FOR ROTARY CUTTING TOOLS - A method of improving the control of a rotary cutting machine is disclosed. The cutting element of the rotary cutting machine being a filament which is rotated at high velocity under the control of a motor, such as powered by a battery or gasoline. The invention provides within the lower rotating head of the rotary cutting machine an optical source which illuminates the filament such that the distal rotating end of the filament provides a visual indication to an operator of the location of the rotating cutting element. In an embodiment of the invention the electrical power for the optical source is provided by providing an electrical generator within the rotary cutting machine such that for example the rotor is within the rotating head and the stator within the upper body of the rotary cutting machine.03-18-2010
20100005936CUTTING METHOD AND CUTTING APPARATUS - A tool main spindle, whose cutting angle can be changed, is translated by an X-axis moving mechanism portion on an X-axis provided in a plane perpendicular to an axis of a work; and is translated on a Y-axis by a Y-axis moving mechanism portion. Cutting of the work is performed by setting the cutting angle of the tool main spindle to an angle of the cutting tool at which the work has large dynamic rigidity, and causing an axis of a cutting tool to cross the work axis, and cutting the work with the cutting tool toward the axis of the work by cooperatively operating the X-axis moving mechanism portion and the Y-axis moving mechanism portion.01-14-2010
20130047805Filament Trimming Device Having An Abrasion Resistant Cutting Edge And Method Of Trimming Filaments - A filament trimming device for cutting filaments of a toothbrush is disclosed. The filament trimming device includes a cutter and a counter knife, each including at least one cutting edge. The at least one cutting edge of the cutter and the at least one cutting edge of the counter knife are located opposite to each other and the at least one cutting edge of the cutter and the at least one cutting edge of the counter knife each include i) a complementary surface contour, and ii) at least one recess carrying a coating comprising at least a first layer and a second layer.02-28-2013
20130087029METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRIMMING MODULE - 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.04-11-2013
20120216661APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOVING LOGS WITHIN CUTTING-OFF MACHINES - Apparatus for moving logs (08-30-2012
20120216660CUTTING GUIDE BOARD - A cutting guide, and a method for slicing a solid, cuttable workpiece such as vegetables, meat and other items in said cutting guide, comprising a plurality of flights of a coiled material defining an end, a midsection and an opposite end, having an overall length determined by the number and gauge of said flights longitudinally to the major axis of said plurality of flights and any gap there between, that is held in a polymer base having mortises in said polymer base surface, that defines an interior region into which a workpiece may be placed, and an exterior affording access to said interior and any workpiece disposed therein for a knife or other cutting tool, via said gaps between said flights, to enable said workpiece to be cut into or cut through by said knife or cutting tool, transverse to said length or major axis.08-30-2012
20130055864MACHINE FOR STAMPING AND/OR NIBBLING A WORKPIECE AND METHOD FOR ACTUATING THE SAME - A stamping and/or nibbling machine, with a Z-axis drive for driving a tool, which is movable in the vertical direction and can be held by a tool holder, for the machining of sheet metal workpieces, with a first CNC control unit for actuating the Z-axis drive, wherein the first CNC control unit provides an interface for a data channel to a primary control unit or to a second CNC control unit of an X/Y-axis drive for moving the sheet metal workpieces relative to the tool in horizontal directions (X, Y), wherein the tool holder, during a vertical movement during the machining of sheet metal workpieces, is rotatable around its vertical longitudinal axis by a C-drive which is actuated by the second CNC control unit, as a result of which an angle sensor is provided for detecting the angle information of the C-drive and the first CNC control unit is designed in such a way that from the angle information it determines a Z-setpoint value as a reference variable of the Z-axis drive. The invention also refers to a method for actuating such a stamping and/or nibbling machine.03-07-2013
20130055863SAFETY CUTTING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A safety cutting device for use in removing portions of an article from an injured person comprises a housing body and a blade, moveably coupled to the housing body. The blade has at least a spine and a cutting edge. The housing body includes an opening formed therein in which at least a portion of the blade can be stored when not in use. A safety guard is coupled to or formed integrally with a portion of the edge of the blade, the safety guard having a substantially smooth outer edge and being sized and shaped to allow the spine of the blade to safely slide along a body part of an injured person's body while restricting the cutting edge of the blade from contacting the injured person's body.03-07-2013
20130068076METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING THE CUTTING GAP OF SLICING DEVICE - The invention relates to a method for adjusting the cutting gap in a slicing device for cutting food products, wherein the slicing device comprises a rotationally driven blade, a cutting edge, and an adjusting device, which moves the blade toward the cutting edge or away from the cutting edge perpendicularly to the cutting edge, wherein the blade is first moved by the adjusting device until the blade touches the cutting edge and then a desired distance between the blade and the cutting edge is set by the adjusting device. The invention further relates to a device for adjusting the cutting gap of a slicing device.03-21-2013
20120186409Layer Cutting Apparatus - A layer cutting apparatus includes a tray having an interior defined by a bottom and sidewall. A sleeve is at least partially disposed in the interior of the tray, and a cutting line is attached to the sleeve. The cutting line is configured to be removed from the sleeve by pulling the line away from the tray at one point of the sidewall.07-26-2012
20090272239Systems and methods for straight line sawing incorporating a pressure arm assembly - The invention has two main components: a straight edge board and a pressure arm assembly. When used together, the two components will allow a table saw operator to safely and accurately straight line rip crooked material, typically lumber, in one continuous pass. When used without the straight edge board, the pressure arm assembly will keep the material tight against the table saw's rip fence while rip sawing or performing additional sawing techniques.11-05-2009
20120222527Device And Method For Cutting Through The Adhesive Bead Of Panes That Have Been Fixed By Bonding - A device and a method for cutting through the adhesive bead of panes that have been fixed by bonding is specified, said device having a base body on which at least one suction plate for fixing on a pane to be separated out as well as one motor-drivable coil for winding-on a separating wire are accommodated, wherein at least two guide rollers are held on the base body by means of extension arms at a distance which is adjustable in respect to each other. The device is preferably positioned approximately diagonally on the pane in such a manner that the guide rollers are situated on the outer ends of the extension arms in the vicinity of the corner regions of the pane.09-06-2012
20120222526DRIVE MOTOR - An apparatus for driving an object is provided, having a cutting blade for slicing food products. The apparatus includes an electric drive motor that is configured to drive the object to make rotational movements about an axis, and to make axial movements generally parallel to the axis.09-06-2012
20110011225POWER TOOL, IN PARTICULAR UNDERFLOOR CIRCULAR-SAW BENCH - For a machine tool, particularly an underfloor circular saw bench, a height adjustment of the tool during operation is provided at least as a function of the respective height of the machined workpiece present across the advancement path to a height level having only little overhang to the workpiece.01-20-2011
20110011223PROPORTIONAL LENGTH FOOD SLICING SYSTEM - This invention includes a system for cutting food products, such as potatoes, into proportional length pieces. In a one embodiment, the system includes a cutting assembly, sensors upstream of the cutting assembly and a programmable logic controller. The cutting assembly preferably includes a housing defining a passageway, at least two separately actuatable stops extendable into the passageway to provide an abutment to hold the food product in place, and at least two separately actuatable blades for slicing the food product into pieces. The controller cooperates with the sensors to determine the length of each food product and, based on a length determinative algorithm, selectively actuate one of the stops and at least one of the blades to determine how many times the food product will be sliced and location of the cut(s) relative to the leading end of the food product.01-20-2011
20110011222Mobile CNC cutting machine - The mobile CNC cutting machine is a mobile automated CNC cutting machine for rapid set-up on a remote job site. The machine is particularly well suited to cut metal materials, and is built on a mobile structure for easy transporting to the job site ready for use.01-20-2011
20110011221Plasma Arc Cutting Torch, Oxygen-Fuel Gas Cutting Torch, Waterjet or Laser Cutting Torch, Pierce Height three or more Multi-Step Transition Height Process control for more than an initial pierce height and set cut height setting - The three or more multi-step material piercing cutting process sequence is to prolong the life of the cutting tool consumables and tool itself, lower cost of the operation to the machine user and reduce damage and loss of the material being cut with Plasma Arc cutting torches, Oxygen-Fuel Gas Cutting Torches, Water Jet Cutting Heads and Laser Cutting Heads. This process controlled by dedicated hardware or software or both, including external CNC machine or P.C. controllers, will provide unlimited cutting tool process height distance steps and the delay timing between each successive step to the work being cut before usual existing process control takes over the cut process. This process includes any control signal communication of these function from any analog, digital, wireless or fiberoptic to the equipment used for motion control of this process.01-20-2011
20130061728DRAW PUNCH AND METHOD OF MAKING DIFFERENT SHAPED CUTOUTS - A draw punch assembly for making one or more desired cutouts in a work piece is disclosed. The draw punch assembly includes a draw punch with a peripheral cutting edge on an outer surface and a bending edge on an inner surface, and a die with a shaped cavity for receiving a slug, where the slug is a cutout portion of the work piece. The die and the draw punch maintain a pre-defined clearance with respect to each other during operation.03-14-2013
20130061727URETHRAL SUPPORT IMPLANT FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALE URINARY INCONTINENCE - A urethral support sling implant for treatment of male urinary incontinence is produced in a biocompatible material and comprises a central part intended to form the area supporting the urethra, including an inferior base prolonged into two trans-obturator arms in the same plane and in opposition to each other. The inferior base is prolonged upwards by a section extending beyond the inferior base in the form of two pre-pubic arms. The prolonging arms are made of the same material as the central part, and the arms are produced in the same direction of knit. The pre-pubic arms are configured in a ‘V’ relative to each other, and each of the pre-pubic arms is configured in a ‘V’ relative to the subjacent trans-obturator arm.03-14-2013
20120192688PUNCH TOOL AND METHOD FOR ROTARY BLADES - A two piece punch and die button tool is used to punch a hole in a rotary mower blade. The upper punch has a circumferential radius that forms a circumferential radius in the upper side of the hole. The lower die button has a circumferential radius that forms a circumferential radius in the lower side of the hole. The upper and lower circumferential radii of the holes reduces stress risers in the hole and increases the durability and safety of the blade. The punch and die button form the circumferential radii with one stroke of the machine.08-02-2012
20100126319CUTTING DEVICE AND CUTTING METHOD FOR PRINTED PRODUCTS - The invention relates to a cutting device for cutting continuously conveyed printed products (05-27-2010
20090013839WATER JET PROCESSING METHOD - In a water jet processing method, when a nozzle adapted to emit water jet is moved relatively to a substrate to form a second cut line intersecting a first cut line, the relative travel speed of the nozzle is set to a second speed lower than a first normal speed by about ⅕ to 1/20 at least in a section anteroposterior to the intersection. Delay-inclination of a front edge of the second cut line is eliminated as much as possible to thereby prevent the occurrence of an insufficient processing area.01-15-2009
20090000437Methods for Cutting - A method of cutting for an electronic cutter includes receiving a signal that a sheet has been loaded and receiving a size of the sheet. The method also includes receiving data from a removable electronic memory device containing shape data. The method further includes selecting a shape from said shape data from a user interface, and cutting said shape in the sheet01-01-2009
20120234143WORKPIECE WITH HARD COATING - A workpiece has a body (09-20-2012
20080295659Method of Aligning and Cutting Web of Lidstock - A method for cutting lidstock units from a web of pre-printed lidstock, the steps of: a) providing a web of pre-printed lidstock comprising a plurality of lidstock units across its width and its length and provided with a plurality of registration marks, b) feeding the web in the direction of its length through a cutting region provided with a first and a second optical sensor, c) stopping the feeding of the web when the first optical sensor detects a registration mark, d) moving the web in the direction of its width until a second optical sensor detects the registration mark, e) cutting the web in the cutting region into lidstock units by means of cutters.12-04-2008
20080295658COATED CEMENTED CARBIDE CUTTING TOOL INSERT - The present invention relates to PVD coated cemented carbide cutting tool inserts semifinishing and finishing metal cutting operations. The cemented carbide cutting tool insert comprises a substrate and a wear resistant coating. The substrate comprises in addition to WC, from about 5.5 to about 8.5 wt-% Co and Cr such that the Cr/Co weight ratio is from about 0.08 to about 0.12 and also small amounts of Ti and Ta. The wear resistant coating is a homogeneous Al12-04-2008
20110132159TEMPLATE DEVICES FOR CUTTING AND MARKING SHEET METAL - The embodiments disclosed herein provide a device suitable for assisting cutting and/or marking metal, such as sheet metal, comprising a template member, and optionally, an attachment component such as a magnetic component. The template member may further comprises a solid substrate material or a solid component and an outer edge and/or a window component. The device is configured so that the magnetic component allows the template member to be affixed to a metal object so that the outer edge and/or the window component may be used as a guide for cutting the metal, and allows the component to be removed from the metal when it is no longer needed for cutting.06-09-2011
20110088524Automatically Configurable Blind Cutting Center - A method and apparatus for sizing window coverings slidably extendable from a bay into an aisle of a retail outlet. The method includes the steps of locating the center of the window covering relative to a cutting station utilizing a half scale for removing a portion of the window covering from each of its ends.04-21-2011
20120260782POWER EQUIPMENT WITH DETECTION AND REACTION SYSTEMS - Woodworking machines and safety methods for use with those machines are disclosed. The machines include a detection system adapted to detect one or more dangerous conditions and a reaction system associated with the detection system. The reaction system can include an explosive to trigger the system, and also can be configured to retract a cutting tool at least partially away from a cutting region upon detection of a dangerous condition by the detection system.10-18-2012
20100251865METHOD OF FABRICATING SINGLE CRYSTAL GALLIUM NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE, NITRIDE GALLIUM SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE AND NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR EPITAXIAL SUBSTRATE - A method of fabricating a single crystal gallium nitride substrate the step of cutting an ingot of single crystal gallium nitride along predetermined planes to make one or more single crystal gallium nitride substrates. The ingot of single crystal gallium nitride is grown by vapor phase epitaxy in a direction of a predetermined axis. Each predetermined plane is inclined to the predetermined axis. Each substrate has a mirror polished primary surface. The primary surface has a first area and a second area. The first area is between an edge of the substrate and a line 3 millimeter away from the edge. The first area surrounds the second area. An axis perpendicular to the primary surface forms an off-angle with c-axis of the substrate. The off-angle takes a minimum value at a first position in the first area of the primary surface.10-07-2010
20100224040WINDSHIELD DEICER - A pair of vertically disposed handlebars spaced laterally apart mounting a plurality of vertically spaced flexible cords.09-09-2010
20130205958CUTTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF CUTTING USING THE DEVICE FOR CUTTING STRIPS FROM A BAND OF CORD-REINFORCED UNVULCANIZED RUBBER - The invention relates to a cutting device for cutting strips from a band of cord-reinforced unvulcanized rubber. The device comprises a frame, a first and a second cutting member having a substantially straight first and second cutting edge, respectively, of a hard metal, wherein the first cutting member is fixedly attached to the frame, and the second cutting member is substantially rectilinearly movable by means of a guide rail that is attached to the frame. The second cutting edge is movable along the first cutting edge for cutting the strips. The guide rail on the one hand is hinged to the frame parallel to the first cutting edge, and on the other hand is attached to the frame by means of a tensioning member. The tensioning member is adapted for providing a constant transverse force with which the guide rail is pushed to the first cutting edge. The frame further comprises a stop member for bounding the movement of the guide rail to the first cutting edge.08-15-2013
20110277604SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SHEET PROCESSING METHOD - A sheet processing apparatus includes a first detector configured to detect a leading edge of a sheet conveyed in a conveying direction, a second detector provided on a downstream side of the first detector in the sheet conveying direction to detect the leading edge of the sheet conveyed, a punching portion, in the downstream side of the first detector in the sheet conveying direction, to move in a sheet width direction crossing the sheet conveying direction and perform a punching process for the sheet, an edge detector configured to move in the width direction together with the punching portion and detect the edge of the sheet conveyed in the width direction, and a controller, on the basis of at least either of information of a conveying speed of the sheet and a sheet length in the conveying direction, when the edge detector starts movement in the width direction after the first or second detector detects the leading edge of the sheet, to judge whether the edge detector can detect the edge of the sheet or not, as a result of the judgment, selecting the detector positioned on the most downstream side in the conveying direction among the first and second detectors which can be used, and when the selected first or second detector detects the leading edge of the sheet conveyed, permitting the edge detector to start movement to detect the edge of the sheet in the width direction.11-17-2011
20130160620Method and device for cutting a food strand into slices - The invention relates to a method for cutting a food strand into slices including the steps inserting the food strand in a conveying device, conveying the food strand into a transfer position in a feed device, transferring the food strand through the feed device into a feed position where the food strand is more inclined relative to horizontal than in the transfer position, gripping the food strand at a rear end, feeding the food strand towards a cutting device, cutting the food strand into slices through the cutting device, and fixating the food strand at least during transfer from the transfer position into the feed position at least at one of its free longitudinal sides through at least one fixation element providing a form locking and/or friction locking engagement with the food strand. The invention also relates to a device for performing the method.06-27-2013
20110126680Apparatus for slicing food products - The invention relates to an apparatus for slicing food products, in particular to a high-performance slicer, comprising a product feed, at least one cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis and/or orbits a center axis in a planetary manner and to which at least one product to be sliced can be fed in a product feed direction and having an adjustment device for the cutting blade with which the cutting blade is movable in an adjustment direction, with the blade axis and/or the center axis of the cutting blade being inclined with respect to the horizontal during the slicing and with the adjustment direction of the cutting blade extending obliquely to the blade axis and/or to the center axis of the cutting blade.06-02-2011
20110126679Apparatus for slicing food products - The present invention relates to an apparatus for slicing food products, in particular to high-performance slicers, having a product feed which is made to feed at least one product to a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves, in particular in a rotating and/or orbiting manner, for cutting slices from the product, wherein the cutting blade is pivotally mounted and is pivotable for carrying out at least one additional function, in particular for carrying out blank cuts, for setting a cutting gap and/or for the vertical or dipping depth setting such that the spacing between the cutting blade and a reference plane which extends parallel to the cutting plane or coincides with the cutting plane is changed and in this process the cutting blade remains parallel to the cutting plane or departs from a parallel alignment.06-02-2011
20100018368METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRIMMING AT LEAST ONE SIDE EDGE OF A BOUND PRINTED PRODUCT - 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.01-28-2010
20110271805Hydraulic Saw System - A saw apparatus having a saw body with a front portion and a rear portion and two motors position on the body. A circular saw blade is mounted on each of said motors. The saw blades are oriented such that (i) a circumferential perimeter of the saw blades are in substantially the same plane; and (ii) a center of a first saw blade is positioned closer to the front portion of the saw body than is the center of a second saw blade.11-10-2011
20100288092VIBRATION CUTTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR VIBRATION CUTTING - The present invention discloses a vibration cutting device and a method for vibration cutting. The vibration cutting device comprises at least one first oscillating heat, a controller, by means of which the first oscillating head can be selectively electrically excited in order to carry out oscillations within a frequency range below the kilohertz range, and a cutting tool disposed between a first and a second fixture, while the first fixture is connected to the first oscillating head such that mechanical oscillations of the first oscillating head can be transferred to the cutting tool.11-18-2010
20110283849CUTTING PLOTTER AND CUTTING METHOD THEREOF - A cutting plotter (11-24-2011
20110283848METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MECHANICAL TRIMMING - A device for trimming the thickness of a mechanical body is disclosed. The trimming is performed by screwing a screw through a threaded hole and having the end of the screw pressing against the center of a disk element, which, by deformation, acts as a lever against an adjacent body.11-24-2011
20100170374WINDOW COVERING MODIFICATION APPARATUS - An apparatus for modifying window blind assemblies. The apparatus may have a base plate and a wall, the base plate and wall supporting the blind assembly. The apparatus may have a horizontal clamp assembly attached to the base plate that may secure a side of the blind assembly. The wall may support a slide clamp assembly. The slide clamp assembly may be slidably connected along the wall and pivotally adjusted to secure an adjacent side of the blind assembly. A cutting assembly may be attached to the base plate. The cutting assembly may have a saw guide for securing a saw that may be positioned to modify the blind assembly along a plane. The apparatus provides measuring and cutting the adjacently bundled blinds together along a plane, until the bundled blind assembly is again secured within the apparatus for modifying another end of the bundled blinds, for symmetry purposes.07-08-2010
20100170373CUTTING DEVICE - Cutting device (07-08-2010
20090314144DICING METHOD, PROGRAM FOR THE DICING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR THE DICING METHOD - A dicing method includes the step of cutting a substrate with a blade along a scribe line free from metal before an inclination of the blade surface reaches a predetermined critical value. The blade surface becomes inclined when the blade cuts into a scribe line having metal thereon. The critical value is determined on the basis of the inclination of the blade surface which leads to a breakage of the blade.12-24-2009
20100037738SHEET PERFORATION DEVICE AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - A paper-sheet punching device shown in FIG. 02-18-2010
20110214542SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING MULTI-PAGE MAIL PIECES - Systems and methods for processing multi-page mail pieces include a first unwinder that produces single width web and a second unwinder that produces a double width web. A merger/aligner having a slitter is located downstream from the second unwinder, and a cutter is located downstream from the merger/aligner. The slitter slits the double width web into two single width webs, and all of the single width webs are fed into the cutter. The cutter cuts the webs cross-wise at appropriate locations to separate the webs into individual sheets of a desired length.09-08-2011
20090188354Combination Vegetation trimmer and edger - A dual handled, single throttle trigger trimmer comprising rotating handles and a rotating trimmer head. The rotating handles allow the use of the trimmer in a trimming mode and an edging mode. The device may be readily converted between the two modes and the lawn care worker must not remove either hand from the device while doing so. The conversion is accomplished by rotating the trimmer upper handle about an axis perpendicular to the trimmer driveshaft while simultaneously rotating the trimmer middle handle about an axis parallel to the trimmer driveshaft. The middle handle has a slide fit around the trimmer driveshaft.07-30-2009
20120024121ADJUSTABLE PRINT MEDIA CUTTER SYSTEM AND METHOD - An adjustable print media cutter system and method are disclosed. In one form, the print media cutter system incorporates a blade assembly and an anvil assembly that are configured to provide an adjustable gap between a cutting blade and an anvil. Rotation of an adjustment cam adjusts the gap between the cutting blade and the anvil, thereby adjusting a depth of cut made into or through a print media that is fed between the blade assembly and the anvil assembly during operation of the adjustable print media cutter system.02-02-2012
20110283850Block Alignment For Microtomes - Systems and methods described herein for aligning a block in a microtome attempt to save time, money, and the sample by aligning a block in any rotary or cryostat microtome. One such device for aligning a block in a microtome has a knife holder component removably attached to a knife holder of the microtome and a pin alignment component extending vertically from the knife holder component in a direction substantially parallel to the block. The pin alignment component has a plurality of front pins extending from a front surface of the pin alignment component configured to slide in response to an angle of the block and a plurality of rear pins extending from a rear surface of the pin alignment component and coupled to the front pins. The rear pins are configured to indicate the extension of the front pins from the pin alignment component.11-24-2011
20090183611Food preparation device with safety features - A food preparation device having a mandolin slicer with safety features including an adjustable plate that can shield a person's hand from the cutting surface when the device is not in active use and a stability base and handle that prevent the device from sliding or falling over during operation.07-23-2009
20110107884METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PRECURSOR LENS FOR A RIM-SHAPED LENS - A method for manufacturing an externally circular precursor lens that is processed into a rim-shaped lens includes inputting processing data to specify the shape of the rim-shaped lens, and processing a material block based on the processing data so as to manufacture a precursor lens. An elliptical virtual rim surrounding the precursor lens manufactured at that time is imaginarily set, and is processed based on the processing data up to that range, and, outside the virtual rim, an amount of sag is changed to secure the edge thickness of the precursor lens. This method for manufacturing a precursor lens for a rim-shaped lens reduces an excessive load imposed on a processing tool during processing, allows the precursor lens to be processed into a rim-shaped lens while satisfactorily maintaining its edge thickness without the lack of the edge of the precursor lens, and results in a thin lens.05-12-2011
20100083802Production of Superabsorbent Polymers on a Continuous Belt Reactor - The invention relates to the production of superabsorbent polymers on a continuous belt reactor, comprising at least one rotating knife that cuts the formed polymer gel at the end of the continuous belt reactor, wherein the length of the cutting edge is at least 1 cm and the cutting edge is non-parallel to the rotation axis.04-08-2010
20100083801EMBEDDED THIN FILM SENSORS AND METHODS OF EMBEDDING THIN FILM SENSORS - An embedded sensor or other desired device is provided within a completed structure through a solid-state bonding process (e.g., by diffusion bonding) and/or through a dynamic bonding process (e.g., by brazing). The embedded sensor or other desired device is provided on a substrate through any know or later-developed method (e.g., a photolithography or conductive ink printing process). A cover is then bonded to the substrate using a solid-state bonding process and/or a dynamic bonding process. The solid-state bonding process and/or dynamic bonding process may include providing heat and/or pressure to the substrate, the cover and/or a bonding agent (e.g., a filler metal or alloy) to bond the substrate and the cover together.04-08-2010
20110167970MACHINE TOOL DEVICE - A machine tool device having a monitoring unit for monitoring at least one machine tool monitoring range, the monitoring unit having an evaluation unit. The evaluation unit has a computing unit which is provided to distinguish at least two motions in the machine tool monitoring range.07-14-2011
20110265618CUTTING TOOL WITH RETRACTABLE BLADES - A cutting tool includes a blade assembly with two retractable, opposing blades in a handle shaped for comfortable gripping. The blades may be closed and stowed by being partially retracted into the handle with a continuous motion of a single hand. The blades may similarly be extended and deployed for use with a continuous motion of a single hand. Each blade is formed with a shearing edge and a lever arm. Each lever arm is formed with a slot for engaging a blade locking tab joined to a cover for the handle. When the blade assembly is retracted into the handle, the shearing edges of the blades remain safely closed when the lever arms are released by a person using the tool. The cutting tool includes a retractable tether for preventing loss or damage to the tool should it be dropped.11-03-2011
20090205469METHODS FOR REPLACING CUTTING MEMBERS - A method enabling maintenance intervention on a chopping machine. In the method at least one strand is drawn through a first chopping assembly in operation, the first chopping assembly including a first chopping wheel and a first anvil wheel, the first chopping assembly being secured to a chassis mounted to move about an axle. The chassis is rotated about its axle until a second chopping assembly initially in a position of non-operation is brought into the vicinity of the strand, the second chopping assembly being secured to the chassis and including a second chopping wheel and a second anvil wheel. The second chopping assembly is set in operation and the strand is led in between the second chopping wheel and the second anvil wheel. The first chopping assembly is brought into the position of non-operation.08-20-2009
20100122613Folder for adjustably tensioning a web and method of adjusting web tension as a web is cut - A printing press folder is provided. The printing press folder includes a cutting apparatus cutting a moving web to form successive signatures, a first acceleration cylinder and a second acceleration cylinder. The first acceleration cylinder includes a first contacting segment and a first relieved portion circumferentially adjacent to the first contacting segment and the first contacting segment radially protrudes from the first acceleration cylinder with respect to the first relieved portion. The second acceleration cylinder includes a second contacting segment and a second relieved portion circumferentially adjacent to the second contacting segment and the second contacting segment radially protrudes from the second acceleration cylinder with respect to the second relieved portion. The first acceleration cylinder and the second acceleration cylinder grip the web at a gripping location with the first contacting segment and the second contacting segment to create a tension in the web as the web is cut by the cutting apparatus. A method of varying tension in a web in a printing press folder is also provided.05-20-2010
20090282958 TEACHING DEVICE FOR A CUTTING DIE AROUND PATTERNS PRINTED ON A FLAT PRINTING MEDIUM, CUTTING MACHINE PROVIDED WITH SUCH A DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME - The purpose of the invention is a control device for handling mobility elements of a cutting tool (11-19-2009
20110167971MATCHED VELOCITY TRANSFER APPARATUS FOR A SHEET MATERIAL ARTICLE TRIMMER - A transfer apparatus for a sheet material article trimmer includes a transfer element configured to grip the sheet material article and move the sheet material article in a transfer direction onto a side table of the sheet material article trimmer. A driver is provided, the driver being configured to move the transfer element at the same speed as the side table during period of time when the sheet material article is gripped by the transfer element and the side table is moving in the transfer direction.07-14-2011
20110197724Apparatus and Method for Cutting a Cathode Ray Tube - An apparatus 08-18-2011
20090288529Detecting and Reworking Inconsistencies Proximate Aircraft Splice Joints - Detecting inconsistencies proximate a panel splice joint involves trimming a portion of a first panel overlapping a second panel to expose a previously overlapped region of the second panel. The previously overlapped region of the second panel may be inspected to detect any inconsistencies present thereon after trimming the portion.11-26-2009
20080236347Swinging circular saw with lateral movement - A cutting device may include a base for supporting a material, such as wood, to be cut. A blade may be joined to an arm that swings about a pivot located above a cutting area. The blade may be allowed to move in a lateral direction through an arcuate path toward the user to cut the material. A biasing force may be applied to the arm to pull the arm to a retracted position off of the cutting area. A motor for driving the blade may be located on the arm above the blade such that the cutting area may remain visible to allow precise cutting. An abutment may be provided for aligning the material to be cut. A gap may be provided in the abutment to allow the blade to pass therethrough. Measuring indicia may be placed on opposing sides of the gap to facilitate measuring and cutting the material.10-02-2008
20080245200Electric Saw with Operator Protection System - There is described a control system for an electrically powered saw of the type incorporating a table through which the blade of the saw passes. The control system comprises a clamping mechanism (10-09-2008
20100275750System and Method for Forming Barbs on a Suture - A station for cutting a barb suture is provided. The barb cutting station includes a suture transport assembly for supporting a first suture, a first knife assembly for forming barbs on the first suture, and a first clamp and position assembly for approximating the at least first suture towards the at least first knife assembly. The barb cutting station may further include at least a first suture cutting mechanism configured for severing the at least first suture when a defect is detected. The station may also include at least a first visual inspection assembly configured for detecting defective barbs.11-04-2010
20100275751CUTTING OF A SOFT FOOD MASS - Method and device for cutting a soft food mass, in particular for cutting machine-processed cheese, such as processed cheese or mozzarella, whereby the food mass is present as a broad food ribbon of small ribbon thickness, whereby the food ribbon is fed by means of a conveyor belt with a travel speed leading to a longitudinal cutting system, in particular in the form of a cutting roller, which cuts the food ribbon with axially arranged cutting disks into parallel longitudinal strips, whereby the direction of rotation of the longitudinal cutting system corresponds to the travel direction of the food ribbon, whereby the cutting disks in each case have blades that are provided with at least one tooth, whereby the tooth height is greater than the ribbon thickness, whereby the peripheral speed of the cutting roller is adjusted in such a way that a tooth is immersed in the food ribbon when cutting with the tips of the teeth and creates a slot of a specific slot length in the food ribbon that moves in the same direction, whereby the slot created by the subsequent tooth is adjacent to the preceding slot.11-04-2010
20110203428Siding cutting table - The present invention provides a Siding Cutting Table, comprising a work surface specially designed for cutting aluminum or vinyl siding, as well as other construction materials such as wood and similar. Fabricated of a durable, heavy duty aluminum material, the Siding Cutting Table is generally rectangular in shape, measuring approximately nine feet eight inches in overall length, sixteen inches in width, and one and three-quarter inches in depth. A tri-sectioned unit, the product would consist of an “A” section with an enlarged surface on the left, a smaller “C” section in the center, and a similarly small “B” section on the right. These sections are separated by “K” pieces, or removable slots. The table also comes equipped with a table stabilizer beam located underneath the unit, as well as foldable legs that ensure easy transport and storage.08-25-2011
20120031245PUNCH TOOL DEVICE AND METHOD OF SUPPLYING LUBRICATING OIL - A punch tool device vertically movably mounted in a punch mounting hole (02-09-2012
20110203429Cutting Device - A cutting device, particularly suited for removing vehicle glazing panels, has forward blade carrier and a rearward handle spaced from the forward blade carrier. The forward blade carrier may function as a handle, the device thereby being operable in two handed use. The rearward handle and forward blade may be movable relative to one another permitting re-configuration of the device. The rearward handle and forward blade carrier may be connected by a bridge portion. Novel aspects of the blade and lubrication for the device are also described and claimed.08-25-2011
20110197725PUNCHING UNIT - There is provided a punching unit having a structure permitting to reduce a force required for punching, permitting to lessen parts and permitting to punch holes through a member to be perforated at arbitrary positions thereof. The punching unit has a holder that holds one or plurality of sets of punches and dies. The holder is movable in an array direction in which a plurality of holes to be perforated through the member is arrayed. An eccentric cam is disposed above the holder in parallel with the array direction. The punches within the holder are driven toward the dies by rotating the eccentric cam regardless of moving positions of the holder. Thus, the punching unit can perforate a number of holes greater than the number of punches held within the holder by sequentially moving the holder and by rotating the eccentric cam.08-18-2011
20090165612AIR TEMPERATURE NORMALIZATION IN PAPER CUTTING SYSTEM - A paper cutting system includes a cutting assembly, a transport moving a web through the cutting assembly, a vacuum plenum utilizing a vacuum source to control the web moving through the cutting assembly, an air source providing purge air to the cutting assembly for removal of debris, and a heat exchanger normalizing a temperature of the purge air with respect to a temperature of ambient air prior to the purge air reaching the cutting assembly. The heat exchanger may be operated using the vacuum source.07-02-2009
20080289464Cutting method and manufacturing method of sheet member, sheet member, optical element, and image display device - Problem to be Solved: To provide a cutting method for a laminated sheet to have excellent accuracy and an excellent surface state when cutting and finishing a cutting surface of the laminated sheet.11-27-2008
20080307936Reciprocating Saw Blade Having Variable-Height Teeth and Related Method - A reciprocating saw blade, for use in a portable power reciprocating saw including a chuck for releasably engaging the saw blade, includes a tang having an elongated axis and being engageable with the chuck for attaching the saw blade to the reciprocating saw. The saw further includes a blade portion having a cutting edge that defines a plurality of cutting teeth. The cutting teeth define a repeating pattern of successive groups of teeth. Each group of teeth is less than about a half inch in length, and includes a plurality of laterally offset teeth, at least one relatively high first tooth and at least one relatively low second tooth. Prior to tooth set, the at least one relatively high first tooth is at least about 0.002 inch higher than the at least one relatively low second tooth.12-18-2008
20080202298Glass cutting method - A method of cutting a glass substrate to form a plurality of flat panel displays. The method includes forming a scribe line or a line of weakness on a surface of a mother material; treating the mother material with chemical to further weaken the mother material; and cutting the mother material. The scribe line may be formed using a masking technique. The mother material may be treated with chemical by putting the mother material into a chemical solution. Alternatively, the chemical may be sprayed, blown, or exposed to the mother material. The cutting of the mother material may be done by applying mechanical and/or thermal stress along the scribe line.08-28-2008
20100275749Cutting Insert and Cutting Method - In a cutting insert of the invention, a protruded portion formed on an upper surface lying more inward than a breaker groove along a corner comprises a breaker projection adjacentmost to the corner; a breaker wall face formed connectedly with the breaker projection so as to project more upward than the breaker projection; and a breaker side face formed connectedly with the breaker wall face. The breaker wall face is formed to have a smaller width toward the projecting direction of the breaker wall face, and inclined to have a higher position as it departs from the corner. The breaker side face is formed to have a larger width as it departs from the corner. The height of the breaker projection is not more than half of the height of the top of the breaker wall face, and is lower than the height of the cutting edge along the corner. A cutting method using a cutting tool comprising the cutting insert is also provided.11-04-2010
20090031870SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUTTING A WEB TO PROVIDE A COVERING - A covering is provided for exterior or interior application on solid surfaces such as garage floors, patios, and walkways. The covering is formed as tiles formed of a top layer of fibrous material, such as carpet, and a bottom layer of adhesive applied in spaced bands, lines, strips or rows that allow the tile to be removed from the surface after installation if desired. A release sheet, preferably formed of plural pieces, is secured over the adhesive for removal during installation. A portion of the release sheet can function as a positioning strip to assist in accurately placing the tiles. The covering is manufactured by coating the bottom surface of a strip of material in beads of adhesive, smoothing the beads into bands, lines, strips or rows, and then cutting the strip into tiles using a non-mechanical cutter such as a laser.02-05-2009
20110005360ROOT CUTTING TOOL - The present invention provides for a tool operable to cut objects placed below ground level or on ground level, including tree roots or pipes. The cutting tool of the present invention comprises (a) a base plate, and (b) a cutting plate that includes a cutting. The cutting plate is slidably mounted to the base plate. The cutting edge is capable of moving between a resting position and a cutting position. The cutting edge is configured for cutting an object when positioned in the cutting position.01-13-2011
20130213198Device for processing workpieces using ultrasound and method for operating that device - A device for processing workpieces using ultrasound has an ultrasound oscillating structure and an anvil with a counter tool, wherein the ultrasound oscillating structure has an ultrasound sonotrode which can be moved by a carriage in the axial direction thereof and in the direction of the counter tool. A force storage is provided for the counter tool to urge the counter tool with a force towards the ultrasound sonotrode.08-22-2013
20090178521METHOD AND APPARTUS FOR SAWING LINEAL MATERIAL TO LENGTH - An enhancement for use with automatically cycled saw systems that provides an operator access to two-hand anti-tie down buttons and other machine control functions while manually crowding the material to be cut against the saw's fence.07-16-2009
20080257122Method and Devices for Severing Sheets from and/or Feeding a Web into a Subsequent Processing Stage - A web is fed into a sheet severer prior to its entry into a subsequent processing stage. The sheets, which have been severed from the web are then cut into required product sections in a cross-cutter which is associated with this subsequent processing stage. In order to achieve an accurately registered severing process, using the sheet severer, it is triggered by a signal which represents the phase position of the cross-cutter. The sheet severer is thus phase-correlated in relation to the phase position of the cross-cutter.10-23-2008
20090211414Cutting Tool - A cutting tool with a hard coating layer coating a surface of a substrate formed of a hard sintered body, the hard coating layer being harder than the substrate. A polishing is performed on a cutting edge part ranging from a rake face side on a surface of the hard coating layer to a flank face side with a crossing ridge interposed therebetween. The polishing is performed so that a crack is present in a polished surface, and a depth of an adjacent region of the crack increases gradually with decreasing distance to the crack. This enables to provide the cutting tool having an excellent wear resistance and having an improvement in the chipping resistance of the cutting edge.08-27-2009
20090199686Apparatus for sawing with self-clamping of work piece - An apparatus for clamping a work piece to be cut using a power saw includes a first clamping portion foldably connected with a second clamping portion. The work piece is placed between the first and second clamping portions and the saw is forced against one of the clamping portions to secure the work piece for cutting.08-13-2009
20090320659Method and apparatus for making storage container from plastic bottle - An apparatus and method are disclosed for cutting a cylindrical plastic bottle into two sections, providing the open end of one section with an externally threaded collar and the open end of the other section with an internally threaded collar, and threadedly engaging the two sections into a storage container.12-31-2009
20090320658Cutting Methods and Cutting Apparatus - The present invention provides cutting methods and cutting apparatus that can precisely cut workpieces in complicated shapes with high aspect ratios regardless of materials of the workpieces. The present invention is cutting methods and cutting apparatus using a wire saw wherein cutting processing is performed for a workpiece by extending a cutting wire on a cutting arm that rotates around a wire's center axis or a real cutting position relative to a fixed section and rotating the cutting arm such that a cutting direction of the wire matches a support direction of a total stiffness that supports the wire.12-31-2009
20110219921Cutting System - A cutting system for cutting natural or composite products is disclosed. The cutting system includes a fixed shear cutting blade having a cutting edge that faces upwardly. The cutting system also includes a movable ram positioned above the cutting edge. The movable ram can be moved upwardly and downwardly relative to the cutting edge. In use of the cutting system, a product desired to be cut is fed between the movable ram and the cutting edge of the cutting blade. By moving the movable ram downwardly toward the cutting blade, the product is compressed against the cutting blade thereby causing the cutting edge of the cutting blade to cut upwardly through the product.09-15-2011
20090064831Precision Corner Post Cutter - An apparatus and method are disclosed for cutting a corner post. The apparatus includes a blade disposed within the apparatus. A piston is coupled to the blade for actuating the blade. A trigger switch is coupled to the piston. The piston causes the blade to actuate when the trigger is depressed. The apparatus includes an opening through the apparatus for receiving the corner post through the opening. The blade is actuated to move through the opening and cut through the corner post.03-12-2009
20090100974Method and apparatus for processing material - A system for processing material includes a computer connected to a saw. A pusher is used to convey material along a processing path. The computer is programmed to control optimal processing of material to satisfy a cut list.04-23-2009
20110138977 PORTIONING DEVICE - The invention provides a method and a device for portioning a substance, e.g. dough for making bread or pastry. The device operates on an elongated body of the substance and separates pieces there from in accordance with an image received from an image generating camera. Accordingly, portioning of the dough occurs without having to compress the dough into a measuring chamber as it is required in traditional portioning of dough.06-16-2011
20090000438APPARATUS FOR TRIMMING PAPER ROLLS OR LOGS AND AN OPERATING METHOD FOR TREATING THE LOGS - Apparatus for trimming paper rolls or logs (01-01-2009
20130213197PCBN MATERIAL, TOOL ELEMENTS COMPRISING SAME AND METHOD FOR USING SAME - PCBN material consisting essentially of cubic boron nitride (cBN) grains and binder material, the content of the cBN grains being at least 80 weight percent of the PCBN material; the binder material comprising greater than 50 weight percent Al and a combined content of at least 5 weight percent of an iron group element and a refractory element, the iron group element selected from the group consisting of Co, Fe, Ni and Mn, and the refractory element selected from the group consisting of W, Cr, V, Mo, Ta, Ti, Hf and Zr.08-22-2013
20090223333Cutting Tool, Process for Producing the Same, and Method of Cutting - [Problems] To provide a cutting tool consisting of a hard material improved in the adherence between a substratum of cemented carbide having hard phases bound by a binder metal and a TiN layer superimposed on a surface of the substratum, and provide a process for producing the same.09-10-2009
20090255387VISION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A system or apparatus of monitoring and adjusting the location of a perforation cut during production of a plastic sheet.10-15-2009
20120192690Controlling Rules and Variables for Cutting - The present invention relates to a method and a system for machine cutting several parts (08-02-2012
20120192687APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING NOODLE - A noodle strand cutting apparatus for cutting gelatinized noodle strands used in manufacturing of instant noodles is provided with: a conveyer for conveying at least one bundle of the gelatinized noodle strands; and a rotary cutter arranged above the conveyer and intended to cut, to a predetermined length, the at least one bundle of the gelatinized noodle strands conveyed on the conveyer in a substantially horizontal direction. The rotary cutter is provided with a plurality of blades that extend side by side with a rotational axis in radial directions around the rotational axis, the plurality of blades being spaced from each other in a circumferential direction by predetermined intervals.08-02-2012
20100263504DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A REINFORCED FOAM MATERIAL - The invention relates to a device for producing a reinforced foam material and for receiving a textile semifinished product in a hook. To this end, the device has a first subunit having a transport device and a second subunit having a receiving device. The transport device is designed to convey the textile semifinished product into the receiving device, and the first subunit and the second subunit are designed such that the textile semifinished product can be presented in defined length by a relative movement of the first subunit relative to the second subunit. Furthermore, the receiving device of the second subunit is set up such that the textile semifinished product can be placed in the hooks by a relative movement of the receiving device relative to the hook.10-21-2010
20100263505Verification of Tow Cut for Automatic Fiber Placement - The operation of tow cutters in an automatic fiber placement machine are monitored to determine if inconsistencies in fiber placement are related to cutter operation. A machine vision system detects inconsistencies in tow placement, and timing signals are generated that represent the actuation of the cutters. The timing signals are correlated with recorded images of the placed tows to determine if the inconsistency in tow placement is related to cutter operation.10-21-2010
20100175520Method and device for cutting fresh tissue slices - Fresh tissue slices can be cut from tissue specimens embedded in a low gel point agarose by the use of a vibrating, sliding-blade microtome. The microtome has a blade which vibrates in a generally horizontal direction and which is supported for movement in a generally diagonal, sliding direction with respect to the tissue specimen. The compound vibrating and sliding motion of the cutting blade of the microtome is very effective in cutting fresh tissue slices that have a slice viability, measured as a ratio of live to dead cells, which is much better than that which has been obtained using conventional vibrating microtomes.07-15-2010
20100186561Device for Separating Winding Cores from Turns of Wound Material in Trimmings of Logs of Web Material - The device comprises: a moving member (07-29-2010
20100257987METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE REGISTER BETWEEN A PRINTED PATTERN AND A THREE-DIMENSIONAL PATTERN ON A PACKAGING MATERIAL - A method and/or an apparatus for controlling the register between print and three-dimensional structures, such as creases in the forming of a package, and a method and/or the apparatus for controlling a unit for repeated cutting-out or perforation of a material web from which the packages are formed. In the control, a focused, high intensive light beam, such as a laser line, is laid in a bisecting direction to relevant creases. The position of the crease or the creases is determined by sensing of a deflection of the projected laser line. Diffuse light from the laser line may be used in order to register the position of a register marking. If the difference between the register marking and crease differs more than a predetermined value, the creasing tool and/or printing press is automatically adjusted.10-14-2010
20110174123SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE LENGTH OF A DISCRETE SEGMENT OF A CONTINUOUS WEB OF ELASTIC MATERIAL - In a system and method for controlling the length of a discrete segment of an elastic web, a wound off tension of the web is determined during unwinding from a wound roll. The unwound web is delivered to a processing station while being maintained in tension. A discrete segment of the web is transported away from the processing station for at least a time t wherein the discrete segment decreases in length to a recovered length. The recovered length is predicted based at least in part on the wound off tension and in response to the predicted recovered length, at least one of the following is controlled: 1) the speed at which the web is delivered to the processing station, 2) the tension in the continuous web as it is delivered to the processing station, and 3) the length of the discrete segment at the processing station.07-21-2011
20100257984PRODUCE PROCESSING APPARATUS - Produce trimming apparatus are presented including, including: a number of paddles coupled with a rotating conveyor system configured for capturing and isolating the produce along a first section; a counter-rotating compression belt system for compressing the produce along a second section, where the counter-rotating compression belt system is configured to apply a compressive force to the produce such that the produce is secured, and where the counter-rotating compression belt system includes a belt that is counter-rotating and synchronized with respect to the rotating conveyor system; and a cutting system including a number of cutting blades positioned along a path of the rotating conveyor system, where the number of cutting blades are configured to core and trim the produce along the second section.10-14-2010
20100186562SEPARATING DEVICE FOR AN ASSEMBLY LINE TYPE PRODUCTION LINE - The invention relates to a device for separating insulating materials which were obtained in a continuous production process and are made of mineral wool in determinable lengths, comprising the following features: a) the separation of the material is carried out by means of two separately driven circular saw blades (07-29-2010
20100257985APPARATUS FOR MEASURING AND METHODS OF USING APPARATUS FOR MEASURING - Embodiments of the present disclosure include an apparatus for measuring paper for the scrapbooker. Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods of use of an apparatus for measuring paper for the scrapbooker.10-14-2010
20090013838Method of Cutting a Shape - An electronic cutter includes a method of cutting a shape in a sheet. The method includes connecting a memory storage device to the electronic cutter and selecting a shape to be cut, the shape being selected from a set of shapes stored on the memory storage device. The method also includes displaying the shape on a graphical display, receiving an indication from a user to cut the shape displayed in the graphical display, and cutting the shape in the sheet.01-15-2009
20100224041FOOD SLICER - A food slicing apparatus includes a container, a removable top, and a slicing device that includes blades and slides relative to the top. The top defines a patterned hole which accommodates the blades as the slicing device slides from an open position in which the blades are spaced from the top, toward a closed position in which the blades are disposed through the patterned hole. A piece of food that is placed on the top below the blades and is sliced by pressing the slicing device against the food and the sliced pieces are moved into the container by further pressing on the slicing device thereby pressing the frame of the slicing device against the food. The slicing device and top are thereafter removed from the container, and a lid is placed on the container to accommodate the food after it has been sliced.09-09-2010
20110107887Method and Apparatus for Trimming Photovoltaic Modules - Embodiments of an apparatus and a method for automatically trimming a rectangular photovoltaic module are disclosed. The module comprises two longitudinal sides and two transverse sides and comprising two equally sized glass plates which rest one on the other and further comprises an intermediate layer comprising a film overlapping the glass plates on all sides. The apparatus comprises: a) holding means for fixing the rear transverse side of the module, b) means for the edge-precise cutting of the overlapping film of the module on the rear transverse side, c) means for the edge-precise, simultaneous cutting off of the overlapping film of the module on both longitudinal sides, d) holding means for fixing the front transverse side of the module, and e) means for the edge-precise cutting off of the overlapping film of the module on the front transverse side. A computer program for carrying out the method is also disclosed.05-12-2011
20100218653METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING HEIGHTS OF SLITTER BLADE - Disclosed is a method and a device for adjusting the height of a slitter blade wherein the quality at a slitting section of a cardboard web is ensured in a slitter device by finding an optimal engaging point of a receiving roll and a slitter blade, and setting of the engaging point can be achieved easily by a simple and low cost mechanism. A center of a slitter blade is located on the downstream side of a center of a receiving roll in the traveling direction of a cardboard web, the slitter blade and the receiving roll are rotated such that the outer circumferential surfaces thereof move in the same direction as the traveling direction of a cardboard web, light beams are irradiated in the width direction of the cardboard web to pass through a contact position of the outer circumferential surface of the receiving roll with the cardboard web, the slitter blade is brought close towards the receiving roll, and a position where the circular outer edge of the slitter blade intercepts the light beams is determined as a slitting position of the cardboard web for the slitter blade.09-02-2010
20100251864Compressible Material Profile Forming Tooling, Profile Assembly With, and Method of Using Same - A tool device with projections and valley floors used in profiling material such as foam. The projections having distal recesses surrounded by rims to form flat topped products. A profiler has opposing tooling devices with one or more (e.g., stacked) tool devices and a cutter to form, for example, mirror image flat top output products including single of multi-zoned flat top surface regions with flat surface protuberances. Projections of one tooling device extend within a valley floor region surrounded by a projection of an opposing tooling device or within recesses formed in, for example, an opposing side wall of a projection of the opposing tooling device or projections designed to extend within valley floor regions between adjacent rows of projections on an opposing tooling device, inclusive of conformingly shaped valley floor regions having a common interior configuration to the exterior configuration of an opposing projection to be received.10-07-2010
20120192689GUIDE ASSEMBLY AND SHEET MATERIAL SLITTER INCORPORATING THE SAME - A sheet material slitter with a guide assembly for receiving the edges of material along a slit formed in the sheet material. The slitter includes a cutting assembly in the form of a pair of cooperative slitting knives rotatably mounted in axially offset relation. A drive motor is coupled to the slitting knives and operative to counter-rotate the knives such that sheet material fed into the slitter is drawn through the slitter as the material is cut to form a slit. The guide assembly is mounted adjacent the slitting knives and comprises a pair of guide rollers rotatably supported in axially spaced relation. Each guide roller is capable of receiving a respective edge of material along the slit formed in the sheet material. The guide rollers are supported in substantially parallel relation to one another and may be supported at an angle with respect to the slitting knives.08-02-2012
20110011224SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME MONITORING OF DIE USE OR YIELD - A method for monitoring die cutting comprising the steps of placing at least one cutting die on a hide, each cutting die having a particular pattern and an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag coupled thereto, each RFID tag containing die-related information about that particular cutting die, repeatedly reading at least one RFID tag to obtain the die-related information for each RFID tag in real-time, based on the die-related information, determining whether the hide is ready for cutting, generating an output based on with whether the hide is ready for cutting, and when the hide is ready for cutting, cutting the hide.01-20-2011
20100257986APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ROBOTIC DEBURR AND MATERIAL REMOVAL - An apparatus for cutting, deburring, deflashing and removing material from a workpiece includes a housing mounted to a robot, a collet coupled to the housing, a shaft disposed in the housing and coupled to the collet such that a rotation of the shaft results in a rotation of the collet, wherein the shaft is selectively toggled between a locked position and an unlocked position, and a blade holder disposed in the collet and including a blade coupled thereto, wherein a freedom of movement of the blade is determined based on a position of the shaft.10-14-2010
20100242695Optical marking mechanism and method for marking lines for a power tool - An optical marking mechanism for a power tool, the power tool comprising a cutting blade with a cutting width. The optical marking mechanism comprising a light source emitting a first light beam and an optical element located on the end of the emitting light for converting the first light beam into a planar light beam. The planar light beam being able to assist a user in incorporating the cutting width of the cutting blade when cutting a workpiece to increase the measurement accuracy of the resultant cut workpiece.09-30-2010
20120240738FOOD PRODUCT SLICER WITH GAUGE PLATE BASED SHUTDOWN OPERATION - A food product slicer includes a carriage assembly is mounted to the base for reciprocal movement back and forth past a cutting edge of a knife. An adjustable gauge plate provides variable slice thickness for food product carried by the carriage assembly. During automatic slicing, when the gauge plate is moved from the open position to the closed position, a slicer controller automatically shuts down the carriage drive in a controlled manner that causes the carriage to stop at its most forward position.09-27-2012
20110056346 PROCESS FOR MAKING PERFORATIONS IN A PLASTIC FILM MATERIAL - A process for making perforations in a plastic film material to be used in a package for products prone to decay, in which the surface area of the perforations made in a defined surface area of the plastic film material must have a predetermined value, which process has the following steps: A. making of one perforation or a number of perforations in the defined surface area of the plastic film material, B. measuring the surface area of the perforation or of the number of perforations made in step A, C. calculating the difference between the predetermined perforation value minus the surface area of all perforations present in the defined surface area, D. if the difference is smaller than a first predetermined reference value, stopping the making of perforations in the defined surface area of the plastic film material, or if the difference is larger than the first predetermined reference value repeating the steps A to C until the difference is at most equal to the first predetermined reference value.03-10-2011
20110232438Lifting Device for Stripping and Blanking Operations - A deflectable lifting device can be mounted to a support form, work surface or other member of a material conveyance system. According to embodiments, the deflectable lifting device can have a base that mounts into the support, and a bendable arm arranged in the pathway of a material conveyance system, such as a paper stripping or paper blanking work station. When a sheet or web of material travels over the deflectable lifting device, the bendable arm can bend and deflect downwards, but still contact the sheet or web with a gently humped or arcuate portion, providing a small margin of elevation or lift to the sheet or web. The sheet or web can therefore be elevated above edges, holes, or other obstructions in the pathway that could jam or snag the delivery of the material. The deflectable lifting device can comprise an arcuate portion or head over which the sheet or web can slide in a bearing fashion.09-29-2011
20090038452Method for making contoured decorative grass - Method for producing decorative grass, such as Easter grass, from a sheet or web of material having a decorative pattern thereon. The decorative pattern may be printed material and/or embossed patterns thereon, or a non-linear side edge that provides the decorative grass with a contoured configuration.02-12-2009
20090038451METHOD FOR MONITORING CUTTING BLADE FUNCTIONALITY - The present invention provides a method for monitoring the functionality of the contour cutting blade by cutting at least a portion of the top sheet, which is connected to the reservoir of sheet material, along a separation line with the cutting blade so as to at least partially separate the stack portion of sheet material from the reservoir of sheet material. The separation line, therefore, defines the trailing edge of the stack portion of the sheet and a leading edge of the reservoir of sheet material. Checking the functionality of the cutting blade is achieved by retracting the leading edge of the reservoir from the trailing edge of the stack portion. The ability to perform this retracting step is considered as indication that the cutting blade is functioning properly. Likewise, the inability to perform this retracting step is considered as indication that the cutting blade has malfunctioned and an appropriate resolution is required.02-12-2009
20080229891WEAR RESISTANT HARD COATING FOR A WORKPIECE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME - The present invention provides an optimized hard coating and a workpiece, especially a cutting tool coated with a hard coating to increase tooling performance with difficult to machine materials such as high speed steels, titanium alloys, nickel alloys, austenitic steels and especially hard materials like hardened tool steel having a hardness of higher 50, preferably of higher 55 HRC. This is achieved by a workpiece coated with a wear resistant multilayered comprising at least a first supporting layer and a second nanocrystalline layer, whereas the first layer comprises a coating material of the following composition (Ti09-25-2008
20100307302FEATHERBOARD ASSEMBLY - A featherboard assembly for use with a work table. The featherboard assembly includes a featherboard having a body and an axis. The featherboard assembly further includes an adjustment mechanism associated with the featherboard for attaching the featherboard to the work table. The adjustment mechanism permits the featherboard to be adjusted on the table along a first axis and permits the featherboard to be adjusted along a second axis. The adjustment mechanism is capable of locking the featherboard against movement along the second axis while the featherboard is moved along the first axis and locking the featherboard against movement along the first axis while the featherboard is moved along the second axis.12-09-2010
20100313719 CHAIN CUTTER FOR CONTINUOUSLY FORMING CENTER-FILLED GUM PIECES - The present invention includes a chain type cutting apparatus for continuous cutting of a rope of a center-filled consumable product into individual pieces, which includes a first continuous elongate rotary chain with a plurality of first open die cavity portions and a second continuous elongate rotary chain with a plurality of second open die cavity portions. The first and second die cavity portions are mutually engageable to form a closed die cavity about a rope of center filled consumable product, forming pieces. The invention incorporates four main variables, dwell time, chain length, chain speed and the number of closed die cavities in simultaneous engagement. These four variables can be altered to increase the output of the product, as well as maintain a satisfactory seal of the center-filled consumable product.12-16-2010
20100313720DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING SURFACE LAYERS IN PRODUCTS OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY - A method and apparatus to separate a surface layer of a product in the food industry. The apparatus includes a transport device to transport the product from an input region to an output region and a pressure device to press the product against the transport device. A separating device is arranged in the output region to separate the surface layer from the product. The separating device defines a separating gap between the separating device and the transport device. A substantially cylindrical, rotatably controllable deflecting device is arranged in the output region. The deflecting device has a shape varying in the axial direction and/or a circumferential direction. The transport device is guided around the deflecting device to create a variable process gap to separate the surface layer of the product from the product.12-16-2010
20100319504LAYER CUTTING APPARATUS - A layer cutting apparatus includes a tray having an interior defined by a bottom and sidewall. A sleeve is at least partially disposed in the interior of the tray, and a cutting line is attached to the sleeve. The cutting line is configured to be removed from the sleeve by pulling the line away from the tray at one point of the sidewall.12-23-2010
20120031246Device For Guiding A Saw Blade - The invention describes a device for guiding a saw blade, in particular a saw blade that is driven in an oscillating way, having a base body through which a guide slot extends for guiding a saw blade, which guide slot opens into a first guide surface configured as contact surface for the workpiece, having a stop which is supported on the base body and which comprises a second guide surface configured for being brought into contact with the workpiece and arranged at an angle relative to the first guide surface, and having a handle as means for holding the base body02-09-2012
20100180735Tooth for a circular saw or mower drum - A tooth for a circular saw or a mower drum that can be used to cut standing trees or brush and undergrowth. The tooth has four cutting edges arranged in a first pair of opposed cutting edges that are generally straight and a second pair of opposed cutting edges that are generally concave. The tooth is mounted in a holder in a first or second cutting position that orients a cutting edge of the first or second pair to physically contact and effect a cutting method to a cuttable material. In a first cutting method, a generally straight cutting edge contacts the material, resulting in a slicing action. In a second cutting method, a generally concave cutting edge contacts the material, resulting in a gouging action. Teeth in the circular saw or brush mower alternate between first and second cutting positions, allowing both cutting methods to be applied to cuttable material.07-22-2010
20110113938Rail System Cheese Cutter - The present invention is a rail system cheese cutter comprised of an arched cutting surface, rail and cutting arm with a removable cutting wire and tension adjustment component which allows the user to adjust the tension of the wire. The rail has a milled portion where the cutting arm is to be attached to the rail. One end of the cutting arm has a rotational bearing with a slot and opening. The slot is slid around the milled portion of the rail until the rail rests in the opening of the rotational bearing. Once attached, the cutting arm can be pivoted around the rail and moved laterally along the rail allowing the user to uniformly cut or slice a food item without moving it.05-19-2011
20110017030UNIVERSAL CUTTING TOOL FOR USE WITH LEGACY AND NEW GENERATION EXPLOSIVE ORDINANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) ROBOTS - A universal cutting tool for use on the arm of a robot, the universal cutting tool comprising: 01-27-2011
20100000382METHOD FOR CUTTING PAPER AND OTHER GRAPHIC SUPPORTS ON A ROLL AT THE SAME TIME ALONG TWO PERPENDICULAR AXES WITH AUTOMATIC CORRECTION OF ERRORS - A method of cutting, simultaneously on two axes (X, Y) perpendicular to each other, of a sheet or web of paper and other graphic or photographic substrates (01-07-2010
20110174124BAGEL CHIP SLICER - A bagel slicing apparatus comprising providing a housing having a plurality of cutting blades, with the cutting blades moving linearly and reciprocally to slice a bagel into a plurality of bagel chips.07-21-2011
20100058904APPARATUS FOR CUTTING OFF FIBRE MATS - The present invention concerns a method and an apparatus for cutting fibre mats, preferably from a roll, where the cutting is effected with a mechanical automatic tool, where cutting of the fibre mat is effected so that the cut surface on the fibre mat can be varied from an angle greater than 0° to an angle less than 180° in relation to both surfaces on the fibre mat, where it is the variable position of the fibre mat relative to the direction of movement and cutting of the cutting tool that determines the angle of the cut.03-11-2010
20100058905POST-IMAGING PUNCHING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An imaging and punching system and related method for a plate imaging system that can record an image on recordable media and punch the imaged media. The imaging and punching system includes a punching apparatus that is a part of the imaging and punching system that can precisely punch an imaged plate in a punch area. The system also includes a transfer assembly, including the imaged media support, having a pivot for moving the imaged media from the imaging system to the punching system. The pivot having a fixed relationship to said imaging system and said punching system and movable about the pivot between a first position proximate the imaging system and a second position proximate the punching system.03-11-2010
20110100171Starter strip for protective adhesive film or tape - A starter strip for protective adhesive film or tape for ease in starting and cutting a roll of protective adhesive film or tape. In one embodiment, the starter strip comprises a semi rigid plastic elongated body. The starter strip further comprises a cutting groove running along the length of the starter strip to provide a clean, straight cut of the adhesive tape or film when the roll is used without a dispenser or unintentional cutting into carpet, flooring or linoleum. The starter strip further comprises a cutting edge a that provides a clean, straight cut of the adhesive film when the roll is used with a dispenser. The starter strip further comprises a cutting edge b that provides a clean, straight cut of the adhesive film when the roll is used with a dispenser. The starter strip may further comprise a flatter side that can be laid against the sticky surface of the roll where it remains ready for the next use.05-05-2011
20110100172MULTI-PROCESS PRESS MACHINE AND PRESS-WORKING METHOD - A press machine able to press-work a strip-shaped material during which it can prevent the strip-shaped material from moving or warping or can prevent the strip-shaped material from partially cracking and a processing method using that press machine. A multi-process press machine provided with a drive source M, a camshaft 05-05-2011
20110100173Method and Apparatus for Sizing a Material - A method and apparatus for sizing a member. The apparatus may include a first member and a second member movable relative to one another to impinge the member. The apparatus may be used in a small area to achieve a selected sizing of the member.05-05-2011
20110067537Method For Selecting And Positioning Segments Of A Knife Edge - The present invention relates to a method for positioning a cutting knife of a microtome or ultramicrotome equipped with motors for moving the cutting knife, the following steps being carried out: 03-24-2011
20110030520APPLIANCE FOR READING THE SHAPE OF A RIM OR A HALF-RIM OF AN EYEGLASS FRAME, AND A CORRESPONDING READING METHOD - An appliance for reading a rim (02-10-2011
20110023671CUTTING DEVICE AND CUTTING METHOD FOR CUTTING LABELS, AND LABELLING APPARATUS - There is described a cutting device (02-03-2011
20110048185Method and Systems for Using a Shim Plate for Increased Strength - Blowout preventer (BOP) and method for sealing a well. The BOP includes a body having first and second conduits, the first conduit being substantially perpendicular on the second conduit; a piston extending through the first conduit and being configured to reciprocate inside the first conduit, the piston having a body portion, a neck portion and a head portion in this order; a ram block disposed on the piston and configured to move with the piston inside the first conduit for closing the second conduit; and a shim configured to fill a gap between a back region of the ram block and the body portion of the piston.03-03-2011
20110048186Cutting Guide With Seam Allowance Recess - A cutting guide having a seam allowance recess and methods of cutting a piece of material with such cutting guide.03-03-2011
20110023670Power equipment with detection and reaction systems - Woodworking machines and safety methods for use with those machines are disclosed. The machines include a detection system adapted to detect one or more dangerous conditions and a reaction system associated with the detection system. The reaction system can include an explosive to trigger the system, and also can be configured to retract a cutting tool at least partially away from a cutting region upon detection of a dangerous condition by the detection system.02-03-2011
20110023668Recovery of high value rubber from tires - A process for recovering rubber from a tire, the tire including a rubber tread block, a reinforced portion below the tread block portion, typically known as steel belting, and an inner liner that serves to hold the air pressure in the tire. The bead and sidewall are removed from the tire leaving a loop of tread material. Next, the loop is placed on several rollers of a rubber-separating machine to hold the loop in place. One or more cutting blades, preferably chisels, are positioned at the tread portion of the tire. The cutting blades are lowered into position. Access to the steel belting can be accomplished by making an initial cut through tread block to expose the steel belting. Once the blades are in place, the tread loop is placed in motion around the rollers. As the blades contact the steel belts, the cutting blades separate the tread rubber from the reinforced rubber at the interface between the tread rubber and the steel belts. The inner layer may also be removed in a similar fashion with blades positioned within the loop rather than above it.02-03-2011
20100257983Method and apparatus for rapid severance of a decoy towline - A method and apparatus for rapidly severing a decoy towline extending from an aircraft by a mechanical spring actuated cutting blade and a thermal fuse type of release mechanism eliminating a pyrotechnic actuation device. The cutting blade is biased toward cutting engagement with the towline by a preloaded coil compression spring retained in the loaded position by a length of a polymer cord. The polymer cord has a heater wire wrapped about a portion of the cord which is connected to a DC voltage supply. The heater wire melts the cords when electrically connected to the DC power supply which releases the restraint on the spring which then drives the cutting blade into severing engagement with the towline.10-14-2010
20100263503WORKPIECE WITH HARD COATING - A workpiece has a body (10-21-2010
20110174122Ring saw cutting machine - A ring saw including a housing with a whirling assembly, on which a holder for a saw blade with inner teeth connected with a drive is rotatably mounted. A control unit controls the assembly. A vibration meter is disposed on the housing. The whirling assembly has a rotational position transducer for detecting the saw blade's rotational position. An evaluation unit, connected with the vibration meter and the rotational position transducer, is set up so that a vibration progression per saw blade tooth is determined on the basis of the vibration meter and rotational position transducer measurement data. The evaluation unit is connected with the control unit of the whirling assembly, which is set up so that the saw blade penetrates into the work piece with a region of low measured vibration amplitude during the penetration process. A method for controlling a saw blade of a ring saw is also provided.07-21-2011
20090126541Cutting Method - A cutting tool component which has an ultra-thin layer of ultra-hard material bonded to a cemented carbide substrate. The ultra-thin layer of ultra-hard material has a thickness of no greater than 0.2 mm. This cutting tool is used to cut workpieces under roughing and/or interrupted cut conditions. Where the workpiece is a wood product or wood composite the invention extends to cutting such workpieces in general. The ultra-hard material is preferably PCD or PCBN.05-21-2009
20080314213Cutting Method to Prevent Interlocking of Adjacent Panels - A method for removing material between the panels of a foldable blank (12-25-2008
20110041660MONITORING UNIT FOR A MONITORING RANGE IN A MACHINE TOOL - A machine tool device having a monitoring unit for monitoring at least one machine tool monitoring range, which has a projection unit for projecting into the machine tool monitoring range, a detection unit for detecting the machine tool monitoring range, and a pattern generation unit for generating at least one pattern for projection into the machine tool monitoring range. The machine tool device has an evaluation unit which is provided for evaluating a pattern which is associated with the generated pattern and detected with the aid of the detection unit.02-24-2011
20110041659PORTABLE DUCT BOARD CUTTING TABLE - A duct board cutting table provides accurate cutting of duct board while providing portability and moderate cost. A table top, which is generally large enough to accept most of a sheet of duct board, has a cross-rail assembly mounted above it that slides along the length of the duct board. A duct board cutting tool slides along the length of the cross-rail assembly, which is along the width of the duct board, in order to move the tool's blade through the duct board to make a cut. The tool may be a hand tool, with a tool fixture provided with the table that can slidably mount the hand tool within the cross-rail assembly at multiple heights above the table to accommodate duct board of various thicknesses. A stopping mechanism can be included to stop the cross-rail assembly at multiple cutting positions using removable stop blocks.02-24-2011
20110041661Rotary Cutting Tool, Method of Cutting Billet for Manufacturing Seamless Pipe or Tube, and Method of Manufacturing Seamless Pipe or Tube - An object of the present invention is to provide a rotary cutting tool, a method of cutting a billet for manufacturing a seamless pipe, and a method of manufacturing the seamless pipe, which are capable of restraining the occurrence of an outer surface flaw on the seamless pipe.02-24-2011
20110162494Device of double saw blades - A device of double saw blades includes a first saw blade, a second saw blade, a driving device and security system. The first saw blade and the second saw blade rotate around a rotation axis oppositely, and respectively include a blade body and a cutting element mounting on a periphery of the blade body. The driving device connects with the first saw blade and the second saw blade, and has a driving diameter. The security system has a security distance provided between the blade bodies. The security system includes two rigidity enhancers. The rigidity enhancers respectively include a saw blade adapter mounting on an outer side of the blade bodies. The saw blade adapters respectively have a predetermined diameter to enhance a rigidity of the blade bodies, so as to reduce deformation thereof when working. The diameters are no more than the driving diameter.07-07-2011
20110252933BURST CUTTING DIE PLATES, SYSTEM, AND METHOD - A set of burst cutting dies is provided and includes an upper die plate and a lower die plate. The set of burst cutting dies can be mounted within a flat die press to form a burst cutting die press. The upper die plate can have a working surface having a substantially uniform minimum thickness defining a recessed surface across a majority of the area of the working surface. A plurality of workpiece manipulating features can extend from the recessed surface to defile areas of the working surface having thicknesses that are greater than the uniform minimum thickness. The lower die plate can have a working surface having a substantially uniform maximum thickness defining a contact surface across a majority of the area of the working surface. A plurality of workpiece manipulating features can be recessed from the contact surface to define areas of the working surface having thicknesses that are less than the maximum thickness. A method of burst cutting using the burst cutting die press is also provided.10-20-2011
20120198974METHOD FOR OBTAINING CONSTANT WEIGHT SLICES FROM SLICED FOOD PRODUCTS AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING SAID METHOD - The invention relates to a method of acquiring slices or portions of slices of constant weight from food products sliced by a cutting apparatus. A plurality of cross-sectional areas Fi of the product are determined for at least one product to be sliced, in particular in accordance with the light sectioning process. The total weight Gges of the product is determined; control data are calculated using the cross-sectional areas Fi and the total weight Gges; and the cutting apparatus, is operated at least in part using the control data.08-09-2012
20110162495METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGING ELEMENT - Provided is an accurately processed imaging element that can be readily manufactured for saving time and cost. A blade section 07-07-2011
20110259164SHEAR WITH VARIABLE STROKE CUTTING - A rolling cut metal shearing apparatus is described in which the starting and, or end position of a shear blade is varied according to the width, position and thickness of material to be cut, thereby optimising the stroke of the blade for the material dimensions. This provides for shorter cutting times, reduced volumes of hydraulic fluid and increased throughput.10-27-2011
20100319503DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE PERFORATION OF DUCTILE AND/OR TACKY AND/OR ELASTIC SHEET MATERIAL - A device for the perforation of a ductile and/or tacky sheet material includes a frame, pressing tool, a stamp provided with at least one hole, as well as a drive element suspended in the frame for causing the pressing tool and the stamp to move toward each other and away from each other respectively. The pressing tool is provided with an end face and the stamp with a die-edge surrounding the die-hole, which can be caused to act cooperatively with the end face of the pressing tool. The lateral dimensions of the end face are greater than the lateral dimensions of the die-edge, whilst the end face comes into contact with the die-edge essentially around the entire periphery thereof, or the end face and the die-edge enclose a gap with a fixed lateral dimension essentially around the entire periphery thereof.12-23-2010
20100282038Apparatus and Method - An apparatus for cutting floor tiles (11-11-2010
20110107885SHEET MATERIAL CUTTING DEVICE AND PRINTER USING THE SAME - According to one embodiment, a sheet material cutting device includes a rotatable blade including a blade unit, which extends from one end of the rotary shaft to the other end thereof and defines a predetermined angle relative to an axial direction of the rotary shaft, provided on the outer circumference of a rotary shaft rotatably supported by a support frame. The sheet material cutting device further includes a fixed blade mounted on the support frame so as to be opposed to the rotatable blade and configured to cut a sheet material in a transverse direction perpendicular to the feed direction of the sheet material that is perpendicular to the axial direction of the rotary shaft. The sheet material cutting device further includes a sheet-suspension prevention unit configured to prevent a rear edge of the sheet material in its feed direction from being suspended within the support frame.05-12-2011
20110107886SHEET PUNCHING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A sheet punching apparatus capable of improving the accuracy of movement distance of a movable member and maintaining the durability of a drive unit of the apparatus. A sheet post-processing apparatus controller computes a time period corresponding to an amount of overrun of a slider at the time of stopping the slider in an initial operation. In a punching operation, the sheet post-processing apparatus controller starts a punch motor at a timing earlier by the computed time period corresponding to the amount of overrun than a stop timing of a conveyance motor.05-12-2011
20110113939MACHINE TOOL - A machine tool, in particular a circular table saw, having a tool holding fixture, in particular for a disk-shaped, rotary-drivable tool, and a protective device. The protective device may be provided for the purpose of guiding the tool into a safety position, and from the safety position into at least one working position.05-19-2011
20100175521METHOD FOR CUTTING A PLANAR PRINTING PLANE - A method for cutting a planar printing plane. The method belongs to the field of cutting a planar printing plane, such as a sheet or a plate, following a pattern previously printed on the printing substrate. The method includes: detecting (07-15-2010
20100175522WEIGHT MATERIAL DISPENSING AND CUTTING SYSTEM - An apparatus includes a receiving module, a conversion module, first and second rollers, a motor, and a cutting head. The receiving module receives a desired weight value. The conversion module converts the desired weight value to a first length of wheel weight material based on a linear density of the wheel weight material. The first and second rollers engage first and second opposing sides of a continuous strip of the wheel weight material. The linear density of the wheel weight material is approximately constant along the continuous strip. The motor directly drives the first roller based on the first length. The cutting head is selectively actuated to cut the wheel weight material.07-15-2010
20110023669SAW BLADE FOR REMOVING A SECTION FROM A TIRE - An improved method and apparatus for removing a section from a tire is disclosed. The improved method and apparatus are configured so that one side of a saw blade used to cut a section from a tire is treated by dulling. The treatment allows for the removal of a section of a tire so cords embedded in various layers of the tire are protected from damage and the surface texture surrounding the removed section of the tire is adequate for repair.02-03-2011
20110132161Convertible slicing/dicing mandolin and method - The cutting device can be used to slice, make julienne strips, and/or dice food items. In dicing, preferably the horizontal slicer blade is retracted during a first pass of the slider past the julienne blades, and after the slider has been rotated by 90°, during a second pass, the horizontal blade is erected to make the horizontal cut and complete the dicing operation. A slicing width adjustment is provided with a large diameter threaded member being adjustable to support a movable platform, with an adjustable locking mechanism to support the end of the platform nearest the horizontal cutting blade.06-09-2011
20100116106CUTTING DEVICE - The invention relates to a cutting device (05-13-2010
20120137844DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING FOOD PRODUCTS - A device for cutting food products for a slicer is provided including a product feed, at least one cutting blade, a common drive, and respective transmission units. The product feed includes a plurality of conveying devices arranged generally parallel next to one another, each having a conveying speed for simultaneously feeding a plurality of food products to a cutting plane. A respective one of the plurality of conveying devices is associated with each of the plurality of food products. At least one cutting blade is configured for moving in the cutting plane. The common drive is for the plurality of conveying devices. The respective transmission units are for each of the plurality conveying devices. Each transmission unit has a variable transmission ratio. The transmission ratios are variable to individually vary each of the conveying speeds of the plurality of conveying devices.06-07-2012
20080289465Swing Bolt Construction with Locking - An embodiment of the present invention relates to a tool for clamping together pivotable parts under bias relative to each other, using a swing bolt construction for mounting the pivotable parts on a fork of a holder, the swing bolt construction including: a swing bolt with a widened part provided on a first outer end and provided on the other outer end with first fastening device; a nut provided with second fastening device for fastening the nut to the first fastening device on said other end of the swing bolt; wherein the widened part of the swing bolt and the nut are embodied so as to lie during use against the pivotable parts for clamping thereof under the required bias.11-27-2008
20110185866CEILING GRID BEAM CUTTING APPARATUS - A ceiling grid beam cutting apparatus is provided. The ceiling grid beam cutting apparatus includes a base plate and a cutting instrument combined with two clamps and a guide plate. The clamps and guide plate secure the ceiling grid beam to the base plate. The clamps are positioned at opposite 45 degree angles from the cutting instrument. The guide plate is positioned to hold the ceiling grid beam securely on its side to allow for precise off-center cuts of the ceiling grid beam to form a connection tab.08-04-2011
20110185865Apparatus for slicing food products - An apparatus for slicing food products includes a product feed which is configured to convey at least one product along a direction of advance through a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves, in particular in a rotational and/or orbital manner, to cut slices from the product, wherein a spacing can be established between the cutting blade and the product for a blank cut phase in which the cutting blade continues to move, but does not cut any slices from the product in so doing. The product feed is configured to continue to convey the product along the direction of advance during the blank cutting phase.08-04-2011
20110132160HAND TOOLS AND RELATED METHODS - Hand-operated tools; such as hand saws, knives, and files, having improved features for enhancing use thereof are disclosed. The hand tools include one or more recoil members and are adapted to absorb motion of the hand tool in a first direction, and to supplement motion of the hand tool in a second direction. A method for use of an improved hand tool is disclosed, the method includes hand tools adapted with recoil members.06-09-2011
20110174125METHOD OF SHEARING THIN PLATE - Provided is a method of shearing a thin plate with high quality without a need for narrowing a clearance by precision machining. The method comprises: placing a thin plate (07-21-2011
20110259163CUTTER FOR A PRINTER AND METHODS OF CUTTING PAPER MEDIA IN A PRINTER - A cutter for a printer is provided, together with corresponding methods. The cutter comprises a fixed blade and a movable blade. The fixed blade is arranged on a cover bracket. The cover bracket is movable between an open and a closed position. The movable blade is arranged on a printer frame. Means are also provided for moving the movable blade from a home position into engagement with the fixed blade for cutting paper media during a cutting action. In the open position of the cover bracket the fixed blade and movable blade are separated, enabling paper jams to be cleared and paper to be loaded.10-27-2011
20100043608METHOD FOR PROCESSING, IN PARTICULAR, THIN REAR SIDES OF A WAFER, WAFER-CARRIER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID TYPE OF WAFER-CARRIER ARRANGEMENT - The present patent application relates to a wafer support arrangement, comprising 02-25-2010
20100212464WEB CORRECTION CUTTER - A method and apparatus provide for continuous automatic cutting of a web of material wherein the web has a web anomaly that prevents the web from lying flat and straight. The web anomalies include when a web has a non-zero Gaussian curvature and/or when the web or roll of material follows an arc when the roll is unrolled onto a flat surface. These web anomalies may be justified through use of computer controlled cutters that correct the motion trajectory of the cutter relative to the web and also by means of distortions to the support surface upon which the cutting of the web is to occur.08-26-2010
20090173196Maintenance and Safety System for a Food Article Slicing Machine - A slicing apparatus and a weighing and classifying conveyor combination with cleanup position wherein, the elevated food article feed mechanism can be collapsed to a maintenance position, the weighing and classifying conveyor is oriented at a distance from the slicing apparatus and the slicing head cover is automatically lifted to an open cleanup position. The machine has laser intrusion detectors that are used to shut down systems when an unwanted intrusion by a person or object is detected.07-09-2009
20120144969WORKPIECE AND GRIPPING MECHANISM - There are provided a workpiece and a gripping mechanism capable of shortening the handling time not involved in machining, shortening the overall time required for producing a plurality of finished members, accurately positioning the workpiece even if there is an axial dimension error, lessening waste of a material and reducing the burden of disposal of discharged chips. The workpiece has a shape in which plural raw blanks that become products by material removal are integrally molded. The gripping mechanism comprises a free moving means that relatively and freely moves a gripper and the workpiece, and a positioning means for defining the axial gripping position of the gripper and the workpiece.06-14-2012
20120144968CLAMPING TOOL FOR USE IN MANUFACTURING FOOT ORTHOSIS SUPPORT DEVICES - A clamping device and associated method for clamping a foam carving block for use by a carving system to produce a positive mold during the manufacturing of orthotic and prosthetic devices. The clamping device includes first and second elongated clamping jaws that are selectively movable between an opened position and a closed position, wherein the clamping jaws clamp the foam carving block therebetween when in the closed position. The clamping device is further operative to automatically center the foam carving block when the foam carving block is clamped. The clamping device also includes a mechanism for automatically generating indexing holes in the foam carving block for use in subsequent manufacturing processes for the orthotic or prosthetic devices.06-14-2012
20120304840SHEET PERFORATION DEVICE AND ITS CONTROL METHOD - A paper-sheet punching device shown in FIG. 12-06-2012
20120304839METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SUBSTRATE - A method of manufacturing a silicon carbide substrate includes the steps of preparing an ingot of single crystal silicon carbide and obtaining a substrate by cutting the ingot. Then, in the step of obtaining a substrate, cutting proceeds in a direction α in which an angle β formed with respect to a <11-20> direction or a <1-100> direction of the ingot is 15°±5° in an orthogonal projection on a {0001} plane.12-06-2012
20110314979CUTTING APPARATUS AND METHOD - A plurality of bushings are coupled to one another via a series of bolts to provide an interlocking, articulating cutter. The bolts have a cylindrical end and a convex end. The convex ends are seated inside a concave socket coupled to the bushings. The cylindrical ends are coupled to a convex nut seated inside another concave socket coupled to an adjacent bushing. The convex ends of the bolts are configured to articulate inside the seat of the concave sockets. A washer may be placed between the bushings to provide a desired amount of flexibility and/or rigidity. The outer surface of the bushing comprises a cutting structure, such as a milled or clad cutting structure.12-29-2011
20110314980DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING SAUSAGE CHAINS - In a device for the separation of sausage chains, having a feeding apparatus (12-29-2011
20120000330APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CUTTING POROUS SUBSTRATES - Apparatuses and methods for cutting a sample piece, having a shape and an outer dimension, out of a porous substrate, comprising: a puncher having an outermost dimension at a punch head; a stripping sleeve; a die having an innermost dimension that is larger than the outermost dimension of the punch head; and a fixture that holds the die in a fixed position relative to the puncher and stripping sleeve.01-05-2012
20120000331DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING SURFACE LAYERS IN PRODUCTS OF THE FOOD INDUSTRY - A method and apparatus to separate a surface layer of a product in the food industry. The apparatus includes a transport device to transport the product from an input region to an output region and a pressure device to press the product against the transport device. A separating device is arranged in the output region to separate the surface layer from the product. The separating device defines a separating gap between the separating device and the transport device. A substantially cylindrical, rotatably controllable deflecting device is arranged in the output region. The deflecting device has a shape varying in the axial direction and/or a circumferential direction. The transport device is guided around the deflecting device to create a variable process gap to separate the surface layer of the product from the product.01-05-2012
20110056345WINDOW COVERING SIZING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for cutting a vertical window covering are disclosed. One method of operating a window covering cutting machine comprises retaining a window covering in a package such that a first end of the window covering is located at a known first position relative to the package. An engagement element is provided on the package that is located at a known second position on the package. The engagement element is moved a distance from a saw to obtain a final dimension of the window covering where the distance is calculated using the first position and the second position.03-10-2011
20110056344GAUGE SYSTEM FOR WORKPIECE PROCESSING - Gauge system, including methods and apparatus, for positioning workpieces according to entered and/or calculated target dimensions and processing the workpieces with a tool to generate products having the target dimensions.03-10-2011
20120204687MEASUREMENT CLAMP DEVICE AND MEASUREMENT METHOD - A clamp device is provided for defining a reference for a measurement comprising: a receiving tray defining a first reference guide and a second reference guide disposed at an acute angle to said first reference guide; a wing projecting from said receiving tray and defining a reference edge which aligns with the vertex of the angle between said first and second reference guides and is orthogonal to said first reference guide; a handle projecting from said receiving tray; a second handle pivotally connected with said first handle and having a forward portion; a clamp plate pivotally mounted to said forward portion; and a biasing member which biases the handles apart so that said pivoting clamp plate is urged toward said receiving tray.08-16-2012
20120011973CUTTING FRAME HAVING EXCHANGEABLE KNIVES - A cutting frame for use in a curd vat comprises one or more exchangeable longitudinal knives, and a support frame accommodating the knife/knives. The support frame comprises first and second transverse frame girders, and at least one longitudinal frame girder. The longitudinal frame girder at one end connects the first transverse frame girder; and the longitudinal frame girder at another end connects the second transverse frame girder. An opening in the first transverse frame girder and an opening in the second transverse frame girder together in pairs accommodate one of the longitudinal knives. At least one of the longitudinal knives comprises a first knife lock for releasable locking the knife into a locked position onto the frame, and the frame comprises a second knife lock for releasable locking the longitudinal knife into a locked position onto the frame by engagement of the first knife lock with the second knife lock.01-19-2012
20120055298CARPET DYEING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for “dye-to-order” carpet manufacturing that address deficiencies in the carpet manufacturing industry, some of which are discussed above. In one embodiment, an improved manufacturing system is provided that allows manufacturers to change colors “on the fly” (e.g., within a single roll) with minimal waste. In another embodiment, a dye-to-order processing system is provided that maps multiple orders to undyed carpet rolls such that usage of the undyed carpet rolls is optimized.03-08-2012
20120055299STAND FOR SUPPORTING A HAND-HELD POWERED BAND SAW - A method and apparatus for converting a portable band saw to an upright stationary table band saw includes a stand having a base, at least one vertically extending side wall, and a top. A work piece support surface can include an opening through which one run of a closed loop saw blade of the portable band saw can pass when the portable band saw is mounted in a supporting relationship with respect to the stand. A switch mounted on the stand operates the portable band saw independent of the finger trigger on the handle. The on/off switch is connected to a plug engaged by the portable band saw when mounted in the stand. The plug is engagable within a socket of the band saw and is electrically connected to bypass the finger trigger of the portable band saw and to create a circuit through the on/off switch.03-08-2012
20120055297FEEDING APPARATUS AND METHOD - An apparatus (03-08-2012
20120017731SLICER FOR FOOD ITEMS - A slicer for quickly slicing food items includes a cavity into which a food item can be inserted, a plurality of blades for slicing the food item, and a pressing portion for pressing the food item onto the plurality of blades.01-26-2012
20120204688TABLE MITER SAW - A table miter saw includes a motor assembly and tilt plate assembly holding a blade for angular adjustment within a table slot. The blade is mounted to the motor below a table supported by a glide assembly situated within a frame. A handle assembly and the tilt plate assembly are attached to the glide assembly and move the blade longitudinally within the slot. The tilt plates are attached to a shaft between the miter side and the table side of the saw and control knobs operate the shaft to move gears within the tilt plates and change the angle of the blade. The tilt plate assembly moves along the shaft when the blade moves. A brake lock assembly in connection with the control knobs locks the angle of the blade. The height of the blade is set using a blade height lock in connection with the handle assembly for operation during miter cuts, which in addition includes a blade height stop for use during table saw operation. Mirrored miter fences are connected to the table top by star receptacles with gears that operate cooperatively for uniform angle change to make complementary miter cuts. The miter fences receive accessories as needed for complex cuts. The miter fences are removable, and a rip fence is attachable for table saw rip cuts.08-16-2012
20120060660Method for Operating a Processing Roller - A method for operating a processing roller of a processing machine having a circumferential length and comprising a tool having a tool length extending in the circumferential direction is disclosed. A processing length extending in the circumferential direction is defined, along which the tool is engaged with the material to be processed during processing. A compensation length in the circumferential direction is further prescribed, along which a compensation motion of the processing roller is performed, wherein the tangential velocity of the processing roller is negative at least at times. The compensation length is determined using the circumferential length, the processing length, and the tool length.03-15-2012
20120060659APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING A CUTTING GAP AT A CUTTING APPARATUS - The invention relates to a device and to a method for adjusting a blade clearance on a cutting device for slicing a product, in particular a food product (03-15-2012
20120060658Apparatus and method for slicing food products - An apparatus for slicing food products includes a product feed which supplies a product to be sliced along a product supply direction to a cutting plane in which a cutting blade moves, in particular in a rotating and/or revolving manner, with the product feed including at least one product conveyor designed for the continuous conveying of the product and product holder which can be brought into engagement with the product, in particular with a rear product end. The product holder is designed to be adjusted after the start of the slicing process from a waiting position releasing the path for the product into a working position behind the product and/or in the path for the product and back into the waiting position after the end of the slicing process.03-15-2012
20110061503Diver's knife and cutting tool - A diver's knife that includes a casing with a bottom portion, a top half and a bottom half, a handle slot disposed on bottom portion of casing to allow a user to grasp diver's knife, a single-sided cutting blade to cut a line with a cutting edge with a top end and a blade aperture, with the single-sided cutting blade being sandwiched between top half and bottom half of casing. The diver's knife also includes a slot disposed on a side of casing to receive a line to be cut by an exposed single-sided cutting blade with cutting edge and an fastener to secure top half of casing, single-sided cutting blade and bottom half of casing together to form diver's knife. The diver's knife can also be double-sided to cut the line from both sides.03-17-2011
20090145272Food Article Loading Mechanism for a Food Article Slicing Machine - An automated sequenced food article tray loading method and apparatus for a high speed slicing machine where food articles can be loaded sequentially into designated and separated lanes of a lift tray and automatically sequentially assume a preload condition. Food article separation is maintained on the lift tray after the food articles are loaded by a plurality of support plates and one or more dividers. A food article sweep mechanism receives the food articles on the lift tray in their separated positions and transfers the food articles into the food article feed mechanism while maintaining the separated positions. The food article sweep mechanism is a substantially open structure without enclosing walls.06-11-2009
20100095814DEVICE FOR PICKING UP, DISPLACING AND PLACING BANDS OR STRIPS OF FLEXIBLE MATERIAL - The invention relates to a device for picking up, displacing and placing a strip or band of flexible material, particularly unvulcanised rubber, more particularly unvulcanised rubber provided with reinforcement cords, comprising: a frame, a conveyor belt which runs over at least a first and a second roller, and a retaining unit provided with retaining means for retaining the strip or band onto the conveyor belt, wherein the frame is provided with the first roller, the retaining unit is displaceably mounted on the frame and provided with the second roller, and the device is furthermore provided with tensioning means for keeping the conveyor belt tensioned during the displacement of the retaining unit.04-22-2010
20090133548WINDSHIELD REMOVAL ASSEMBLY, METHOD AND BLADE FOR SAME - A windshield removal assembly, method and blade for same, with the thin metal blade having a unique delta-shape. The blade connects at its narrowed shank portion to the shaft of a reciprocating power tool. The blade has front and rear ends, the front end being substantially straight and wider than the blade rear end. The top edge of the blade forms a non-sharpened top edge on the front end and arc portions, while the bottom edge of the blade forms a sharpened bottom cutting edge which extends across the front end of the blade and along at least half of the arc portions. The blade has sufficient rigidity to cut the urethane bed when reciprocated, and sufficient lateral flexibility to conform to the curved surface of the windshield when pressed thereagainst.05-28-2009
20120118117Multi-functional guide table and workpiece support - A multi-functional guide table and workpiece support system comprising modular components that may be assembled and interchanged for particular purposes.05-17-2012
20120118116APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CUTTING A HOLE HAVING A PREDETERMINED SHAPE AND SIZE IN A DOOR PANEL - A device for guiding a tool to create a hole in a door panel. In one aspect, the invention can be an apparatus for guiding a tool to create a hole having a predetermined shape and size in a door panel, the apparatus comprising: an elongate member extending from a first end to a second end along a longitudinal axis, a bracket at the first end of the elongate member for engaging a top edge of the door panel; a template comprising a template section and a mounting section, the template section comprising a central opening defined by an inner edge, the central opening having the predetermined shape and size, the mounting section slidably mounted to the elongate member so that the template can be slid along the longitudinal axis of the elongate member; and a locking means for securing a position of the template on the elongate member.05-17-2012
20120125168Cutting Device - A cutting device (05-24-2012
20120125166CLEAVERS FOR CLEAVING OPTICAL FIBERS, AND RELATED BLADES, COMPONENTS, AND METHODS - Embodiments disclosed in the detailed description include cleavers for cleaving optical fibers, and related blades, components, and methods. In this regard in one embodiment, a cleaver for cleaving an optical fiber is provided. The cleaver comprises a body and an actuator disposed in the body and configured to be actuated along an actuation path to move a blade in an at least partially arcuate cleaving path. The cleaver also comprises an optical fiber path disposed in the body and intersecting with the at least partially arcuate cleaving path, such that an end portion of an optical fiber disposed in the optical fiber path is cleaved when the actuator is actuated, moving the blade in the at least partially arcuate cleaving path and contacting the end portion of the optical fiber. Related methods and other cleaver components and related methods are disclosed.05-24-2012
20120125167IMBEDDED CARRIER BLADES FOR CLEAVING OPTICAL FIBERS, AND RELATED CLEAVERS AND METHODS - Imbedded carrier blades for cleaving optical fibers and related cleavers and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, the blade includes a carrier body that defines a blade edge. At least one cleaving material is imbedded into at least a portion of the carrier body. The at least one cleaving material is additionally exposed on at least a portion of the blade edge to induce a flaw in a portion of an optical fiber contacted by the blade edge. The portion of the optical fiber can be broken about the induced flaw to create an end face for fiber optic termination preparations. Cleaving the optical fiber prepares an end face on the optical fiber to prepare fiber optic terminations, including in the field. The imbedded carrier blade can be disposed in a cleaver to cleave an optical fiber. Methods of cleaving an optical fiber using an imbedded carrier blade are also provided.05-24-2012
20120247289Ultrasonic Trimming Method - An ultrasonic trimming method is composed of steps, driving a cutter blade having a flat plate shape and supported by an arm at an end of an articulated robot via an ultrasonic oscillator, the cutter blade being driven by the arm while the cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated; cutting a workpiece secured by a workpiece securing portion; and during, operation for cutting, moving the cutter blade held attached to the articulated robot to the position at where the cutting edge is brought into contact with the grindstone, maintaining the cutter blades attitude such that a plane containing the cutting edge thereof contacts the grindstone, and grinding the cutter blade by pressing the cutter blade against a grinding member by the arm while the cutter blade is ultrasonically vibrated, the grinding member being disposed within a movable range of the cutter blade driven by the articulated robot.10-04-2012
20100206144WINDOW COVERING SIZING METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for cutting a window covering comprises saw for cutting the window blind. A clamp assembly moves the window covering relative to the saw. A controller moves the clamp assembly to automatically position the window covering relative to the saw. The saw is moved into engagement with the window covering to cut the window covering.08-19-2010
20100206145DETECTION SYSTEM FOR POWER TOOL - A power tool is disclosed. The power tool may comprise a movable blade and a detection system for detecting contact between the blade and an object. The detection system may comprise an excitation plate capacitively coupling the drive signal to the movable blade and a circuit in communication with the excitation plate. The circuit may be configured to generate an in-phase component signal and a quadrature component signal from a blade current signal indicative of the instantaneous current drawn by the movable blade and calculate an energy of the blade current signal considering the in-phase component and the quadrature component. The circuit may be further programmed to compare the energy of the blade current signal to an adaptive trigger threshold to detect contact between the blade and the object based on whether the energy of the blade current signal is greater than the adaptive trigger threshold. The adaptive trigger threshold may be based on a sum of a first plurality of values comprising a fixed direct current (DC) offset, and a mean of the energy of the blade current signal.08-19-2010
20100288093Apparatus and Methods for Cutting Food Products into Portions - Processing apparatus and methods are provided for use in the division of a food product log(11-18-2010
20100288091Apparatus for the Slicing of a Food Product - The invention relates to a device, in particular a high-power slicing device, for slicing a food product in accordance with a selected slicing programme. Said slicing device comprises a process control and several components that can be mounted in or onto the device in accordance with the selected slicing programme. Said components respectively have a coding that clearly identifies the component and detection means for detecting the coding of a component that is mounted in or onto the device. Said detection means is connected to the process control which can determine from the detected coding whether the component has been mounted in accordance with the selected slicing programme.11-18-2010
20120210836LINEAR CUTTING ASSEMBLY, LINEAR CUTTING SYSTEM, AND NET PENETRATING METHOD - The problem of penetrating through nets and other objects is solved by cutting the object using a linear cutting assembly having a linear cutter arm that moves in an arc and pivots about an attachment point. The object is cut by a severing action caused by a moveable blade of the linear cutting arm moving back and forth across a stationary blade of the linear cutter arm. An underwater vehicle modified to incorporate an embodiment of the linear cutting assembly can cut a sufficiently large opening in the object to allow the vehicle to pass through.08-23-2012
20120210835TRANSFER CAR, AND A METHOD OF MACHINING A PANEL IN A FLAT BED MACHINE - A transfer car to carry a panel, the transfer car including a chassis, a holding frame to hold a panel, the holding frame having a translatable frame part, which translatable frame part is translatable in a work position of the holding frame, and a tilting mechanism supporting pivotably the holding frame, wherein the holding frame is pivotable about a pivot axis between an upright transport position and a substantially horizontally work position, and wherein the chassis supports the tilting mechanism.08-23-2012
20120132045SUSPENSION OF ABRASIVE GRAINS - The invention relates to a suspension including a set of abrasive grains and a binder, said suspension being characterized in that: the particle size fraction D05-31-2012
20120160066Polymer Clay Slicing System - A polymer clay slicer having a base which supports a platform positionally adjustable in relation to a blade carrier which operates to engage a blade with an amount of polymer clay located on the platform to generate polymer clay slices having a desired thickness.06-28-2012
20110179922Apparatus for slicing food products - The invention relates to an apparatus for slicing food products, in particular to high-performance slicers, having a product feed, at least one cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis and/or orbits a center axis in a planetary manner and to which at least one product to be sliced can be fed in a product feed direction and having an adjustment device for the cutting blade with which the cutting blade is movable between a cutting position and an additional function position, wherein the cutting blade is coupled to the adjustment device at a first region and to a guide at a second region, and wherein the adjustment movement of the cutting blade is fixed by an exciter movement of the adjustment device and by the guide.07-28-2011
20110179921Method for Processing Domestic and Industrial Fabric Waste - The invention relates to light industry and can be used for processing previously used textile articles, in particular second-hand articles. Textile waste is selected and materials suitable for secondary use are chosen therefrom. As materials suitable for secondary use there are selected textile articles of one type, the selection being carried out in an amount suitable for industrial processing. The aforementioned textile articles contain at least one standard composite element suitable for forming an overlay and in accordance with which a pattern cutting card is created. An overlay of the standard composite element is formed in accordance with the card, at least one pattern of the article being manufactured is selected for the overlay according to the pattern cutting card, the pattern is positioned on the upper layer of the overlay and the overlay is then cut out so as to obtain the parts of the article being manufactured. The technical result is a reduction in the amount of secondary textile waste sent for disposal or subjected to chemical, thermal and other types of processing, a reduction in labour costs, and achievement of a high productivity.07-28-2011
20110179920SAW BLADE WITH SINGLE LEVEL AND MULTIPLE LEVEL SET PATTERNS WITHIN PITCH PATTERNS, AND RELATED METHOD - A band saw blade has a plurality of teeth defining a pitch pattern and first and second set patterns within each pitch pattern. The first set pattern includes a plurality of offset teeth that are each offset at approximately the same set magnitude as every other set tooth within the first set pattern. The second set pattern includes a plurality of first offset teeth that are each offset at approximately a first set magnitude, and a plurality of second set teeth that are each offset at approximately a second set magnitude that is greater than the first set magnitude.07-28-2011
20110179919TOOL FOR HANDS FREE PATTERN CREATING DEVICE - A pattern creating implement may include a pattern creating tip on a first end, a connection member on a second end, and an engagement member between the first and second ends. The engagement member may be configured to be engaged by an implement placement member for detachably coupling the connection member to an implement receptor of a pattern creating device. According to various embodiments, a pattern creating device controls the rotational, vertical and planar movements of the pattern creating tip to transfer a digital pattern to a media. A tool may be configured to receive, resupply, and/or insert a pattern creating implement. According to one embodiment, in conjunction with an optional cap, a body of a tool may be configured to house a pattern creating implement when it is not in use.07-28-2011
20120312134ADJUSTABLE SEAL TRIMMER AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF - A seal trimmer comprising a support member having a first end a second end, and a guide portion variably disposed within the support member is provided. An apparatus comprising an inner sleeve portion, an outer sleeve portion, and at least one finger moveably disposed between the inner sleeve portion and the outer sleeve portion, the at least one finger configured to determine a length of a port seal is also provided. Furthermore, a method of sizing and cutting a port seal to fit onto a port, comprising the steps of providing a support member having an inner sleeve portion and an outer sleeve portion defining a cavity therebetween, and a length guide portion variably disposed within the cavity of the support member, inserting the port seal into the cavity, and cutting an exposed portion of the port seal is also provided.12-13-2012
20120167729SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUTTINIG MACHINE - A safety system prevents cutting machine operators from being accidentally carried through the infeed chute into the machine's cutting mechanism. An operator wears a safety device on his wrist and/or ankle and a sensor array mounts on opposing sides of the cutting machine's infeed chute. The sensor array elements are wound in opposite directions and connect in series opposing. The magnetic field of the safety device induces a current in the sensor array as it moves in the proximity of the sensor array. The safety system generates a signal which is proportional to the sum of the induced currents. When the signal exceeds a threshold, the safety system shuts off power to the feed mechanism and/or the cutting blades of the cutting machine, preventing injury to the operator.07-05-2012
20100050836Machine tool protective device - A machine tool protective device for a machine tool, having a monitoring unit which is provided for monitoring a protective region assigned to a tool. It is provided that the machine tool protective device has a guiding unit, which is provided for guiding the protective region as a function of a position of the tool.03-04-2010
20100050834METHOD FOR CUTTING A LOAF-SHAPED FOOD AND CUTTING MACHINE - In a method for cutting a loaf-shaped food, a loaf of the food is advanced toward a cutting device by means of a feed apparatus and the loaf is cut into slices, strips or cubes by means of said cutting device, which includes that the loaf is fixed during the feed movement by means of a vacuum gripper that is advanced together with the loaf; a negative pressure is generated within an interior of a contact element of the vacuum gripper and acts upon a fixing region of the surface of the loaf in a suction region of the contact element, in order to prevent hygienic problems associated with vacuum pumps, the negative pressure is generated by means of a piston-cylinder unit, the piston of which defines the interior of the contact element.03-04-2010
20100050833METHOD FOR CUTTING A LOAF-SHAPED FOOD AND CUTTING MACHINE - In a method for cutting a loaf-shaped food, a loaf of the food is advanced toward a cutting device by means of a feed apparatus and the loaf is cut into slices, strips or cubes by means of said cutting device such that the loaf is fixed during the feed movement by means of a vacuum gripper that is advanced together with the loaf and a negative pressure is generated within an interior of a contact element of the vacuum gripper and acts upon a fixing region of the surface of the loaf in a suction region of the contact element; in order to avoid the risk of defects due to a vacuum loss and a loss of the fixing force, it is proposed that the suction region is divided into at least two separate partial suction regions and the interior of the contact element is accordingly divided into at least two partial interiors, wherein the partial suction regions respectively adjoin one another, are separated from by a contact line and form separate partial fixing regions.03-04-2010
20100011921Apparatus and Method for Cutting Elongated Elements - Apparatus for cutting an elongate element (01-21-2010
20100269651ADJUSTABLE TRIMMING ASSEMBLY - A method of trimming printed media, having a first dimension, a first edge parallel to the direction of the first dimension, and a second dimension substantially perpendicular to the first dimension, includes selecting printed media to be positioned on a conveyor based on predetermined delivery sequence data, positioning the printed media along a path on the conveyor, abutting the printed media with a stop to position the first edge of the printed media at a location along the path, receiving size data representative of the second dimension of the printed media to be trimmed, and electronically controlling at least one of the stop and a trimming device to adjust a distance between the stop and the trimming device, in a direction substantially parallel with the path, based on the received size data to adjust a location along the second dimension at which the printed media is to be trimmed.10-28-2010
20100269650DICING APPARATUS AND DICING METHOD - A dicing apparatus according to a first aspect of the present invention is featured by including: a work table on which a work is mounted; a processing device which processes the work; an imaging device which images the work on the work table; a plurality of moving device which move the work table, the processing device, and the imaging device relatively to each other; and an alignment camera which is provided on the same moving device as the work table so as to face the imaging device, and which performs imaging in the direction toward the portion where the imaging device is provided. According to the dicing apparatus configured in this way, it is possible to easily measure the relative position of the imaging device and the processing device without processing a dummy work, and it is possible to perform excellent dicing processing without lowering the efficiency of the dicing apparatus.10-28-2010
20120247287DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CUTTING THE END WINDING OF AN ELECTRIC MACHINE - A device is provided for cutting the end winding of an electric machine. The device includes a frame, supports to block the device during operation, a cutting flexible element and an activating group for at least a cutting flexible element. A method is also provided for cutting the end winding of an electric machine. The method includes providing, within a stator core of an electric machine, a device having: a frame, supports to block the device during operation, at least one cutting flexible element, an activating group for at least a cutting flexible element. The method also includes encircling components to be cut with the cutting flexible element, and cutting the components.10-04-2012
20120312137Machine Tool Monitoring Device - A machine tool monitoring device includes a monitoring unit for monitoring a machine tool working region, which is provided in particular for detecting the presence of a material type, in particular human tissue, in the machine tool working region. The machine tool monitoring device further includes a safety unit which outputs at least one safety status signal depending on at least one parameter.12-13-2012
20120312136METHOD OF SLICING PRODUCTS - In a method of slicing products, a plurality of products are fed simultaneously on parallel conveying tracks to a cutting plane in which at least one cutting blade moves, in particular in a rotating and/or revolving manner. A number of produces exceeding the number of conveying tracks is provided, at least one product parameter is determined for each provided product, a set of products corresponding to the number of conveying tracks is selected from the provided products and the selected set of products is fed to the cutting plane on the conveying tracks.12-13-2012
20120312135METHOD FOR SLICING OF PRODUCTS - In a method for slicing products, a plurality of products is fed next to one another along a product feed direction to a cutting plane in which a cutting blade moves. The rear ends of the products are brought into engagement with respective product grippers which are attached to a common feed unit and are extendable independently of one another relative to the feed unit in the product feed direction and are retractable against the product feed direction. The feed unit is moved along the product supply direction in a product position search run towards the products for the bringing into engagement of the product grippers with the rear ends of the products, wherein, during the product position search run, the current position of the product gripper is determined as the product end position for each product gripper on a contact with the rear end of the associated product.12-13-2012
20120073415Method For Slicing A Block Of Food Into Portions Of Precise Weight - The invention relates to a method for slicing a block of food (03-29-2012
20120227554GROOMING DEVICE WITH LEVELING INDICATORS - A grooming device includes a level sensor and at least two light emitting diodes operatively connected to the level sensor to indicate the level state of the grooming device. By activation of a power switch, current is permitted to flow from a power supply to the level sensor. The level sensor is thus powered to enable determining whether the grooming device is in a level orientation. In response to this determination, the sensor sends a signal to at least one of the light emitting diodes indicating to the user of the device whether the device is level.09-13-2012
20120186408Workpiece processing machine and method of operation thereof - In a method of operating a cutting machine, a punching machine or the like, with a sensor, which operates in a danger zone of the machine, and with a control device, the control device interacts with the sensor in such a way that, in an active state of the sensor, the intrusion of an object into the danger zone is detected by the sensor and an appropriate object detection signal is transmitted by the sensor to the control device. After receiving the object detection signal, the control device triggers a safety measure, and to ensure that the safety measure is not triggered unnecessarily and to ensure the safety of the operating personnel, the sensor is switched by the control device into an inactive state before the start of a predetermined process step. The speed of danger-relevant machine parts is thereby limited to a predetermined maximum value.07-26-2012
20090019977MULTI-DRIVE TOOLING - The invention involves a multi-drive tool for use on a fabricating press having a table with multiple stations. Each station can include a mount opening passing through the table. The multi-drive tool can have a bridge member relating to at least two drive members such that a ram stroke of the press simultaneously moves the drive members or components thereof in a direction toward the workpiece. The invention also involves a die shoe adapted for use on a press. A die-mounting recess configured to receive a die is formed in the top of the die shoe. The invention also provides a fabricating press in combination with a multi-drive tool, as well as methods of fabricating a workpiece.01-22-2009
20120260780Foil Cutting Tools for Sheet Metal Processing Machines and Related Systems and Methods - In some aspects, a tool for a sheet metal processing machine for penetrating a foil disposed on a surface of workpiece to be processed includes a rotatably supported ball for cutting the foil by rolling the ball along the workpiece.10-18-2012
20120260781LOGIC CONTROL FOR FAST-ACTING SAFETY SYSTEM - Woodworking machines including cutting tools and motors adapted to drive the cutting tools are disclosed. The machines also include a detection system adapted to detect a dangerous condition between the cutting tool and a person, and a reaction system adapted to perform a specified action upon detection of the dangerous condition. The machines further include a control system adapted to test the operability of at least a portion of the detection system and/or the reaction system. The control system is adapted to disable the motor if the tested portion is inoperable.10-18-2012
20120260783ROTATING SPINDLE FOR A RECIPROCATING SAW - A reciprocating saw including a housing and a reciprocating shaft supported within the housing. The reciprocating shaft has a longitudinal axis and a first end and a second end opposite the first end. A cutting blade is provided at the first end of the reciprocating shaft. A drive mechanism provided at a second end of the reciprocating shaft is configured to drive the reciprocating shaft in a substantially reciprocating motion relative to the housing while at the same time allowing the reciprocating shaft to substantially rotate about the longitudinal axis of the reciprocating shaft independent of the housing.10-18-2012
20100326250CONTAINER FOR PRODUCING PREDETERMINED FOOD PORTIONS - A container or pan for producing predetermined food portions is disclosed. Indicia are formed on the container at selected intervals adjacent an outer peripheral edge. A cutting blade is provided having a length substantially equivalent to a length, or a width, or a diameter of the container; or to a distance between a pair of cooperating indicia. The cutting blade is adapted to extend from the indicia on one side of the container to the indicia on another side of the container. The cutting member is placed in alignment with the respective indicia and then forced downwardly through the food. The indicia provide a guide to readily align the cutting blade for cutting the food into selected sized portions without having to measure and mark the food prior no cutting.12-30-2010
20110120280ANTI-KICKBACK INSERTABLE CHAIN AND REPLACEABLE TEETH THEREFOR - An anti-kickback saw chain including a plurality of links each having an upstream end and a downstream end relative to a direction of travel of the chain is provided. The anti-kickback saw chain comprises a holding link having a first side and a second side, a replaceable tooth adapted to be removably mounted on the downstream end of the holding link, and a safety drive link. The upstream end of the safety drive link is pivotally connected to the downstream end of the first side of the holding link. The safety drive link includes a safety lobe effective to prevent the tooth from being dislodged from the holding link during chain travel, and a substantially flat upper edge.05-26-2011
20110120279Manual Food Dicer - A manually operated food dicer having a frame structure which is supported above a support surface, the frame structure having a top surface that includes at least a first slicing blade and at least one carriage guide configuration. A food item carriage displaceably deployed on the frame structure by way of the carriage guide configuration, the food item carriage including an upper receptacle for receiving food items and a lower dicing blade platform. As the food item carriage traverses the length of the frame structure in a cutting direction, the upper receptacle passes over the slicing blade resulting in a slide of the food item being deposited on the lower dicing blade platform, after which the carriage guide configuration brings a top surface of the lower dicing blade platform into contact with a bottom dicing surface of the frame structure further cutting the food item slice into diced food cubes.05-26-2011
20120266729Method and System for Processing Stacks of Sheets into Bundles of Securities, in Particular Banknote Bundles - There is described a method for processing stacks of sheets (SS) into bundles (10-25-2012
20120266728Adaptive Registration During Precision Graphics Cutting from Multiple Sheets - A method and programmed apparatus for cutting graphics from substantially-identical sheets with graphics and registration marks printed thereon using a plotter and controlled cutter and sensor movable over the sheets, including: (1) sensing work-surface positions of the marks of a sheet and calculating an expected work-surface position for each such mark based on the work-surface positions of other marks of the sheet; (2) classifying each mark as active or inactive based on a first error criterion and applying the classification to corresponding marks of a subsequent sheet, the active marks being fewer than the total number of printed marks; (3) sensing the work-surface positions of the active marks of the subsequent sheet; and (4) cutting the graphics from the subsequent sheet based on the sensed positions of the active marks, thereby reducing the time for accurate cut-processing of the subsequent sheet.10-25-2012
20100024614METHOD FOR CUTTING OR PUNCHING CERAMIC-CONTAINING COMPOSITE MATERIALS - A method for cutting and/or punching material in which abrasive particles are present within and/or on the surface of a substrate is provided. The material cut or punched is useful as a ceramic separator for electrochemical applications including capacitors, supercapacitors, batteries, lithium ion batteries and lithium metal batteries.02-04-2010
20120272799RECIPROCATING SAW - A reciprocating saw includes a carrier operable to cooperate with a motor to translate rotational movement of the motor into reciprocal linear actuation of a saw blade. A carrier is slidably disposed within the housing and includes a first portion adapted to receive a saw blade and a second portion having a slot therethrough. A rotatable element is fixed for rotation about an output shaft of the motor. A follower operably interconnects the carrier and the rotatable element wherein rotation of the rotatable element provides reciprocal linear motion of the carrier whereby the follower follows a reciprocal linear path within the slot.11-01-2012
20110265617METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUTTING GLASS - A material cutting line system including a cutting table, a material cutter positioned on the table and a control system for controlling the material cutting line such that sheets of material are cut into a plurality of individual workpieces, the control system including a machine readable medium having computer readable instructions thereon for defining a plurality of runs, wherein each run is optimized to minimize the number of sheets of material required to be cut to produce the plurality of individual workpieces, thereby minimizing the amount of resulting waste material from the sheets; identifying the amount of waste material from each sheet to determine the lowest yielding sheets from the plurality of runs; and, grouping the plurality of lowest yielding sheets to form an exception run.11-03-2011
20120279368COMBINATION TABLE-MITER SAW SAFETY SYSTEM - A combination table-miter saw including a base, an arm rotatably coupled to the base and moveable relative to the base between a first position and a second position, and a platform coupled to the arm and moveable relative to the arm between a first position and a second position. The combination table-miter saw also includes a safety device configured to allow the combination table-miter saw to function as a table saw when the arm is in the first position and to allow the combination table-miter saw to function as a miter saw when the platform is in the first position.11-08-2012
20120279367SYSTEM FOR ACCURATELY CUTTING SHEET MATERIAL - Successive strips of material may be cut to uniform widths by placing at least a first spacing guide on an edge of the material so that the first spacing guide overlies the material and placing at least a second spacing guide in contact with the first spacing guide so that the second spacing guide overlies the material and so that combined widths of the spacing guides correspond to desired width of the strips. A hand support maybe placed adjacent the second spacing guide and in overlying relationship with the material. The first and second spacing guides may be removed from the material and the material may be cut along an edge of the hand support.11-08-2012
20100229701Multiple Punch and Die Assembly Providing Hand Disassembly, Punch Length Adjustment and Replacement - A multiple punch and multiple die assembly has a workpiece protector comprising a punch lifter that is operatively associated with each punch for supporting each of the punches in an inactive position as an active punch is moved by the ram to the active, i.e. operating position to thereby eliminate scoring or marking of the sheet material or other workpiece that is being punched. To eliminate the need for hand tools and hand assembly or disassembly, a manually moveable retainer on the punch assembly is provided that can be moved by hand between a punch-releasing and punch-retaining position for holding the punches within the multi-punch assembly during operation. To prevent stress fractures that formerly occurred in die carriers, support of each die is distributed between two different die components thereby reducing impact stress on the carrier as the ram drives the punch through the workpiece.09-16-2010
20100229700PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR REMOVING THIMBLES FROM ANODE LEGS, NOTABLY ANODES USED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ALUMINIUM BY IGNEOUS ELECTROLYSIS - The invention relates to a method for the single-step removal of thimbles attached to the rods of a base of an anode stem, that comprises the following steps: a) placing said anode stem between an abutment device and an etching device, the abutment device at least partially surrounding each of the rods of said anode stem and having an abutment surface blocking the advance of the corresponding thimble; moving the etching device in the direction of the abutment device until said anode base is in contact with said abutment device; c) carrying on the movement of the etching device so that each thimble blocked by the associated abutment surface is detached from the corresponding rod; d) interrupting and removing the etching device. The method comprises using an abutment device including at least two abutment surfaces located at an axial distance from each other such that the thimbles blocked by a first abutment surface are disconnected from the rods before the other thimbles are blocked by the other abutment surface.09-16-2010
20120325063ADJUSTABLE POUCH FORMING, FILLING AND SEALING APPARATUS AND METHODS - An adjustable pouch machine comprises a vertical sealer module forms transverse seals between two plies of a pouch web to partially define a plurality of pouches. Rollers selectively tension and relax the web on the vertically oriented wheel, allowing them to drop away from heated lands on emergency and cycle stops. A filler wheel has a plurality of adjustable gripper units mounted directly thereon for transporting independent separate pouches cut from the pouch web. An adjustable knife is selectively provided with changeable knife hub sets to handle a variety of pouch sizes where a filler wheel alternately first fills and seals pouches in a train. Gear linkage accommodates variation in distance between hubs of different sets. Various embodiments, apparatus and methods are described.12-27-2012
20120325062SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SHEET PROCESSING METHOD - A sheet processing apparatus includes a punch motor, an actuator which rotates by driving of the punch motor, a punching blade which punches a sheet by driving of the actuator, and a controller which controls the driving of the punch motor so that approach run is gained, if a thickness of the sheet exceeds a threshold, in a rotating direction of the actuator in which the punching blade does not move at the beginning of the driving of the punch motor.12-27-2012
20120285302CUTTING APPARATUS AND METHOD - In a cutting apparatus a rotating carousel conveys caps made of synthetic plastic material to a fixed blade having the shape of a circumferential arc. The caps are rotated about themselves by spindles. The blade cuts an annular weakening line to form the tamperproof ring of the cap. The carousel has an emitter and a laser receiver that cooperate to detect the presence or absence of the cutting edge of the fixed blade. The apparatus ensures good cutting quality.11-15-2012
20120137846CUTTING BY MEANS OF A JET OF LIQUID CRYOGENIC FLUID WITH ADDED ABRASIVE PARTICLES - The invention relates to a process and device for cutting materials, such as metals, concrete, wood, plastics or any other type of material, by means of a jet of cryogenic fluid at very high pressure with added abrasive, in particular corundum. Materials can be cut using a disk cutter (concrete, stone, metals, etc.), with a saw (metals, wood, plastics, etc.), by laser beam (metals, plastics, etc.), using a plasma jet (metals), using an ultrahigh pressure (UHP) water jet with or without abrasives (any type of material).06-07-2012
20120137845CUTTING DEVICE - A device for slicing a food product is provided including a product feed and an adjustment apparatus. The product feed feeds the food product to be sliced along a product conveying direction to a cutting plane, in which a cutting blade moves. The food product has a contour and a front product end region. The product feed includes at least one end element which has at least one of a product guiding support surface and a product contact surface for the front product end region. The adjustment apparatus adjusts the at least one end element to have a component of movement generally perpendicular to the product conveying direction. The adjustment apparatus is configured to adjust at least one of the product guiding support surface and the product contact surface of the at least one end element to the contour of the food product during a slicing operation.06-07-2012
20130019722Food Slicing and Weighing System - A food slicing and weighing system produces stacks of slices of food product. Each stack has a total number of slices or a weight greater than a predetermined minimum stack weight. The food slicing and weighing line comprises a slicing unit and a weighing unit. The slicing unit has a blade for cutting slices off a log of food and a control arrangement comprising a controller for setting the thickness of the slices. The weighing unit has a surface supported by a load sensor. The surface is positioned at the location the slices are cut off the log, each slice dropping onto the surface as each slice is cut from the log. The load sensor senses the weight of the slices as each slice is dropped onto the surface and provides a signal to the controller. The controller determines from the signal a measured combined weight of a number of slices less than the total number of slices and then a target thickness for a next slice to be added to the stack of slices based on the measured combined weight.01-24-2013
20130019723PRINTING SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH VARIABLE ROTARY CUTTING CAPABILITY - Systems and methods for performing a variable rotary cutting operation on a web. A desired product length is inputted into a software program that identifies therewith a first of multiple cassettes that are interchangeably installable in a cutting apparatus. Each cassette includes a knife cylinder having multiple knife holders mounted thereto in which multiple knives are installed. The software program further identifies a number of knife holders and a rotational speed for the knife cylinder that differs from the speed of the web and achieves the desired product length. The first cassette is installed in the cutting apparatus and the web is fed through a variable repeat printer and thereafter through the first cassette. The variable repeat printer prints images on the web and the knife cylinder is rotated at the rotational speed identified by the software program to produce the desired product length.01-24-2013
20120240737MICROTOME WITH SURFACE ORIENTATION SENSOR TO SENSE ORIENTATION OF SURFACE OF SAMPLE - A sample sectioning device includes a cutting mechanism, a sample holder, a drive system, and a surface orientation sensor. The sample holder is operable to hold a sample. The cutting mechanism is operable to cut sections from the sample. The drive system is coupled with the sample holder. The drive system is operable to drive movement between the sample held by the sample holder and the cutting mechanism. The surface orientation sensor is operable to sense an orientation of a surface of the sample held by the sample holder.09-27-2012
20080236348Method for cutting PCB - An exemplary method for cutting a first printed circuit board (PCB) into a plurality of second PCBs, the method includes: providing a plurality of first dimension parameters of the first PCB; providing a plurality of second dimension parameters and an interval parameter of the second PCB; performing a process for selecting a best calculating mode and a corresponding cutting parameter according to the first dimension parameters, the second dimension parameters, and the interval parameter; calculating coordinate parameters of each second PCB; and cutting the first PCB into the plurality of second PCBs.10-02-2008
20110232437Methods for Cutting - A method of cutting for an electronic cutter includes receiving a signal that a sheet has been loaded and receiving a size of the sheet. The method also includes receiving data from a removable electronic memory device containing shape data. The method further includes selecting a shape from said shape data from a user interface, and cutting said shape in the sheet09-29-2011
20110232436Low Speed Trimmer and Oriented Trimmer Line - A power tool head is including a trimmer head or the like is powered with an AC or DC motor. The head and tool attachment are ergonomically constructed to facilitate use and operation. In the trimmer tool, molded line blades with or without an aerodynamic cross-section provide for effective cutting at low speeds and low power requirements. The line blades may be selectively oriented to improve strength and durability.09-29-2011
20110232435METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING CUTTING OF A UNIT DOSE BLISTER CARD - An apparatus for facilitating cutting of unit dose blisters from a blister card is provided. The apparatus may include a platform, a clamp, a blade and a sensor. The blister card may be positionable on the platform for cutting. The clamp may be positionable to hold a portion of the blister card in contact with the platform for cutting when the clamp is seated. The clamp may be operatively coupled to a guillotine head. The blade may also be operatively coupled to the guillotine head. The guillotine head may be configured to move the blade through a range of motion that intersects a plane of the platform. The sensor may be positioned to detect a seating status of the clamp to enable control of movement of the guillotine head based on the seating status.09-29-2011
20130174700PORTABLE FOAM PANEL CUTTING MACHINE - A foam panel cutting machine for cutting foam panels used in insulated building panels. The foam panel cutting machine has a feeder system feeds the foam panel through the cutting blades. The cutting machine additionally includes a frame, a plurality of upper rollers and a plurality of lower rollers rotationally mounted to the frame. The foam panel cutting machine can be constructed so that it may be portable. One embodiment includes the upper rollers on an adjustable head that can adjust the gap distance between the upper and lower rollers so that foam panels of various thicknesses may be cut. The cutting blade may be a hot-knife wherein the blade is heated by passing an electrical current through it. The cutting blade may have a “L” or “J” shape to cut kerfs into the foam panel that receive metal studs to foil an insulated building panel.07-11-2013
20120247288DIRECT ACTION POWERED SOIL PIPE CUTTER - A soil pipe cutting tool is described. The tool includes a telescoping housing assembly, a feedscrew in threaded engagement with the housing assembly, and a cutting chain. The cutting tool can be powered by an impact driver. Also described are rotary powered tools. In certain versions, the tools include torque limiting provisions to prevent transfer of excessively high levels of torque to a working end of the tool. Various methods of use are also described.10-04-2012
20110214541Work Piece Guide Assembly for Table Saw - A work piece guide assembly is for use with a table saw having a fence that defines an elongated slot. The work piece guide assembly includes a body having a mating component configured to be received in the elongated slot of the fence. A handle for manipulating the guide assembly is supported by the body. The work piece guide assembly includes an arm having a first end portion pivotably mounted in relation to the body and a second end portion defining a work piece contact surface. A roller is rotatably connected to the second end portion of the arm.09-08-2011
20110226100Cutting Machine - The invention relates to a cutting machine, in particular for cutting passepartouts to size by means of a blade (09-22-2011
20110247467HEAVY-DUTY PUNCH TECHNOLOGY - Heavy-duty, wear-resistant punches and punch blanks for stamping are derived from cold work steel formed by powder metallurgy processing and containing not greater than about 4% of tungsten. The punches and blanks desirably contain not greater than about 4% molybdenum by weight and at least about 5% chromium by weight. Related stamping method are also disclosed.10-13-2011
20110247466APPARATUS FOR SLICING FOOD PRODUCTS - An apparatus for slicing food products includes a product feed device, at least one cutting blade which rotates about a blade axis and/or revolves in a planetary motion about a center axis and to which at least one product to be sliced can be fed in a product feed direction and includes a blade holder for the cutting blade. Means are provided for producing a rotary movement of the cutting blade relative to the blade holder and for transforming the relative rotary movement into a linear movement of the cutting blade relative to the blade holder in an adjustment direction.10-13-2011
20100294096FIBER CUTTING DEVICE - A fiber cutting device is disclosed having a cutting head with one or more blades disposed across a surface of the cutting head and disposed to rotate about a cutting head axis. An anvil roller is disposed and driven to rotate about an anvil axis and has a surface in momentary contact with each the one or more blades of the cutting head. Fibers are delivered to the device across a feeder. A feed control toggle may be moved to a stop position, where a first end of the feed control toggle presses the plurality of fibers against the feeder to stop motion of the fibers and prevent cutting. Contact with the anvil roller to draw the fibers between the cutting head and the anvil may also be controlled by the feed control toggle. A flap for sliding contact between the fibers and the anvil may also be used.11-25-2010
20130139661CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME - A cutting tool and method of operating cutting tool. The tool includes a support having a first side and a second side. The tool further includes a handle coupled to at least one of the first side and the second side. The handle includes a blade, wherein the handle is configured to move the blade between a first position and a second position. An alignment guide is coupled to the support. The alignment guide includes a channel configured to receive the blade positioned in the second position.06-06-2013
20100300254CUTTING SYSTEM FOR WIRE PROCESSING MACHINES - A wire processing machine having a cutting system, comprising a knife holder which carries a knife cooperating during a cut with a stationary counter-blade tool and is connected for performing a reciprocating motion by connecting means to an eccentric pin or a cam disk of a crankshaft, which on its part is driven by an electric motor, with the knife holder sliding in a guide during its reciprocating movement, which guide is arranged in a stationary manner or can be pivoted freely about an axis parallel to the rotational axis of the crankshaft in the case of a rigid connection of connecting means and knife holder, the crankshaft is driven directly by an asynchronous motor to which a gyrating mass is connected whose kinetic energy is released as a cutting force upon impingement of the knife on the wire, with the asynchronous motor performing precisely one rotation per cutting cycle and being controlled in such a way that it is accelerated up to the start of the cut and is braked after the cut has been performed.12-02-2010
20100307305Methods and Apparatus for Singulating Micro-well Tape - An apparatus (12-09-2010
20100307304Apparatus and method for the slicing of food products - An apparatus for the slicing of food products has a product feeder which includes a plurality of belt conveyors arranged parallel next to one another. The belt conveyors each include an endless belt serving as a product support for a product to be sliced and they are drivable together in order simultaneously to feed a plurality of products which each lie on one of the belts to a cutting plane in which a cutting blade moves. The belt conveyors have a common drive with a drive shaft. For the setting of an individual single conveying speed for each belt conveyor, a respective setting apparatus is associated with them which is made to individually change the running diameter of the drive shaft in the region of the belt.12-09-2010
20100307303Apparatus and method for the slicing of food products - An apparatus for the slicing of food products has a product feeder which includes a plurality of belt conveyors arranged parallel next to one another. The belt conveyors each include an elastic endless belt serving as a product support for a product to be sliced and they are drivable together in order simultaneously to feed a plurality of products which each lie on one of the belts to a cutting plane in which a cutting blade moves. The belt conveyors have a common drive with a drive shaft. For the setting of an individual single conveying speed for each belt conveyor, a respective setting apparatus is associated with them which is made to individually change the degree of stretching of the belt.12-09-2010
20120272798Hedge Trimmer Extension Adaptor - A Hedge Trimmer Extension Adaptor is disclosed. A device for adapting a standard hedge trimmer (electric, battery or gas powered) so that the operator can reach and trim hedges that are normally beyond the operator's reach either vertically, horizontally or both, without resorting to ascending a ladder or other unsafe efforts.11-01-2012
20130152749CUTTING APPARATUS AND METHOD - This invention relates to an apparatus for cutting a foodstuff into portions, and a method of portioning foodstuffs. A cutting apparatus (06-20-2013
20130180371DEVICE FOR CUTTING A SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SUCH A CUTTING DEVICE - A device for cutting a substrate along a cutting line is disclosed. The device includes a saw unit with a saw blade, which can be rotated around an axis of rotation, a guide carriage for moving the saw unit along a guide rail, and a control device for controlling the saw unit and the guide carriage. A marking device is provided for marking an end point of the cutting line.07-18-2013
20130118325METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHREDDING MEAT - An apparatus a circular blade device to produce consistent separated portions of a product to produce a severed portion, pulled and/or shredded product from cooked meat items or other food products as well as a more consistent sized crumble with precooked sausage based items. One embodiment can include a 16 point star shape with angled head or teeth to allow for the pulling of a consistent size product05-16-2013
20110303061COATED CUTTING TOOL FOR GENERAL TURNING IN HEAT RESISTANT SUPER ALLOYS (HRSA) - Coated cemented carbide inserts are particularly useful in general turning of superalloys. The inserts are formed from a cemented carbide of WC about 5.0-7.0 wt-% Co, and about 0.22-0.43 wt-% Cr, where the substrate has a coercivity (Hc) of about 19-28 kA/m. The coating contains a single layer of (Ti12-15-2011
20110303060MOTORIZED CUTTER, MOTORIZED CUTTER WITH WHEELS, AND CUTTING METHOD - The motorized cutter with wheels (12-15-2011
20110308362Loading and Unloading Units and Methods for Sheet Metal Processing - A loading and unloading unit for sheet metal providing a first tool holder is provided. Therewith, sheet metal processing tools may be passed from a first tool magazine that is attached to a fixed unit of the loading and unloading unit to a second tool holder integrated in a sheet metal processing machine or to a tool fixture of the sheet metal processing machine, and, thus, the number of tools automatically exchangeable in the sheet metal processing machine can be increased to create a more efficient and space-saving manufacturing process.12-22-2011
20110308361Ergonomic Cutting Board - A cutting board that can be dried without having to rest the cutting board's cutting surface on a kitchen surface and that further allows the user to handle the cutting board comfortably. The cutting board has a substantially planar portion and an acute angled rear portion. The acute angled rear portion of the cutting board is used to stand the cutting board upward after the washing of the cutting board. By standing the cutting board, any liquid on the cutting board will drip toward the surface in which the cutting board stands on. By allowing the board to be dried in this manner, contamination of the board's cutting surface is minimized.12-22-2011
20120017732WIRE-PROCESSING MACHINE WITH LENGTH-COMPENSATING UNIT - A wire-processing machine or apparatus includes a wire-feeding apparatus for guiding a wire, wherein the wire-processing machine or apparatus contains a wire drive for forward movement of the wire and a guide pipe with an entry opening and an exit opening. The wire-processing machine or apparatus contains a swivel unit with drive and a wire-gripping apparatus which is arranged on a swivel arm, wherein an exit side end of the guide pipe is fastened to the swivel arm. The wire drive and the guide pipe are arranged in such manner that the wire can be shot-in through the guide pipe. The wire-feed apparatus further contains a length-compensating unit which is arranged in the area of the guide pipe and which, in a first state, shortens an effective length of the guide pipe and, in a second state, lengthens the effective length of the guide pipe.01-26-2012
20130192432DRIVE TRAIN FOR A HEDGE TRIMMER, A HEDGE TRIMMER AND A METHOD OF CONTROLLING A HEDGE TRIMMER - The invention provides a drive train for a hedge trimmer, the drive train being arranged, in use, to provide power to a downstream mechanism, the drive train comprising: a motor having an output shaft; a pinion coupled to the output shaft; a reduction gear arranged to be driven by the pinion, the reduction gear contained within a gear housing; a flywheel engageable to the output shaft, wherein the flywheel is arranged within the gear housing.08-01-2013
20130192433Method for disassembly of two elements welded by ultrasound and element able to be welded by ultrasound to another element to the implementation of said method - A method for disassembling two ultrasonically welded elements, one of the elements comprising, at a surface opposite the other element, an energy director that concentrates the heating during ultrasonic welding and forms a material junction between the two assembled elements after the ultrasonic welding. The method includes the steps of positioning a wire between the two assembled elements, so as to be secant to the energy director, said wire having suitable mechanical characteristics allowing it to cut the junction formed by the energy director and moving the wire between the two assembled elements so as to cut said junction.08-01-2013
20130192434METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON FIBER AGGREGATE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CARBON FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC - A method of producing a carbon fiber aggregate cutting an edge material of a carbon fiber base material composed of carbon fibers to obtain a cut piece, and forming the cut piece into a web and/or into a nonwoven fabric to obtain a carbon fiber aggregate.08-01-2013
20120042756SAW BLADE STABILIZER AND METHOD - Stabilization of a circular saw blade is provided, through use of a blade stabilizer mounted adjacent a workpiece in a fixed relationship to the workpiece and having a stabilizer contact element adapted to bear against the circular saw blade and exert a force against the saw blade in a direction substantially perpendicular to a cutting plane of the saw blade at a point on at least one of the blade faces on the working side of the blade, proximate an axis of motion passing through an axis of rotation of the saw blade and the workpiece in the cutting plane, as the circular saw blade and/or the workpiece move relative to one another along the axis of motion. The axis of motion may be linear or curved. Some embodiments include additional blade stabilizers.02-23-2012
20130199346PROTECTIVE COVER FOR A SHAVING CARTRIDGE, A SHAVING ASSEMBLY, A RAZOR, A METHOD OF SHAVING WITH SUCH A RAZOR AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PROTECTIVE COVER - A protective cover for a shaving cartridge, a shaving assembly including a cartridge and a protective cover, a razor having a razor handle and such a shaving assembly, a method of shaving with such a razor and a method of manufacturing such a protective cover. The protective cover includes a housing extending longitudinally along a longitudinal axis (A) and is provided with a comb and a trimming blade, the trimming blade having an elongated cutting edge and the comb having several teeth projecting obliquely to the longitudinal axis (A) and protruding forwardly with regard to the trimming blade.08-08-2013
20130199347METHOD FOR CUTTING BLOCK MATERIALS AND CUTTING MACHINE FOR CUTTING BLOCK MATERIALS - A method for the cutting of block materials, particularly foamed or expanded materials, wherein a knife element having first and second ends is driven in a translatory manner in longitudinal direction so as to perform a reciprocating movement. The driving force is exerted on the first and second end of the knife element, the driving of the first end of the knife element being performed by conversion of a first rotary movement into a first translatory movement, and the driving of the second end of the knife element being performed by conversion of a second rotary movement into a second translatory movement in a sense opposed to that of the first translatory movement.08-08-2013
20120073414ULTRASONIC SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CUTTING SOFT MATERIALS AND ULTRASONIC HORN BLADE THEREFOR - An ultrasonic system and method for cutting soft material has an ultrasonic transducer that vibrates axially at least one horn blade having a serrated edge so that when the horn blade is moved into the food product being cut, it is vibrating in a direction in and out of the food product to make a plunge cut.03-29-2012
20120085208Pattern Cutting System - There is disclosed herein a system, methods and device for creating three-dimensional decorations. The system, devices and methods disclosed operate to facilitate quick creation of relatively inexpensive and reproducible three-dimensional decorations from most any cuttable material. A pattern cutting system includes a two-part template and a cutter having a cutting blade. The template includes substantially planar first and second portions, each with a plurality of grooves therein, the cutting blade of the cutter fitting within the grooves to effectively cut material. The two portions are preferably hinged together, for example, by a living hinge, to be foldable such that the grooves in each portion align. A cuttable material, such as paper, is sandwiched and retained between the first portion and the second portion while the cutter cuts the material along the plurality of grooves.04-12-2012

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