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Title: Powered protrusion cutter

Abstract

An apparatus for clipping a protrusion of material is provided. The protrusion may, for example, be a bolt head, a nut, a rivet, a weld bead, or a temporary assembly alignment tab protruding from a substrate surface of assembled components. The apparatus typically includes a cleaver having a cleaving edge and a cutting blade having a cutting edge. Generally, a mounting structure configured to confine the cleaver and the cutting blade and permit a range of relative movement between the cleaving edge and the cutting edge is provided. Also typically included is a power device coupled to the cutting blade. The power device is configured to move the cutting edge toward the cleaving edge. In some embodiments the power device is activated by a momentary switch. A retraction device is also generally provided, where the retraction device is configured to move the cutting edge away from the cleaving edge.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1014515
Patent Number(s):
7673392
Application Number:
US Patent Application 11/612,852
Assignee:
Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Y-12, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B26 - HAND CUTTING TOOLS B26D - CUTTING
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B23 - MACHINE TOOLS B23D - PLANING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22800
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bzorgi, Fariborz M. Powered protrusion cutter. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Bzorgi, Fariborz M. Powered protrusion cutter. United States.
Bzorgi, Fariborz M. Tue . "Powered protrusion cutter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014515.
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