US Patent No: 7,392,583

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Securing solid-matrix panels for cutting using a tooling fixture

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Tooling fixtures and methods are described for securing a solid-matrix panel for cutting. In one embodiment, a tooling fixture includes a first clamping system and a second clamping system. The first clamping system receives a solid-matrix panel of PCBs and secures the solid-matrix panel for cutting of the solid-matrix panel along a first axis. Once secured, a cutting apparatus cuts the solid-matrix panel along the first axis between the PCBs to cut the solid-matrix panel into a plurality of strips. The second clamping system then moves into a position relative to the strips of the solid-matrix panel and secures the strips for cutting of the strips along a second axis. When secured by the second clamping system, the cutting apparatus cuts the individual PCBs from the strips.

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Patent Owner(s)

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PMJ AUTOMEC USA, INC., D/B/A PMJ CENCORP, INC.LONGMONT, CO0

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Byers, Carl Raymond Longmont, CO 2 1
Casto, Dion Joe Parker, TX 2 1
Duck, Allen W Fort Collins, CO 4 3
Groves, Travis Wayne Johnstown, CO 4 3
Hill, Kurt John Berthoud, CO 9 20
Williams, Bob Allen Wheat Ridge, CO 4 3

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CENCORP (1)
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ISHII TOOL & ENGINEERING CORPORATION (1)
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NEU DYNAMICS CORP. (1)
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INNOLUX CORPORATION (1)
* 7,891,280 Method for cutting PCB 0 2008
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