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Adjustable clamping and spreading bar clamp or bench vice

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#6382608 (05/07/2002)Filed: 10/31/2000 Steven W. Michell (Canoe, British Columbia, CA) 09/096993

Abstract: An adjustable clamping and spreading bar clamp or bench vice includes a fixed jaw and a movable jaw opposing the fixed jaw, where the fixed jaw and the movable jaw each include two jaw pads facing in opposite directions. The movable jaw connects at one end to a slide bar, which is movable to bring t...

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Canter

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#6227267 (05/08/2001)Filed: 03/15/1999 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, British Columbia, CA)Brian T. Stroud (Salmon Arm, British Columbia, CA) 9/270200

Abstract: A wing knife holder for a chipping head includes a plinth for releasable mounting of the knife holder to the chipping head hub, a cantilevered member mounted on the plinth, the cantilevered wing inclined rearwardly and radially outwardly, from an inner end of the member support on the plinth to ...

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Adjustable bar clamp

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#D440139 (04/10/2001)Filed: 06/22/2000 Steven W. Michell (Canoe, British Columbia, CA) D/125398

Claim: The ornamental design for an adjustable bar clamp, as shown.

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High speed revolving board singulator with retracting shoe and variable dwell duckers

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#6199683 (03/13/2001)Filed: 05/05/1999 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)Emeric Johnson (Salmon Arm, CA)William R. Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA)Robert B. Van Varseveld (Salmon Arm, CA) 9/305652 CAE Electronics Ltd. (St. Laurent, CA)

Abstract: A lug loader includes a first shaft rotatably mounted transversely across a board flow path, wherein a board in the board flow path is aligned transversely across the board flow path. The board translates in a downstream direction on a board infeed transfer from an upstream position. A board sup...

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Method and apparatus for automatically placing sheets of plastic from a roll onto the second top tier of a lumber package

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#6138438 (10/31/2000)Filed: 07/06/1998 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)Bert Andersson (Salmon Arm, CA)Gord Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA)Paul Halper (Salmon Arm, CA) 9/110190 CAE Electronics Ltd. (St. Laurent, CA)

Abstract: An apparatus for automatically placing lengths of poly sheet from a roll of poly sheet onto the second-from-the-top tier of a lumber package includes a poly roll holder, and a plurality of grip clamps. The grip clamps may have rubber pads for improved friction when gripping the POLY sheet. The g...

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Method and apparatus for scanning, optimizing and edging a board with and an active edger

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#6062280 (05/16/2000)Filed: 09/23/1998 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)William R. Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA)Brian T. Stroud (Salmon Arm, CA) 9/158836 CAE Electronics Ltd. CAE Electronique Ltee(St. Laurent, CA)

Abstract: An active edger includes an actively positionable gangsaw or a first end saw mounted on an arbor mounted within a stationary saw box. The gangsaw or first end saw is actively positionable relative to the saw box. In a second embodiment, the gangsaw or first end saw is mounted on an arbor in fixe...

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Method and apparatus for high speed variable tier width lumber stacking

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5964570 (10/12/1999)Filed: 07/25/1997 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)William R. Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA)Robert Hart (Salmon Arm, CA)George Dimion (Salmon Arm, CA)Wayne Webber (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/900122 CAE Electronics Ltd. CAE Electronique Ltee(St. Laurent, CA)

Abstract: A tier forming and handling device for forming and handling sequential tiers of lumber from a flow of elongate boards translated on a first conveyor in a first flow direction, wherein the boards are aligned along their length generally perpendicularly to the first flow direction, having a mat fo...

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Method and apparatus for curve sawing or traverse edging with an active sawbox

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5946995 (09/07/1999)Filed: 09/09/1997 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)Emeric Johnson (Salmon Arm, CA)Brian Stroud (Salmon Arm, CA)John Sergeant (Salmon Arm, CA)James Jackson (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/929230 CAE Electronics Ltd. CAE Electronique Ltee(St. Laurent, CA)

Abstract: An edging and curve-sawing saw has a selectively skewable sawbox, skewable to a workpiece infeed path so as to receive workpieces translated longitudinally along the infeed path and into the sawbox. The sawbox rotatably supports a saw arbor. A plurality of saw blades are slidingly mounted on the...

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Incline wedge variable target size sawguides for circular gang saws

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5927174 (07/27/1999)Filed: 04/17/1997 William R. Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA)John Sergeant (Salmon Arm, CA)Steven Michell (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/840882 CAE Electronics Ltd. (St. Laurent, CA)

Abstract: A sawguide positioning method for circular gang saws mounted on a single saw arbor shaft. A guide bar is positioned generally parallel to the saw arbor shaft. A plurality of sawguide pairs are slidably mounted on the guide bar for longitudinal axial travel thereon. The guides extend on either si...

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Incline disc variable target size sawguides for circular gang saws

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5921162 (07/13/1999)Filed: 03/20/1997 John Sergeant (Salmon Arm, CA)James Jackson (Salmon Arm, CA)Steven Michell (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/821659 CAE Newnes Ltd. (Salmon Arm, CA)

Abstract: A first collar is releasably slidably journalled onto a selectively rotatable shaft so as to lie in a first plane generally perpendicular to the shaft. The first collar has a first helically inclined cam surface extending between a thin portion of the first collar and a thick portion of the firs...

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High speed revolving lug loader with retracting heel and hook

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5921376 (07/13/1999)Filed: 09/17/1996 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)Emeric Johnson (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/710437 CAE Newnes Ltd. (Salmon Arm, CA)

Abstract: A lug loader singulates elongate workpieces from a lugged infeed transfer onto a lugged outfeed transfer. A disc is rotatable mounted between the infeed and outfeed transfers. Pivotable heels are mounted around the periphery of the disc. The heels are elongate and mounted so that they may be piv...

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Method and apparatus for multiple feeding of flitches to a board edger

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5826637 (10/27/1998)Filed: 10/25/1996 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)William R. Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/736657 Newnes Machine Ltd. (Salmon Arm, CA)

Abstract: An apparatus for sequenced or simultaneous feeding of a plurality of flitches to a board edger includes a sequencing conveyor for sequenced feeding of flitches in a horizontal first direction, the flitches oriented in a horizontal second direction perpendicular to the first horizontal direction,...

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Cantilevered linear hand-held power tool attachment apparatus

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5647420 (07/15/1997)Filed: 10/05/1995 Steven Michell (Canoe, B. C., CA) 8/542471

Abstract: A cantilevered hand-held power tool attachment device for releasably mounting hand-held power tools in an elevated upright position over a base, has a base, and mounted to the base, means for selectively adjustably elevating and lowering the pair of laterally opposed cantilevered support arms ex...

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Vacuum assisted stick placer

United States Patent Inventor Appl. No. Assignee

#5636965 (06/10/1997)Filed: 04/14/1995 Steven W. Michell (Salmon Arm, CA)William R. Newnes (Salmon Arm, CA) 8/422226 Newnes Machine Ltd. (Salmon Arm, CA)

Abstract: A vacuum assisted stick placer for (a) retrieving a spacing stick from a J-hook on a J-hook stick conveyor, whereon a first broad side of the stick is supported on the J-hook, and (b) placing the stick onto a top surface of a stack of lumber has a selectively actuable vacuum gripping device for ...


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