Patent Number: 6,308,601

Title: Apparatus and method for slitting a sheet of web material

Abstract: An apparatus for slitting a sheet of web material has an at least one first fixed blade member and axially displaceable at least one second blade member. The axially displaceable second blade member is biased by an elastomeric biasing member that provides a continuous and uniform contact force with a face of the second blade member. The elastomeric biasing member is restrained from axial movement by a bonded ring member.

Inventors: Seyna; John J. (Williamson, NY), Budinski; Michael K. (Pittsford, NY)

Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company

International Classification: B26D 7/26 (20060101); B26D 001/24 (); B26D 007/26 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018