Patent Number: 6,434,444

Title: Method and apparatus for transforming a part periphery to be cut from a patterned sheet material

Abstract: A method and apparatus for cutting patterned sheet material to provide a predetermined relationship between a pattern characteristic and the part to be cut. An estimated position of a pattern characteristic is projected onto the sheet material and a distance between the estimated position and an actual position of the pattern characteristic is identified. A transforming program calculates a position for other pattern characteristic positions and cutting instructions are then created and executed.

Inventors: Herman, Jr.; James S. (Marblehead, MA)

Assignee: Gerber Technology, Inc.

International Classification: B26D 5/00 (20060101); G05B 19/4068 (20060101); G05B 19/406 (20060101); G06F 019/00 (); G06K 009/32 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2010