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1. (WO2018106766) KNIFE HAVING BEAM ELEMENTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/106766    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/064843
Publication Date: Fri Jun 15 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B26D 1/00
B26D 1/40
Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
Inventors: BITTNER, Dale, Francis
KALNITZ, Howard, Jay
CONGLETON, Stephen, Douglas
Title: KNIFE HAVING BEAM ELEMENTS
Abstract:
A knife (50) including a cutting edge (60), a fixed edge (70), and a plurality of beam elements (80) connecting the cutting edge (60) to the fixed edge (70), each of the beam elements (80) having a beam element extent (100) oriented between about 20 degrees and about 80 degrees off of the cutting edge (60), each beam element (80) separated from adjacent beam elements (80) by a reduced stiffness zone (90), each reduced stiffness zone (90) having a reduced stiffness zone extent (130) oriented from about 20 degrees to about 80 degrees off of the cutting edge (60). The knife (50) can be employed in a process and an apparatus for cutting a web (10).