US 9,809,484 B2
Bottle cutter
Patrick Lehoux, Sudbury (CA)
Filed by Patrick Lehoux, Sudbury (CA)
Filed on Jun. 11, 2013, as Appl. No. 13/915,321.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/661,386, filed on Jun. 19, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2013/0333542 A1, Dec. 19, 2013
Int. Cl. C03B 33/14 (2006.01); C03B 33/095 (2006.01)
CPC C03B 33/14 (2013.01) [C03B 33/095 (2013.01); Y10T 83/0215 (2015.04)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A bottle cutter comprising:
a first arcuate component;
a first straight parallel member slidably engaged with the first arcuate component;
a second straight parallel member slidably engaged with the first arcuate component;
a second arcuate component slidably engaged with the first straight parallel member and with the second straight parallel member, the first arcuate component and the second arcuate component to slide along the first straight parallel member and the second straight parallel member relative to one another between an open non-cutting position and a closed cutting position;
a first roller rotatably engaged with the first arcuate component to engage with and facilitate rotation of a bottle held by the bottle cutter in the closed cutting position, wherein the first roller is to engage the bottle substantially continuously when the bottle cutter is in the closed cutting position;
a second roller rotatably engaged with the second arcuate component to engage with and facilitate rotation of the bottle held by the bottle cutter in the closed cutting position;
a cutting wheel disposed on the first arcuate component for cutting the bottle as the bottle is rotated, wherein the cutting wheel is translatably repositionable relative to the first arcuate component;
a spring connected to the cutting wheel to urge the cutting wheel toward the bottle to ensure continuous and uninterrupted cutting contact between the cutting wheel and the bottle;
a first lever pivotably engaged with the first straight parallel member to approach the first arcuate component toward the second arcuate component to tightly secure the bottle between the first arcuate component and the second arcuate component;
a second lever pivotably engaged with the second straight parallel member to approach the first arcuate component toward the second arcuate component to tightly secure the bottle between the first arcuate component and the second arcuate component; and
a third lever pivotable with respect to the bottle, the third lever to push the cutting wheel against the bottle.