Cutting apparatus for window covering and methods therefor

  • US 6,435,066 B1
  • Filed: 04/03/1998
  • Issued: 08/20/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/18/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of cutting a window covering to a specified length, said window covering including a headrail, a bottom rail and window covering material extending between said headrail and said bottom rail, said window covering having a longitudinal axis and a second axis substantially perpendicular to said longitudinal axis, the method comprising:

  • providing a cutting apparatus including a base having a cutting surface, said cutting apparatus having a cutting blade slidably mounted thereon for sliding along a movement axis toward and away from said cutting surface;

    positioning said window covering atop said cutting surface of said base so that said headrail, said bottom rail and said window covering material are arranged side-by-side atop said cutting surface; and

    moving said cutting blade along said movement axis and toward said cutting surface to cut said window covering to said specified length, said movement axis including a first component extending substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of said window covering and substantially perpendicular to the second axis of said window covering and a second component extending substantially parallel to the second axis of said window covering, wherein said window covering is positioned atop said cutting surface during the positioning step so that said cutting blade simultaneously cuts through said headrail, said bottom rail and said window covering material during the moving step.

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